So it has literally been months since I’ve sat down and written anything here, and I guess I could just make up excuses and say it’s because i’ve been so busy blah blah blah, ( you know pregnant life and all ), but the main reason is because I’ve been downright lazy and just preparing myself and the apartment for our new arrival. 😉
I am officially less than 3 weeks away from meeting my baby boy and to say I am excited is an understatement but I am also terrified of the whole labor process and I guess just the unknown in general.
It’s crazy but it’s almost like I still don’t believe that I’m pregnant let alone will be pushing a little human baby out of me in a very short time.
Things have started to become very real though, the weight I feel of my belly is something that has really started to affect my everyday life especially when making those frequent waddles to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
The leg cramps are a lot more painful than I ever imagined ( also in the middle of the night ) and the whole not being able to sleep thing is driving me crazy!
My stretch marks on my belly and legs are also a lot more prominent and although I would be lying if I said it didn’t affect me to see them creep their way all over my body, it also overwhelms me to see how my body is changing in preparation for this little miracle.
The heartburn I have been experiencing recently is probably the worst thing and I have to say that I am really eager for that to disappear with the arrival of my newborn.
Also small things like finding myself wanting to walk to the supermarket at the pace that I usually do pre pregnancy but realising after mere minutes that I need to slow down to catch my breath.
It’s like my brain still feels like I am the pre pregnancy Jess, always so fast paced in whatever I did in life. So coming to the realisation that my body can no longer keep up with that was difficult to accept but I’m slowly learning to embrace it.
His movements are obviously a lot stronger now and more frequent and sometimes if we are really lucky we can actually see him move the skin of my belly!
Also this constant desire to hold and rub my belly makes me realise how truly blessed I am to be going through such a journey and also how much I’m going to miss my belly when it’s gone … Although I am excited of the thought of being able to see my feet again.
During our last appointment at the hospital we were told that our baby has turned to the ‘birth’ position, ( head facing down ) and we were over the moon.
I think for both my husband and I it was like, ‘ Omg, he is getting ready to come out soon!’
It is so surreal to be going out to malls and instead of walking into our usual Zara and Cotton On for clothes or whatever it may be, to be visiting Mother care and various other baby stores instead.
Speaking of which we have so many products that we have purchased to use on our newborn and so I can’t wait to share them all with you, ( once we have had time to actually use them on the baby of course ) and to let you know our thoughts and reviews on our baby items etc.
Anyways, I hope all of you are doing well and I truly cannot wait to share the next part of our journey with you when the time comes!
The countdown has well and truly begun …
Until then, stay safe everyone!