Baby Watch – Still Waiting!
no, i’m not birthing our child yet. it’s funny, i received an email this morning asking if i was since i hadn’t published a blog post yet – HA! i wish. mostly it’s getting more challenging to function and string words together thanks to lack of sleep and carrying around another human on top of being a human myself. gestation is weird and amazing. i’m currently eating pineapple and drinking raspberry leaf tea in hopes to get some things started. she can safely come at any time now!
i’m almost 39 weeks and it’s normal and healthy for babies to come between 37-42 weeks. i would really appreciate your thoughts and energy for it to be sooner than later so that my husband can spend more time with us before he has to travel again!
i figured this could be a good time to let you know what to expect ’round these parts once she is here! i have a few blog posts written and ready to go out at least once a week. i will most likely pause ‘tell me something good friday’ for a bit because i don’t want to feel stressed to write when my top priority needs to be caring for our newest family member! i may have a guest post or two but i know for me, i don’t always love reading guests posts consistently so i’m steering away from that.
hopefully we are buddies on instagram because that will most likely be where the first announcement for bavery will occur! i will of course announce it here too but may not be right away.
in the meantime, we are enjoying our time together! we have been going on lots of dates, walks and spending time with our family too. this photo was taken 2 days after my husband’s iroman, where i was for sure still exhausted and ready to fall asleep at any moment.
my husband has definitely been nesting more than i have, which seems about right for how our relationship works! ha! he’s made us freezer meals, has reorganized the pantry and been so helpful in keeping our clutter to a minimum. i have done lots of laundry and it is insanely sweet to fold little baby clothes (i’m sure that will be the last time i say anything of that sort).
i found this glider for a steal and my friend kate’s mom reupholstered it for us and i am in LOVE! i can’t sit in it for very long right now because this baby girl needs to spin around to get in a better position for birth. this means i am spending most of my time leaning over a turned around kitchen chair, on a big exercise ball or leaning forward. it’s annoying and uncomfortable but i know it will be worth it and make for a much better birthing experience for both of us!
the first time our dog sugar jumped on the gliding footstool was hilarious. she has yet to do it again but it looked like she was trying to balance on a tightrope. the chair and swing are currently in our office which is quickly turning into a ‘multi-purpose room’ as my mom dubbed it. perhaps i should do a little nursery post because it is indeed little as in – closet. basically i want her to love harry potter but i promise we will treat her better than they treated him.
so that is what is happening over here at the moment! i have put a pause in working with my clients for a while, got our business to a solid place to run without my brain for at least a month and still trying to figure out the energy for writing!
for ladies who have given birth, please share any thing that worked for you to get your birthing time started! i am really needing positive and happy stories around birth so please refrain from sharing anything that isn’t that (though i’d be happy to hear your story after our little one is here)! trying to decide if it’s worth it to try to eat something spicy because my heartburn is so intense lately…
happy monday and thanks for reading my ramblings!