Iâ€™m at this weird point in my life where I am simultaneously in countdown mode while begging time to move slower. I remember this happening towards the end of my pregnancy with Henry, too â€“ youâ€™re looking forward to meeting your baby but the upcoming changes make you feel so anxious.
Iâ€™m a tad bittersweet about it will impact my firstbornâ€™s life. I know that Henry will really enjoy a sibling, but I get teary eyed whenever weâ€™re all alone and he announces, â€œItâ€™s just mommy and Henry!â€ (he likes to identify who is in the room). So weâ€™ve been soaking up family time, as well as mom/son time, to try to squeeze the last few drops of the whatever time we have left with just one child. Soon â€“ heâ€™ll be a big brother!
I definitely cried writing that last paragraph. Damn pregnancy hormones!
Iâ€™ve had a rough few days, actually. I ended up in Labor & Delivery on Tuesday morning (from 3 AM to 5 AM â€“ ouch) because I was cramping pretty badly and concerned about the babyâ€™s movement. I kind of felt like a worrywart checking in, but the super kind nurses assured me that itâ€™s better to be safe than sorry. This kiddo is just so lazy compared to how Henry was in utero â€“ whatâ€™s normal for this pregnancy seems so different. But everything was perfectly fine! Whew. The cramping has continued almost non-stop since â€“ again, just so different than my first pregnancy, where I was practically symptom-free until my water broke in the middle of the night.
Check out the difference in my belly â€“ thereâ€™s only 8 weeks in between the pictures!
My body is clearly busy, but Iâ€™ve been trying to strike a balance between resting and getting some exerciseâ€¦ if I donâ€™t make an effort, I find myself glued to the couch eating Nutella straight from the jar (okay, that happens anywayâ€¦). I think I probably â€œexerciseâ€ more than I know just by taking care of busy toddler, but Iâ€™ve been trying really hard to stick to my walks, too. As long as I have Kristien to push the stroller, I can nearly do 2.0 miles.
So â€“ thatâ€™s my update!
And here are some recent eats:
Amaaaaazing pumpkin oatmeal (with pureed pumpkin, banana, DIY pumpkin spice, and brown sugar).
And this awesome Trader Joeâ€™s soup:
Which is really tasty with chips and cheese.
Hope all is well with you, too!