Baby and I couldn’t feel more loved this week after reading all your heartfelt comments on “The Big D” post.
We know it’s going to be a little bit of an emotional roller coaster, but we are hopeful that everything is going to be just fine. We are blessed to have a huge support network of family and friends who will be helping out and hopefully distracting me from the countdown clock.
This baby is growing like crazy! It’s already to the size of a mango measuring in at 6 inches and weighing in at .5 lbs.
This past week included two 10 hour days of driving to and from Denver for the Thanksgiving holiday, so that zapped a lot of my energy. But I still managed to squeeze in two workouts over the past week, so not a complete failure.
- 4 mile post turkey day walk (60 mins)
- Yoga class (60 mins)
Most of my round ligament pain has subsided, finally! It still comes and goes, but it’s not keeping me up through the night anymore. Now it’s just insomnia and midnight snacks that are keeping me up. LOL!
Silly Cyber Monday sales got me…but we’ll all have to wait until my package arrives to reveal my buys. I’ve not one for buying stuff online, as it never ever fits. But now that I’m preggo, it’s a little easier just to buy the size up as you know you will eventually fit into it!
My super awesome SIL strikes again! She gave me another load of baby stuff that her twins have outgrown, as well as a portable breast pump.
I also had to snap a photo of this doll I received at the Deployment fair I attended. I can put a picture of J. Alabama in there for the baby, so it’s like having him there through those first few months.
I’ve been holding it together, somehow. I’ve known about the deployment for as long as I’ve known we were going to be stationed in Fort Bliss, but not talking about it until now has helped me deal with it (that or I was just pretending that it wasn’t really happening). But now that we are coming up on it, I’m really trying not to get too overwhelmed by it all. I’m just looking forward to the happy things that are going to distract me, like spending Christmas with my family back in Idaho!
I’ve been eating up chocolate like it’s going out of style! They say that’s a sign that I might be carrying a little princess. We’ll find out next friday!
But seriously, chocolate milk, hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies…aghhh I need an intervention!
What I’m looking forward to:
Okay, now I’m getting kind of excited to find out the gender so I can I start buying gender specific stuff, and pick out my bedding for the baby room. YAY!
There is just a lot to do in the next few weeks! I’m trying to squeeze in as much husband & me time, and continue to get our house as organized as possible.
I’m still getting more tired every week that I’m getting farther along, but overall feeling good!
Thank you again for all your sweet comments regarding the upcoming deployment. It means a lot to know that I have so many people thinking of us, sending us good vibes and prayers our way. We’ll get through it, just as we have everything else. 🙂