Welp, here we are at 39 weeks, ah! Is my due date really a week away?? Feeling all sorts of mixed emotions right now about baby berto’s arrival. Excited, anxious, nervous and pretty much every other feeling in the world. Above all, I just can’t wait to meet her <3
Things are still going really smoothly. I lucked out on this pregnancy and have been feeling pretty fantastic for the majority of it. It’s almost like I’m used to my belly now and sometimes forget it’s even there. Then I’ll try and put my socks on, or get up from the couch and remember I have a watermelon attached to me. The only place I really feel any discomfort is in my pelvis and hips; which are apparently loosening up in preparation for her exit. It’s even worse when I’ve been up and walking around for a little while and then I feel like I have the hips of a 90 year old woman.
I’ve been having lots of Braxton Hicks contractions, but none that have been painful or felt like anything other than a tightening in my belly. Definitely a weird feeling.
Still getting up to pee about 2 times each night which is getting real old. But luckily, sleep is still coming easily and I’m taking full advantage of that while I can. I’ve always slept on my side so I didn’t need to make any changes in my position or get any of those crazy snoodle pillows or whatever they’re called.
The nursery is finally done. And it feels so good. I’m so in love with it and can’t wait to share it with you guys. I’ve been going in there and just sitting in my glider and soaking it all in. Enjoying the peace and quiet before there’s a crying baby in the crib and poopy clothes thrown on the ground. It’s such a serene space right now and I can’t wait to share it with Baby Berto. Oaks is obsessed with the rug we have in there and sneaks in as often as he can to roll around on it. I can already picture him snoozing right by her crib and protecting her <3
I started working from home last week which has been really fantastic. I have about a half hour commute, and with the weather starting to get bad, I didn’t want to take any chances. I feel much better knowing I’ll be home and closer to the hospital when the time comes. So now we wait. Which is the hardest part. I think the last month definitely goes the slowest. It’s like I’m a ticking time bomb but nobody knows when I’m going to go off. The calls and texts are starting to come in from friends asking how I’m feeling and when they’re going to get to meet this little babe. If I had an answer, I would tell you. Promise. 😉
The hubs and I feel as ready as we’re going to so now we just need to try and relax and let God take control and bring us our little lady when she’s ready. Easier said than done for sure.
I go back to my doctor on Thursday unless something happens before then. Ready when you are baby berto!