My to-do list right now includes carving a pumpkin, folding laundry, packing a suitcase and writing a Christmas catering menu. Instead, I am eating Halloween candy in my bathrobe, watching Top Chef, too tired to tackle anything else today. Yup, it is one of those days. Working full time while growing a human is hard work. Especially when said “full time work” means being on your feet all day. It just makes those after work naps that much sweeter The babe is kicking away on my left rib as I write. It doesn’t hurt, but it always tends to startle me a bit. It is a pretty neat feeling, now that I am used to the constant jabs and turns. Although at yoga on Tuesday night, as we were resting on our left sides at the end of the class, I swear that Short Stuff was practicing some advanced bongo drum moves!
We had our 28 week midwife appointment this morning, where she confirmed that I am measuring right at 29 weeks and baby has a nice strong heartbeat. And nice, strong kicks, as I am currently experiencing on my whole left side! I am loving being pregnant. It feels so special to have this relationship that is so dependant, yet the babe is already so independent. It is really so miraculous and it is nothing what I thought pregnancy would feel like and I feel so blessed to be able to experience all the pokes and jabs (and yes, the many multiple nighttime bathroom runs. It is all part of the package I guess!)
Things have been full swing getting ready for baby. The crib is assembled, the glider for the nursery is ordered, the stroller is in our guest room, and B and I played around with our new video monitor yesterday. The closet is packed full of teeny tiny clothes – some gifts, some that we have bought, and some that are going to be loved a second time around. Last weekend was an epic full day trip to Kelowna, buying the crib mattress, chair shopping, adding a few new clothes to my nothing-fits-now-that-it’s-chilly-outside wardrobe. Today was day #1 wearing my maternity winter coat, and it felt so exciting being able to easily zip a jacket over the belly…. It has been awhile!
Not much for fun photos these days. Bernard has had a total of about 1 day off since our anniversary in mid-September, so not much excitement going on there just yet. (But soon enough! We are off for a much needed R&R trip to Maui soon… Will be nice to spend some time with that guy I married!)
Here are the two belly shots I managed to get this past week or so: