How Far Along: 29 weeks!
What is Baby G Up To?: Baby G is the size of an acorn squash. Still wiggly as ever and starting to move in ways that makes me jump and squirm.
How I’m Feeling: Overwhelmed? Stressed? Anxious? Excited? Bored? All of the above? I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever and I’m starting to wonder what it feels like to have a flat belly again. I’ve started to think about maternity leave and the thought of missing work is scary yet enjoyable. The weeks leading up to my leave have been/will be full steam ahead as I try to finish up new projects and get as much prepared as I can. As much as I feel unprepared for maternity leave and taking so much time off work, I am absolutely ready to meet Baby G and start our lives as parents. It goes beyond the obvious – yes, I’m uncomfortable and I wake up to go to the bathroom three to four times a night, but I am also a person who learns as they go, so all of this anxiety leading up to being parents is actually far worse than it will be beingparents. David and I always look at each other when things get stressful and remind each other that we always make it work. It’s hard to say that to each other when there is so much unknown.
What I’m Wearing: I bought what I hope to be my last round of maternity clothes last week. I’m trying to make everything last for the next few months so I can save my money for post-pregnancy clothes instead. The end is near and I can’t wait to live in shorts and tank tops all summer.
What’s On My Mind Lately: To be honest, I’m a little bored with pregnancy at this point. It’s like we’ve gotten over the initial shock of knowing we are having a baby and are too far away from the excitement of Baby G’s arrival. I’m just trying to get through the days!
What I’m Craving: I’ll still eat just about anything!
What I’m Looking Forward To: It’s supposed to be in the mid to upper 70s in Virginia this week and I cannot wait. I’m looking forward to long walks with Juneau in the evenings after work. Last spring and summer, he and I spent a lot of time running outdoors and I don’t want to change our little routine.
Best Moment of the Week: Did I mention… I’m an aunt?? Yes, Emily and Shane had their little girl yesterday! I’ve only seen pictures and spent a few minutes Facetime-ing with them, but I am so excited for them! Sadly, we have to wait until July to meet her.