I am 39 weeks pregnant tomorrow. I knew that pregnancy got harder towards the end, but I never knew it got this hard physically. Every day I go to bed with sore hips and a sore back. Multiple times a day I have to lay down. I mentally go through this thing where I want the baby to come just so I can be done being pregnant, but then I think, “what do I do when she does come?…She will be our responsibility. Are we ready?” So, I am okay with the pain in all my nooks and crannies. Plus, I know that I have 1-2 weeks left tops.
Please be patient with me. I used to blog once a month about our lives and I stopped the second I started throwing up multiple times a day due to a little baby girl. I may or may not backtrack. I had this in my drafts so I am going to post it.
One of my favorite traditions around Thanksgiving and right before Christmas is Christmas tree hunting. We go almost every year and find the perfect tree. This year for Christmas Robert and I went to Hawaii from December 16-December 31. So we weren’t sure if it would even be worth it. But I had to decorate. I am so happy we did.
This year we got our trees as a Rasmussen family. It didn’t take us too long and it was a really fun experience. If you’ve never Christmas tree hunted you need to try it at least once.
Oh and I was totally pregnant here, I just didn’t know it yet. It’s so crazy to think that we will have a little one with us this year. I think it will be even more special with kids.
How far along: 24 weeks
Symptoms: Lower back pain
Nicknames/Names: We haven’t picked a name yet, but we have a front runner.
Best moment of this week: Hearing baby girls heartbeat again. Everything is healthy and she is growing so well…so am I 🙂
Miss anything: It’s getting more difficult to do normal tasks. The other day at church I was sitting down and I tried to grab my purse and I couldn’t. Also, it’s becoming more difficult to put my pants on.
Movement: Baby girl is a mover. She loves when I eat and when I lay down. She also loves when her dad puts his hands on my belly and talks to her.
Maternity Clothes: I recently bought 4 dresses from Walmart. I went maternity shopping at Target and I attempted to buy pants. They didn’t fit me right and I kept thinking, “I only have 4 more months of this and it will be in the heat of summer. I think I want dresses.” Walmart maternity dresses are literally $10. I bought 4 and I love them. Some of my pants still fit me with my maternity bands, I’m sure I’ll buy more shirts and pants later.
Food cravings: Soda pop. I never drank soda before I was pregnant, but I think my body is craving sugar/caffeine because I am so tired. I don’t give in to my craving, but I still want it.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Red sauce pizza
Have you started to show yet: I am definitely showing. However, I still have to tell people I am pregnant. I think they are just being courteous.
Looking forward to: I want her to keep growing healthy and strong, but I am so excited to meet her.
How far along: 20 weeks
Symptoms: If I do too much I get so fatigued. I am trying to exercise throughout my entire pregnancy and I’m learning to just do what I can. If I walk or stand for a long time I try and take breaks because of my hip/ back pain. I think those are my only symptoms right now. Besides the frequent urination all.night..long 🙂
How far along: 16 weeks and 5 days
Symptoms: I am trying to walk 10,000 steps a day and my back and hips have been hurting like crazy. (This walking thing started during the 2nd trimester. I maybe went to the gym 2 times in the month of January). I also have been getting a few headaches. And my nausea and throwing up stopped for a full week, but then I threw up 3 times in 24 hours. But even with the “symptoms” momma is happy and baby is happy!
Nicknames: We asked our niece Maddie what we should name our baby and she said Rooster. So we call the baby Rooster.
I have had this list in my mind since September 1st, but I felt like I couldn’t really do anything until October 1. Let Autumn begin.
When we threw my sister-in-law a baby shower we got to hang out with the Rasmussen family and it was so much fun.
Grandpa and Ben.
A few weeks ago TeAnna and I threw our sister-in-law a baby shower. She has two boys and this baby is her first girl. This called for a very pink and a very purple baby shower. It is also completely okay in society to have more than one baby shower. I feel like celebrating a new life is one of the best celebrations.
I wrote this last year when Robert and I were in Mexico on our honeymoon. I just found it in my notes on my phone 1.) It’s not a letter, it’s a list of bullet points, 2.) that is all.
An Open Letter to my Future Child
|| Doritos in Mexico are better than Doritos in USA
1. Robert loves food. I never thought I could find someone who loves food as much as me and I did. When we read our journals from when we were growing up the entries were always about what we ate that day.
2. He goes on adventures. He loves camping, hiking, canyoneering. He helps me get out of my peeing comfort zone and takes me outdoors.