Hellooooooo! Today is my due date, marking 40 weeks pregnant–oh my lanta! We made it! It’s been a lonnnnng road and I’m so excited to hit my due date. No sign of baby yet, but hoping he comes within the next few days.
Obviously it’s New Year’s Eve, and we are having gorgeous snowfall today, mild weather and I’m just resting and taking it easy. I hope whatever you do (or don’t do) tonight makes for a great evening and you have a very happy and healthy new year.
Let’s jump into the final bumpdate (omg!)…
How big is the baby?
What’s the gender?
How are you sleeping?
The last week has not been the best for sleep. Everyone is saying, ‘Sleep now, while you can!’ Like, I get that, but honestly, sleep is hard when you’re big and ready to go. Rolling over in bed is a task, just like getting up from a sitting position or even finding a way to lie that’s comfortable. Lots of middle of the night restroom breaks. Ready to get this beach ball in the real world! 😉
Everyday and lots of lightening pain (ouch!). He definitely favours the right side of my stomach and I often laugh at how lopsided my stomach looks when he’s moving around (especially in the evening when we are hanging out, watching tv).
Clothing & Getting Dressed
Well, when I actually get dressed, it’s leggings (have lived in these ones throughout) and some sort of top that covers the bump. The joy of getting dressed and putting outfits together has been pretty non-existent for a while now; I’m uncomfortable and it is what it is.
Any stretch marks?
What do you miss?
Speaking without being out of breath (ha!). Going places (I’m pretty physically limited and mostly spend my days at home, in bed or on the couch). Cocktails. Prosciutto. Moving at a normal pace. Feeling in shape. Moving around without being achey. Eating what I used to love. Just generally feeling like myself–but, we are so close, I can hold on a little longer for sure.
Cravings & Aversions
Popsicles this week, and still loving juice. Salty foods are still my go-to and sweets don’t tend to agree with me (but some days I do test my boundaries because I’m normally such a sweet lover!).
Aversions–the usual as it’s been this entire time, chicken and salads.
Out of breath all the time. Super slow to move anywhere and getting in and out of the car is harder than ever with the weight and loosen of my ligaments/pelvis. I’m always tired, but that’s been the case for quite some time now–sometimes I’ll get a spurt of energy and I’ll do something (clean the kitchen, tackle a few drawers in his nursery), and then I’ll have to lie down to recuperate for a few hours. All things I’ve mentioned before though.
Ouf. All over! The end of pregnancy can kind of feel like the beginning in it’s a little lonely and isolating, but some days I feel good as well. It’s a give and take for sure and I have my network of mom friends I reach out to when a pick me up is needed (or Marco). We are almost there!
Belly Button in or out?
Out! ….so weird!
Worst moment this week?
Just having an emotional breakdown. I blame the hormones and it’s nothing serious, just feeling the ups and downs of this journey in general.
Favourite moment this week?
Christmas with my family, hitting 40 weeks today & Marco constantly cooking me food and being a really supportive partner.
Looking forward to…