Hi Lovelies, this post is written in two sections... and two VERY different states of mind. Basically, this whole pregnancy is turning into a daily adventure....
Who am I kidding any more?
I am exhausted. My maternity clothes barely fit any more. I am starving all the time.
Baby Berry is kicking and hiccuping a storm, and I officially feel overwhelmed with everything that I have left to do- both at work and at home before baby comes.
As of today (Tuesday), I am 80% sure that Baby is Transverse (sideways) and not head down, and it's freaking me out. I find out for sure on Thursday at my Doctors appointment. While my Doctor wouldn't tell me what position she's in until now- I am worried that now it is too late and transverse most likely means a C-section.
And when I really think about it- I REALLY don't want a c- section. So if the news is bad on Thursday- expect a complete break down.
I am also in complete nesting mode and while I have no energy left after work and life, the amount of dust in our apartment is driving me completely insane!!
Well, it's Friday, and a break down has been avoided.
I am pretty sure that Baby Berry listened to her Mama and on Wednesday she switched positions. How do I know?? Well, the location of her hiccups changes. Instead of my left hip- they felt like they were coming from down below (if ya know what I mean).
And after a short and grainy ultrasound yesterday it was confirmed- she's head down!! Whoot whoot. As far as the bulge on my right side near my ribs- those are her feet. Folks- we have a kicker. I think she's has a future in swimming!!
We also found out that my body has not started to dilate; I am still shut tight. I will say that I can feel some pain you know where- like ligaments stretching and bones moving out of the way and getting ready.
You heard it here first folks- I think she's going to be a Christmas baby!! AKA a week late. Mr. Spice is officially routing for a solstice baby- Dec 21st.
As for how I am feeling today, much better. I ate my way through Tuesday, and as I today I've gained 23 lbs. A totally normal amount that reflects all the sweets that I have been eating! But if I am honest, more than I hoped for.
I am still in nesting mode, but I am trying to keep my nerves in check through Thanksgiving weekend, which marks the start of my maternity leave!! I am also holding out for some black Friday and cyber Monday deals.
All in all, I am just hanging on to this emotional and physical roller coaster that is pregnancy and gearing myself up for 5 more weeks of this!!
Now if only someone could get this baby to stop hiccuping through the night- she's so aggressive that she's waking me up!! She is the size of Honeydew and well over 5lbs!!
Here I am a couple days ago after a Work Happy Hour/Baby Shower that was so sweet.