Yup, folks I’m full term so pretty much any day now baby can have a go at entering the world. My thoughts maybe a bit scattered at the moment and my posts may seem a bit unfinished but I wanted to write as much as possible before D-Day. These maybe my last posts before baby arrives! (I’ve literally drafted dozens of posts but am a bit slow about my edits and publishing it so there maybe a glut of them coming up soon!)
So far I have to admit I am truly enjoying my pregnancy, all the health issues aside. The morning sickness had me losing close to 21 lbs so I am back at my normal weight +3lbs this week. I am thankful my gestational diabetes was diagnosed early on which helped me better control my intake of sweets cause I can literally sit around and eat dessert all day. Downside is that my OB may want to induce if I go too far past my due date, something about placental degeneration??? If anyone has any thoughts or ideas on it please do share. Fingers crossed it won’t come to that since I am determined to have this baby as naturally as possible.
As much as I want baby to come join David and I, its so much fun to feel him kicking, punching, wiggling, and nudging about in my belly. Dave and I celebrated our Christmas a little early by exchanging gifts a few days ago and have begun to enjoy them ASAP! Me with my Kitchen Aid Mixer which is allowing me to bake, bake, bake, and bake! Dave is getting as much surfing and basketball as he can and with his new GoPro video taping his surfing escapades.
I think I am getting Braxton-Hicks contractions but to be quite honest I’m not even sure what they feel like or what I have to look out for. My doc, friends, family, and research states it makes the tummy harden and if I change position it will go away. Well I think my tummy is plenty hard, thank you, but when I get up to walk during its occurrence it stops so I guess its not the real thing. I have no experience with it but pretty sure if I’m in labor I’d know.
Thanksgiving is generally a time to give thanks but I think Christmas is the best time to truly appreciate what you have and what you need/don’t need in my life. Of all the things I’ve been lucky enough to have in my life, the one thing I am most grateful for is my husband. He genuinely is the best kindest, most generous, supportive, and fun person in my life. Not to say he is flawless but I will take him anytime, any day, any occasion flaws and all. Especially since we’ve moved to Hawaii, when at first we had no one but each other, I knew it wouldn’t be a problem because all I really needed was him. Now that we are having a baby, I can’t imagine going through this wondrous life event with anyone else.
Thanks so much babe for tirelessly taking care of me, loving me, and most of all being my very best friend! Thanks for taking me through all the stages of our pregnancy, I not sure I could have done it without you. You and your tireless hands massaging me daily (yes I said daily, he is a CHAMP!!!!), making burmese food when I craved it even though he had no idea what he was cooking or how it should taste, and simply telling me I look beautiful each day! Thanks babe! Thanks for also being my diligent photographer chronicling the pregnancy!
Pictures from left to right: Week 19, Week 22, Week 24, Week 26, Week 29, Week 30, Week 32, Week 33, Week 35 (looking back on the progression … boy do I look pregnant now! Note to self, grow out hair once more!)
Mele Kalikimaka everyone! Next stop New Years and Baby!!!!