Monthly Archives: April 2016

week by week: 38

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two weeks left… well until i am full term! i feel like this pregnancy has gone so fast and although i am so excited to meet our little girl, i am also in no hurry. i remember being much more anxious with bastian at this point than i feel with this pregnancy. the one thing that is making me slightly ready for her to come outย is that i am getting uncomfortable. by the end of the day i just ache. my back and pelvis are hitting their limit. it’s like the second i hit 38 weeks, i just hurt. i have also been staying up too late lately and so each night when i am getting into bed i tell myself, please don’t go into labor tonight, i just need a little more sleep ๐Ÿ™‚ i need to start going to bed earlier so if i go into labor in the middle of the night, like i did with bastian, i can at least get a couple of hours of sleep to get me through.

brian and i went on what my guess is our last date night before baby comes. we went and saw a movie and then out to dinner. it was nice to have some time to ourselves. i could barely sit still during the movie because my hips and tailbone were so sore. i had to change positions every 10 minutes.

 

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bastian i think is ready to meet his sister too. he has been extra sweet to her; asking to hug her and give her kisses. he thinks she is going to be “berry little” when she comes out and he is going to hold her and kiss her. oh sweet boy, i hope you love your sister as much as we hope! his little world is about to change forever. the way i look at it though, we are giving him the best, life long gift you could give someone, the gift of a sibling. someone that will be in their lives forever. when you add a child to your family, you are adding more love and support for everyone. both brian and my siblings are our whole support system and without them, life wouldn’t be as interesting ๐Ÿ™‚

so bastian, although you may not like your sister all the time, you will forever love her and i know you two will take care of each other long after your dad and me are gone.

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week by week: 37

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one week closer to meeting our little girl! i surprisingly haven’t had much back pain like i did with bastian. i sleep great which is just going to make it harder in a few weeks to have it taken away. at our appointment this week baby’s heartbeat was nice and strong and she was moving around like a crazy girl. i am now starting to gear myself up for labor again by remembering how amazing it is to hold that baby for the first time. staying positive is the best thing for me and i have to remind myself what the prize is at the end of that marathon.

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i got my new breast pump in the mail and i am really excited about it! i used an old medela with bastian and i thought it was time to upgrade, so i decided to go with the spectra s1 model. i have heard nothing but amazing things about it and i am weirdly excited to try it… i say this now, but to all the moms who have to pump out there know… there is nothing fun about pumping haha! oh but this pump is supposed to be very quiet! so there won’t be any more “whaa whaa whaa” of the noisy medela. i will let you know what i think of it. hopefully i will just have gallons of extra milk ๐Ÿ˜‰