Merfbaby the Jicama

Merfbaby is 32 weeks!

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About 56 days to go! Ah!

How I’m Feeling: A little cranky and emotional. Things just got a whole lot more busy at work and there’s a lot of unknown factors floating about, so I’m a little stressed about how things are going to come together. I KNOW it’s going to work out fine, but I FEEL overwhelmed. I didn’t sleep so great last night, lots of tossing and laying awake thinking about things. That could be why I’m feeling sort of cranky. I’m not normally irritated by little things, but these hormones have me on an other level.

Belly/Weight: Belly is LOW. I’ve carried low the whole pregnancy but it’s becoming more obvious the bigger my belly is getting. Not sure on weight. I know the baby is putting on more weight so that’ll show up on the scale soon.

Life Changes: Work changes are coming, which is good for job/career/professional life. When I broke my bionic ankle I was taken out of work for several months and I felt helpless and unhappy. It ended up being the perfect timing for everything, so I need to remember that having Merfbaby will be awesome, no matter where it falls in the timeline of work. It’s hard working freelance, and “on-demand” since things change all the time. Having a baby (physically) is unpredictable. Having so much unpredictability in my work and home life is a challenge. I’m blessed to have a job and a very understanding boss, but I put a lot of pressure on myself to do my job well. That’s going to have to take a second seat to family starting very soon, and I don’t want to feel guilty about it. It’s the never ending struggle for the work/life balance.

Movement: He loves to push out while he’s trying to get comfortable. I know he’s running out of room so his movements are getting much more intentional. When I wake up to roll over or adjust he’s always thumping around letting me know he’s awake too. I can tell there’s less room in there since I’m still short of breath sometimes and having to go potty constantly.

Sleep: Not sleeping as well as last week, but still getting a solid amount. Going to bed early is a big help. Even if my sleep is broken up I’m still getting a long time in bed. Sleeping in is becoming harder and harder. My internal clock is waking me earlier, and then Merfbaby starts moving around and it’s almost useless to lay there and try going back to sleep.

Cravings: A frosty from Wendy’s and a Decaf Misto from Starbucks :)

Exercise: Prenatal Yoga and walking. I like working out at home after work and yoga is becoming my new favorite. Lots of stretching and deep breathing. I didn’t make it to the gym this morning since I opted for another hour of sleep.

Favorite Pregnancy Moment this week: Opening a baby shower gift with Merfman :) It was crazy to hold the little outfits in our hands, and imagine that soon there will be a little human in them. Our little human.

On My Mind: I’m realizing that I won’t be pregnant much longer. Merfbaby has to come out eventually. I feel like I’ve been pregnant for so long since we found out very early. Soon I won’t have this big belly or my waddle, I’m calling it my pregnancy swagger ;) I don’t feel quite ready to meet Merfbaby yet, but I think in a few more weeks I’ll be there.

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