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Merfbaby the Mini Watermelon

Merfbaby is 39 weeks!Screen Shot 2013-07-18 at 1.32.01 PM Screen Shot 2013-07-18 at 1.32.12 PM

Funny that he’s a mini watermelon, that’s been a staple fruit in our house the past two weeks. I’ve grabbed one each weekend and cut it up to enjoy a few slices with dinner. Watermelon always makes it feel like summer.

How I’m Feeling: Getting ready to meet this little dude. I’m not miserable or “over” being pregnant like I think some women are at this point. I’ve said it a few times, but I’ve been blessed with a very easy and comfortable pregnancy. Sure, I had morning sickness and felt hungover for 3 months, but it could have been worse. I am starting to get excited about getting my body back in a few weeks. Since I’ll be breastfeeding I know I still have to “share” with Merfbaby but at least I can start working out normally, and being active will be so much easier.

Belly/Weight: I made up for the weight I didn’t gain last week with 2 pounds this week. Stretch marks have also showed up on my hips :( Some days they look darker than others, hoping that means they will fade? I’m not too worried about it since there’s nothing I can do about it now!

Life Changes: Waiting. We had a busy Saturday and a very relaxing Sunday. We spent most of the day laying around and watching House of Cards on Netflix (oh man, so good). We took a short break on Sunday and walked down the street with the dogs to a lemonade stand a few kids set up. We met some new neighbors which was fun. I’m not making any plans for the coming days, knowing that we don’t know what might happen. We’re trying to enjoy the calm before the storm and relax because we know there will be lots of activity soon enough.

Movement: He’s still moving a bunch. I know it’s crammed in there, but I still feel him kick and move a lot. And his hiccups are low since he’s upside down and ready to make a break for it.

Sleep: Still sleeping and loving it. I lay awake a little longer before I pull myself out of bed for a potty break in the middle of the night, but I’m still falling back asleep pretty quickly. I’m still working in the office, and I know I wouldn’t be doing that if I wasn’t sleeping as well as I have been. I do hit my limit around 4:30pm each day so I’m trying to head out early to spend the evening relaxing.

Cravings: Out to eat? Is that a craving? On Monday I had a really long and busy day at the office, came home and just couldn’t comprehend cooking dinner. So we went out to Mexican food. It was glorious. The restaurant we went to is right next to a 31 Flavors so we got ice cream after :)

Exercise: Little walking here and there. And hiking up and down the stairs at home/work. I’m feeling the weight in my tummy for sure so getting to the top of the stairs is more of a challenge than it used to be. I wonder if it feels funny after having the baby and losing some of the weight? Like, will I notice? It’s not like dropping a weight belt off, or is it?

Favorite Pregnancy Moment this week: Maternity photos on Saturday :) We had some fun photos and video taken in the nursery and I can’t wait to see them. It will be fun to show Merfbaby someday. I don’t think I’ve ever really seen a photo of Momma-son preggers with me?

On My Mind: The WHEN. When will it happen? What day will it be? Will it be in the middle of the week? Middle of the night? I’m taking notice of any different feelings I’m having in my body as “signs” but so far nothing exciting. I’ve felt a little “off” today. Merfbaby has been active and my tummy feels sort of tight and achey sometimes. Maybe things are getting going? After Comic Con this weekend things will slow down for me in the office. Merfman will be done with his show next week, but he’s holding on taking anything new on until Merfbaby arrives. I just hope Merfbaby doesn’t hold out for too long, I really don’t want to worry about inducing :(

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