NewMerfbaby the Bucket of Chicken

NewMerfbaby is 38 weeks and 6 days…39 weeks tomorrow! Fried-Chicken-Bucket



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Let’s be real – fried chicken sounds darn good right now. Remember how I was mostly vegetarian when I was pregnant with Riley? Ha. This baby wants meat.

How I’m Feeling: Round. Large. Massive. Heavy. Waddely? I.Am.Ready. Emotionally, I’m pretty done. I feel overwhelmed when I think I could still be pregnant for another 2 weeks or so. But, when the baby’s ready he’ll come. I can’t force it. Well, I can – but that’s not really the plan if possible.

Belly/Weight: I’ve continued to gain, but I feel like it’s mostly water. My hands and feet don’t look swollen, but they feel puffy. I keep drinking tons of water to help flush it out – which sends me to the bathroom every 30min or so.

Life Changes: Had a meltdown on Sunday and ugly cried to Kelly. Hormones, ya know? I can put on a brave face for the week to make it to the weekend, knowing he’ll be around to help with Riley. And the weekends are good. Then they come to an end and I have to psyc myself up for another week of pregnancy + toddler, and that’s a challenge. I’m tying to remind myself these days are numbered, and soon it won’t be just me and Riley and more. But on the other hand, I’m so ready to physically not be pregnant anymore and be able to get down on the floor and play with him, and pick things up off the ground without a struggle. Toddlers = so many things to pick up off the floor! Thankfully Riley’s pretty good about helping me and handing me things ;)

Movement: Still lots of movement. I can tell he’s long because I’ll be getting punches and kicks at the same time.

Sleep: Took an epic 3 hour nap on Saturday because Riley took a 3 hour nap!!! It was awesome. I sort of wished I would have gone into labor that night because I felt well-rested :) Still trying to nap when Riley naps, but his sleep schedule has sort of been a mess. Just preparing me for the inevitable sleep-regression I know is coming…He’s up at 5:30am, and then cranky by 11am. Today for example, he had a giant meltdown (I wouldn’t let him wear a baseball hat in the shower – how dare I?!) and he couldn’t calm himself down. So. He went down for his nap at 10:15am. Should be an interesting and long afternoon.

Cravings: Ice cream. Not cooking. That’s a craving right? I ordered groceries for this week and picked the easiest things I could cook. Pastas and tacos.

Exercise: Negative. I spend most of my days resting with my feet up, or hauling Riley around. He’s beee good about waking more, and rides in the stroller. But I still had to get him in/out of his highchair, stroller and carseat.

Favorite Pregnancy Moment this week: Finishing nesting. I’m ready. Everything is washed and ready to go. I’m mostly packed for my hospital bag – I’m sure I’ll switch things out the day of, deciding what I’ll want to wear and such.

On My Mind: How much longer? What every women is thinking at this point. Do I have days or weeks?

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