Wednesday, oops (again).
We finally started a few house projects (Lily's room!) and I have been so excited to get stuff done that this past week just flew by. We are not the warriors we once were...the crazy kids that would paint in to the wee hours of the morning and then decide to change the color...no no those people have been replaced. Now it is all we can do to muster the stamina to change out the ceiling fan all in one sitting. I will give us credit where credit is due, we have gotten a lot done this week considering I am 30 weeks pregnant, we have a 4 and 2 year old under foot, and Matt just started a new full time job. I will post before and after pictures as soon as we are done...(maybe).
I think I will skip the usual format this week and just ramble for awhile until I am done. I don't think that I have a ton to say but who knows.
I have no idea how much I am tipping the scales at these days but I know that I have officially gained as much weight now as I gained in total with Lily. I wouldn't be surprised if this little boy takes after his brother and ends up weighing 8lbs or more. Honestly, I have totally surrendered to the idea of having a third c-section. There is only one scenario under which my new OB has agreed to let me try to do it any other way. To avoid surgery I need to go into labor on my own after 36 but before 39 weeks, I need to progress on my own without pitocin, the baby must be head-down (obviously) and not "sunny side up" (both Lily and Ben were)...no pressure. Since the likelihood of the stars aligning is slim I will just set my sights on 7/21/14, my son's scheduled birthday! I sort of love that each number is a multiple of 7. I should be able to remember it but I'm not making any promises.
In other very exciting news the baby now has a name. We haven't really told anyone, my sister knows, so obviously I am not going to post it here. I will say I chose the middle name and nit picked every first name to the point of utter dismay, so Matt chose the first name. I like it, he loves it, and am thrilled to have made our decision. Naming babies is SO hard!
I am feeling pretty good. Allergies are brutal, even on the Zyrtec. For the first time in years I have actual hives. My body is freaking out. I know it will pass. I have lived through spring many times in fact, but now that the kids are sleeping so much better this assault really feels like a kick in the shin.
Oreos and coffee are proof that there is good in the world.
With less than 9 weeks to go I am both so excited and so not ready to meet this little boy. Despite the fact that this has been by far my most difficult pregnancy both physically and emotionally I still LOVE being pregnant and am not ready to be done (so stay put little one). I am not worried about a single thing, life is relatively easy, and soon I will have a flip flop tan that will hopefully last me until October.
Let's take a look at the bump, whoa.
|30(ish) weeks with Lily|
|29w5d with Benjamin|
|30w2d with baby #3|