How am I going to have this baby?!
I've entered my third trimester which sounds CRAZY. Case (Kase?) is due in exactly 3 months from now.
Baby bedding- check
Baby dresser- check
Registered for birthing class- check (mid April)
It's exciting to see Case's Corner in our room, and the only thing missing, is him! I say Case's Corner, because let's be honest; when you get to the 4th, you put them where you can! ...Especially when you live in a 3 bedroom house.
I've FINALLY been able to take prenatals starting this week; without getting sick. It only took almost 7 months. I NEVER had morning sickness or anything; just got sick at night when I attempted prenatals! I certainly got nauseous and gagged a lot the first trimester though. Man, I'm glad thats over with. I also went to bed at like 8!
It's super fun to see Case squirming around in my belly. Its bizarre to watch my stomach move around. I swear he's doing gymnastics sometimes! I've been trying all week to get a video with my Iphone to post, but every time I start recording, he stops! Typical. If it was a girl, I bet she'd show off.
*My energy is normal; so far.
*My appetite is increasing (but I try hard to eat fruit throughout the day! Well, to off set some of the sweets!)
*I'm sleeping pretty well (except waking up a few times to pee during the night, but Im used to it now)
*Keira told me she's excited its a boy!
* I still get heartburn, but not as often. I figured out that my nightly glass of Sunny D doesn't help! HAHAHHA. DUH!
* My back is starting to constantly ache. Yippie.
* I started getting Braxton Hicks around week 24, and had 3 one night! I read that some people have had like 6 a day! As long as its not cramping or painful, its my body practicing. At least that's what I read. Hopefully this doesnt mean Case is going to try to come early!
* A little part of my belly button is starting to poke out. I was hoping I'd be a lucky one.
* So far I've gained 1 1/2 cups.. haha.
I really love being pregnant; yes, I"m one of those. I love my belly and dressing to accentuate it. I love feeling Case move and seeing him in my ultrasounds (I think I"m done with those though!). I would pay to have another one! If we didnt already have an army, I would become Michelle Dugger. Not because I want a bigger army, but I love this process of being pregnant.
There's a part of me that gets sad and emotional, about not doing this again. Of course its easy for me to say I"d be open to more, because I dont have 3 children and a newborn right now! Obviously life is going to change, in a way that I've never experienced before.
My husband thought he was done having kids, and I felt like I was never given the opportunity to begin. We both understand each other (I think), and I think it boils down to...4 is enough! We're both grateful for who we have, and how many we have.
Let me tell you; I am INCREDIBLY thankful for Edwin. I am incredibly thankful for all he endured for this pregnancy to be possible. He could have told me no way jose, but he didn't. He endured a surgery and recovery for me, all because he loves me and wants me to be happy.
His life dramatically changed, then our lives dramatically changed together, and now its another dramatic change for him to start over with a baby, and for me to feel like I'm just beginning.
Thank you for listening. I've experienced some emotions during pregnancy!
Until next week...