But because some people (like my mom) actually do care about how I'm feeling and "progressing" as they say, I figured it couldn't hurt to share just a few things going on in my very pregnant life.
1. We have hit the 30 week mark! There is no going back now! Okay, there was really never any going back, but something about being on the home stretch really makes this whole "we're having a baby" thing real. Some days I'm super excited about our sweet Ladybug. Other days I want to curl up and cry because I just don't think I can handle having a 15 month old and a newborn. I just do my best to remember that blessings and burdens often come in the same package, and that while the burden of caring for two little ones is temporary the blessings those children bring are eternal. I guess it's a fair trade off :)
And yes, this is a "belly picture". Do you know how awkward it is to just stand there and let someone take a side picture of you? Especially when that someone is your husband and doesn't quite understand the look you're going for. Nevertheless, here it is: My belly.
You see it's much less awkward to climb into your sons ball pit and pose for pictures. It was slightly uncomfortable, and I did need help getting out, but Rooster thought it was hilarious! The things we do for the sake of our children (and cute pictures)!
2. One of the side effects of being in the 30's is the pesky inability to breathe. I feel like I have a constant weight on my chest. Add any exercise or stress to that and I might just pass out! I am also finding it hard to carry Rooster around like I used to. With him clinging to my shoulders and a baby crowding my insides, my poor lungs have no chance. Carrying Rooster has also started to give my backaches which are no fun. It's just too much extra weight for this momma! I know I need to start working out to build those upper body muscles. I mean I am going to have to start toting a 30 lb infant seat in the near future. I'm just wondering how I'm supposed to workout if I can't breathe? It's a viscous cycle!
3. While I might be having trouble exercising, I seem to have no trouble eating. At my last two doctor's appointment I had gained quite a big of extra weight. I vowed after that second appointment to "do better" at eating healthy and avoiding sugar. Well, I have done better, just not good enough. I'm pretty sure I've gained a few extra pounds this month too, but I've decided not to worry about it too much. Every baby is different, and each pregnancy has it's own challenges. My little girl just likes to eat! What can I say? She takes after her mother.
4. Now, about my Rooster. If you've been around here long, you'll know that we've had a terrible time getting Rooster to sleep through the night...until now! A week ago we finally gave in and just let him cry. It was a rough week. We've tried the "cry it out" method halfheartedly before, but apparently halfhearted doesn't get the job done. You have to put your mean mommy face on and mean business, but it works! For the past two nights Rooster has slept from 9 pm- 7am with no crying. It's been amazing. I'm so excited about the prospect of peaceful nights and more sleep. At least until he starts teething!
So there you have it. My life in 600 words or less. I'm going to go take a nap now :)