37 Weeks Baby Bump Update
I can't believe we are down to just a couple weeks left of this pregnancy and technically our baby is full-term so he could arrive at any moment now. It's so hard to just go on with your life, but also to be ready with everything in case you suddenly go into labor. With my daughter, my water broke in the middle of the night and with my son, I was having contractions for a few days before I went into the hospital and we started the labor process. I feel like my body is ready to be done carrying this baby inside of me and I've been having some cramping lately, so we will see when he decides to make his appearance! The end of pregnancy is the hardest part for me because of the toll it takes on my body. I have pregnancy insomnia and can't sleep at night which is the worst because you really want to get some rest but I toss and turn to get comfortable then roll myself out of bed to go to the bathroom. My acid reflux is so bad that I have to be so careful what I can eat or I will throw up and every daily task is so much work just like trying to tie my shoes or carry Liam around. But even with all of these pregnancy symptoms like swelling, itchy belly, small bladder, leg cramps in the middle of the night, heartburn, varicose veins, pelvic pain, and pregnancy brain - I still am so grateful for the miracle to carry this precious little babe and that my body is healthy and strong enough to do so. It really is incredible that right now I have a human life inside of me that I have been growing and my body knows just what it needs all on its own. I have so many questions about what this baby will look like? and what his personality will be? and how will he get along with his siblings? and how will I possibly handle three kids?? But I know that I just need to take it a day at a time and that the most remarkable thing is the moment you meet your new baby and know that you love them more than anything in the world and they were always meant to be. I'm so excited to be able to experience all the new baby joys again with this little guy.