Well, it’s here. The month many of us have been waiting for, 9th month of pregnancy. When people hear this their first repsonse is always, “Holy cow your pregnancy has flown by!” I always say something like, “I know, right?” But the truth is my pregnancy hasn’t flown by for me. I feel like I have been pregnant forever! And I don’t mean that in a negative way at all. I’ve had a wonderful pregnancy but looking back on it I can hardly remember what it feels like to not be pregnant. My first trimester over the summer of throwing up, taking long walks, and longer naps feels like a year ago. Our ultrasound seems like a distant memory. But what a blessing to take this pregnancy day by day and enjoy the milestones of every week. I think that is why my pregnancy has felt so long…because I haven’t let it just pass me by. I’ve tried really hard to take good care of myself. I have focused on enjoying being pregnant and constantly remind myself to be thankful for how blessed we’ve been throughout these last 8 months. We’ve had zero complications, a healthy mama, and a healthy baby.
So here’s to the 9th month! May the end of this process of baby making continue to be uncomplicated, healthy, and right on track. May I continue to stay positive and not rush these final weeks.
I started my weekly doctor visits today. It was a very positive appointment. Baby is still head down and measuring normal. Doctor Urquhart said he estimates he’ll be around 7-7.5 lbs. Nurse Lori says she is hearing a strong, healthy heart rate that bounces back and forth between the 130’s and 140’s. My blood pressure is good and I have no swelling. So, we’re doing well. 🙂
And we’re getting bigger!
My plans for the next couple of weeks include organizing baby’s closet & clothes, installing the carseat, finish reading my baby books, and go out on a date with my husband before baby gets here.