Not gross TMI, just TMI!
38 Weeks, 2 more weeks to go!
-No strangers have touched or asked to touch my belly, which I was told would happen ALL the time. I either look really unapproachable and rude or people don't know I'm pregnant and just think I've got a super weird body. Either way, I'm more than okay with it.
-My dreams are getting really weird and intense. But I'm sleeping great (because I know, I know, I will never ever sleep again after the baby is born. I know!)
-Stretch Marks are coming in hot. I was seriously depressed about this when they started and still sometimes get sad about it, but there are worse things. My pregnancy has been so great and relatively painless, so I guess I can suck it up. It'll just make me more "real" when I start my Mommy Fitness Blog- coming soon!
-My wedding ring still fits, which I'm told is kinda a big deal.
-Still "running" (somehow). It's more of a (very) light jog at this point. Trying my best to jostle this girl down, but she is not having it.
-My doc so lovingly tells me at my appts that "she's still way up there". Nate and I decided that she's too comfortable in there, so we've been coming up with ways to make her uncomfortable. We blasted some music on our drive home the other night, and she wasn't a fan! (Or she loved and was dancing, she's so hard to understand sometimes). My doc also tells me that my bones are not in an ideal position and could get in the way, so to be prepared for a possible c-section. This threw me into a frenzy of reading material which ended with downloading a sample of hypnobirthing-which I'm simultaneously 100% on board with and 100% doubtful of. I have to stop sometimes and remind myself that I get a baby out of this and she will be my daughter. I am so excited! Just gotta keep my eye on the prize. Anyway, pray for my bones to shift, please.
My sweet co-workers threw me a baby shower a couple weeks ago. They rented a room Element's (a fancy restaurant up here) and I didn't know how to tell them that no one at work likes (or knows) me well enough to come. I have a hard time making girl friends, so most of my buddies when I was on the call floor were boys and then I moved to my new position and now no one even knows I exist. So, needless to say, I was a little worried about attendance and I was pre-embarrassed by the fact that no one showed up. I even suggested putting something on the invitation like, "you don't have to bring a gift, just come". But, you guys! People came. And they were so nice it made me want to cry a little bit. It was an intimate little party, but I love all the ladies who came and I realized that maybe I'm not as bad at making girlfriends as I thought.
I was really hoping for a ward shower, but it didn't look like it was gonna happen because no one was offering and as it turns out, I do have too much pride to beg for one. Then one day my mom called me and told me that sweet, angelic Brooke wanted to throw me one. Brooke is my second mom and has always been WAY too nice to me. I really did nothing to deserve such kindness. She took care of everything in like 1 day and it was such a fun shower. I invited a lot of the "old timers" from our old and ward and it was so fun to see everyone (even if one of them did get me sick, I'm over it). One of the best parts was when Troy came home from fishing and politely nodded at everyone, and then when he saw me he wrapped me up in a big bear hug. That family is my favorite and I won lottery by getting an "in" with them.
The only pictures I got at the shower because I was having way too much fun to think about pictures!
Everyone who came was so wonderful, there was no one there I didn't want there, or that was awkward to talk to. Kristy told a disgusting breastfeeding story and I got the pleasure of watching Mckay listen to that story. Jann was on one, made the card out to Lindsay's baby and got me an & sign because "I like those". Deanna asked me if I had already had the baby because she "didn't notice my belly". Michael sent a "gift" with Kim that was the best and no one understood why or what was going on. Mckay ate Frampton mom's hair. RaVoe told Lindsay she hasn't seen her for 10 years and Lindsay spent the rest of the shower trying to prove her wrong. I wish I would have gotten a picture with everyone that came, my heart was so happy. Plus, the best is I didn't even get "hot face" or "rash neck" which is super uncommon in a setting like that.
Here's some progress pics. Things aren't changing too much these days... (or maybe I'm just kidding myself)
So... As the misery sets in, I'd like to take a minute and list all the awesome things about pregnancy:
-No periods. The other day, I remembered that those were a thing and I got depressed.
-My hair has been AMAZING. I used to lose a lot every time I showered or brushed it, now I lose maybe a hair or two. I know I'll start balding soon, but it's been so nice to have such thick locks.
-My skin has been great. I haven't had a zit in months-WHA?
-I'm ridiculously proud of any workout that I do.
-I used to try and hide my (what I thought was fat) belly in my clothes, and now I get to accentuate it. It's been a game changer while shopping. Things I would usually avoid because they would be too clingy around the waist, bring it on!
-The ladies at work compliment me every day and make me feel like a million bucks!
-I love feeling homegirl moving around inside me. When she first started it made me feel pretty weird, but now I love it and I might miss it just a little.-It's been so fun to be pregnant with so many of my friends and family. It seriously bonds you together. Can't wait to be part of the mom club now!