Getting excited for baby girl!

We are getting excited for baby girl to arrive!  We spent a good amount of time in the basement going through what we have. We had gotten rid of a ton of stuff this past summer, so we wanted to take stock and make a list of what we need.

I’ve had a hard time getting too excited since this pregnancy has been so rough!  I don’t seem to remember it being this difficult with my daughter 🙂  But then again, I’ve been sleep deprived for over 4 years now so who knows! The morning sickness lasted a little past 12 weeks but I did pick up some lozenges that helped!

Then I started working full time and the swelling of my feet started.  One was swelling more than the other.  So the doctor did an ultrasound on that leg to make sure I didn’t have a blood clot.

And then I fell on the ice.

And the pain and discomfort of this baby growing! Oh my gosh!  If I had been further along I would have thought I was in labor last weekend!

Add in this horribly cold winter, and a very stir crazy 4 year old, and it’s been a rough few months!

Fortunately, I have picked up a long term position as a guidance counselor so I am at the same school 4 days a week.  And with this schedule, I can take Friday’s off to recover a little bit.  And this past Friday we had some good weather!  And by good, I mean the wind died down a bit and the sun was shining a little bit.  Enough to go to the park!

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I went to the park alone while my daughter was at school.  I was hoping to get some good maternity pictures of myself, but there was more snow than I was expecting!  I did get a few before my Crocs (definitely NOT proper footwear for walking in the snow) filled with snow! But I have been finding relief with wearing these.  My feet hurt less and the swelling is down.

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Then when I picked up my daughter, I told her if she let me rest, I would take her to the park.  And she did!  Surprisingly!

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We were the only ones there and she kept wishing some other kids would show up so she could make a new friend.  That was exciting to hear for me because for the longest time, she was so shy she wouldn’t play with them anyways!

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I really love this picture of the two of us!  I wish I had taken my sunglasses off, but I do wear them pretty much nonstop, so I didn’t think to do that.

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She loves to give her sister kisses.  And hugs.  She always kisses me and hugs me, then kisses the baby and then hugs the baby.  It’s really sweet.

We had a really good day and it was pretty relaxing for me. I really needed a good, relaxing day.  I love my job, it’s just very energy consuming for a normal person, then add in being pregnant…lol!

And then today I had to go do the 3 hour glucose test.  I failed the 1 hour, by 30 points 😦  I was really surprised, and irritated about it.  I still am irritated.  Especially after today’s test.  It was awful!  I didn’t know they wouldn’t let me drink water during the 3 hours.  I drink water ALL DAY LONG! So to give me that amount of sugar and not let me drink water is like torture.  I could tell the woman taking my blood felt bad for me.  She let me sit in a separate waiting room where there was a TV and no one else.  And the chairs were more comfortable.

At the second blood draw, she said she didn’t want to stick me anymore because she couldn’t find my veins.  I told her that’s because I wasn’t drinking water.  That stick hurt!  It stung for over an hour!  So for the third stick, we switched arms.  She asked how I was doing.  I told her I had heartburn and she asked if I threw up.  I hadn’t, but I sure felt like I would.

Luckily, my friends were on Facebook to chat with on my iPad while I was waiting.  And by chat, I mean I complained about the experience and they told me how sorry they felt for me 🙂

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to exercise.  I would love to go for a run, but between our schedule and my extreme discomfort, it just hasn’t been possible.  I do get in a lot of walking at work- people have commented that I don’t need to go to the gym after all the running around I do there, so at least I’m moving still.

And I have a great item coming for review!  A Motherload Maternity Support Band from Body after Baby!  I can’t wait to try it out!  I’m definitely getting to the point of needing some extra support.

  Body After Baby Mom Ambassador

How have you been?

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