These don't really have a place in my weekly updates but they are things I want to remember about the past 9 months. And -- there are no photos so I 'm guessing this isn't very interesting to anyone but me.
I do not have to ask why I've gained nearly 50 pounds. Clearly it's because Ben & Jerry's have become my new besties. I have to have chocolate before bed...specifically something cold.
The reason I feel like I need something cold is because I feel like my body is on fire most of the day. I'm so... warm? My feet are especially just on fire. I used to put them in a bowl of ice or I will rinse them in cold water before I head to the bedroom. I'm just so hot. Literally.
As everyone says, the second trimester seemed to have felt the best. I was worthless in the first trimester and the third trimester I was too large or HOT to really do anything. The second trimester I could at least walk to my car without overheating.
Just wanted to add that I'm sweating sitting inside an air-conditioned house and I'm wearing a tank top. Yes - just hot.
Publix chocolate chip cookies have also been some of my cravings.
In the beginning of my pregnancy...I felt like I could only eat potatoes. And by potatoes ... I mean French Fries or mashed potatoes. Everything else was gross to me. I'm not a big vegetable eater anyway, but I really couldn't stomach the idea of anything else but something potato-y.
Since I can't drink, I feel like my excitement comes from random trips to Target or taco nights. Yes, I have to have tacos at least once a week. And, well, who doesn't love Target... but it really has been making me "happy." Almost like a high! Must check clearance. Must go to TWO Targets in one day to compare clearance items. Must buy baby clothes that he won't fit in for two years.
I watched a lot of Netflix since we canceled our cable. I plowed through all the available episodes of How I Met Your Mother and we are working on going through Mad Men. Any other suggestions?
Now that I'm in the final weeks ... standing hurts. What is the deal with that? I'm assuming it's because he is low and there is just a lot of pressure down in that region. Joy.
My mind is just not always clear. A few weeks ago I tried to put Windex in the fridge. Today I couldn't get off a curb in the parking lot. My brain couldn't function to understand to turn the steering wheel the right direction to get OFF the curb. I also felt weirdly dizzy - like was I on a roller coaster? Anddddd I left my shopping list with coupons at home. Of course.
I sleep too much. I'm sure I should enjoy it but no human being needs to go to bed at 9pm and sleep until 9am...especially when you have to be at work at 9am. Luckily I'm just ten minutes away but I have too many close calls coming into work a little late. I also use my lunch breaks for brief naps. Eek.
I haven't been able to reach my feet in a while or even properly shave my legs. Maybe next time around I will invest in a shower seat [lol] because showering is quite the aerobic activity.
I'm hoping this lil' guy makes his appearance soon. His mommy is exhausted already from being pregnant and carrying this weight around. I feel like I will do better with sleepless nights than surviving a Florida heatwave with an extra fifty pounds around my middle.
I probably should have made walking or some kind of exercise a priority. I can imagine that's probably one of the reasons I feel so terrible or lazy some days.
I will say that in certain respects I was very lucky. I only had "morning sickness" for 24 hours once. I haven't had any complications ::knockonwood:: and things have just...worked out. I managed to get everything ready for baby ahead of time. My To Do List is pretty much knocked out. My hospital bag is packed. The husband put the car seat base in yesterday. The doctor has been paid. The pediatrician has been selected.
Now ... all that's left ... is waiting for Cannon!