Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Third Trimester Confessions

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With 5 weeks to go (!!), being pregnant is definitely ruling my life.  My body has seemed to turn into that of an old woman and my brain is consumed with all of the little things left to do, how labor is going to go, and what life is going to look like once we all come back home.  It's exciting and terrifying, but that has led to some great confessions to share!  Here's what life looks like at 35 weeks pregnant...

I confess that bending over is THE worst.  Actually, I can't even bend over anymore, it's more of a weird squat type of thing and then I get out of breath and have to sit down.  When I'm home alone during the day and will drop things (all the time), I usually just leave them there and then do one big sweep and pick everything up right before Nick gets home.  It's led to lots of great 'leave it' training for Brady, ha!   

I confess that the daily naps have returned this week.  I was doing so good with going, going, going and had tons of energy and now I've seemed to hit a wall.  Oh well, I'll take the sleep while I still can :)

I confess that we have SO MANY 0-3 month clothes, but I still kind of want to buy this bodysuit set.  I mean the prints are the cutest for the summer.  Pineapples, palm trees and flamingos?  Adorable.

I confess that the way people stare at a pregnant woman can be beyond strange.  Especially (mostly) guys.  It's like they have never seen someone pregnant before or I'm an alien or something.  I will not miss that!

I confess that I didn't read any of the baby books I had planned to.  I had all these big plans, but where did the time go?!  I just started this one which is great for overall baby knowledge and I really hope to be able to read one sleeping book before she's here, too.  If you could only read ONE baby book, which would it be?

I confess that I ate two lunches yesterday.  Two hours apart from each other.  That is all.

I confess that I'm a little worried about baby liking one of the most expensive products we've bought so far.  Now I'm hearing mixed reviews and am starting to think I should have at least gotten the plush version... we will see and hopefully she loves it!  Or does anyone have a different bouncer they would recommend? #overthinkingproblems

I confess that I'm already starting to feel sad about not being pregnant anymore.  Don't get me wrong, I'm very very ready to NOT be and to actually have the baby here, but I know I'll miss it once it's over.  Just trying to enjoy these last few weeks as much as I can, as uncomfortable as I'm sure they're going to be!  I'm so thankful to have had a pretty easy pregnancy so far.

Happy Wednesday!

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  1. It sounds like you have the right attitude about everything--even though you're tired and can't pick things up without needing a rest afterwards, I think trying to enjoy the last few weeks is the way to go. Your family is going to change, big time, pretty soon, so I'm glad you're enjoying this time, and being pregnant :)

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  2. Hahah YES to all of this! Except the missing being pregnant part. I felt that way a few weeks ago too and now I'm like GET THIS CHILD OUT OF ME RIGHT THIS INSTANT!!

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  3. Enjoy these last few weeks! I can't imagine how people must stare at you - I am seriously in awe when I see a very pregnant woman rocking it though. I know I would be at home on my sofa, so I am seriously impressed!

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  4. The last month is the absolute hardest between the aches and just being anxious for the baby to get here! Hang in there! If I could pick one book it would def be Moms on Call. So many good baby care tips in it plus sleep/routine advice.

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  5. Have you read Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy? If not you need to order it ASAP, seriously! Not a baby book but you will totally appreciate it at this stage in your pregnancy. As far as baby books go - have What to Expect as a reference and honestly I'd only have read the sleeping books if you really need to once she's here, every baby is so different! I would watch the Babywise segment on YouTube and call it good. When we had our baby 2 years ago my husband and I were totally clueless about babies
    And we figured it out - you will too!!

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  6. Enjoy this time! And you definitely need that bodysuit set - they are seriously the cutest!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  7. My daily naps haven't ended! And I am 24 weeks! haha!

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  8. I can't believe she will be here in 5 weeks!! Ahhhh!!! My mom said she always read "what to expect at X" - but she would read the NEXT one so she knew why to be looking for/would always be moving forward. Idk if that makes sense but that is her philosophy/recommendation. ;)

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  9. You definitely have a great attitude about everything! I've heard other women say how much they miss being pregnant after the baby is here, so I guess you're not alone in that thinking. And, heck yes to two lunches! Treat yourself. :)

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  10. Girl, I feel your pain! The getting and down from the floor thing is so tough right now! And forget bending over haha! I can't say enough about the book Moms on Call! It references everything from sleep training, eating schedules, medications and sicknesses, etc etc. so it's and all in one book! They try to sell you on their swaddles, but I never used them. You're so close to meeting your baby girl!!

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  11. I was always so sad when my pregnancy was coming to an end. And neither of my kids liked bouncers (even that fancy one) but we're all about the swing. You just never know, but don't stress about it!

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  12. FIVE weeks?! Wow, so close! I think you deserve naps and extra lunches, for sure :)

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  13. Oh my gosh, time has definitely flown by! Go for all the double lunches and naps you can, girlfriend. I would totally do the same if I had known how it would be after baby, lol!! I've definitely sneaked a pb&j sandwich while baby-wearing Sofia before.

    I didn't read any books and I'm so glad. It has allowed me to parent HOW I want to without thinking I am doing everything wrong just because a book said so. As for rockers, we got a Nuna which doesn't keep up the constant swinging, but she seems to really like it (and it's great to grow with her as she gets older!)

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  14. Have you seen that video from that husband & wife - the ones who did the Christmas Jammies video - the Penn's-something or other... they put a pregnant suit on the man for a day & he kept talking about how he doesnt know how women bend over & do anything - you need to find it - you'll appreciate it :)

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  15. I confess that I lol-ed at your doing an end of the day sweep! :) I'm so excited for you, and you are the cutest pregnant lady! (Guys...)
    I know it's controversial and I don't have a baby to vouch for anything but I have a friend who swears by the Babywise book for establishing a routine!

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  16. Haha I'd be doing the end of the day sweep too if I were in your shoes!! Oh, and indulging in those daily naps - I wish I had those in my life so bad... enjoy them! I think baby girl definitely needs those onsies... you could always get them in a bigger size for the end of summer ;)

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  17. Only five weeks left. Wow, time has flown by. There is nothing wrong with napping. I know the last few weeks of pregnancy are the toughest. But your sweet baby girl will be here before you know it.

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  18. Nothing wrong with two lunches while you're pregnant! It's very healthy for the baby in those last few weeks, and napping definitely helps too! Hope everything goes smoothly for you! :)

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  19. Yay for leave it training for Brady-Boy and of course for 2 lunches! I can't believe how close you are, and I definitely think you need that bodysuit set because pineapples and flamingos <3
    Green Fashionista

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  20. I had two lunches the other day as well......but I totally should not have lol. You have such a great attitude about everything and I cannot wait to see this gorgeous gal.

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  21. I can't believe you only have 5 weeks left. I am so excited for you. Enjoy those lunches, girl, because you're growing a human.

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  22. Eek I can't believe you are this close to meeting little miss! I think you qualify for 2 lunches, you are eating for two ;)!

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  23. Such an enjoyable read. That rocking unicorn is super cute. I love hat body suit set - you def need it. Can't believe you will be meeting your little one super soon!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  24. You are getting SO close! That bodysuit set is beyond adorable.

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  25. Two lunches is totally acceptable when you're pregnant. Or even when you're not. ;) I can't believe you only have five weeks left already! So exciting that she will be here so soon!

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  26. The belly stares! I do not miss those. And I definitely didn't read hardly any of the books I got. Oops! We've survived so far. The video on the harvey karp method at our childbirth class was helpful and simple though!

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  27. The belly stares are the worst.. I even feel weird if I'm not wearing my ring, like people are judging me for being pregnant and Not married haha silly I know, just things that run through my mind as I am not picking up things I drop haha

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  28. I miss being pregnant too! It's fun halfway towards the end, but once I hit like 34 weeks I was like I'm over this pregnancy.

    I nap daily now with a kid! They don't stop haha.

    I can't believe you're a bit over a month to go!

    liz @ j for joiner

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  29. You're on the home stretch which I know is so exciting for you! I didn't read a single pregnancy book I bought but in the end was completely fine - everything will come naturally and you'll do what's best for y'all anyways! As for the mamaRoo, they weren't out yet when my daughter was a newborn so I don't know personally. My niece absolutely loves hers though.

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  30. I used to drop my keys a lot when I was pregnant (for some reason the hormones made me super clumsy??) and I would just cry when that happened because bending over was HARD. I was in public once, and I just lost it and started crying. A nice man came up and picked my keys up for me and I just thanked him and walked off :) I cant wait to see pics of your beauty!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. I got a lot of my baby sleep knowledge from websites. Then I took a little bit from each and found what worked for Oliver. And sadly Oliver never liked the mamaroo! Good thing I didn't buy it and only borrowed it from a friend. But he was an exception, I think most babies love it. What he did love though was the rock n play. He slept it in for the first 4 months of his life. And I totally miss being pregnant and I swear I think about it daily. It's such a fun exciting time and even though you may be pregnant again with another baby, there's just something special about that first time! So enjoy that last few weeks even though they're the hardest!

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  32. She is going to be here so soon, I am so excited for you! I have heard such good things from everyone who had the Mamaroo, so I think it will be a quality purchase! Don't bend over, eat all the fourth meals and nap as much as possible!

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  33. Sounds like your doing everything right to me! Haha! Savor these last few weeks! I've heard great things about the Mamaroo. I personally didn't want to spend the money so I just used a regular swing or a little bouncer thing! You'll learn what works for you! Every baby is different so you just never know!

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  34. i have heard amazing things about the mamaroo so i am sure you will be fine!! and 2 lunches actually sounds kind of amazing. i'm sure with 2 hours apart it was really like one brunch and one lunch ;)

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