I'm writing this on Wednesday evening, the 15th, and unfortunately I don't think I'll be getting a baby for my birthday, haha. She seems just a little too comfy in there. I do have a doctors appointment this morning at 8am so fingers crossed for some progress at the very least. I can't believe I'm already at 40 weeks, it honestly went so fast - once I got through that super fun first trimester. It's truly been a wonderful experience and I couldn't be more thankful for how well everything has gone.
Same with this past year of my life! It's been a really, really good one. We celebrated tons of our friends last summer with a bunch of wedding festivities, spent plenty of time at the beach while Brady swam (can't wait for that again this year), got pregnant, completed LOTS of house projects and really made it our home, developed a strong group of friends here in town, spent time with family, went to California and Colorado, and crammed in as many date nights as we possibly could. 28 will be a hard one to top.
Today I'll be spending my birthday at a doctors appointment, taking Brady to a vet appointment, a friend is stopping over with her new dog, and doing laps around the neighborhood. Trying to get this baby out! And tonight Nick will be grilling up steaks for dinner and getting ice cream is a must. Before I go, just a few things I want to remember from the last couple of weeks (and hopefully the end of this pregnancy!):
+ Nick always asking if I'm going into labor and if my water is breaking, haha. It makes me laugh every time. He's not going to believe it when it really finally happens!
+ I thought I was escaping pregnancy without any awkward stranger exchanges, but I finally had my first one this past week. I was in line at the hardware store and a lady in front of me was relentless with the questions and the 'opinions' - wanting to know if I was going to breastfeed (and when I said no, asked why and then proceeded to lecture me on how I should be), telling me there was no way possible I was having a girl because I didn't gain enough weight, and she was about to touch my stomach when she was up next at the register. Thank the Lord.
+ I finished my bottle of prenatal vitamins 5 days ago... and just didn't order more. So I haven't been taking any vitamins for the past week because I figured she would be here any day, but nope and now I feel bad about it!
+ Pretty sure a few stretch marks have appeared. I'm not 100%, they could be veins, but I'm thinking they're stretch marks. Wahh. Also, my rings have come off this week. The heat has been KILLER. It's been around 90 degrees and humid. It is never, ever this hot at the beginning of June in Michigan - except this year of course.
+ One thing keeping me happy in this heat is watermelon slushies! Fresh watermelon, pineapple, a splash of apple juice and some ice all mixed up in the Magic Bullet. I cannot get enough of watermelon right now and my drinks can't be cold enough, the thirst is unreal.
+ I'm feigning for a club sandwich. I've already requested it for my first meal post baby. With a glass of champs of course. Would it be weird to ask to put my champagne bottles on ice when we get to the hospital? Just kidding ;)