Friday, January 19, 2018

The Final Countdown | This Pregnancy Journey

We've got ONE month to go (give or take). Holy Moly!

Pregnancy is such a long but also fast journey.
The beginning is such a secret.
The middle is full of celebration of the new news.
The end is, well, kinda long feeling. But also filled with so much new and anticipation.

I am very thankful for this journey and for a relatively smooth pregnancy. However, sleep has been the biggest challenge since early on and I realllllly love sleep. So yeah, bring that back. I can't wait to sleep more than 30 minutes at a time and lay on my stomach again.

I know life will be so full of new and go so fast once baby arrives and I don't want to forget this season.
  • We started on the baby room two weeks ago and are making progress.
  • Soon we'll unbox the car seat and figure that thing out.
  • I've got a to do list to tackle (pack our bag, make birth plan, prepare for postpartum...)
  • We had a meeting with our Doula last night (so thankful for her - Rachel Kirvin). 
  • Baby movements are so big and often stop me from what I am doing and call for my attention. Little one hiccups a lot and the more he/she feels like a human, the more I cannot wait to meet he/she and know the gender, what they look like and how it feels for them to be on this side of the world. I feel like I am getting to know this child of ours as they wiggle around.
  • We talk about all things baby a lot. There's a lot to talk about, decide, plan for and feel. There's plenty of anxiousness swirling around but also excitement and anticipation.
  • I've reached the point of a helping hand being a real bonus when getting out of bed. #teamwork
  • We've been passed down so many baby items, books, wisdom and encouraging words. I am so thankful for the tribe that has already provided so much support! Plus such special gifts that have come our way and are preparing us for this season. I am feeling so so grateful.

If I remember right here's my biweekly progression.. Thanks to my sweet husband for becoming a photographer for these moments. Watching your body change so quickly is quite the phenomenon.

 Weeks 12, 14, 16

Weeks 18, 20, 22

Weeks 24, 26, 28 

Weeks 30, 32, 34

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