OOPS! 36 Weeks!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

 I blinked and here we are at 36 weeks.  Actually 36 1/2 weeks. Fortunately this pregnancy has been pretty uneventful.  Life, not so much. 

Pregnancy first - I passed my glucose testing and starting taking more iron for some mild anemia. We had a growth ultrasound last week that showed little man measuring 2 1/2 weeks ahead (93%) so that's exciting/terrifying.  I'm truthfully not too worried about it but may be a little more aggressive trying to get my body into labor if I make it to my due date. I do however feel very justified in how uncomfortable I am knowing that he is so big.  I'm not uncomfortable for nothing!

So last update we had just taken our trip to Ohio with a stomach bug, a bird pooping in my car, a dead car battery and a child locking her seat belt in the ceiling by putting gum on it.  I swear my PTO from work is cursed. Fast forward 2 months and I take a week of PTO to use up some of my vacation time that's expiring.  This time Blake gets the stomach bug.  She had vomiting and diarrhea the first night out of nowhere.  Then (if I remember correctly) she was fine for a day or two then had diarrhea and vomiting again (while Adam is out of town on a guy's weekend)..... This time she doesn't make it to the bathroom and gets my bedroom carpet instead.  We rent a carpet cleaner and get it all up.  Then she's good for another 2 days and gets sick again this time diarrhea in the same spot we just cleaned.  We rent a carpet cleaner and I believe that was the end of it.  It was a long week!!  I swear never to take PTO again.

Well then I decide one day of PTO can't hurt and I take off Blake's birthday. We had a big day planned. Early pick up from school, cute little monster rice krispies for her class, a Wendy's lunch date, a trip to target and maybe even ice cream.  The day before her big day I started getting a cold but tested negative for COVID so no big deal.  That night I came down with the fever and Adam quickly realized it must be the flu... The morning of Blake's birthday I test positive for flu. Adam still made sure her day was special but it really hurt my mommy heart.  

 I had to watch my baby open her presents from the door of my bedroom while they were down the hall.  Couldn't hug or kiss her for her special day.  My heart still hearts and I'm currently on 48 hours straight of living in my bedroom. One more day then back to work but I'm sure going crazy.  I can't even enjoy laying around all day because I'm 36 weeks pregnant and can't lay down without terrible heartburn.  

On a positive note the sweet intended parents sent me a thoughtful care package with some soups, fruits and the most amazing chocolate chip cookies I've ever had.   That did brighten my day a bit.  

Special thank you to the amazing Melissa at Dear Lissie Photography for asking me to model for her. These maternity photos are stunning thanks to her! She made me feel so beautiful at a time I needed it the most.  Highly highly recommend her for all of your maternity and newborn photography needs!! Hair and makeup by the very talented Cotton Rouge & Company. 





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