Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Eight More Sleeps

We have been counting down to Baby Day for Noah's sake. We're hoping it will get him excited for meeting his baby brother, and also hope that it makes him feel included. Right now, I feel like the new baby is this abstract thing that has made mommy grow larger, more impatient, and sometimes causes her pain. When the baby kicks me hard enough to make me yelp, he runs to me, concerned! He is such a sweet boy for the most part. He still sometimes forgets to be gentle and not jump on me when I'm lying down, but he's a toddler, they are rough and tumble, loving little creatures.

My firstborn is growing up so quickly. They are learning about their feelings in preschool this week, which I admittedly thought was too big an idea for such small people to comprehend, but he came home with a basic understanding of the word, frustration. I couldn't believe it, I was shocked and proud. He likes to sleep with three very specific things in bed with him: his water bottle, his rock, and his blue shovel. We couldn't find his shovel before nap and he turned to me to tell me, "Can't find my blue shovel, mumum! I'm frustrated!". I tried not to laugh at the cuteness.

I'm going to miss my rambunctious big boy when I'm in the hospital, but he told me that he has to visit mommy in the hospital, which I know will melt me into a big puddle of mush. We're planning on giving him a big brother present for when that happens. What did you do for your firstborns when their baby siblings arrived? These are a few ideas we're considering:

Monday, September 28, 2015

Aaaand I'm Done

I (mostly) love being pregnant, looking pregnant, and feeling my son kick the crap out of me from the inside, but I think I'm done now. 38.5 weeks! Baby Wilson #2 will be here in a week and two days via c-section, which feels both so close and so far away. I pretty much look and feel like I'm going to explode. My balance is just silly, I almost tipped right over and down the hill yesterday while walking up to the house.

I would also very much like to have my body back. I know I'll never look like I did on my wedding day, but I will settle for being a healthy size 6 (or 4!), and not a size 6 plus beach ball, face chub, giant swollen feet, and heartburn. My belly shelf was novel for about two weeks, now it's just completely in my way. I have to cook and wash the dishes sideways. SIDEWAYS. This accounts for much of my back pain, I'm sure.

Would you like to know a funny bit of trivia? It is almost October, and I have been pregnant for all of 2015 so far! That is just bananas. Happy Monday!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Home Stretch

It's hard to believe that in just a little over two weeks, we will be a family of four! (Plus a bunny) September has been a busy, yet rough month for us. Brendan has been working non-stop, pretty much seven days a week because work is launching Halo 5 very, very soon. That leaves me with my hands quite full at home, nine months pregnant with a super energetic toddler. My mobility has been oscillating between alright and not mobile at all, and my energy level is nil.

We did celebrate our five year wedding anniversary this month, as well as Brendan's 33rd birthday, so that was nice! We also had a lovely visit from some old friends, and Small Human also recently started toddler preschool (growing up so fast!). We unfortunately had a couple yucky trips to the vet for Tidbit, but she seems to be doing much better now, fingers crossed. As for the new baby, he feels positively enormous in my stomach and he still has more than two weeks to keep growing some more! Oy. I am so, so tired, but we're close to the end, which is such a relief on many different levels. I can't wait to meet this kicky little boy. I also can't wait for my rib/groin/ab/ligament/joint/sciatic nerve/swollen foot pain to go away after delivery.

I have been meaning to do so many blog posts about various different things. Like what's handy to have in your car when you're a mom; about building a good first aid kit; and of course, what's in my hospital bag this time around, but I pretty much sleep during my free time now. Either that or I'm very slowly trying to accomplish household tasks, like laundry, groceries, vacuuming, and getting all the baby clothes washed and ready to go. Everything feels 100% harder these days, I'm just the crankiest lady right now!

My blog won't be very interesting for awhile, and for that I apologize. This pregnancy has been much tougher on me, but I'm hanging in there. Thanks for all your messages of positivity and well wishes! They are very much appreciated. xoxo