Thirty-Six Week Bumpdate

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Well, y’all, we are in the home stretch… the final four… weeks that is ;)

Went out to dinner with Husband last night at one of our favorite restaurants, Restaurant BT, and talked about how much life is going to change once Baby D is here.  It is such a weird concept to think that we are officially on “baby time” now, it’s just a waiting game now to see if he or she will be on time, early, or late (I sure hope not!!).  I was also thinking, over the next few weeks I will constantly be thinking, is this our last meal just the two of us?  Is this our last night just the two of us?  Our last weekend?  What kind of parents are we going to be?  How will we survive those first few nights alone with Baby??  Such a scary thing to think about… but also exciting!!

We met our pediatrician (group practice- but only met with one) on Friday, and she was wonderful!  She really put my mind at ease when answering all of my obnoxious first-time-mom questions.   We also finished up all of our “Preparation for Baby” classes (i.e. Prepared Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Safe Baby which included CPR training and proper installation of the car seat) which actually probably scared me more than anything else has during pregnancy.  They show videos of all these brave women having natural births and cesarean section surgeries (eeeeeek!!).  They dabble in epidurals and birthing positions and breathing techniques.  It was all a bit overwhelming, but very informative and I’m glad Husband & I did them together :)

Ok, let’s address the elephant in the room… ME!  I’m enormous!  How much bigger can my belly get before Baby decides to come out?!?  Acid reflux and heartburn are absolute torture and bye bye cute shoes… for now.  My energy levels are starting to tank again.  One minute I will have this burst of energy and the next I’m out cold on the couch or in bed.  Husband had to leave the room the other night because my snoring has gotten so bad :(  I have never snored before… unless I was extremely sick… Baby’s legs & feet are all up in my rib cage, I am making a prediction that he or she is going to have the longest body ever.  Although, that is probably the easiest prediction to make because Husband & I are both pretty tall individuals.

Anyway, no more negativity about the pregnancy because in all honesty, I LOVE this baby inside my belly.  I love all the movements, kicks to the ribs, hiccups, and heartbeats.  I am going to miss this so much once he or she is out, even if the last few weeks are hard.  And to be even more honest… I can’t wait to do it again!  (Husband don’t have a heart attack)  I haven’t gone through labor yet, so my thoughts on pregnancy can change for a while after Baby is born, but as of this moment in time, I cannot wait to watch our little family grow.  I do not want to take any part of pregnancy for granted, as I know some women who would love to have a baby and can’t. I know of women who go through tons of treatments to try to get pregnant and don’t.  I feel so lucky to be here in this moment with my baby in my belly, and I will cherish these last few days of us being one.

We love you Baby Dietrich and cannot wait to share this beautiful world with you!  Please don’t give Mommy too hard of a time as you make your entrance ;)  xoxo

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