BABY BUMP_ 36 WEEKS
So, it’s August 1st. Which means it’s my baby month! I thought this month would never come. It feels like I have been anticipating August for forever now….and well, we’ve made it! Little Rylee has been growing faster than ever. They say that in these last 4 weeks is really when she packs on the pounds…about an ounce a day. And man can I feel it. She is already in a head down position (yay!) , which means her kickboxing lessons shoot straight for my ribs (ow!). Sitting at work I am constantly pushing down her little feet that get caught just under my right rib cage. I keep telling myself “only a couple more weeks”! Backaches have finally set in and sleep is no longer so easy for me. I guess I can be thankful that my difficulty sleeping is just coming around now. Maybe it’s my body’s way of getting me prepared for all those sleepless nights to come!
Friday is my last day at Jedidiah, and it’s honestly such an odd feeling. I have been working full time for so many years now and have never really learned how to slow down. It’s always “go go go”…and “how many projects can I possibly take on without burning out?” Now, thinking about stopping (in fact, KNOWING I am stopping)…is such a foreign idea. It’s not like I am stopping forever, but work as I now know it will never be the same. Part of it scares me because I have gotten so comfortable with my routine and my workaholic ways that I am not sure what I am going to do with myself when it all abruptly stops. But the other side of me knows that REST is what I need right now, and that this baby is going to bring such a huge, incredible life change that I think I have been wanting for a long time. The idea of being a mommy and loving and nurturing this tiny little human life that I (or I should say “we”) created is such an amazing feeling. I am ready for it….or at least as ready as I will ever be.
…a few pics Sam took the other day. 25 more days and counting!
And if you want to end your night with a good laugh….THIS PHOTO was me just a few hours ago at my friends house watching the season finale of the Bachelorette. My tummy now officially qualifies as a table Especially convenient for late night ice cream cravings.