So….I’m on my last leg of the race. 34 weeks along now. 6 weeks left to go. Or perhaps less if Rylee decides she wants to meet us sooner. Oops, I just said it. RYLEE. That’s her name :) It’s the first one Sam thought of when we found out we were having a baby, and we liked it for a boy or a girl. But once we found out it was a girl….it stuck even more. We tossed around a dozen more ideas over the last few months but we kept going back to Rylee, the name we both first loved. So we’ve decided to make it official and tell people. It’s so nice to finally call her something. I feel like everyday our bond grows closer. She is moving more than ever these days. I can feel her elbows on my side and her tiny feet jab up into my ribs. I’ve got to give her a good push sometimes to have her move. It’s kind of turned into a game between us. Not quite as fun on my end I guess…but somehow it always make me smile. Knowing she is growing and fattening up and getting ready to be snuggled in my arms. The thought of holding her and looking into her eyes is becoming more of a reality with each passing day. And I have never been more excited and anxious for that day to come. As much as I want that time to be now, I want her to hang tight inside of me at least for a few more weeks so that she is healthy and strong when she is born. The doctor did tell me this morning that if I were to go into labor today, that she would most likely be just fine. And knowing that is comforting in itself.
I have another ultrasound on Thursday to check on her growth and make sure she is still on track. By “tape measure standards”, I am still measuring small. But two months ago they also said I was measuring small and Rylee was in fact bigger than expected. So I am hoping she is fat as ever! And as far as how I am feeling, I can’t complain too much. My feet are swollen and I’ve got a lot of pressure on my pelvis, which gives me a nice waddle….but other than that, there has been nothing really too concerning. I count my blessings every day and feel blessed to have had such a smooth pregnancy up until this point. Of course I’ve had my days, but every symptom, ache, and pain, has been very normal, and nothing my body has not been able to handle. I am just crossing my fingers that the next few weeks my body stays strong and continues to prove me wrong in it’s abilities. I have always been a bit of a pessimist when it comes to my own health, mainly because of all of the issues I have had to deal with in the past. Thank God I have my husband to continue to bring me back to reality and remind me that everything will be OK! I am still working as hard as ever right now but I plan on stopping work in about 4 weeks (2 weeks prior to my due date). I think i’ll need a little rest (for my mind and body) in prep for this babe. I also need a minute to finish the nursery that has been severely neglected as of late! I promise I’ll share some photos of it when it’s complete….but for now, all we have is the foundation: new floors, cloud grey walls, crib, changer and *my dream* rocker. Drapes and bedding are on their way and now I need to add some touches of color and art! Ayiyi, I don’t know if I will ever have time to get it all finished!
Here are more dreamy nurseries I’ve been inspired by. Links can be traced back on my PINTEREST