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37 week bump update

June 13, 2012

Things are moving pretty quickly here so I thought I’d better jump on and give a quick update before people start wondering what’s going on. Obviously this is not the usual outline I’ve been doing for the weeks past. I missed last weeks and I’m not into it right now so bullets it is.

  • Last week I had to deal with a few shit storms that came my way. Nothing health related or too terrible (everything is still going awesome with the pregnancy) just homeownership-not-having-a-husband-around kind of stuff. Things that would have taken him 5 minutes to rectify, but took me much MUCH longer and significantly more energy. I had a couple of rough days but things are looking up again.
  • Chris comes home TOMORROW! The best thing about having such a weird lifestyle is every couple of months when we reunite, we get to experience that butterfly excitement you remember when you first started falling in love.
  • I am officially full term! I don’t want to jinx myself here but I have a feeling I will not make it to my due date. It would be great if we could have a few days to get some things done (I have a HUGE list for my husband as you can imagine him being gone for the last couple of months) and then a week or so to spend some time together just the two of us before we go live.
  • That said, everybody keeps commenting about how small I am. Not body wise small, but belly small. I’m measuring perfectly fine and my midwives are not concerned at all but I met a woman with the same due date and she does look much bigger than me (and she’s overall pretty fit). I am not the type to get wrapped up in comparing myself to others, however, I am currently the most pregnant woman in my prenatal yoga class but am far from having the biggest belly. Not sure if that means this little girl will be smaller than average when she arrives, but also hoping she doesn’t feel the need to stay in for the full 42 weeks to grow.
  • Still don’t have a date for my husbands departure after baby girl arrives. He is scheduled for a class in Huston at the beginning of August so obviously it would be ideal to have her with us before the actual due date for maximum family time together. I don’t want to get my mind too wrapped up in it, but there is a sense of time pressure that goes beyond the “uncomfortable ready to be done being pregnant” sentiment you usually hear.
  • No bump picture because I’m not sure if Chris will be checking this before I see him tomorrow morning. I want him to see me in person first.
  • The nursery is 95% finished. Still waiting on the glider I ordered. I think I mentioned this a while back, but they had some big problem with textile company they work with and it’s taken forever to get upholstered. I ordered it in February or March so almost 6 months ago! Thank God I’m on top of my shit here and I ordered it that early, or else who knows when it would arrive. They agreed to ship it to my house free of charge since they are taking forever to get it over here from NC (they would have charged me $200 freight for home delivery rather than throwing it on a truck amongst a larger order). I’m expecting to hear from them anyway, but wonder if I’ll have it before the baby arrives.

I’m sure there are a ton of other bullets I wanted to hit, but I can’t think of it all right now. I would love to be more regular with my blog reading and posting, but I’m not sure how crazy things are going to be for a while so if it’s even possible – lower your expectations for me. I will update again soon(ish).

 

ETA: I have no idea why the bullets are stars. That’s dumb. I don’t know how to fix it. Please excuse them.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. June 14, 2012 1:46 am

    Congrats on being full term! Only a couple of weeks to go. I wouldn’t worry too much about size of the belly. I used to ask my doctor about that and he said everyone looks different based upon size of hips, etc… Hope you are having a good time with the hubs before baby comes :)

  2. Lu Kelley permalink
    June 14, 2012 3:03 am

    Great to get your tweet! Chris coming home tomorrow, how exciting for you all. Not sure you have my phone number as I did not get a message from you . My phone number is 253-576-4827. Good luck neighbor…

  3. June 14, 2012 1:26 pm

    Yay for Chris coming home! Ugh, I feel you on the home ownership garbage, hope everything got taken care of. I’m excited for you, can’t believe you only have a couple of weeks left!!! : )

  4. June 14, 2012 6:35 pm

    Ugh. People were always commenting to me how small my belly was in those last weeks and I WASN’T gaining any fundal height, so it made me worry a lot. Everything turned out to be fine, they monitored me with ultrasounds to make sure fluid levels were where they should have been and when they weren’t, the were going to induce me (except for I kicked into labor on my own at that point). Don’t worry, everything will be fine (I know, easier said than done).

    And hooray that Chris comes home!!! I can’t imagine how anxious you are in these last few weeks trying to tie everything together and enjoy some last moments of peace and quiet on this earth as a couple. Don’t worry if you don’t have everything acomplished before baby barret arrives. Everything will be all good the moment she comes out. You’ll see :)

  5. June 15, 2012 11:47 pm

    I kind of like the stars…

    But more importantly – hooray for Chris coming home! I hope you’re enjoying your time together before your little girl comes to join you!

  6. June 16, 2012 9:20 pm

    Let us see the belly!!!
    I was 2 weeks late. Hated being late! Most first preggo women are. Awesome you are feeling well and had an easy pregnancy (as easy as these things are), though dealing with home ownership issues on your own is no fun!

  7. June 17, 2012 1:11 pm

    Everyone looks different. I was huuuuuuuuuuuuuge (and people comment about your belly size, regardless of whether you’re big or small or whatever) and Emily was not as huge, and we both had normal, average size babies (mine was 8 lbs). I think it’s all dependent on body type (I have no torso to speak of). I hope the next few weeks are fantastic!

  8. Amy T, Yo! permalink
    June 20, 2012 7:31 pm

    I like the star bullets. Spices it up a bit. :) Sooooooo the good news of me being so behind on your blog is, CHRIS IS ALREADY HOME!!!!! Yipppeeeeeeee! So excited for you.

    I can’t believe you don’t have the glider….glad they’re giving it to you free of shipping costs.

    Hope all is well now that Chris is home and that baby girl comes anyday. I got induced at 38 weeks so it’s like sooooooo crazy that you’re 38 right now.

  9. Jess permalink
    June 23, 2012 11:39 pm

    I NEED MORE INFORMATION… and who cares about the stars…. LOL! I love you girl!

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