Thursday, September 15, 2011

33 weeks

Yesterday Peighton turned 33 weeks! I can't believe how fast time is flying by now! Her hospital bag is packed and ready by her door. I still have to pack mine and make sure we have stuff for Jeff ready too. But, those things will happen in the coming weeks.

I've been having a lot of braxton hicks contractions while I'm attempting to sleep. It's also becoming very uncomfortable to change positions and when I do change sides I have pain somewhere....either my hip, legs, side, or instant heartburn. But, while I'm complaining it's also something I realize is going to pass and I'll forget all about when I have my beautiful daughter at home.

That's one thing I'm trying to get used to...saying the word "daughter". Hubby & I both constantly say "we're going to have a daughter" or "we're going to be parents". It's so surreal!

As we get closer to my due date I have all these things that are causing anxiety from wondering if my hubby will be here for her birth or if I'll be alone and then I worry that he will be here and he will pass out in the delivery room and miss everything...ha!

I have managed to wash all of her newborn-3 months clothing, bed sheets, blankets, socks, mittens, and bibs. Going through all of her stuff allows me to realize what we need and how blessed we are to have so many people who care and love for Peighton as much as we do.

We are starting to notice a difference in the dogs. Lucki has become even more protective of me and against the other dogs, which is new. Makai has become distant he does not really pay attention to me unless he's cold or I have food. Chloe and Buck are becoming more disobedient and ignoring commands. I am not afraid of any of the dogs being aggressive toward Peighton, but I do worry that they will be overwhelmed by the sudden change and will treat people differently...but, I guess we will see.

As far as feeling pregnant, this week has been very difficult. I spent a day cleaning last week which left me so sore I soaked in the tub for an hour and it did not make a difference. Needless to say, that night I did not sleep at all. Then, I got impatient and moved some things around that I should have let my hubby do which resulted in a pulled muscle in my side. Sometimes I forget I have this huge belly in front of me and that is why I do things that I probably should not be doing.

My heartburn has gotten a lot better and I only have it now if I drink juice (any kind), eat marinara sauce, pizza, or eat oranges. I still eat and drink all of those items though because life is just too short to avoid my favorite foods.

Ok, here's what you've all waited for...my belly picture for this week. This weekend I am planning to take my maternity photos. I'm hoping the weather is nice and we can find a nice spot that is feeling the effects of fall...I'm hoping to do a fall themed maternity shoot.

Until next time, God bless everyone and goodnight.