So.... I tried to not make this into a baby blog, but it's really hard! It's not every day you get to have a human being grow inside you.
I'm feeling pretty large these days. I've been so lucky to have a very uneventful pregnancy. Lately though my ever growing belly has really been impacting my sleep... But, last night I actually was able to stay in bed for a whole eight hours. It seems terribly unfair that biology won't let a pregnant lady catch up on her sleep before the baby comes. I guess it's all in preparation.
My experience of being pregnant has been nothing like what I thought it would be. I'll be the first to admit, I had a very negative view of pregnancy. I thought my body would be wrecked, I thought I'd feel miserable for 9 months, I thought I'd feel like a stranger in my own skin! None of that has been true for me. I'm pretty happy about how I look. I've been able to keep exercising and doing pretty much everything I did pre-pregnancy. Sometimes, when I get really busy, I even forget I'm pregnant. I've realized that the body is a pretty amazing thing, and I'm lucky to have genes that resulted in me not getting stretch marks ;)
One of the reasons I never really saw myself having kids is that I was so terrified of the idea of actually giving birth (oh, how I used to shudder at the thought). I don't know if it's a hormonal thing that happens or what, but that fear has pretty much gone by the wayside. In fact, I'm kind of curious to see just how tough I am...!
|Me at 36 weeks!|
As I mentioned earlier, I had my baby shower last weekend. My two cousins (who are like my sisters) prepared it for me. They did such an awesome job! It was a fairly small gathering of family on both mine and Dan's side. It was so nice to see everyone! My cousins did such an amazing job... we had lemon meringue pie in a jar, pineapple cheesecakes, tea and lemonade... It was pretty perfect!