Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Hello July!

It's finally July - this is your month baby P!  July has always been a special month for us, with our wedding anniversary and the day we closed on our first home anniversary, so I wouldn't expect you to be born any other month.  And after my last check-up where the doctor told me she doesn't think I'll go past my due date, I've got an even better feeling that you won't hold off til August.

So I've been feeling pretty pregnant lately.  Every bend and reach is accompanied by an unintentional/unnecessary moan or groan.  My carpal tunnel is driving me crazy.  My right hand feels like the hand of an 80 year old woman with arthritis that has problems opening the whole way and doing simple things like opening previously opened jars or tying my shoes.  Sleeping is ugh.  My feet are swollen and even my old navy flip flops are too tight.  I look back and the selfie pics I took at 16-20 weeks and think what the hell was I taking a picture of?  But other than that things have been pretty good, so really don't have much to complain about.  I'm still going on walks with Roxanne in the morning before it gets too hot, bp and weight gain are normal, and overall we feel ready for our new addition.

Rob has been an amazing supportive partner throughout this whole pregnancy, and for that I am very thankful.  I knew he would be, but he often goes above and beyond which I appreciate.  From painting the nursery not once but twice- and picking out the second wall color all on his own, to painting the large dresser/changer, to hanging the ceiling fan/shelves/pictures, putting together every baby item we've received without being asked to, continuously asking if I need anything, telling me to wake him up in the middle of the night if he can do anything for me, cleaning the house (including floor washing!), and much more.  Baby and I are lucky to have him.