High Five for Friday
Come to Mama
I hope you all have had a good week!
Nothing seems to dominate my mind more than the fact that this baby will be here in about 5 weeks. This pregnancy flew by starting at week 12 (when I announced it).
I’m extremely thankful that I’ve had a uneventful pregnancy. Doctors appointments are quick and easy, and I haven’t had any unusual or particularly painful symptoms either.
I can tell my feet are swelling by the end of the day. They are tender in the morning after a long day of standing. I’m still able to wear my regular shoes, they are just a little snug.
The baby has a pretty consistent “move/kick pattern” throughout the day. It’s getting really fun to see him move around and watch my belly toss and turn. It also still feels a little “alien-like” . . . in a sweet way of course. #letsbereal
If I’m totally honest, I have really loved how kind strangers have been to me. Normally that wouldn’t affect me one bit (I blame my northern upbringing), but I have really appreciated all the sweet comments and smiles from strangers. I’m also trying to enjoy them while they last because once me and my crying baby are out in public, those smiles may in fact turn to scowls.
Overall, I’d say I’ve loved being pregnant. Let’s see what kind of post I’m writing on week 39 or 40 compared to this one, shall we? It’ll probably be along the lines of “pregnancy was great, but get this child out of me”. We’ll see.
As far as I know “joey” is still breech. I have an appointment in about a week to check his status. Thank you for your comments on this post regarding a breech baby. I can honestly tell you that I’m truly not stressing over it. Justin and I decided not to do Version, so we’ll wait and see what this baby does on his own.
Okay, that’s all for the pregnancy update!
On to the high fives of the week!
1. I got a prenatal massage about a week ago and it was not what I hoped it would be. The therapist spent a lot of time on my arms. Yes my arms. My arms are the same, pregnant or not. I was thinking, “Guuuuuurl, get down on my legs and feet! That’s where the swelling is!” Anyway, I learned my lesson and then found a promo to get a massage at a different place this week.
So I got another prenatal massage at White Dahlia and oh my goodness I was truly in heaven. I saw Heather Miller and no sooner than her hands touched my body I was transported to another land filled with happiness, peace and kittens. I kept drooling on the pillow and would fall in and out of sleep. I do NOT like to sleep during a massage because I want to be mentally present to feel the goodness that is having another human rub your muscles. So I would drift off and then tell myself, “Wake up! Wake up! You are missing it”.
It was also a 90 minute massage and that took it over the top (in a really good way).
If you are pregnant, or when you are pregnant, do yourself a favor and get a prenatal massage. I’ll never be the same because of it.
2. My mom arrived Monday and we both cannot believe it’s Friday. This was the fastest week in history. She’s been working so hard in the nursery and has absolutely transformed it into, what I think, is the cutest nursery in the history of the world. I do not take for granted the fact that my mom is a decorator. I pretty much let her do whatever she wants in my house and it always turns out beautiful.
3. A few months ago I received an email from someone at Southern Weddings magazine asking if I would like to contribute some marriage advice to their 6th issue of the magazine. I was grateful to be asked, and replied with something that I’ve seen to be incredibly important in marriage. It’s on page 283 of the magazine if you happen to have one.