Today I'm linking up at Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life: Expecting Moms.
I've done a few updates here and there throughout my pregnancy on the blog, but for those stopping by for the first time, here is a little catch up.
I'm currently almost 36 weeks pregnant! Yikes, it's almost hard to believe I'm that far and almost done, well except for the fact that it feels like I've been pregnant forever.
I have two little boys ages 4 and 2, and the doctors say we're expecting a little girl. I'm still a little nervous that since we're planning and expecting a girl and that it will end up a boy. I love being a boy mom; I just don't love surprises so I'm hoping she really is a she.
Our little boys are getting pretty excited about the baby, especially our oldest who was hoping for a baby girl.
So how's this pregnancy going?
It's been a great pregnancy. I think I can say that now that morning (all day) sickness is over. Physically on my body I feel like this has been the hardest of my pregnancies. I'm not sure if it's because this is my third, or just because I'm getting older. I seem to be feeling the aches and pains a lot earlier in this pregnancy than my others. I'm definitely waddling around now. It certainly doesn't help that I've probably gained more weight with this pregnancy than with my boys. You would think by the third time I would have learned my lesson about gaining weight, right? Well, I guess I don't have as much control as I thought. I like to claim it's because my body is carrying a girl differently than the boys though. Sleep is okay right now. The only discomforts I have is a bit of pressure in my groin by the end of the day from carrying the baby and the baby pressing on my bladder causing me to feel like I need to pee literally every 10 minutes.
Want my confession about pregnancy though? I am thankful for this baby inside of me and know I'm very lucky, but I do NOT enjoy pregnancy all that much. Sure I enjoy feeling the baby inside me. But overall I don't feel strong when I'm pregnant. I wish I were one of the woman that loved pregnancy, glowed, and can say they never felt better. I'm not one of those woman, but I am one of those people that loves the newborn stage though. Give me the sleep deprivation and nursing around the clock of a newborn baby over pregnancy any day.
As if keeping up with my two little boys and being about 9 months pregnant isn't enough, have I mentioned that we're putting our house on the market next week and planning a big and chaotic move shortly after the baby arrives? Yup, we're kind of crazy. I posted a sneak peek at our nursery plans for the new house HERE though if you want to see.
So in a few short weeks we'll be welcoming our baby girl into our home. She's already in our hearts, but I cannot wait to meet here. I hope you'll follow along this journey. I look forward to introducing her to everyone and telling you all about her.