Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Home Stretch!

Pregnancy #2 on Left,        Pregnancy #1 on right
Still wearing pre-pregnancy pants over here!!!
Well, my plan was to get to this post at 30 weeks, but with time flying by, we are at 31 weeks already.  That being said, we are in the home stretch!   The ending, the conclusion, the finish line, the completion!  Time really has been going fast.  Having a little one to look after makes pregnancy fly by.
I'm still feeling pretty good, but I have noticed baby girl has gotten lower.  Making mobility a little bit more restricted.  I keep pulling round ligaments, from simple things like standing.  (heaven forbid I stand up!)  Weight gain has slowed to a normal level, blood pressure is perfect, along with baby heartbeat and movement.  Happy as a clam over here.  Now if only I could get some things done around here..........
1.  Paint baby room
2.  Have pool fence moved
3.  Build Hubby an office in the garage (there's already a room in there, it just needs to be finished)
4.  Sell truck/ buy car with better accommodation for 2 car seats

Thankfully, with having another girl, we already have all the stuff.  So, even if we don't get everything done, its not a big deal.  At least thats what I'm trying to convince myself of.  I also have a list of things to do on a personal level!
1.  Re-read a few of my favorite books
2.  Continue walking
3.  Practice pain coping techniques from the Birthing From Within Classes (which I LOVE by the way)
4.  Spend some time connecting with baby.  Even if its just 5 minutes before bed.
5.  Do yoga at least once a week.  I have been a slacker.

I plan on surrounding myself with happy thoughts, and happy, empowered women the last few weeks of pregnancy.  I will continue to go to the ICAN meetings (every 2 weeks at this point) and hopefully make it to a bellies meeting.  We have sent out the invitations for my blessingway, which is in 3 1/2 weeks already.  (holy cow)  Its a very small group of women that I love, and I can't wait to see what all it entails.  I love surprises!!!  Well, that about it here, and I'll post again after the blessingway!


  1. love it! sounds like smooth sailing out your way!

  2. also, question: are you planning your own blessingway or is someone hosting it for you? i want to have one, but feel weird organizing it myself...should i ask my doula to do it? what are you doing?

    1. Hi Katy! A friend of mine is hosting it. She has hosted one before, and knows how they are run. Here's a link to a book about blessingways- http://www.amazon.com/Mother-Rising-Yana-Cortlund/dp/1587612674/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1328038942&sr=1-1
      It gives great ideas on what to do. But, we planned it together, she is taking my ideas, and then adding some things in herself. If your doula is also a friend, she might have some good insight on a blessingway! We are having 9 guests, so 10 including me. Hope this helps!


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