I remember from the moment I found out I was pregnant wondering if I would have a new baby for Thanksgiving 2015, well Thanksgiving has come and gone, and still no baby! I’m seriously through the moon ecstatic that I have made it to 36 weeks (36+2) to be exact and my baby girl is still happily growing away in my belly. Kirra was born at exactly 36 weeks so I was so curious to see if we would have our little girl by now or not. I saw my Doctor the day before Thanksgiving, everything still looked great, and he still had no desire at all to take my cerclage out ( a part of me is so ready to get this show on the road but I know I need to wait at least another week). But I just can’t help it, now that I know physically everything is going to be fine with her, I’m so ready and anxious to meet her. I just can’t wait to see what she looks like!! The good thing about being 9 months pregnant though during the Holidays, is you get an excuse to not cook, and boy was that amazing!!! The Holidays are so much less stressful when your not baking and cooking all morning, plus rushing around trying to get yourself and your kids ready so you can be somewhere at a specific time. I was designated to bring the apple cider and pies this year, so a quick trip to Costco was all I needed to get the show on the road (piece of cake or pie in this matter)! Thanksgiving came and went, we are all so grateful for this little girl and how far she has come along, I pigged out a ton, and didn’t have to worry at all about the yearly Thanksgiving muffin top from stuffing myself to the max. All is well!! It was so weird to think though that this would be our last Holiday as a family of 4 though, baby girl will be here for Christmas for sure!
This week was full of highs and lows, on a positive note I feel like 35 weeks is such a huge milestone for me to reach! I don’t wish to have this baby at 35 weeks but if for some reason I happened to go into labor there is a chance she wouldn’t have to go to the NICU and that makes me really excited!! On a negative note I have been so uncomfortable all week literally felt like I wasn’t going to make it to my baby shower, I thought for sure I was going to be delivering this baby before hand. I’ve still had “construction” going on in my house all week so that is just stressing me out, I’m so over having this guy in my house sawing and drilling away, all I want to do is relax on my couch and take a nap but instead I have to worry about keeping Kaiden out of his way and not to mention when someone is in your house working and your just laying on the couch it literally makes you feel lazy and if their judging you. I don’t know, I’m probably being so paranoid and being 8 months pregnant, I’m sure people understand. But anyways I took Kaiden to his eye appointment on Wednesday, he ended up falling asleep on the couch so I had to carry him in all the way from the street and up the stairs, by the time I got inside I was so out of breath and had the worst side pain ever. It was on the right side of my abdomen, directly under my belly, and it hurt so bad I could barely walk. I’ve had this pain before usually after walking very far or if I get up to quickly but this time it wouldn’t go away. And then to top it off the carpet cleaning company was coming in 1 hour and I still had a disaster of a mess to clean in the living room and all bedrooms. I just wanted to cry, the stress of everything, and now this pain was just almost to much for me to bear alone. I really contemplated calling my husband to come home from work and tell him that I just couldn’t deal with the construction, carpet cleaners, and taking care of the kids all while feeling this way. But then I had to stop and remind myself that my husband is just as busy and stressed at work and that I really needed to get a hold of myself and get this handled. So I would pick up a couple toys and then sit back down for about 5 minutes waiting for the throbbing to subside and then repeat, it took forever but I finally got it all done. When you research the pain online or even in my “What to Expect when your Expecting” book it talks a lot about ligament pain but then there’s also “Placental Abruption”! I know, I know, this is totally the NICU nurse in me, but since the pain wasn’t going away and literally was lasting all day, all I could think was “OMG what if something is seriously wrong?!” Placental abruption usually occurs in the last trimester of pregnancy and it’s classic signs and symptoms are abdominal pain, uterine tenderness, back pain (all 3 symptoms I have), vaginal bleeding, and then contractions (luckily I didn’t have either of those). Here I am sitting here self diagnosing myself yet at the same time telling myself to get a grip I just pulled a ligament while doing something I shouldn’t have in the first place. This pain lasted all day and then I even woke up in the middle of the night with it, I told myself if in the morning it was still happening that I would call the doctor but by the morning the pain was gone but instead I just felt really crappy. My stomach just felt so tight and heavy all day, I almost felt like maybe I was getting sick, and I just wanted to sleep all day. So definitely wasn’t having the greatest 2 days right before my shower, I told my husband that I felt like this baby was going to be coming soon. But by Friday morning I started feeling back to my normal self and then Sunday was the shower and I felt great!
If you don’t know my about my previous pregnancy I went into labor right after my baby shower, so as you can imagine I was a little nervous that would happen again. So this time around I wanted to start my day off with absolutely no stress involved. I laid around in bed until I felt ready to get up and then myself and my favorite two boys headed off to a yummy breakfast, I stuffed myself with pancakes, eggs, and bacon and then it was time to go back home and start getting ready. My husband took Kaiden to my daughters softball game, so it was nice and quiet and relaxing for me to get ready.
Who doesn’t love a little makeup and beauty shopping? I know I especially today! For today’s Ultra haul I just wanted to do a quick video and show you guys some of the new great finds I recently purchased, I absolutely love everything I bought this shopping trip so I consider it very successful! I’m super excited for Black Friday coming up next week, I’ll be sure to add some more new beauty products to my collection! Hope you guys enjoy this video, don’t forget to give the video a “thumbs up” if you liked it and don’t forget to “subscribe” to my channel for new content!
OMG it’s been 7 weeks since I last did an update on my baby bump, so much for being more consistent and keeping everyone in the loop! My whole attitude of pregnancy has definitely changed since then and I’m in a much better place, rightfully so! I feel like from 20 weeks until 30 weeks I was a complete mess and was terrified out of my mind of something going wrong. I now feel like I can breathe and I’m not as worried now if I were to go into pre term labor, I know she will be ok, Yes she’ll still be in the NICU but it’ll only be a couple weeks and it won’t be as critical as before. I still definitely don’t want to go into labor anytime soon, I hope she behaves for the next 3 weeks, and we get to experience the whole birthing process the “normal” way. I’ve said it before, I really want my husband to get to hold his baby right after delivery and not have her taken from us, I want her staying in our room, and then when we go home after 2-3 days I want to bring her home with us!
My baby bump this week!
Most people don’t usually pack their hospital bag until about 34-35 weeks but being that I tend to go into labor early, I thought this time I really wanted to be prepared. I delivered Kaiden at only 29 weeks so right at 29 weeks I packed up my bag, hopefully if I’m prepared this time then there won’t be any early surprise visits! If you can think of anything that I missed please don’t hesitate to comment below, any advice is greatly appreciated.
So this will probably be my favorite video of all time, I seriously can’t not laugh when I watch it, Kaiden is hilarious, and we were cracking up the whole time I was trying to talk. This is as real as it gets right here being a mommy of a 2 year old so I hope you enjoy as I talk about some new beauty products I just bought!
Happy 1st day of Fall!! But no seriously, can we start acting like it’s the Fall season around here, I’m so over this 95-100 degree weather anymore! I want to be snuggling on my couch with the kiddos, watching movies, while we listen to the rain outside! Well even if were still sweating our butts off here in San Diego, I decided to do a fall inspired makeup tutorial, super easy, nothing special that many of you subscribers can recreate so ENJOY!!
On Saturday we got free tickets to the Padre game so I couldn’t pass those up, but don’t get me wrong I was definitely freaked out about going. For 1) it was about 90 degrees, ridicously hot, and of course our seats were smack dab straight in the sun the entire game! I couldn’t do it, after sitting in the sun for only about 5 minutes I was sweating so bad and knew this wasn’t a good idea. We spent majority of the time standing in the shade or sitting at a table watching the game on the restaurant table, I just couldn’t bear the heat and was scared I’d get to hot and start contracting. 2) We had to park about 5 blocks from the stadium, now mind you for “normal” pregnant women this is totally fine but I can’t even walk my daughter to her classroom without my stomach tightening. My poor husband we walked so slow to the stadium, me waddling right behind him (yes I already have the dang waddle going on), but walking any faster and I get this awful side cramp. I was even nervous to walk around the stadium but we did a lot of stopping so I was fine until the walk back and then baby girl made sure to let me know I needed to sit down and was done for the day. Overall, it was a great time and I was so happy I was able to enjoy the family outing with my family!!