It’s been a rough week. I’m devastated over the election results, and these pregnancy hormones aren’t helping any. I think I’ve cried almost every day for the last week and a half, and Tuesday night was no exception. I could talk about it here, but honestly, I’m done talking about it. I’m emotionally exhausted and just need a break from the negativity, anger, and drama this election has stirred up over the last year.
Onto a different topic:
- My hospital bag is packed and sitting in the trunk of my car. The car seat is installed. If this kid decides to make an early debut, I am somewhat ready, and knowing that has been making me feel a little better. The nursery is done, too, so I will be sharing pictures here of it soon. Next up on the ol’ pregnancy todo list is write a will (ugh) and choose a pediatrician.
- I can tell people think I’m looking pretty big right around now. A family member told me she thinks I’m going to have an 8-9 pound baby. A co-worker straight up told me I’m “so big… in a good way!” Whatever their intentions, these comments were not comforting and the one about me being big made me cry. (Thanks, hormones.) Some people need to learn that commenting on one’s size, pregnant or not, is not ok. Just keep your thoughts and comments to yourself.
- I think I’m getting to the point where I’m done being pregnant, and even though I still have a lot to do before he arrives, I’m ready for my baby to be here already. I’ve been feeling super uncomfortable this last week. It’s getting harder to get out of bed after I wake up, get dressed in the morning, and walk for long distances without getting Braxton Hicks contractions. I’ve been having a hard time breathing because he’s squishing my lungs. Yeah, I think between these recent feelings of discomfort, the non-stop hormones, and the comments on my size, I’m just ready to be done, but I have 7 weeks to go. If only I could just start my maternity leave now and hide out at home until my due date. That sounds ideal right about now.
I had today off from work because of Veteran’s Day and it was much-needed. I got away from the computer (AKA all the election drama on FB) and went to Apple Hill with Chris and Otis. Tomorrow, Chris and I have another prenatal class to attend, then we’re having dinner with some relatives from my mom’s side of the family.
How was your week? What are your plans for the weekend?