it is Sunday and the data woke me up early, so now I'm blogging in bed while Marcus is sleeping.
I'm also blogging from my tablet and the autocorrect is vicious ... I'm gonna do my best to make sure this all makes sense haha
it's been a few weeks, but that's ok. I literally feel as if the past weeks has been wake up, work, do 2000 things then crashland in bed, sleep and repeat. Don't get me wrong, there has been a bunch of fun stuff too, but let's say I'm looking forward to Christmas. I need a break.
So, what's new? We're preparing to move soon, and have started packing. I've had some anxiety over our basement storage, it now that we've been through that and thrown so much unnecessary junk away, It feels so much better! (wasn't that a thrilling insight into my life haha) The rest of the apartment should be easier to get through, and hopefully we'll have everything packed by early January. or New year's if we are very good. The plan is for us to live with Marcus' parents in January, just to be sure that we're not in the middle of moving if the baby decides to arrive earlier than expected. I'm sort of counting on the whole "you always go past your due date with your first baby" myth, but you never know ... the ladies in my mum group on Facebook has started having their babies now, so I'm mentally preparing about the fact that that's going to be us soon.
You know what's weird? since we're moving I can't really do that whole nesting thing I've heard so much about. I can't set up a crib, and I can't prepare a space for the baby. I didn't think that bothered me really, but then I got a bit crazy about washing baby clothes. I talked about it for weeks,and then when we finally washed and folded all the clothes a calm settled over me. I felt prepared and ready for anything. Which is slightly absurd but I'm not going to question it.
In other baby news, she has grown so big now! I can feel all her moving around in there and it is so strange and wonderful. She has, however
, lodged her butt firmly in my right ribs, and let's say that is less than comfortable. I've also started experiencing the breathlessness and dizziness that comes when the baby grows and starts resting on one of the major blod vessels in your body, in combination with your lungs having less space so you can't take as deep breaths. I do feel lucky though, I'm still mostly round around my stomach so I don't feel too heavy, and my hips doesn't hurt so bad unless I strain myself. I'm also going to start my maternity leave soon, and I can't wait. I'm gonna sleep, you guys! so much daytime sleeping. Also I've started experiencing stronger practice contractions, and that is easier to handle when you are not at work. Believe me.
We have a fun day ahead of us today! Elinne is coming over and we're borrowing the photostudio at Marcus' job to take a few maternity photos! I'm not super confident in front of the camera, especially now when the focus is going to be very much directed at me, but hopefully it will be all right since it is only my sister and Marcus who'll be there with me. And I do feel very pretty actually, I've never felt so confident with my body as I do now, oddly enough. I love my big round belly!
Ok, Marcus is waking up and I need to eat something before I starve!
bye for now!