Life is a journey and if you fall in love with the journey you will be in love forever.
Even though I took a break from blogging, I continued to document the bump situation. I am not going to lie, the last week of my pregnancy, I was all sorts of uncomfortable. I even gave in a purchased a few new maternity tunics to accommodate my huge belly. It’s a good thing I left the tags on, since I went into labor two weeks early! Here is my last bump shot.
Two weeks later, I had this bundle of joy in my arms. How in the world did that baby fit in there?
For fun, here’s a look at the ever changing bump during my 40 week journey.
How Far Along: 46 Weeks
Total Weight Gain: 36 pounds gained overall and I have lost all but 5
Food Cravings: Now that I am breastfeeding, I seem to be hungry all the time. It’s a good thing that it burns an extra 500 calories. Now finding time to eat is a whole other story.
What I Miss About Being Pregnant: I miss having him with me at all times. When he was in my belly, he was so secure and safe. I thought I worried then, but now that he’s on his own, there is so much more to worry about. I don’t know if video baby monitors are a blessing or a curse, because that kid gives “sound asleep” a whole new meaning.
Symptoms: My six-week postpartum check-up has come and gone, and I am starting to feel like my old self again…except when I am doing crunches. Seriously, what happened to my stomach muscles? Everything checked out, and I was given the A -ok to resume all activities.
Baby Movement: Easton is definitely a mover. From the beginning, we discovered that he prefers to sleep on his left side. It really freaked me out the first time I found him in his crib this way. He also has to have his hands free at all times, so we use the Halo Sleepsaks instead of swaddling him. On the development front, he is reaching out to grab his toys. He’s such a smart baby.
Maternity Attire: So long maternity clothes. I am back in my old jeans. They may be on the tight side, but they still zip!
Hurl Factor: Between spit up and dirty diapers, nothing really gets to me these days.
Annoyances: Some babies sleep through the night at seven weeks, but we’re still getting up once or twice. It’s much more manageable than it was early on, but it’s still kind of annoying.
Weekly Highlight: Smiling babies are the best thing in the entire world. I love every smile and coo he shares with me.
When did your baby start sleeping through the night?