Yes I know the title of this post is 34 weeks down and the picture is from 33 weeks. I have not taken a 34 week picture so this is all I got! It’s been a while since I have done any kind of pregnancy post and I thought today would be a good day to go about that.
34 weeks down. Where has time gone? It’s funny I sit here and think to myself didn’t I just tell Mr. Big Truck that I was pregnant? Then I sit here and think wow yeah it really has been 7 months and here we are sitting just 5 short weeks away from D-day. Are we excited? HECK YEAH! Are we nervous? To a point. Are we ready? As ready as we will ever be!
I have a lot of people asking me all different questions one being, are you scared to give birth? I can honestly say no I am not. I mean follow me here. I know she HAS to come out. I know it’s gonna hurt. I know the pain is going to be totally worth it. Why should I be scared? I trust my doctors with my life and my daughter’s life so I know what is going to happen is going to happen. I know they are more than capable of handling the birth of Little Miss so why should I be scared? I have been going to my doctors office for 16 years! They have delivered countless babies they got this! Mr. Big Truck and I have had many discussions about this too. I will not lie had I gone through this experience a year ago I would be scared but I have calmed down big time in the last year. I have grown as a person and in my life and I know that some things are just not in my control and this is one of those situations. I pray DAILY that there will be no complications and I pray DAILY that God would guide my doctors and I trust in His plan fully.
Another question I get a lot is are you gonna get a epidural? Let me put it this way, I have not intentions of getting one. This is something else Mr. Big Truck and I have talked in great lengths about. Neither of us take any kinds of medications other than our daily supplements. Heck this is the first year I have actually gotten a flu shot and I only did that because it was in the best interest of my daughter and I had to do that for her. If I can go through delivery without an epidural game on. If it gets to the point where I just can not deal with it I will ask for one but I want to go as long as possible without one. One thing I know for sure is I WILL NOT be asking for narcotics. Epidural sure if I feel I really need one but thats it.
There is also the mother of all questions, are you going to nurse? I have every intention to nurse Little Miss. In a perfect world she will latch right on and there will be no issues. However, this is not a perfect world. Our tenetive plan is to exclusively breastfeed for the first 4 to 6 weeks and then slowly start to introduce the bottle so that Mr. Big Truck can feed her and have that bonding experience with her. We both know how important it is to us to breastfeed and we are going to do everything we can to encourage it and get it to work. Again it is not our plan but His plan. This is something else I pray about DAILY.
One of my favorite questions I get A LOT is, are you still working out? Why yes, yes I am! I am not working out as HARD as I used to but I am still working out. I lift 3 days a week and I walk as much as I possibly can. My favorite response to this is I am pregnant not dead. I mean come on just because I am pregnant does not mean I can throw my workouts to the side for 9/10 months. The first 12ish weeks of my pregnancy working out was a rough I am not going to lie but I pushed through and ya know what? That was the best thing I could have done. I always feel so much better after a work! Do I have days when I do not want to work out? You bet I do! What do I do? I listen to my body. If it is telling me not to workout because it is tired and run down I don’t but if I am not wanting to workout because I am being lazy and finding every excuse under the sun not to workout I push myself and do it.
Then there is the, are you still eating healthy? Um, why wouldn’t I be? I mean this is THE MOST IMPORTANT time ever to eat healthy. Do I treat myself from time to time and have cheat days? ABSOLUTELY but I do not use pregnancy as an excuse to “eat for two” or eat whatever I want.
So yeah these are the most common questions I personally have gotten through out my pregnancy. I know people are asking because they care and I appreciate it. We have just about 5 weeks to go and I have another 6 work days to go. I can not wait to be home and finish up getting things together at the house. I recently washed all the baby clothes and they are currently sitting in her crib waiting to be folded and put away anyone want to come help me with that task?
Didn’t think so. We also are planning to do some maternity pictures in the next few weeks. With the exception of some other odds and ends like packing for the hospital, and getting the car seat adapter for the stroller, and finishing up some thank you cards, we are about as ready as we will ever be for Little Miss to get here already!
T-minus 37 days!