Oh emotions, why do you toy with me so? One minute I’m calm and joyful and excited about this next life transistion as our family of 3 grows to 4. The next I’m nervous and anxious and worried about how I’ll possibly manage the balance of it all. I’m guessing (and hoping?) this is completely normal and like everything else that life throws our way we’ll figure it out one step at a time. I think I’m most anxious for the opening of our next business venture which we had hoped would happen 2 months months ago – I really wanted to have the summer under our belts before this babe joins us so that we could set up some routines and best practices. But as construction tends to go… things have fallen way behind schedule. We are so close to getting there but we’re still not ready to open our doors. At this point I’m just hoping business and baby don’t decide to birth themselves on the same day.
General discomforts: Luckily the heat has broken over the past week, giving me a bit of relief. I’m still struggling with really achey hands, mostly in my knuckles. It’s enough that it wakes me up in the night sometimes. Also my acid reflux/heartburn has been BRUTAL since my last update, to the point where I’m actually losing sleep because of it. Papaya enzymes, Tums and shots of raw apple cider vinegar just weren’t cutting it anymore so I finally went to the pharmacy and picked up some Zantac as my midwives had recommended months ago. So far I’ve taken only 2 pills over the past 3 days and that’s been enough to stop it in its tracks. Thank you lord. I don’t know why it took me so long to try it because the relief is SO nice.
Baby girl: The little one is still sitting up high and giving me lots of bumps and jabs as she stretches out her legs but thankfully no kicks to the ribs. I’ve noticed a few little fits of hiccups which is somehow adorable as I try to picture her hiccuping in utero. Also given my heartburn complaints I’ve had several people suggest that she’ll come out with a full head of hair!
Cravings: I am the carb queen. I’ll take some bread, with a side of bread and vegan cheese with a vegan grilled cheese for dessert please. I’ve also been loving up Fieldroast apple sage sausages lately too. Still drinking lots of fizzy water and loving my home brewed kombucha as well.
Purchases: I’ve been trying to hold back from lots of spending on this babe but have made a few recent purchases. My diaper bag I used with Woodrow was an inexpensive tote from Old Navy that I wore into the ground over the course of 2.5 years so I treated myself to a new pretty one in a purple ombre from Pixie Mood, a small vegan handbag line made in Toronto. I also couldn’t resist getting myself a new soft bamboo muslin with Xs and Os when I purchased the same one for an expectant friend, and I think it’s fair to say that the adorableness of the watermelon shorties (made by locally by Sprout Handmade) speak for themselves. I also just signed up for a cloth diaper service which I’m so excited for – no more diaper laundry for me! And I’ve also just ordered a DockATot for our little lady. The reviews are pretty phenomenal and I wanted something for her to lie in while co-sleeping with us. Our Bugaboo stroller that I purchased second hand for Woodrow still has enough life in it so I think we’ll be okay with it and can avoid a double stroller purchase, although Woodrow still likes to use it on longer walks and isn’t super keen on the idea of sharing it with his little sister. Hopefully he changes his tune once he tried out the skateboard attachment!
Days until due date: 38 (!!!!) Also I’m super late writing this bump date and am closer to 35 weeks than 34, but being only 5 weeks away from my due date is too crazy for me so I needed to get this update out first!