Since it's getting to be the home stretch of this pregnancy, I figure I'll start posting an update weekly. Only 7 weeks to go, give or take!
As you can see by my sidebar, Christmas and New Years were a little rough on the weight gain :) But I'm not too worried. Now that I'm eating normally again, things should even out.
Last night I had a dream that I could see my baby through my stomach, and it had tons of black hair, and it was a boy. That was a really weird feeling. At one point the baby reached it's hand out through my belly and I held it for a moment. Then I panicked because I realized that this wasn't normal, so I was going to go find my midwife. I think I woke up after that :)
As far as baby purchases, I did make one big purchase the other day. I found a great deal on a wooden high chair here. They don't ship to Canada, but I was able to ship it to a US depot and it will hopefully be picked up in the next week or two! I can't wait to set it up for Bria. She will get to use it until the baby is ready to sit at the table with us.
How have I been feeling? Well... I was feeling pretty rotten for a long time, with that horrible cold I had. I was totally out of breath most of the time, and I worried that I wouldn't get better. But I'm healthy now! I'm so thankful to be able to breath easy again. I can actually accomplish a few things without being totally wiped by the end. Unfortunately, now Bria has a nasty cold, so I'm still getting woken up at night. I'm praying this passes quickly!
Let's see... what else. I find it amusing how people react to me lately. A lot of people ask how much longer I have left. When I tell them, they either are super nice and say something like "Wow, that's coming so soon! You look great!" or they say something like "Wow, you still have that much longer to go?". Which deep down makes me think that they look at my belly and think I'm enormous. Who is the honest one? I don't know :) And really, I don't care that much at this point. I just know that for me, the time is FLYING by! Seriously. I don't feel ready yet.
In other news, Keith has been working on the basement, so we might just have a toy room very soon :) I'm so relieved that this is finally getting done. I don't think men understand the crazy nesting feeling that us women get. Until that nursery is set up and ready to go, I will not be ready, and certainly not relaxed!
Another stress on me lately is how Bria seems to get into everything. I'm worried that she will constantly be messing up the baby's room, taking things out of the dresser, and 'breaking in' when the baby is sleeping. I honestly have no clue how to discipline her anymore. Nothing seems to get through to her. Even if she is disciplined and is crying, she still does the same thing, only minutes later! It's a constant battle for my sanity in this house!