I’ve been a bad mommy-to-be blogger the last month. Work has been absolutely insane. I think I’ve said this before with no real understanding of what that even means until we hit this summer. We are all, everyone in the office, even our new intern who went to full-time employee after two weeks simply because we were so busy, is working 10 hours days or more. I’m not stopping to go to the gym at lunch like I used to (still making it afterward), not stopping to check blogs, not stepping to write blogs, not stopping to take care of personal business, just going and going and going full-on-non-stop.
As a business owner this is a good problem to have, means we have the work. As a soon to be mother who will have to cut back on hours working, this is something that I have some angst about. But, we will deal when we get there and somehow it always seems to work out for others so it will for me.
Oh, and P and I went on vacation to St. Augustine, Florida last week and whereas I still spent 3-4 hours working a day (rainy afternoons), it was so.so.great. It was like a second honeymoon. We slept in, ate out, ate in, napped, watched Shark Week (always on when we’re at the beach!) spent time at the beach and the pool. Basically, we tried to relax as much as possible, around the work we had to keep up with while we were there. We got a tan, reconnected (not that we were disconnected), and generally just enjoyed each other. It was kind of bittersweet because while I’m being reminded of how much I just really like my husband and how much I really like our twosome time together, I also felt like I was mourning that part of our life. I hope we can make a real effort to get away, just the two of us, semi-regularly, to remember how much we truly do like each other in the midst of what is day to day life. I know some grandmas whom I’m sure would come babysit.
As far as how I’ve felt this week, decent. I’m definitely tired but it is a combo of pregnancy and just crazy work days. I’m also missing our vacation naps. I had my centering group appointment Tuesday and got some additional info from the midwife about our results from the ultrasound we had at 28 weeks. She basically said we shouldn’t worry, that Baby Girl is just a small baby. If she was larger in all areas BUT her stomach then we should be worried because it would indicate an issue with blood flow but she’s just small all over. I did ask if that meant she’d be late and she said not necessarily so that’s good news.
I’ve also started having Braxton Hicks contractions, which for me feel like period cramps. Basically my body prepping itself for labor and giving me a little mental preview as to what I can expect (times a lot more pain). I’ve also started having more painful ligament pain in my lower left abdomen – these two combined woke me up around 3am last night and would not let me sleep or find comfort for several hours. I think I actually fell asleep at some point on my knees leaning over and against a bunch of pillows. Whatever works. I’ve gained almost 20 lbs if you go with my 1st measurement of 125 and it is starting to get harder to bend over. I did yoga last night and I’m continuing to hit the gym so staying active despite the tired.
Can’t believe we hit 30 weeks tomorrow. 40 weeks seems so close yet so far. I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever!