It’s here, the homestretch of pregnancy! It feels so surreal to be writing a 37 week bumpdate. 37 weeks, 38 tomorrow, but who’s counting? 😉 I can’t believe this is going to be my last bumpdate post, ever. So many emotions and so many hormones all at once.
If a picture can speak a thousand words, then I am sure these pictures can tell you how I am feeling at this point in pregnancy. I have blown up like a tick thanks to swelling. There is just no stopping it at this point. I am definitely not someone who stays small and cute with just a belly during pregnancy. (Like every other blogger seems to.) By the end, I retain every drop of water that comes near me and just get puffier. My eyes and nose are swollen at this point, how crazy is that?!
There have been a lot of frustrations with this pregnancy, including every symptom there could possibly be, plus checking off every issue that could arise it seems. This has never happened to me before, so it’s been frustrating to say the least. The baby had been breech until earlier this week, which was causing a lot of change in my usual birth plan, so we are crossing our fingers she stays that way now!
I finally feel like we have everything we really need on hand to bring a baby home. Minus diapers. For some reason I cannot motivate myself to buy any diapers. I really need to get on that stat. However, I am completely panicked that we haven’t finished unpacking and organizing the house. Daily anxiety attacks over it aren’t helping much but are definitely motivating! My nesting has fully kicked in and I use the two hour stretches of energy I get during the day to do as much as I can. The exhaustion, however, is so real. Probably from being up all night, unable to sleep. I can barely go a day without a nap. Just preparing me for a newborn, right?
I really just cannot wrap my brain around the fact that this pregnancy is coming to an end and we could have a baby any day. We know that this is our last one, so there is just a lot more emotion to it and finality. I was so excited going into this pregnancy, but now it’s really hitting me that it’s over. I’m trying to savor every last kick and hiccup I feel and getting more and more ready to meet our babe.
Black Maxi Dress
My gratefulness for this dress is real. I can throw it on and wear it all day, or toss it over a bathing suit. It’s really meant as a cover up and is unlined, so make sure to check your layers underneath and the sheerness. It runs large, so make sure to size down, and the straps are fully adjustable.
If it is 43248 degrees where you are too, this dress is a blessing. It’s so lightweight and breathable. Snag this and wear it for Summers to come; it’s a great classic black maxi dress coverup to have in your wardrobe arsenal for travel and or everyday.