31 weeks 5 days: Bee and I are both still alive. Moving has been excruciatingly exhausting. I am on my feet from sun up to sun down trying to unpack and get everything into place. Our actual moving day went very well thanks to our very awesome friends, I love that we have such amazing friends in our life that we can count on even to do unfun things like move! They really are truly more family at this point then just friends. So moving day went very well and a lot of delicious pizza from new places was consumed. Stephen and I actually decided to spend the night before in our new place with the boys and that night went pretty much like what I expect the first night or first few nights at home with a baby are like. No one slept....
Charlie is having a bit of a rough time adjusting, there have been a few sleepless nights because he is having a hard time and some long days because he likes to whine but I think once things are in place he will settle down a bit more and we all have to get use to the new noises (dog downstairs, ice maker, wash machine, dryer, dishwasher etc) Milo is adjusting quite well, actually really well which we are thankful for. I'm sure Charlie will be fine in a few weeks. Stephen blames me for making him a softy (yup he has been a total mamas boy lately)
We manged to blow the fuse on the first night, we learned we cannot run the dryer and hair dryer at the same time, we also learned the next night that we cannot run the dryer while the lady downstairs uses her microwave so our solution is to use it in the middle of the day. I will say as many loads as we have had to play catch up on (and many more we still have to go) I LOVE having a washer and dryer, I really do and a dishwasher as well. It makes things so much easier just to throw a load in and go about doing other things. I am absolutely in LOVE with our new home, I could not be happier and I am so thankful we found it when we did. As of right now the bathroom is all done (minus one painting) and we are feverishly working away on Bee's nursery (which feels weird for Bee to have a place for Bee as the boys never really had their own room) I have a few finishing touches and then Bee's room will be done and a few finishing touches in our bedroom and that will be done. Then we have the guest room, dinning room, living room and kitchen which at this point are also known as the disaster zones but almost everything is out of boxes so those are gone which has created more space. We really were crazy to move while 8 months pregnant but hey, my nesting urges are being catered to to the fullest extent!
We also had the angel tree lighting on Friday (which we've miss the last two years because we have been busy) I wish it had been a tad bit warmer so we could have stayed longer and chatted but it was nice non the less. Good to see our extended family that we love so much!
This week we still have lots of unpacking to do, then a Festivus celebration with some of our Bereaved folks on Saturday where I intend on eating my weight in food (mmmmm.....) and on Sunday I am going to my first every cookie exchange (which I heard you are suppose to give the cookies away, or at least some, don't be surprised if I eat all them myself) I have to keep up this fat chin somehow, though thanks to V it shouldn't be hard since I have found Presidents Choice Candy Can Hot Chocolate, go buy some and thank me later. That is if I don't get to all of it before you....
My body is physically falling apart from being pregnant. My feet feel broken from being on them sun up to sun down trying to get everything unpacked and finding places for everything (which has involved some creativity) My stomach is severely itchy to the point I have scratched it up pretty bad but nothing really resolves the itch except a good scratch. I am exhausted, moody, anxious (though with moving it has kept me very distracted thankfully) and just uncomfortable.
We had a Bee check up on Tuesday, Bee is now head down (cue the fear of having to go through labour now) but it has also caused a new symptom that I did not have with the boys...it's called pelvic s something or other. It pretty much feels like your pelvic is shattering, or as my doctor (whom we love and has a great sense of humor) described as something shoving a knife into your vagina...up....knife in vagina describes the excruciating pain. So that has been new to me, something not so new, hip pain again at night keeping me up as well as the itchy belly that gets bad sometimes at night too. I am thankful to be pregnant and thankful we are so close to possibly bringing Bee home but I am so uncomfortable and miserable, you can tell from the picture below I am a WHALE and my body is paying for the size! I'm sure it wouldn't be as bad had we not moved and I had not been on my feet all day but that's the way it goes.
Because Bee is head down now at our next appointment we are discussing all things VBAC since my doctor and Stephen really want that option, I much rather just another c-section but we'll see. I said I would pray about it and whatever way Bee was would be the way Bee was coming so head down means VBAC. It does terrify the shit out of me more so then anything else and as if my anxiety was not bad enough from worrying about where the cord is 24/7 and praying Bee stays head down because turning could lead to a cord accident....It's been a rough go and we have 4 weeks left, yes 4 weeks, that's all folks! The good thing about Bee being head down is that our doctor is on board for a 36 week delivery where as if it' a c section he wants to wait until 37 so no date has been set yet and no date probably will be set. The only thing we know is we have talked about me being in the hospital on the 28th but due to holidays we'll see how that goes. I plan on using the crazy card if it does not go well.
So that's where we are, that's whats been going on and now that I've updated all of you to let you know we are still alive and quite well, back to unpacking, don't know if you know this but it is quite possible in 4 weeks we may have a baby so I gots to get things done around here and at least if all hell breaks again, at least the house will be set. And now for your enjoyment, my 31 week whale of a belly. 20lbs gained to date! 10 more to go in 4 weeks. P.S. Sorry if I didn't spell everything correctly or words are missing, my brain is gone, I'm exhausted, sore and itchy and have a lot on my mind so it may very well be all jumbled.
31 Weeks (In the new house)