Friday, May 9, 2014
How far along: 28 Weeks
Maternity clothes: Yes
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Falling asleep is good, but tossing and turning quite a bit and waking up throughout the night
Best moment of the week: Being a nurse. I had multiple rewarding patients this week that have touched me forever. Being a labor and delivery nurse can be a very strenuous, tiring and hard job....but at the same time it is also the most rewarding job I could ever imagine doing.
Worst moment of the week: A little scare at the office this week - nothing serious but Harper had her first NST (Non-Stress Test). Luckily she passed with flying colors!
Running/Workouts: Nothing new to report - Still running 3-5 miles 4 days a week as well as spinning class.
Missing anything: Sleeping on my back
Movement: All the time. This is the one thing of my pregnancy that I will never be able to put into words how amazing it is to feel her little movements deep inside.
Cravings: Watermelon - nothing new
Things that make me queasy: Everything nowadays. Vomiting is becoming more of an issue now during my third trimester than it ever was in my first trimester. I apologize to Phil (and anyone else who I might have a meal with in advanced) for the random bouts of throwing up on my plate as soon as I'm done eating
Energy level: Pretty tired this week
Labor signs: I have felt my first contractions this week. I always do a good job of staying hydrated (1-2 liters of water a day in addition to lots of watermelon and powerade zero), and rest when I can), and I know random, painless contractions are not concerning at all. But it is a little weird to actually be feeling them and experiencing them myself. Pretty surreal
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding ring on or off: On
Mood: A little emotional, happy, sad, irritated......HORMONES!
Looking forward to: Heading to the beach this weekend with the best Mom in the world for Mother's Day
Something surprising about being pregnant: With Mother's Day approaching, it's indescribable how much I already love this little baby, and how small, insignificant little sacrifices throughout my pregnancy (morning sickness, discomforts, changes in my body, etc) are absolutely nothing. I would do it and then some for the rest of my life if it meant the best for Harper. And while I know I still have no idea what I'm in for once she's here and the amount of love I will feel for her, I know I have felt the love from my own Mother everyday of my life. I hope I can be half the mother she has been for me and continues to be. Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there! I can't wait to begin my new role here in just 12 short weeks!!