Well, we are into the 30′s! It sounds like such a cliche, but I honestly cannot believe how fast this pregnancy is flying by. With less than ten weeks to go, I suddenly feel utterly swamped with all the things I need to do (and want to do) before baby Edward arrives. For one thing, I have Pete’s 3rd birthday happening this month, and Jamie’s 2nd birthday next month. Despite my plan to keep everything as simple as can be, there still seems to be so many little things to think of and actually do to make it happen. We also need to pick up the boy’s new bunk bed, set it up and attempt to transition all three boys to the new room arrangement. What’s more, I was disappointed to find out that our closest IKEA doesn’t stock the bed linen that I was hoping to get for the boys, which now leaves me at rather loose ends. I’m after a simple stripy doona cover but they seem impossible to come by. If any of you can point me in the direction of an affordable brand, I’m all ears!
Pregnancy wise, I’m due for another GTT (glucose tolerance test) to see whether or not I have gestational diabetes again. I’ve had it three out of four times, so I’m at rather high risk. Part of me is resigned to the fact that I probably do have it, which will mean extra appointments with the endocrinologist and the added stress of having to inject insulin. Part of me is desperately hoping that maybe, just maybe, the stairs at our house will mean I’m slightly more fit than I have been in the past, which should help to reduce the risk of diabetes. I guess we’ll find out soon enough. I’d also been feeling very short of breath and quite lethargic in the last two weeks. Thankfully, when I mentioned it on Facebook, the wonderful Jodi suggested that maybe it was due to a deficiency in iron, and suddenly it all made sense – especially as I’d been deficient in iron in past pregnancies (not sure what’s going on in that brain of mine right now). Anyway, having taken just a few tablets these last three days, I’m already feeling a lot better, so thank you Jodi.
While Rick and I are not big on celebrating Valentine’s Day, it goes without saying that I love this man. He’s been so awesome with taking these maternity photos for me. He always does it with such patience and grace, even though I know he has a hundred things on his own plate as well. And in recent days when I’ve been particularly irritated, grumpy and moody due to the heat and my shortness of breath, I know he’s worked extra hard at being extra patient with the boys. I’m so thankful that he is the other half of our team, and I can’t wait for him to hold Edward bear in his arms.
(Dress by Soon Maternity; Cameron’s locket from my friend Kitty.)
More from the maternity series here.
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