This week I have started to REALLY feel preggo and huge. Looking back at my pictures, it almost seems like I grew into a pumpkin since last week! Where did this giant belly come from and omg, it's going to get much bigger than this?!
I was out doing errands today and getting in and out of the car 5 times at the 5 stops I had to make seemed like an incredible feat. I almost can't remember what it was like to get out of the car and not struggle and grunt each time! Not to mention put on socks, or pick something up off the floor....!
It is still unbelievable to me that I am housing and growing a tiny human being that as we speak, is doing real human things like blinking, yawning and dreaming inside my belly. The more the weeks go by, the more I find myself daydreaming about what this baby will be like. What will his or her personality be like? What will be its likes and dislikes and WHAT will it look like? I just can't picture it, but I can't wait to meet it.
We found out a couple of weeks ago that Mr. Tweeds will be working away from home (a 2 hour drive) for the next 6 months. He will come home on his weekends which for now are Tuesdays and Wednesdays which means our time together, just the 2 of us has been dramatically decreased as I work on his days off and he will be gone on mine. I was really enjoying relishing these last few months just us- cooking together, watching movies, lazy Sundays where we watch TV in bed in the mornings and go for walks. I know the baby will bring us all kinds of joy, but I can't get past the fact that our little life as newlyweds has come to a halt already.
I can't tell you the number of sleepless nights tossing and turning and thinking about what it will be like when the baby comes, too, with Mr. T being only home for a week and then away for 5 whole days at a time. It really scares the crap out of me, to be quite honest, as I feel like more than ever, I will just need someone there. Especially when I am sleep deprived and feeling a bit insane. I am lucky because both my parents and T's parents live in the same town as us, but it just won't be the same as knowing I can look forward to Mr. Tweedle coming home at the end of the day.
I am trying really hard to look on the positive side (he has a new job that has worked hard to get and it ecstatic) and I have lots of time to get used to the idea (13 weeks to be exact!), but the last couple of weeks have been riddled with all kinds of pregnant meltdowns!
Aside from those minor details, preparations for Baby are in full swing. Our nursery is painted, including the trim and baseboards. We are waiting on having the carpets cleaned in our place before we assemble our crib and dresser. Mama Tweedle and I took a trip to the states this weekend and I picked up some necessities on the cheap! Baby Tweedle's closet is starting to fill up with things that will belong to our daughter or son. I can't believe it!
I have been feeling fine, but started to get some heartburn more often as well as increasing back pain when I am sitting down. I almost fell over when I realized last week that I have already gained a grand total of 25 pounds (!!!!) and I am officially not able to wear my wedding rings, which really disappoints me, because I like them! :(( Not sure if this is due to weight gain, or swelling... or both!
Here's to more baby growing in the weeks to come!
In case you missed it on Instagram this week... above are a couple snaps I took in the nursery. The first one is the light fixture we hung and the second is a cute little line up of the baby's clothes we have so far! Follow me for more daily updates on Instagram @misstweedle.