At some point in the last few weeks I have entered into my 3rd trimester (thank goodness this is the last one) I have lost the ability to run and if you know me, you know this is the biggest bummer and pretty much flat out torture for me. My belly button is almost completely an outty, my feet have started to swell by the end of the night and putting my shoes on WOW its uncomfortable and hard. I always thought," you know I wont be that pregnant girl who cant put her shoes on" but it snuck up on me and happened. Darn pregnancy, didn't even give me a choice. My Braxton hicks are stronger then ever and coming more often, I have been ordered by the husband and friends to take it slow and say no to things, which, lets face it I am not good at. Again THANK YOU pregnancy for not asking me what I want!
BUT along with the negatives, there are positives that out way them, like : She moves all the time now, my belly looks like an alien is living in there,she barrel rolls around and is kicking and hitting at the same time which can hurt but is truly remarkable. Her hick ups are more frequent now and that's a reminder to me that her little lungs are learning to work, and she is practicing her swallowing. when we talk to her she reacts and responds. She loves when her daddy does the Dorie voice off finding nemo when she is talking "Whale" he says "RAYYY RAYYYYYY" and she kicks him. she can always find him and lays directly under where his head or hand is on my belly, those are the moments that bring tears to my eyes that the love we are created with can flow through a womb and that we can love someone so much that we have never met or seen!
We are entering into our appointments every 2 weeks now and getting asked questions I don't know the answers to, like birth stuff and sometimes i think "If i just don't think about it, labor wont come" ha ha right I know!
A few of my pregnant friends have started to have their babies and it reminds me of how close I truly am to being a mom and having my life forever changed.
My sweet little girl, we only have about 10 weeks until we meet you. Its both exciting and terrifying at the same time. Your daddy and I cant wait to live life with you and love you, teach you, and watch you grow into a beautiful woman of God. Keep getting stronger in their and grow little Reagan (no middle name yet ) grow! Maybe one day we will tell you the story of how me and dad could not agree on a middle name for our sweet girl! Don't worry I think you will have a middle name by the time you are born
love forever and always,
Happy Monday everyone! Just think if you are tired of belly pictures you only have about 10 more weeks then you will get baby pictures on here ;) and hopefully better outfits too!