i know i shouldn't complain, this pregnancy has been pretty smooth sailing aside from feeling consistently hungover/jet lagged from weeks 7 through 14. even now things are going pretty well, the heartburn is kept under control by eating smaller meals and if i get out for a bit at lunchtime, my back doesn't kill me too much by the end of the work day... but, MAN, i'm tired. really, really tired and just not sleeping. trips to the loo every hour and a half and then a couple of hours of wakefulness each night mean i'm running pretty low on steam. i finish work at the end of next week so at least an end is in sight - or, rather, a continuation of the daily naps i take on the weekends to survive.
i feel huge, of course, and somehow can't wrap my head around the fact that i will ever fit into normal clothing again. it just doesn't seem possible. i can see why women are said to want to burn their maternity clothing. finding things to wear when i have to leave the house these days is a struggle. i may start wearing sweatpants to work next week : )
aside from that, everything is good. the baby is getting super strong and has an aerobics class in my belly several times a day. i'm not stressing about the amount we need to get done in the house. i'm totally looking forward to my mom coming out for a visit once the baby is born. and i'm only slightly starting to panic about going into labour. now that it could technically happen at any time, i'm trying not to dwell on wondering what it will be like and just ride it out when it comes, which is easier said than done.
and there have been a few more additions to the future nursery:
a quilted cushion cover i made last week...
and a small crochet blanket made from a loose bag of wool granny squares from the salvation army. i actually finished this months ago and just haven't had a chance to photograph it before. i think it will look so sweet thrown over the top of my new phil & teds sport pram (picked up last weekend).
and from the sweetest of sweet bloggers:
a surprise package from fellow canadian and she of the goodness, leslie, containing simply lovely cotton baby kimonos and the most gorgeous of linen blend fabrics. you can't see the fabric too well in this pic but it is stunning, feels wonderful and i will probably never be able to bring myself to cut into it. i love it. and the thought and care behind it. thank you again, leslie...
and more stunning gifties from fellow baby endowed blogger telfair, who knit my little one these gorgeous organic cotton bibs (with the cutest buttons ever) and the most amazingly sweet and tiny baby booties:
how perfect are they? i can't wait to show them again, with wee little feet filling them up : )