the weeks are flying by! i can't believe it's wednesday again and that we've ticked over to 26 weeks. this past week we spent a goodly amount of time working on the house. i got a few more boxes unpacked and am finally starting to find permanent places for things. we had new appliances delivered on saturday, although through a mistake (times two) on best buy's behalf, we currently have a fridge residing in our living room. they have now said it won't be installed until monday, much to our frustration. at least we have the space to hold two fridges for the time being and that the old one is hanging in there for us to be using.
i was excited to return to baby boot camp classes this week. ian and i took the month of june off from class to focus on packing and moving. i did keep running, but i definitely missed going to class and working on the strength training. we've been back twice so far and it's amazing how just one month off feels like ages when it comes to working out. that first class back kicked my bum! the second one was a lot better and i'm looking forward to going again next week. things definitely require some modification, especially now there is a bigger bump in the way, but for the most part, i'm able to keep up just fine. it's crazy to think how much more active i am this time around. i could never have done this while pregnant with ian!
i had a midwife appointment recently and i'm happy to report everything looks great! i worry at every appointment that those early preeclampsia signs will appear again, but my blood pressure is completely normal, still no swelling and my weight gain is actually within the normal range as well. i feel much more relaxed about my health now, even with the early scare that something was wrong with my kidneys! praise the lord that this baby is doing well and keeping me healthy too :)
dear little one,
this week has been busy, but also fairly normal in the scheme of things! your big brother has been having some trouble sleeping, so you and i have been up to comfort him during the wee hours of the morning. i love that he snuggles me in a big bear hug around my tummy to get comfy for sleeping. the best is when you start kicking him! he doesn't understand what that means yet, but i think it's pretty cool you are communicating with him already! hopefully those kicks will be replaced with snuggles and kisses once you are here though ;)
this weekend you will be attending your first wedding! your friend nell's uncle andrew is tying the knot with his lovely fiance, hannah, and we are looking forward to celebrating with them :) hopefully mummy can find something semi flattering to wear and some comfy shoes. it will be quite a long day, as we will be traveling to connecticut for the day, so please be on your best behavior and no kicking my bladder on those long car rides ;)
well, going to head to bed my little one and attempt to get some sleep. between pregnancy insomnia and your brother's unsettled nights, it's becoming a rare thing around here! we love you...stay safe and keep growing strong and healthy.