I'm feeling... like I'm in the home stretch. 6 weeks left has always been the arbitrary number in my head that meant I was almost there. Of course 6 weeks is no walk in the park, but despite any discomforts I've had, the last 4 have really flown by.
Cliche (or not!) Pregnancy Symptoms... I get uncomfortably hot way more easily than I used to. We've got the AC set to arctic temperatures, and we're paying for it. I've decided it's worth it though- I'm so achy and tired all the time and there's not much I can do about it, I may as well address the things I can control. We also go swimming often, and when we're out of the house we turn the thermostat up so we use a little less energy.
Gestational Diabetes... Everything is humming along just fine. My numbers are consistent- I don't have dramatic highs and lows, I usually hover between 95 and 110. I have my moments where I feel completely resigned and just put the food in my body because I have to, but I've also found some meals I've really enjoyed. I'm hoping to put together a post soon with a collection of recipes that have worked.
I'm enjoying... some fun activities with the kids. I'm pretty satisfied with myself when I pull stuff off sometimes. I'm tired and I'm sore and I'm grumpy by the end of the day- but when I manage a backyard camp out marshmallow roasting glow stick dance party sleepover, I feel pretty cool. Of COURSE Christopher did a lot to make that happen, too, but the point is I participated! I helped! I was out there planting tent stakes and snapping glow sticks together and stacking pieces of chocolate between graham crackers. And I had a good time! Really wished I could've had a s'more, but I had a good time!
I'm looking forward to... tomorrow morning when Chris gets to open his birthday present. It's not like it's some amazing thing, but I like getting people presents and watching them open them, and I like Chris. So it'll be fun! We've also got some plans for doing our own maternity/family pictures soon, and I'm kind of looking forward to that. I really want to HAVE the pictures, but it might be a pain to take them. My top 2 concerns are heat and potentially grumpy children. We'll see how it works out...
|Not the best picture today, but better than nothing- a belly silhouette.|