It’s been awhile, hasn’t it?
A lot has happened since Mother’s Day and a lot of my mood has had to do with postpartum depression which feels never ending — but I’ll talk about that on my mental health blog some day.
It’s come to my attention that a few days ago was National Daughter’s Day which I didn’t know was a thing.
Tums is officially 6 months today (but her 1/2 year birthday photos aren’t until this weekend) and it’s so crazy how much life can change is just 6 months!
She’s growing more into herself; she loves to laugh and stand and chew on everything from her hands to our hands and shirts to her car seat and she’s constantly trying to chew on my phone! If she can’t chew she’s can be caught licking our arm or wrists.
She said mama last weekend!
She also had her first fall off the bed the other day — as hard as I tried to prevent it.
I guess that means she’s growing up. And I feel like time is flying by!
You’re the joy of our days and you’ve changed our lives. Seeing your excitement and joy over the smallest things reminds me that there’s more to life than me and my OCD. You smile and laugh at me every time you catch me cry and remind me that even though shit can suck it’ll be okay.
I can’t wait for you to talk more and learn to crawl! To introduce you to new places and new foods.
I hope you always know we enjoy your company and we’re so glad you’re here.
Happy National Daughter’s Day.
I can’t believe you’re six weeks old!
I still have a hard time believing you’re real and you’re here. Is that weird?
And just like that our Tummy Tums is 3 weeks.
I know I forgot to write a bunch of blog posts that are suppose to come before this one; but I’ll get to that later.
Right now I wanna talk about the things I’ve learned in the last 3 weeks:
I’m at the end of my 30 weeks and it’s so insane to think there’s just 10 weeks left until Baby Lo gets here!
I’m feeling huge.
But I love this maternity top that Bubba got me from Target, I just wish it came in more colors.
That’s so crazy to think about!
It’s so crazy to see how fast my pregnancy is going as well!
We recently switched hospitals and doctors which was a bit stressful to switch over with the paperwork and worrying about not accepting me since I was so far along; but thankfully everything worked out.
Sadly they had me do my Glucose Test, I was trying to avoid this for as long as I could. I didn’t get to snap a pic of the drink but I got the Lemon Lime, they didn’t let me pick the flavor. It wasn’t so bad, I wouldn’t say it was like a flat Sprite but it tasted like a super sweet non carbonated Sprite. It was pretty good and it made Baby Lo dance like crazy for almost 3 days after.
After 20 long weeks we finally got our first ultrasound and was able to SEE Baby Lo!
I’m so mad no one told me how cool the anatomy scan is for your 20 weeks; you’re able to see their heart pumping and all the valves, you’re able to see the details of their spine, their bladder, their bone structure and everything!
Things have been a bit quiet and this is pretty much why!
I blogged about it on my own personal lifestyle blog hazearella but I figured this blog also deserves its own post since it’s dedicated to our life together.
I’m officially as of today a few days over 14 weeks which is CRAZY to think about. Of 3 pregnancies, this is my longest one. I would be lying if I said I had hope it would be a successful/normal pregnancy — I’d be lying if I said I had expected to not miscarry.
Hitting 12 weeks was probably the biggest shock to me. I had expected to miscarry since I had been told there’s no way I’d ever be able to maintain a full healthy pregnancy after the miscarriage from last year. I also heard that your next pregnancy would put you at high risk but despite that the doctor had not put me on high risk this time.