How’s Baby Doing?

Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for hydration and nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies are most interested in tastes they’ve already experienced through amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you want your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch.

How’s Mommy Doing? 

Good question… How is Mommy doing? Well… to be honest… not well – but the reason behind that (which I’m sure you all know based on my last post) should be devoted to entire post of it’s own. It’s supposed to be a really happy time right now, but the truth of the matter is I’m not going to lie to myself anymore and hold it all in… I’m really sad. It doesn’t have anything to do with this pregnancy, I’m very thrilled about this little guy and love him more than words can describe. Like I said the reason really should be a post of it’s own… not here….

Pregnancy wise. I’m trying to get used to the whole realm of bed rest, and truth be told – I suck at it! This week I did have a lot of work to do in prep for my launch party that was on Wednesday. I promised my doctors that after Wednesday that would be the last large event for this pregnancy, and I would stick to working from home, relaxing and running lower key events (eg. playgroups, etc.). I do plan to stand by my word, as I know it is best for me and the little guy – and I’ll do whatever it takes to ensure that he and I are #1 right now. That is what matters most. 

It’s the whole resting thing that I have trouble with. I’ve always been the type of girl who likes her things done her way. Like cleaning the house, for instance. I’m now no longer supposed to be cleaning the house. It’s hard because I can’t stand seeing it get dirty, my husband has always claimed that he ‘doesn’t know how to clean’ (yea right!) and I’m really anal about how things get done. With time I know I’ll adjust, but right now I feel like I live in a pigsty and all I really want to do is break out that cleaner and go to town! Ya – I know I’m weird.

After how much I’ve exerted myself this week, I’ve really started to notice how much pressure and soreness I’m feeling in the nether regions. Which is not good. I really should be sitting or laying down as much as possible, again something I’m not good at. 

But now with a huge event out of the way – I can focus on me and the little guy – and start to work on taking it easy! This will be a task in itself, but it’s gotta and will be done. I’ll see to it! 

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