Baby H & Pregnancy, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle

Happy Fall Y’all! ~ Pregnancy & Life Update ~

Hello Friends! I know I’ve been MIA for quite a while, so I thought I’d start off this season with a life and pregnancy update!

I decided to take a couple of months this summer and focus on my self, my husband, my growing belly, and just take some time to breathe a little bit. We’ve spent our time enjoying the beach, the pool, cook-outs with friends/family, and all the fun things summer has to offer since this is the last summer just us two. It’s a little bittersweet.

September is our last full month without baby boy earth-side and we couldn’t be more excited. October has always been one of my absolute favorite months of the year as it is the start to my favorite time of year. I just LOVE fall and winter and now I will have one more reason to love this time of year!

My belly has definitely popped out over the last month or two. I went home to visit my family back in July and that is when I really started “feeling” pregnant if you know what I mean lol.

Since I’ve been back home, I want to say I’ve been loving every second of being pregnant… BUT I gotta be honest with you. It’s a pain. A pain in my lower back, upper back, ankles, calves, hips, thighs, shoulders, a pain to simply breathe, lol…you name it. I try not to complain too much, my poor hubby, he just does everything he can to make me more comfortable bless his heart.

Let me know in the comments… this is normal right? It doesn’t matter how I sit, lay or stand… something is just sore 24/7 I feel like. Moving or changing to any position comes with several different sound effects these days.

I’m 100% sure it will all be worth it once I’m holding Baby Boy in my arms but WOW. I don’t think I’ve ever felt like this before, then again I’ve never been pregnant before!

What do you mama’s do to help the aches and pains? Sleep is just a nice memory at this point it’s more like 30-minute naps, then roll to the hip that’s not hurting, thirty minutes later roll over again…

The last few weeks I think the hormones have definitely hit in full swing.

Just today, I cut up an apple for my husband, the core of a previous one was rotten so I wanted to make sure this one was okay. Well, I cut it in slices, picked out the seeds, and gave it to him. A few minutes later, he simply said, “Hun, the core part where the seeds were, those are some pretty tough pieces.”

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He was biting them off, no big deal.

But… in my head I went straight to, “What if I was preparing that for Baby Boy?” and “What if Baby Boy had choked on those hard pieces?” and “Gosh, I can’t do anything right.” and “I don’t know what I’m doing!” etc…. All these thoughts came almost immediately and I just sat there stunned. Hubby noticed that something wasn’t right and he came over to me. When he wrapped his arms around me, the floods just flowed! Even though I knew it was my hormones messing with me, I just could not stop crying! I would have never, ever cried over not cutting up an apple the “right” way pre-pregnancy. This is just what happened this morning. I’m sure I will have several stories by the time this pregnancy is over.

On a happier note, Baby Boy has been extremely active over the last few weeks. At first, it was simply the weirdest thing EVER to me. I know everyone says feeling the baby move/kick is like the most amazing part of pregnancy, some even say it’s their favorite part. But for me, at least in the beginning, it was just plain WEIRD! I guess in the last month or so it has become more “normal” to me. I love feeling him move around and I love noticing how he’s grown. Hubby will put his ear to my stomach sometimes and talk to Baby Boy. And it’s these moments that I hope I remember forever.

As far as an update on my health goes, I had a slightly high blood pressure back in August, but we just went for our Sept. appt and my BP was back down to normal so that is good. My weight has actually stayed about the same over the last couple of weeks. Since I became pregnant, I’ve actually lost about 30 pounds in total. Baby Boy is weighing right where he is supposed to, so that’s what I’m mainly concerned with. I am very happy with the weight loss as I know most women gain weight during pregnancy. I’m not sure why I’ve lost, but I am definitely not complaining about that!

My plan is to breastfeed for as long as I can once Baby Boy is earth-side and I’ve heard that this aids in weight loss as well? Any thoughts on that?

All in all, I would definitely say I have been beyond blessed during this pregnancy. Nothing major as far as symptoms go and Baby Boy is growing and healthy. So far, So good. I’m happy, to say the least.

I hope you are all preparing to ring in the new season and if you haven’t yet, have fun decorating your homes!

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Lots of Love,

~ Ray

4 thoughts on “Happy Fall Y’all! ~ Pregnancy & Life Update ~

  1. What a nice post to start off your favorite season! I hope these last couple of weeks are equally enjoyable! We’re hoping to start a family soon so I’d love to read any of your new mom updates!

    1. Thank you! Good Luck with starting a family! I know it can be a long journey for some. I will definitely be updating as we get closer to the due date and on how it goes with a newborn. I don’t know what my time will be like after Baby H gets here, but I will do my best to keep y’all updated!
      ~ Ray

  2. Well to answer as many questions as I can (as a fellow parent whose birthed 2 kids), it’s normal to have pains and it’s normal to have breathing issues as your belly gets bigger and bigger. I used to sleep on my side and with extra pillows. During my second pregnancy, I worked long hours and always had back pain, a back massage once a week really helped with this and got me through the work days. Consult your doctor on anything that concerns you though. I also nursed both children. Make sure you have some nipple cream because you’re going to need it while you learn how to nurse. Yes, they will loose a little weight and it make seem at times that they are not getting enough food. Keep nursing, even if your dry, this is help you produce more milk for the baby. Your body will produce exactly what your baby needs. Keep going and don’t give up. nursing can be frustrating and rewarding all at the same time.

    1. Thank you! I do plan on breastfeeding if everything goes to plan. I have two small tubes of nipple cream that were gifted to me at my baby shower. I’m not sure how quickly I’ll go through them so I haven’t bought any more yet LOL.
      Thanks again!
      ~ Ray

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