Friday, January 31, 2014

Week 25

Always a sigh of relief whenever I pass the major 24 week mark (If you've ever experienced any variation of a "high risk" pregnancy - I did with Leon, a story for another day -  you know these milestones and the promising statistics each new week entail, like the back of your hand) By 28 weeks though, when things become much more promising I generally start to truly enjoy the tail end of the whole incredible 9 month journey. 

With that awful desert ordeal a couple weeks ago, forcing me into a brief stint on bed rest, I've been fairly cautious about working my way back into our regular activities. We took a little hike (also, a great story for another post)  have gone back to visiting with friends and even venturing out of town here and there. I also ordered the first piece of furniture for the nursery. A pretty mid century dresser to be delivered this week. Hopefully the motivation I need to start clearing out that space now that it's become a kind of storage space for miscellaneous items since it's been vacant the past couple of months. I either need to donate or toss most of it altogether. Meaning lots of work to be done before the fun part of putting together another baby's room begins.

In other news, cravings remain quite generic, as usual. With each of the pregnancies I tend to inherit a serious penchant for chocolate doughnuts, green olives, lime mineral water, and steak. So far I've had my share of each of them. And just might have to hide those boxes of girl scout cookies I took home yesterday. Seems those peanut butter chocolate ones are proving downright impossible to avoid.  
In fact, I had four for breakfast this morning. 


Just a few of the joys of pregnancy. 



12 comments:

  1. You're getting there, congrats! I for one would love to hear your high risk story. I've been through two complicated pregnancies, and despite having always imagined a great big family, I might be too freaked out by my increased risks to expand beyond two. I think you mentioned several months of bed rest with Leon (one month with a toddler almost broke me, do not know how you did it). Would love to hear your thoughts, and what it's like to take that leap of faith again (twice!) having been through it. Looking beautiful as always :)

    xox Lilly

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    1. Lilly I will surely write about it here soon. Just for you :)

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  2. We should furniture swap. I have a couple mid-century credenzas I'm getting rid of and I'm pretty sure whatever you're planning on donating, I'd want ;) Just sayin'.

    And these lovely pics are just inspiring me to no end… Can't wait to get my hands on you. Okay, I agree, that came off wrong.

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  3. looking gorgeous mama (I love that cardigan) and congratulations for passing 24 week mark. motherhood is perpetual worry and never more so than if pregnancy is high risk or if child is unwell - we went through a v scary health scare with my little girl recently and she also has 3 seriously ill cousins under 5 years old, twins born at 6 months so issues related to that and one cousin with incurable heart defeat - it's just heartbreaking. Sometimes so much is just out of your control, at times it all just feels like a giant leap of faith. Sorry I don't mean to heap negativity on this magical time for you, just to emphathize about how worrying being a mum can be at times. Such positive joy literally emanates from you photos and words right now, I'm so glad to see things are going well especially after the desert ordeal. Enjoy the final stretch and thank you for sharing it with us! xx phillipa

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    1. So true. There is so much worry you can fall into, from the beginning till long after delivery. Having kids in general is SCARY. but obviously worth every piece of it.

      I am so sorry to hear of the hardships your family has been through. Thank you for sharing. It helps keep a solid perspective for sure.
      Xo
      J

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  4. You might be the prettiest pregnant lady ever.

    xo,
    Naurnie

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    1. I promise I'm not.

      You already took the title silly.

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  5. I agree- you are gorgeous with that beautiful belly! And yes! to making it to this point in the pregnancy. I remember feeling a sense of relief as each week passed with my pregnancies. I had experienced two miscarriages and felt like even though they spoiled the careless joy I originally felt at being pregnant for the first time, assuming that pregnancy automatically = baby, in the end I have the babes I was supposed to have. I am so happy for you!

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    1. yes, I know exactly what you're saying Lauren. I thought too that my miscarriage would ruin any future joys involved with pregnancy, but it only made me more grateful for each one. Even if I was more fearful than before. And it made me appreciate the simple fact of a healthy baby, so that I honestly never cared what sex came of it.

      And thank you for your well wishes!

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  6. You look beautiful!! I hope the rest of your pregnancy will be smooth and you will find a time to rest. I know your boys will keep you busy and spring brings lots of activities and outings...
    PS: I was craving green olives, sparkling water and hummus with both of my daughters. Still love to drink TJ's flavored one ...You should try :)
    Greetings from Chicago.

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    1. thank you I will Malgosia!

      good to hear from you.

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