Yesterday was a big day! We made it to 35 weeks…which means anytime Tommy wants to meet his family, he can be born in Owatonna, not Rochester. Much closer! Although we want him to gain another pound or so!
It was also a big day in that it was Mother’s Day! It’s a day that brings this journey around full circle for me. I got to celebrate a day set aside for being a mom. I have been blessed with four beautiful kiddos! And with my husband by my side all day who helped make this day possible, I feel even more blessed and thankful for their support. And on this Mother’s day, I am thankful that I can help in giving Tory another reason to celebrate this beautiful day!!
So how has the unicorn been? Tired, sore, feeling like a whale…but so thankful that Tommy and I are healthy. At 35 weeks he’s starting to run out of room. He’s around 18″ and over 5 lbs. However, it would be interesting to know exactly how big Tommy is…being that he’s measuring a week ahead! But let me tell you, his kicks and butt movements are SO strong! And he still gets hiccups 4 or more times a day.
At this point in the pregnancy many people are asking me how I am feeling emotionally. As far as handing Tommy back to Travis and Tory, I can’t wait to see that new bond begin!!! When it comes to knowing the pain of labor is coming, I’ve decided to take the perspective that it comes with the journey, but the moments right after will make the pain so worth it!!
Physically, at this far along, there are things that I used to be able to do that I have seriously taken for granted. A few examples (that you moms out there will totally understand) include, but are not limited to… Showering, doing dishes, sneezing (lol), folding laundry (with no lap), simply rolling over in bed, and more! But once again, it’s all part of the journey.
I’m so thankful for the support we continue to receive from so many people! It makes this journey so much more meaningful. I love the questions many of you have been asking me lately. And if you have questions that you aren’t sure if you can or should ask, please ask away!! I’m a pretty open book. 😊
Until next time…