I’m admitting blog defeat. I really thought I could do it. I thought I could blog all the way up until I had the baby. But I can’t. These last few days of pregnancy are much harder than I expected. The waiting game, the swelling, soreness, and general lack of desire to do anything other than lay on the couch have gotten to me. I keep saying I had no idea doing nothing could be so exhausting. Even the idea of getting dressed to go relax at the pool has proven too much a few times over the past week. I found myself wide awake at 3:30 this morning stressing over what to write, and decided that it’s ok if I don’t.
Waiting for this baby to arrive has been one of the most fun and difficult parts of pregnancy. We sat at dinner last night, talking about how strange this phase feels. Our life is about to change, and we have no control over when. We can’t go anywhere to get our mind off of waiting, because I have to stay close to my doctors. My energy level is about 30 minutes long, so it’s not like I have the stamina to do anything that will distract us. And unless they decide to induce me at some point, we just have to keep waiting. But I keep reminding myself, she’s still not technically due yet. 2 more days before her expected arrival, and yet it could still be up to 2 weeks after that. We’re ready anytime little girl, anytime : )
I’m not sitting over here miserable either though. I still very much enjoy being pregnant, feeling her hiccup and kick, we’re just really ready to meet her on the outside too. And I’m ready to sleep on my stomach and back again, haha. We’ll see when she decides to make her grand arrival. For now though, I’m putting the blog into maternity leave hibernation. I promise I’ll be back on a limited blog schedule in a few weeks! Most likely right after Labor Day. I know that sounds forever away, but it’s only a month! And I promise to do a post once she arrives and we’re settled in at home so you can meet her.
As far as Monday goes, I’m referencing back to my post on “letting yourself off the hook” really pointing fingers at myself on this one. I can’t do it all, and that’s OK!
I’m off now, for real maternity leave this time. Thank you all for your love and support, and I’ll see you again in a few weeks! In the meantime, if you want to stay updated on what’s happening baby wise you can follow our Facebook Page or Instagram @aj_dunlap and @kyle_dunlap. We’ll be posting updates there : )
*If you’re a new couple interested in hiring us as your photographers, please still say hi through our contact form! We might be a little delayed in responding these next few weeks, but I promise we will respond!
Image above by Julia Wade Photography. This was 7 weeks ago…my belly is MUCH bigger now, haha!