How I'm Feeling this Week:
I can't believe I've made it to my due date! It's a waiting game now. As much as I know that the baby will come whenever he is ready, I find myself trying to encourage his arrival on certain days that would fit me and my husband's schedule more conveniently. It's crazy how something so monumental can at times feel like a hair appointment that needs to be scheduled between meetings and errands if I'm not paying attention to how special this is. I'm trying really hard to enjoy every last moment, record lots of belly movement videos, and take lots of pictures to capture the excitement and anticipation of my last few moments of pregnancy. I also can't believe how invested everyone around me is in this pregnancy! It seems like no one else could be as antsy for this guy to come as my husband and me, but I am constantly bombarded by inquiries about whether or not he has arrived! It's nice to know other people are so excited to meet him!
My Fitness Routine this Week:
I have a few health concerns which make me want to avoid a c-section if possible, so the name of the game is now "encourage baby to get here on his own as quickly as possible." I'm bouncing on a stability ball any chance I get, doing pelvic tilts and circles, and walking up and down my apartment stairs to encourage the baby to continue to move downward. I'm also taking daily long walks with my mom, who has come out to help after the baby arrives!
My Beauty Routine this Week:
Now that I am working from home, my biggest challenge is actually getting ready for the day knowing that I won't necessarily see anyone. However, the act of doing my hair and putting on makeup takes away much of the self consciousness that pregnancy can so easily put on your plate. Feeling put together also encourages me to get outside my house and move, even if it's just to go to the grocery store.