Parenting / Pregnancy / Work · June 21, 2023 0

Five Months Later…

Not a lot has happened since my last blog post. I had a few more ultrasounds since January and baby is still measuring right on for his due date. I had planned on working until June 30th (next week) but my body has been getting tired and sore so I decided to stop working a week early. Yesterday was my last day of work, at 37 weeks pregnant. Because of my age, the doctor wants to induce me at 39 weeks, so we are almost there!

In preparation, I have moved my office area downstairs to the family room so the baby can have his own room. I haven’t done too much to his room, but I did buy some cute wall stickers that I’m pretty happy with. I feel like that’s more than I did with my last baby haha.

Now I’m pretty much just playing the waiting game. I am excited to no longer be pregnant and start getting out for walks again. I’ve been having a hard time walking for long periods of time since about April. I get really tired fast, my belly gets hard, and a few times I have felt like I was going to faint.

I’m a little bit nervous about how this birth is going to go. I’m interested to see if I go into labor on my own or if we will be having another induction. And I am really hoping this birth goes as easily as the first. I’m also curious to see if this one is quicker than the last, since I hear that it usually is with your second baby. So many unknowns!

I’m also worried about how I’m going to handle a newborn and a preschooler who does not like to listen. But I’m sure we will figure it all out.