36 weeks pregnant

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Well little lady, we made it! I finished up work on Friday, I am full term and I am officially nesting.

36 weeks

Nesting, whilst reestablishing myself as a stay at home mum.

Before I went back to work, I definitely took my days with Oliver for granted. Your little brother has shown me how quickly time goes by, and I’m confident our days together will be all the better for it.

I can’t wait for you to meet your big brother. He is the most empathetic kid in the world. He can’t waitfor  you to hold his hand, he’s a bit worried you’ll be too heavy to carry but he will read to you every night.

He can’t wait to teach you about predators!

My first pregnancy was definitely a lot more relaxing, but in many MANY ways it was far more stressful. In fact my first 24 months as a mother was very stressful, it’s just the lifestyle that comes with having a parent in the Navy.

But that’s all different little lady. Not only will your Dad be around, you’ll have your entire extended family too. You are already so loved by us all. Your grandparents, your aunts and uncles, your cousins, your second and third cousins. It’s been a busy year for babies this year, and you are the perfect way to end the year.

At 36 weeks pregnant, I’ve got acid reflux like I’ve never experienced before. My feet have swollen beyond what I ever believed possible. My lower back pain is ridiculous, and I feel like nothing I do makes it any better.

But one kick and it’s all worth it. I can’t wait to meet you. I wonder what you look like, and if you’ll have red hair. I wonder if you’ll sleep well, or if my acid reflux is a sign of things to come. I wonder if you’ll be determined and busy like your brother, or calm and content.

No matter what you are or who you become, you’re perfect. I can’t wait to hold you in my arms and kiss your chubby cheeks.

It’s not long now, we really are on the home stretch.

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