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Feeling Huge & Slowing Down

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

I am sneaking up on Week 30 for me this marks the final count down, 7-12 weeks of pregnancy left, lots to do and lots of hurry up and wait. My belly is getting bigger everyday it seems yet my weight has stagnated, I still feel good and have decent energy level but I also feel the slow down approach as the belly is slowing me down and "getting in the way" of normal movement like bending over to pick things up.
Now that the weather has broke and our very late spring has begun, there is a lot to do to get the yard and gardens pulled together and a lot of things I have to just let go of getting done this year-this is hard because I have waited for years to have a yard and I love to garden, but you have to know when to let go, I can do things in the fall too. My dear friends are having a shower for me at my house on June 2 so I need to get things presentable in a very short 3.5 weeks. Presentable means staining the deck, planting the pots and figuring out weather we are going to add a panel of fence and about 40 bags of mulch we could use about 80 but everything needs to be done on a budget and getting the hot tub drained, cleaned and filled or drained, cleaned and sold.
We are having a garage sale next week and that will be fun unload some things to get ready for all the stuff that comes with baby.
One thing I have not expressed out loud is that my DH has a huge job opportunity on the near horizon (interview Thursday) that will take him back to Ghana for at least 2 years. He wouldn't leave until probably the end of the year and it is undetermined what I will do. We have talked about it quite a bit as for now I would stay here in the US with the baby and kind of single mom it, if it is too hard on us I would move too. None of this is scarey or causing me stress simply because when I committed my life to be with my DH this was always something on the table for us, we own property there, his family is there and there is an amazing amount of opportunity there. I've chosen not to talk about any of this with my family until it happens because they will worry and have more questions then we have answers to. His family knows about it, my DH has a considerable amount of logistics to consider and they are a part of that. I guess the only thing that would be hard for me would be being so far from my family but I put myself in my hubby's shoes he hasn't lived in the same country as his family since he was 18 and went to college, when we met he hadn't seen his mom in 8 years. I pray that this is the right opportunity for my DH career wise and I hope it can work out financially for us so if I have to do the single mom gig I can do it on my terms meaning me finding a different more family friendly job.
I guess I have a lot on my plate but you just got to keep going.
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LITTLE1DER 5/9/2013 10:04AM

    Thanks I needed a little encouragement. His big interview is today (in a little bit) and I am so proud of him and think he is so amazing they would be fools not to give him this opportunity that could be so pivotal for our future but it still would be an enormous change in our lives. I wouldn't be honest if I didn't say this is not how I envisioned the first years of our life with our child but when is life exactly like you envisioned it?
As far as the shower and planting, I know it will be fine one way or the other but I do love my plants!


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AMPROSKE1 5/8/2013 7:15PM

    I started slowing down around week 26. I am at week 35 and feel like a snail. I didn't think it would get this way but it has. Allow yourself the time to rest. It is ok if everything is not quite as you envision it at your shower with all of that outside work. I admire your courage with his job situation. I don't think I would have the same strength. Way to go momma!

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