Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Impatiently Waiting

A year has come and gone. I was officially diagnosed with endo on 11-7-12 and the last year has been bittersweet. I continue to struggle with my illnesses, but now I am carrying my daughter under my heart. There is no better feeling in the world.

I am currently 29 weeks, 5 days pregnant and I can honestly say that I never thought I would see the day when I had gained 24 extra pounds from pregnancy. I am feeling so blessed despite the new found weight gain. 

I do have to admit that I am growing very impatient and am ready to meet her. Each day I am getting more and more anxious for my pregnancy to be over and hold her in my arms. I do not want to sound ungrateful, because I am pregnant. I never thought that I would be able to experience pregnancy and being a mother. For that I am extremely grateful. However, as my baby girl and uterus continue to grow, I am struggling more and more with daily life. My expanding uterus is pushing on my bladder more and my muscle spasms have been almost unbearable. I say almost, because somehow I am managing to still force myself out of bed four days a week and work twelve hour shifts. 

I honestly do not know how I am doing it, and am constantly surprising myself at the end of each day. My motivation has been that I do not have a lot of vacation time after being off for five months last year. I want as much time as possible with Ellie. 

In other news, we purchased her car seat and jogging stroller recently. I am super excited about taking walks with her and am very impressed with the ipod dock on her stroller so she can listen to music on walks! Her nursery is starting to come together nicely and I cannot wait until her room is complete!

Do you have any experience with pregnancy and illness - how did you cope? Also, leave a comment below if you want me to share pictures of the baby room when it is finished!

xo Heather

P.S. I'll leave you with a picture of my super adorable nephew (he was making faces at his auntie)!


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