The 9-month pregnancy update & exciting news!

Pregnancy update

Hello, hi and welcome to another pregnancy update post!

Here are the facts:

  • As of today, I’m 37 weeks and 4 days pregnant.
  • My due date is officially on the 24th of March 2019.
  • I’m 9 months pregnant and feeling heavy.
  • I’m tired. A lot. I also pee a lot. It is what it is.
  • According to Instagram, I made my first #BabyBean post approximately 28 weeks ago.

It doesn’t seem possible that I’m already at the end of this pregnancy journey, does it? It feels like mere weeks ago that I dropped the bomb and made the big announcement!

You can watch the video of me surprising my family by clicking on The Big #BabyBean Announcement post. It’s cute, I promise.

And it was only mere moments ago (surely) that I was lamenting about how much the first trimester SUCKS in this post.

Now, suddenly, just like that, I’m nearing the home mark. I’m 9 months pregnant and while I haven’t been blogging much, I’ve been tweeting and Insta-storying a lot.

You can watch the full InstaStory highlight about my adventures with #BabyBean here or read all of my #BabyBean tweets in this Twitter Moment!

All in all, I must say that this pregnancy has been great. Yes, I’m tired a lot and I feel so very heavy and huge right now. But at the same time, I’ve never experienced anything this amazing.

From feeling the little guy move at around 20 weeks and watching him grow from scan to scan, to reaching this final trimester and plain old being in pain (because my body is going through all the changes), while it’s been hard, it’s been… an experience. Something that has been entirely mine to enjoy.

But soon it will all be over.

More than anything, I’m so very grateful at all of the love I’ve received from friends and family, the support I’ve had poured over me, my flippen awesome husband (who has done everything I’ve needed and wanted) and that this little boy is as healthy as can be. Seriously, he doesn’t stop moving, I think he’s going to be a busy one!

An EXCITING Announcement!

Until recently, I didn’t know when exactly this experience would end. It was simply a matter of waiting for him to arrive, right?

Well… Not so much. I have a very mild form of gestational diabetes and because of this, doctors have deemed it safer for me to rather be induced at 38 weeks than wait for the birth to happen naturally and potentially put our little boy at risk.

So that means… by next week, #BabyBean will be here!

I’ll be going in to the hospital on the 12th of March to be induced and if all goes well (and my body reacts perfectly to the meds), he’ll be born on the same day! The wait is almost over, you guys!

To say that we’re excited is the understatement of the year. To say that I’m terrified is also a total understatement.

There’s something to be said about scheduling the day that you’ll be going through the worst pain in your entire life. It feels wrong, but I know that on the other side of that pain will be the best gift of all! I’ll finally get to be a mommy.

Daniel and I will set off on an entirely new adventure that requires navigating being parents, trying to figure out what we’re doing and working together to make our new life work.

For now, I’m getting all of my ducks in a row to hand over my work for a few months and trying to rest as much as possible (she says as she types a blog post at 2am…) Daniel and I are also planning to have a last little date night (for a while) this weekend, which feels strange, but good.

So, that’s that. The wait is almost over and soon enough, I’ll have a little boy in my arms instead of in my body. And I can’t wait.

Signing off for now. Catch me on Instagram or Twitter if you’re keen to connect while I’m juggling being a new mom! And prepare yourself for about 1 millio baby photos. Sorry, not sorry.

Chat soon, Robi

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