8 month update

Blog Post created by brittann3 on Jun 23, 2017

Hey all! I figured I'd post an update blog today. I am just past my 8 month quit anniversary (is there a word we use for that?) and still I am in awe I've made it this far. Granted, I had a really good reason to stay quit these last several months but I'd like to think I would've maintained my quit had I not gotten pregnant.

I have members come through the drive thru at the credit union I work at and I can smell the smoke on the checks and cash they deposit. I have to hold my breath when I see a lit cigarette to avoid smelling any smoke that sneaks into the drawer. I certainly hope that feeling remains once I am no longer pregnant.

All is well in baby land too. Easing into the 3rd trimester and getting more and more tired of being pregnant. I had several weeks when I could understand why some women loved being pregnant and I'm not totally hating it yet.. but I am getting a feel for some of the symptoms that will make me hate it.

The great thing is I feel baby girl moving around pretty much ALL the time!! Usually she is most active in the afternoon or whenever I take a warm bath.   Pretty certain I felt hiccups for the first time last weekend. My boyfriend was laying on my belly and could feel my belly jumping and thought it was something I was doing. The movements felt different than I was used but I just knew they had to be hiccups. It was pretty cool to think about.

I still have 3 months to go til my due date & I don't anticipate delivering early with this being my first so I try not to rely too heavily on my due date. I don't want to be induced either so I guess I'll just be pregnant until this little girl decides she's ready to join us.

All in all things are going pretty well. I'm anxious for my baby shower and getting the nursery ready and I'm trying to prepare for as natural a delivery as I can. Maybe I should word that with "as few interventions" as possible. Most look at me like I'm crazy when I mention going drug free so we'll just have to see how that goes.


Hope everyone else is having a great week and looking forward to the weekend as much as I am.