T minus 12 days

We are all officially on baby watch. We are fast approaching the due date and I’m still in a mix of anxiety and excitement.  Richard has been up and down, we suffered the tragic loss of his Dad two weeks ago and it has been a rollercoaster of bittersweet joy, seeing as how this was supposed to be his dad’s first grandchild. He’s getting on though and I’m really proud of him and admire him for his strength.

The rest of my time and life is mostly a process of naps and food.  I had to go on maternity leave early due to constant pre-term labor issues. Yet, here I am at nearly 39 weeks still waiting on Turkey to show up. 

Baby bump 36 weeks

At 36 and a half weeks, I finally popped a baby bump.

Comparatively, here I am at 34 and a half weeks.

Baby bump at 34 weeks

I was pretty miffed and felt jipped that I pretty much looked normal so late in the pregnancy. People had a hard time believing me when I told them I was like 8 months pregnant. 

Going home outfit

The outfit Richard picked out and surprised me with for baby to come home from the hospital in. LOL It’s loosely based on a 30pt stat roll where EXP costs more as you level up stats beyond 15.

Sushi box

Staying away from sushi has been extremely hard. However, I was told by my OB so long as what I am eating is not a large sea predator (shark, tuna, tilefish etc) and is eaten fewer than 3 times a month, I am pretty much in a safe zone.

Brophy Bros

Swear to god, I only crave fish like this when I am pregnant. Fish was from “On the Alley” up in Santa Barbara’s harbor.

805 Boba

After the harbor, I tried a boba place that had a “spice it up” option. Turns out they add chamoy and tajin to the drink. GOD. BLESS. 

Elote

We also got a new elotero in the neighborhood. (Finally…I am loathe to wonder what happened to the last guy)

Legit, my life has come down to counting days down and eating. LOL. I’m too tired to go out on adventures and it’s not a good idea for me to travel long distances at the moment. I shall resume as soon as Turkey is out and we’ve recovered from starting life together.