Baby: Right now we're trying to talk to the baby as much as possible since he can recognize our voices now. So the more we talk the more likely it is that he'll feel safe when he arrives! The baby's hair color is also starting to become the actual color now (instead of being just white), and same goes for lashes and eye brows. I was actually bald until I was like 1,5 years old so it'll be surprising if he arrives with hair haha.
Mama: The back pain is REAL guys. I feel so swollen right now and sleeping isn't comfortable anymore. I also wake up around 6 times every night so I'm not sure I'm getting any deep sleep. But finally (!!) I have a bit more energy and dare to do things like schedule a meet up or go somewhere without worrying I'll end up feeling so bad I'd rather be in bed. It's super nice to finally do stuff and not feel bad and nauseous 24/7! So grateful that I get to enjoy pregnancy as well and not just be cuddled up in bed all the time.
A new thing I've experienced this week is that I'm having trouble breathing at times. Often during the evening when I'm about to lay down in bed I get all dizzy and out of breath. I've learned to lay down on my left side, have some water and try to breathe deep and just focus on my breathing until it passes!
Preparations: We've pretty much gotten all essentials for the baby already. The bed is in it's right place and everything (I'll show you guys soon), we have a changing table waiting to be set up and now we have a stroller on the way! It feels so calming to have everything ready this early, I hope I'll be able to relax a bit more now and enjoy my last months as pregnant. I've gotten so many requests about showing the nursery/what we've gotten for baby boy, so I promise that I'll soon make a post about it!
Worries: I've been anxious since day one of pregnancy: what if something goes wrong, what will happen, what can I do to prevent all bad things from happening etc. The list is loooong. Right now I mostly worry about baby boy's kicking and overthink it so much. Is he kicking enough? Is he kicking too much? I think everyone's first pregnancy is a lot based on thoughts like these, since a new mom has no idea what to expect. Like when I have a stomach ache and someone asks me if it's like a contraction or something else I have no idea because I've simply never experienced pregnancy aches before this. Anyways, I'm trying to stay away from online forums where there's always some horror examples and stories that won't calm you down.
Relationship: Me & my husband are closer than ever at this point. We're both so excited and at this point it feels like we're more on the same page than before. Because now he can feel the baby's kicks so he feels that same special love as I do. I remember how frustrating it was in the beginning when it was so more concrete for me than him, but that phase is long gone since he can feel the same things now as well. We're also trying to have a lot of quality time now and focus on making pregnancy an as incredible journey as possible.