Well, I didn’t think I’d be writing a post with “week 41” in the title, but Baby B is enjoying her stay and just doesn’t want to seem to make her arrival yet! I spoke to my mom on the phone this week and I joked that she couldn’t be my child, I absolutely hate being late. My mom assured me though that she would be exactly like me, because this baby is doing things her own way and demanding  complete control of the situation around her. Mom’s always tell it like it is, and I realized she couldn’t be more right.  So while we not-so-patiently await her to let us know when she’s ready to greet the world, I figured I would squeeze in one more bump update!What I’m feeling: Can the answer to this be, all the feelings? Impatience is probably the front runner in the feelings department right now, I’m just so eager to meet her and get this next chapter started. I think part of the impatience comes from the stream of texts and calls and emails of everyone asking “is she here yet??” — I can’t wait for that answer to be YES! Physically, I’m feeling the wear and tear of the end of the pregnancy on my body. I have definitely run out of room in my body to store anymore baby, and the physical impact of that comes in the form of sleeplessness, discomfort, soreness, and running (well, waddling) to the ladies room every 15 minutes. I’m trying my best to stay positive and not complain though, because I know that once labor starts, I’ll look back on these little discomforts and laugh at what I wimp I was thinking that these things were considered pain. It’s going to get worse before it gets better, and that mindset is at least helping me keep sane!

What I’m doing: I’m delicately balancing “keeping busy” to help me pass the time, with a hibernation mode of couch naps and book reading and internet scrolling. Being able to work from home has been so helpful to allow me to take it easy, and my husband has been great about finding some low-impact activities for us to do that get me out of the house and keep me moving. I’m beyond grateful the weather has been holding out for us so we’ve been able to leave the house for things like grocery store visits and diner-dates.

What I’m wearing: I feel grateful that my maternity clothes have been holding up, despite all of the stress they are currently under! I stand by my recommendations for the leggings and pants I bought, and I’ve been rotating them with black t-shirts and cozy scarves and sweaters. I can’t wait to be done with them though and dig back into my closet to try some post-maternity pieces.

What I’m eating: Healthy eating has flown out the window in favor of indulging all of my end-of-pregnancy cravings. I ate an entire box of Pop-Tarts over the course of a 3-day period, and I’m not even sorry about it. I also keep popping into our local coffee shop for Avocado BLTs and hot chocolates with tons of whipped cream, it’s a bizarre combination but it hits the spot!

What I’m loving: I am baby-clothes obsessed and can’t stop browsing for cute options online and mixing and matching pieces we already have to make outfits for once she arrives. About 90% of the clothing we have for her is striped, much like my own wardrobe. I just found out about this darling brand Polarn O. Pyret and they make the coziest baby clothes in thick, sturdy cottons. Their line is right up my alley with the best colors and tons of striped options. I also have a few pieces on order from Boden that I can’t wait to get here! A round-up of my favorite baby clothes shops is definitely in my plans for the near future!

What’s next: Well, hopefully a baby gets here soon! While it’s tough waiting a little longer, I know the window is narrowing, and our new little buddy will be here soon. I can’t wait to report back with the exciting news.

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