Tuesday, May 28, 2013

39 weeks

We are literally in the last stages of the pregnancy, and I for one couldn't be more relived.  Yes, things have gone well overall, me and the baby have been very healthy throughout all tests and hit major milestones with ease, but i can safely say that i am SO OVER being pregnant!  The constant trips to the bathroom, needing assistance to get in/out of the car, not being able to pick up anything that i drop on the floor, having to mentally prepare myself to sit up from a laying down position, and from a sitting position to standing up.  Not having my belly hang out of literally every shirt i own (yes including maternity ones) and having to borrow B's t-shirts. Having to adjust the table away from my body so me and the baby can fit in the booth at restaurants (this has happened at least 3 separate times). and hearing '..oh gosh your poor feet..' (literally hear this 5x a day)
However- with all the 'negatives' of the last few weeks/days of pregnancy, I will be the first to admit that we are incredibly blessed to have been on this journey and are so excited for the next step.  All the preparations we have made/done are now at the precipice of reality, and while I frequently we occasionally have our freak out moments (me more than B), being parents is something we know we were made to be.  Knowing that sooo soon we will add mom & dad titles to our name, and be responsible for a little person that we created (with God's help!) is an indescribable feeling.  There are so many new things we will see/experience with this new chapter of our lives and while it is terrifying, it is also incredibly exciting.

me and Baby A at 39 weeks. Copper decided to join the photo shoot- he looks thrilled doesn't he?
 How far along? 39 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Our doctor is on vacation still, so our weekly appt got moved to Thursday.  I wouldn't be surprised if i tipped the scaled +40lbs heavier =/.  As difficult a hurdle as the weight gain was/has been, I know it is necessary weight (and a TON of water weight). Seriously, i have about 3lbs of water per foot right now.
Maternity clothes? Absolutely.   
Stretch marks? Still none and keeping my fingers crossed it stays that way!
Best moment this week: The nursery is finished, the car seats are installed and now all we need is a baby to make it complete :)
Miss anything: Having normal looking/feeling feet. The skin is so tight and no matter how much water i drink, it doesn't seem to help! Our Dr. even comments on them every time I go in for an appointment.. ugh.
Movement:  Space is at a higher premium than ever right now, and I can tell the baby doesn't like the contractions.  After each one, he/she does barrel rolls and makes it known that what just happened was not enjoyable. (welcome to the club kid!)
Food cravings: I still LOVE popsicles
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Have you started to show yet:  haha this is funny. of course I have.
Gender: We are still team green!
Labor Signs: Contractions are happening on a more regular basis- the past few nights they hit for a few hours at a time, about 15 minutes apart.  Still not ready to call/visit the hospital as a result, but I can tell that things are progressing, just with how I'm feeling.
Belly Button in or out? Still ridiculously flat
Wedding rings on or off? I've had to remove the 'stand-in' one i purchased, even that one is too small now :(
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy.  Impatient. Anxiously excited!
Looking forward to: Baby A's arrival!!!

My older sister and nephews are in town for a few weeks and spending time with them has been great.  we had dinner with them over the weekend and the gorgeous weather called for a fire pit and smores (which Ambrose clearly enjoyed)

Both B and my vehicles have been cleaned and carseat bases are installed.  We ordered one extra base so transferring the whole family from one car to another would be easier. It is so surreal looking in the rear-view mirror and seeing it back there!  I have a mirror that attaches to the headrest, so that still needs to be installed, but short of that, we are ready for baby!

While we still don't know the gender of Baby A yet, i found a quick and easy tutorial on making these adorable fabric flowers.  They can be added to onsies, headbands, made into hair clips, etc.  Even if we end up with a little boy, these will be fun personalized gifts to give to someone. and if we end up with a girl, she will look adorable in them :)

We took a trip to Reptile Gardens yesterday.  Even though it poured the entire time, we had fun inside the glass dome looking at bugs, snakes, frogs, crocodiles and other reptile like things.  Here's a photo of me, Baby A, Ambrose and Bram. Baby's getting huge!

That's all for this week.  Like i said, hopefully this is the last update of baby in-utero, but if not, there's always next week..

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