36 weeks

Category: belly series | October 30th, 2012

less than a month folks! i said that the other day to a friend of mine at church and i was like WHOA…less than a month! i don’t think it has registered just yet. i had a rough week or two awhile back but now i am feeling great. i am getting used to carrying around this basketball under my shirt. this belly definitely has grown! overnight even. sometimes i walk by a mirror and have to take a second look…and then just stare…because i know this sweet largeness of a belly won’t be here for much longer.

my sweet friend jackie threw me a little baby shower the other weekend. i am  so thankful for her and her sweet family. it’s nice to know this baby is getting a little extra love and attention too. i got lots of diapers! yay!! ;) i finally started pulling out all the main tiny baby things that i will be using, and of course miss P has taken a liking to them all! from swings to car seats to the bathtub. it’s cute. hoping she will get her fix with them and then be done with them when the baby comes and just “helps” me instead. we shall see. lol

a cold front has come in this week and i am loving every second of it! i don’t want it to go. plus it’s really cute to see P all bundled up and wearing layers.

we are on our last week of the birthing classes with my midwife and a few other pregnant mamas. i am enjoying the loads of information and refreshing of my memory. the mister hasn’t been able to go to all of the classes because of meetings up at the church that he runs but my midwife told him to be sure to come to the last one because that talks about sudden birth. not to scare us or anything but she highly suggested that he knows exactly what to do! ahhh. haha. (my midwife lives about 45 minutes away from us…with no traffic). she thinks i will have the baby in the middle of the night. she says lots of moms who have toddlers already tend to have their babies at night. isn’t that crazy/awesome how our bodies work? we wait until our other babies are taken care of and are asleep and then we are able to pay attention to the birth and not worry about what the other one is doing. God is good. ;) (watch…i’ll have this baby during the day now). ;)

here’s to a few more weeks!!

week 33…and 34

Category: belly series | October 16th, 2012

this photo was taken at week 33 but really i am almost 35 weeks. always behind. ;) so much has happened since my last belly post. we started our birthing classes again. at the first class i teared up at all the births we watched on a video. lol. i think these classes are obviously going to be helpful and remind me of a lot of things i might have forgotten about…but i think they will really help me mentally prepare for this deliver. since life has been extra busy lately i haven’t had as much time to really get focused spiritually and mentally. with P i had a little more time on my hands and less people to take care of so it was easier. so i am thankful for these classes…even though they are a bit inconvenient with the time and location. ;) it’s all good.

P and i took our last road trip for awhile to visit the family back home this past weekend. i took the back roads route for the first time and realized i have been missing out! country roads are so much more peaceful and less hectic than the massive highways like 35…plus i skipped all the TX/OU weekend traffic…which we will not talk about anymore. sad day. we did manage to go to the state fair. P’s first time! she loved it! i loved the food! ;) (thankfully i just got over a not so fun 24 hour stomach bug the night before so i was able to enjoy the day as well!) we even went to my high school’s volleyball game too. my first one since going to high school. ah memories. it was fun seeing my old coach too. still call her coach. clearly. oh and P did not sit still for one second. no joke. thankfully my mom was there to follow all the little ones on the bleachers and up and down the halls throughout the whole game. ;)

it was weird hearing my parents tell us goodbye and that the next time they see us there will be another baby! eeeek. it’s so close guys. i also might not be anywhere near prepared at home. lol. we will be getting all the baby stuff down from the attic this weekend….along with a lovely baby shower my friend is hosting for me! can’t wait. i still need to unpack from the weekend. i actually need a vacation from my weekend. we did so much (fun stuff of course) but i am worn out! pretty sure it’s going to take all week to get back on track and have a clean house. the mister did clean up my mess from packing right before we left so i am thankful for that too!

and a side note…if you want to see an awesome gender reveal video my friend did (green jazz face, remember her??) check it out. i love her craziness. ;) AND i can’t wait to make her lots of bows. ;)

and i have realized that i took an entire week break from blogging….not on purpose, but life just happens you know. i try not to get stressed over not posting because well it’s just a blog. ha. but i do have goals from this blog and so far i am not doing a great job. so here’s to making more of an effort!….because i know y’all all want to know what’s going on in my life and miss me when i don’t post. ;) let’s all have a great rest of the week! :)

weeks 28 & 29

Category: belly series | September 13th, 2012

*ps…i think i’m just going to stick with the oh so lovely IG photos for the rest of the belly series. it’s a lot easier and more convenient. i like taking photos with the canon but this just works better for now. unless someone wants to come over and take pics of this big belly each week for me. ;)