Baby Spena Week 36
Wow- this last week has been jam packed with all things baby related!
We took our maternity photos on Friday night, and while I was kind of dreading how “late” we were going to be taking them (because let’s be real, I feel mammoth) Meaghan worked her magic as always (at least according to the two sneak peeks she has given me so far!) and I’m so, so glad I had her take these pictures. (and that I let Laura convince me to do them for the first time ever!)
We added the finishing touches to Finn’s nursery, so it is officially DONE!
Oh, and I had my first internal exam yesterday.
So hey, I guess we’re actually having a baby sometime soon, eh?
This week’s stats!
Progress: Because I’m nosy and want to know other people’s business, I will share mine with you- currently 1-2 dilated and 50% effaced. We shall see how things go next week!
Symptoms: Lots and lots of Braxton Hicks contractions, lots and lots of trips to the bathroom, feeling huge, feeling heavy and waddle-y, swollen hands, swollen feet, swollen ankles.
Weight Gain: Up another few pounds….woof. Clocking in at 173, +33
Cravings: Jim might have made me some chocolate chip cookie dough at 10:15 a few nights ago.
Size Of Baby: Papaya, Head Of Romaine Lettuce, Large Cantelope? Lots of options! 6 pounds and 18.5 inches long! No wonder I’m waddling…..
Movement: Oh heavens. SO much of that! He’ll be kicking me in my ribs and scraping/poking me in my…..lower regions and it’s like DUDE get out of there. Yep.
Sleep: Pretty good! I’m late to bed typically but then sleep mostly through with only a bathroom trip or two(because I’m sleeping HARD) and then most days I take an afternoon nap.
Clothing: I have another few new PinkBlush items on their way to me! Some more comfy pj pants and a few tunics that will hopefully be great for pairing with leggings in the postpartum phase!
Purchases: I’m looking to buy a new corset/binder for post partum- does anyone have any recommendations? I have a belly bandit that I used with the girls, but I’m worried it might be too small for me at the beginning this time around, so I need a different style to get me started for a while until I can fit into that one.
Looking Forward To: September! Officially baby month!!!
Those pictures look so beautiful! So excited for you! Praying for healthy mom and baby.
Thank you. I appreciate it more than you know!!
Laura was right – photos are ALWAYS a good idea 🙂 and you look stunning!!!
Thank you so, so much, Jacqui! 🙂
Now I could be totally wrong but Im not waddling this pregnancy and its kinda weirding me out (maybe thats my non-dilation problem haha!!) So Im thinking I need to get off my butt and do more walking. I saw a super cool binder, Ill find the link and send it to you!
GORGEOUS maternity pictures ?
The rib and groin kicks are for real!! I love feeling baby move inside (I’m 35 weeks) by I’m also ready to have my body back and a squishy baby to cuddle and kiss! You?
Those pictures are stunning! But the one of you and Jim holding hands while you are laughing ??? talk about a beautiful moment captured.
Thank you, Jessica! I haven’t seen the full photo of that one but I like to imagine that we’re both blinking and looking ridiculous but it is expertly cropped HA.
Whoa, you are stunning by the water lady!!!
Thank you so very much!
Cannot wait to see more of your photos you gorgeous thing you! And that nursery!
I’m dying to see the rest of the pictures!! I want to get printing them!!! 🙂
And yes- hopefully the nursery will be up by next week!
Beautiful photos! I’d love to know where you got this dress 😍