37 weeks!

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Only 20 more days till baby boys due date!!

20 more days people!!!!!!!!!!!

I seriously can’t believe how close were getting to seeing him, cuddling him and holding him!

honestly,knowing that he’ll be here in a few weeks feels so unreal (and a little nerve-wracking) to me

& im really getting anxious in seeing what i’ve been growing inside of me for the past 8.5 months!

if he has my eyes and his daddies lips and red hair…

how he smells & what cute cooing noises he’ll make…

i wish the uterus had some sort of window we could peek into…

then again.. that would ruin the surprise.

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Dear baby boy,

I think we’re ready for you.

actually, we’re as ready as one can get.

Do you hear daddy telling you to come on out and cuddle with us?

he ask you to join us pretty much every night.

You quietly respond with little-big movements that sometimes make mama laugh or wince

everyone is excited for your arrival & we can’t wait!

Love mama

8.27943762 months pregnant.

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36 weeks pregnant and pretty much ready to have my body back.

You heard me.

Yes, i’ve loved being pregnant & am eternally grateful for this amazing blessing

but there comes a time in pregnancy when you just want your body back. I want me back and all the little simple things i once took for granted.

my balance. my ability to tie my shoes and buckle my heels. my not so puffy face, legs and feet. The exciting sight of seeing my feet while standing. My ability to walk without the waddle. my lung & bladder capacity. the ability to wear my beautiful collection of vintage dresses and shirts. My crazy energy and drive to workout and be in shape. to name a few

oh, and i want sleep- but i’ve pretty much have said adios forever to getting a full nights rest.

& lemme tell you-the whole peeing-a-little-when-sneezing thing, sucks during allergy season

Thankfully, it hasn’t been too bad.

most of all, i just want my baby. I’m tired of wondering what he’ll look like or how he’ll feel in my arms.

25moredays.

ok. im done complaining.

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Baby is doing great and still doesnt have a name.

{hmph. Husband, we seriously need to think and pray about what we’re going to name our little one.He will be here in approximately 25 days.}

But aside form that, he’s doing great! Heart is strong, kicks and punches are still precious and i’ve finally got everything semi-organized and ready for him to be here

Oh! and do you wanna see how i walk up-stairs?

go here and fast forward to 47 seconds or so- or enjoy the whole clip! it is a classic after all :)


35ish weeks!

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Seriously?

this bun is about done??!?

Im at the 35 1/2 week mark

That means only 2ish more weeks till i’m considered full term- meaning, if baby were ready, he could come!

and there’s only 5ish more weeks till this little one tentative due date!!

Crazy!!

Baby boy stats:

he’s over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds!

His little kicks are becoming a wee-bit more painful & uncomfortable but still cute and fun

He really *really enjoys pushing up on my ribs and loves to relax on my sciatic nerve. {cringe}

He goes crazy during & after i eat

still gets the hiccups at least twice a day!

and still has no name.. Hmph!

Mama stats:

I would be lying if i said i was totally comfortable and pain free at this point.

I have the typical end of term aches & pains

Achey ribs. unable to sit or stand for to long. numb legs, butt, back and sides. Hip pain. Sharp random back/leg pains & lack of sleep due to these fun things.

I’m getting pretty excited & am oh so ready for him to ‘drop’- because out of everything, the rib & hip pain are the worst!

and once he gets locked & loaded he’ll be outta my ribs and preparing for his birth!

This next week we plan on writing out our birth plan and finishing up getting everything we need for our hospital bag!!

There is light at the end of the tunnel people! And we’re getting super excited over here!!

letter to baby boy

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Dear baby boy,

mama has been making you a little blanket!

& i can’t wait to wrap you up in it!

love mama

Happy Mothers day!

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Happy Mothers day to all the wonderful women that have helped shape the lives of mankind!

I know I wouldn’t be the person i am today without my mama! To be *technically a mom myself, it’s amazing thinking of all the wonderful things i will soon get to do with my little boy! The love i already have for him is something unlike any other type of love i have ever experienced- to love this little growing human being whom i never met but already have a special bond with- it’s so surreal!

And i get super excited just thinking about the little boy i get to meet who will soon call me Mama!

Special thanks to my beautiful mother and mother-in-law! We love you both so dearly and thank you for all that you’ve done for us!

Happy Mothers day Mom!!

34 weeks

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Only 6 short weeks before we get to meet you little man!

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Baby boy stats:

He weighs 4 3/4 lbs & is almost 18 inches long

He is now flipped in the correct position for birth! and will probably be “dropping” into the birth canal here in the next few weeks.

He loves when mama eats veggies and fruits- but is oddly calm when i eat strawberries (my craving)

He still gets the hiccups everyday & sometimes even twice a day

Baby boy loves the walks mama goes on, our nightly baths and is moving like crazy!

Mama stats:

Deep restful sleep is getting harder and harder to come by. I will never ever ever skip a night with my snoogle preggers pillow again! Last night i didn’t want to sleep with it because sometimes i find it restraining, which makes it hard to move, cuddle with the hubs & wiggle out of bed for my many sleep walking bathroom runs.

but honestly, i’d rather take that then an achey lower back/hips and numbness on both sides of my lower body.

Lesson learned!

But, other than that things are going pretty well!

I feel my body preparing itself for labor and have felt things slow down within me. Which is both really exciting and a little nerve racking.

But i’m ready to meet our little man. Before i drift off to sleep I often think about what it will be like once he’s here which leads to some sweet little dreams about him and our little family.

Happy day of Star Wars!

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Happy Friday friends!!

Today has been a sluggish productive day-

Meaning i’ve learned how to crochet the edges of baby boy’s receiving blanket, read a little, tore off tags & organized baby boy’s things, talked with my MIL & will soon be making some cookies, all while in my jammers.

I’m thinking i should change out of my pink pin-stripped jammers when i take my dogs out on their delayed morning walk.

and maybe, just maybe i’ll get around to taking those 33 week bump pictures i promised to post today.

Like i said, a sluggish productive day.

The one who can read for hours in the sun and not feel guilty

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Sorry for the lack of post.

We are now officially unpacked and settled in!

Laundry? done! Folding? done! organizing? err.. still in progress..but pretty much done!

This of course means i should be getting around to snapping more pictures, posting more post and updating you on the ever growing bebe and our super exciting life {slight hint of sarcasm..}

But unfortunately, the weather is lovely in our Northern California town and the deck, my baby “how-to” books are calling my name- and of course baby boy likes some sunlight too!

Speaking of baby how-to’s- i’ve read about 4 books on how to raise, cuddle, sooth and yadda yadda your crying baby.

Overwhelmed much? Why yes. Yes i am.

*Currently reading The Happiest Baby on the block! Find it in my recommendations on the side of the post!

Ever growing. Ever thriving!

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Dear growing baby boy,

Today was our 2nd to last visit with our doctor- we will be getting a new one in a couple of weeks due to moving. He told me you were growing right on schedule and that your heartbeat was strong and healthy.

He also had me feel you little head. I was amazed at how hard and round it was! I must of woken you though, because after a few prods you quickly tucked your head and gave me a punch and then went back to napping.

The doctor also pointed out that currently you were breeched. Personally, i think you just want to be as close as you can to my calming heart beat.

not to worry though, soon you’ll grow tired of my loud pounding heart and twist around and start to nudge your way into the pre-birthing position. Hopefully.. we have total faith in you little one!

Keep thriving!

Love Mama

P.s Please be nice to my aching hips once flipped.

the one with the foreign taste buds.

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20 week ultrasound- my lips, his nose?

Things i hated eating pre-baby but now love:

1. Oreos.

2. Taco Bell.

3. Butter and lots of it!

4. Bacon.

5. Drinking milk.

6. Kraft Mac n’ Cheese- a whole box to myself or someone will die. not joking.

7. whipped cream.

8. cheese cake. Say whaa?

9. Mayo- i literally shutter at the thought of putting mayo on my sandwiches, but i liiike.

basically, this baby boy has the taste buds of his father- which is super cute :)