I do so well…and then I don't. And maternity pictures!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hello! I was doing great with this blogging thing…and then I wasn't. Life is full and blogging is just always on the back burner even though I don't necessarily want it to be.

I'm about to plug away at a few more posts, but I did want to go ahead and share a few of the maternity photos that we took tonight. Yes, I said we. This family has way too many things to pay for at the moment, so I wasn't really interested in hiring a photographer…but I also knew I would regret not having at least a few photos of my huge bump, so we went to the park that is right by our house and Bryan took a few photos of just me before the mosquitoes started eating us and we headed home. Wow, that was a long sentence.

Disclaimer A: I sort of wanted Parker to be in a few of these, but I say sort of because I knew it was pretty much a 100% guarantee that he would want nothing to do with the camera. And I was right. His dad felt the same way. So again…these are of just me (and the baby bump!).

Disclaimer B: I didn't do any Pinterest "research" and am standing in the same place... and these were seriously taken within a 10 minute window (as I said, the mosquitoes were out in swarms), but truly, you just need one good one so we are plenty happy with these!

The lone Parker photo! He is really into kissing the baby. He is also really into running 100mph with his airplane while screaming at the top of his lungs (which is what he did for the remainder of this photo shoot ;).

I'm very excited to for my belly (and face, thighs, and hiney) to be back to semi-normal in a few weeks, but I also know I will miss his kicks and hiccups! And I will be more exhausted than I am right now, which is hard to fathom (truly--I do not sleep), so really…I need to try and soak this up.

Here are some bullets for ya:

How Far Along: Almost 39 WEEKS. BAH!
Baby Size: My app says 7 pounds, but he's got to be up in the 8's by now with our family history.
Total Weight Gain: Oh man…37 pounds. THIRTY-SEVEN. And it's everywhere…definitely not "all belly".
Maternity Clothes? Down to a handful of shirts and sweat pants that fit comfortably. I've worn the above shirt 4 times this week. 
Stretch Marks? Yes, although I don't think I have any new additions since my last pregnancy--but they are definitely present!
Sleep: Hahahahahaha. That's funny.
Best moment this week: Ooooh this week, I don't know. In recent weeks….getting the nursery completed, crossing things off my nesting checklist, my wonderful family visiting to help me get the house ready, just the ever-present anticipation of him actually being HERE! And of course, I love baby kicks and hiccups. 
I get up to pee about: 1-2 times a night.  
Food Cravings: Apples!!! I think I've eaten like 30 this week. Thank goodness they are in season and cheap. Shredded wheat, soup. Ice water. 
Labor Signs: Lots and lots of Braxton Hicks. And maybe even a few real contractions…I'm horrible at telling. I'm also dilated 2-3cm and 70% effaced. Of course that means nothing in reality, but it's still exciting!
Belly button in or out? Flat.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Both. I'm not kidding, this pregnancy has been much more painful than my first. It seriously hurts to stand up and start walking if I've been off my feet for a while…I don't know if it's because he's carrying low or what. I'm also exhausted because I can't sleep due to constant back pain and the horrid restless leg syndrome that has yet to go away. But other than that, I am generally happy when we are getting things ready for the big arrival!
Looking forward to: Having him OUT! Parker was born at 39 weeks exactly so I'm seriously just counting down the seconds until I go into labor. If I actually make it to his due date I may die of disappointment. ;) I cannot wait to see what he looks like. I think about it all the time!!

Have a marvelous Sunday! (10.12.14 would be an AWESOME birthday, don't you think? I've been telling the baby this but I have a feeling he doesn't agree.)


  1. You are so beautiful!! Can't believe he'll be here so soon! xo

    1. Aw thank you!! It's been so fast and so slow at the same time! ;) Cannot wait to see your new baby boy in a few months!!

  2. These pictures are great! I can't believe it's almost baby time! Parker sounds so much like Reagan sometimes. I don't know how a child can have that much energy (and noise!) and so I'm constantly surprised.


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