[technically this was taken at 37 weeks so i'm even bigger now!]
I’m 38 weeks today. 38 WEEKS! On the one hand I feel like I’ve been pregnant for two years, while on the other I feel like this whole thing went by so quickly. Either way though, I am beyond itching to meet our girl. She is a real person in there now guys. Fingers and toes and eyelashes and beautiful big eyes and maybe even a full head of hair. It’s pretty surreal. I’m feeling unimaginably uncomfortable at this stage, but I remind myself every single day of just how lucky I’ve been. Making it full term is a celebration in itself. And when my doctor said on Monday I’ve had an “uneventful” pregnancy I couldn’t help but smile and thank the little nugget for taking it easy on her mama. And also thank my husband for tying my shoes and putting on my socks and following me around every day picking up my clumsy messes since any and all bending over-like movements bring on contractions. And with that, here are some other 38-week bumpdates.
cravings: apple juice and sweets – this has not changed since my second trimester! and i miss sushi so much i could eat a fish right out of the tank. ew. i know. | food aversions: still no burgers. (sad face) | belly button: still an innie! say what?! | overall health: discomfort is the word of the month but otherwise no issues with baby or me. just lots of braxton hicks and the occasional hip pain. also. my brain is mush. | biggest complaints: not being able to sit, sleep, stand, walk, drive, lie down or bend over without bringing on a contraction. | that prenatal acne i told you about: on the mend! thank god! | stretch marks: NADA! | clothes: nothing fits. n-o-t-h-i-n-g. | nerves: more excited than nervous. though you all already know how i feel about the c section. | weight gain: 12 lbs. | favorite activity: admiring the nursery. we just love it and i can’t wait to show you! also, washing all the baby clothes. they are so itty bitty and adorable i can hardly stand it! | breech baby?: yep. she’s still head up. c section is scheduled and we’re ready to go. bags are packed and i trust my sister (a doctor) and my OB. baby’s safety comes first and i can do this!
and that’s that. home stretch now folks so bare with me!
[vintage love seat that's been in my family for decades and my beloved Lulu and Georgia rug]
The nursery is taking me a lot longer than I thought it would. Mostly because Chris and I both work long days and commute so weekends are the only time we’re up for running errands and working on the house. I am happy to report though that we just need a few final touches before it’s all ready. If only I could decide on those dresser knobs! But since I might wait until after she arrives for the big reveal, I decided to share a few little details with you. Since I’ve done every piece of this on my own (with bits of advice from friends and family along the way via photos and FaceTime), I’m really proud and excited about how it’s turning out. I’m not one of those bloggers who has a team of people who work for me or any home decorators at my beck and call, nor could we afford any of that if we wanted! So I take special pride in knowing every touch in this room is all mine. Enjoy!
[we hadn't told anyone yet, but i was pregnant during our one year anniversary trip to Iceland so we brought back a little something for the little one so she remembers her first trip abroad!]
[these moccasins! i could die from the cuteness. (from freshly picked)]
[my coworkers threw me an adorable baby shower last week and wrapped up baby socks and wash cloths for the centerpieces. i decided to bring them home and put them all in one vase on the baby's dresser because they are too adorable to take apart.]
[the tassel garland from our wedding has a special home in the nursery, too.]
[my favorite details. Oeuf crib, Etsy sheets, Flora Fox, an organic bunny, One King's Lane pillow and a soft blanket from West Elm]
[i have a special love for safari animals.]
Technically this was taken on my birthday, not my mom’s, but happy 60th birthday to my mom today!
p.s. those glasses! i just can’t. awesome.
a very special happy birthday to my very handsome husband
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“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
— Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Just a little wisdom to start your weekend. Love to you all. xx