Maternity Style


Maternity Style: 37 WeeksThings I miss: sushi, wine with dinner, jeans that button, sleep, being able to walk, did I already say sushi?

Any day now! These photos were taken one day shy of 38 weeks after a long, sleepless night of me wondering if I was in labor and then remembering I’m growing a tiny nocturnal human. If I thought my doctor wouldn’t lose her marbles I might request an intravenous caffeine drip. This stage of pregnancy is completely new to me. Isla was frank breech (meaning her head and feet up were both up near my ribs … butt first, like the little daredevil she is), which means she never really got into position. She always stayed up high and toward the end the discomfort had more to do with her size than her wiggling on down, if I remember correctly. This time around I’m feeling all the feelings associated with a headfirst baby getting ready to come on out. It’s extremely painful sometimes (like bring me to my knees painful), uncomfortable others and always pretty awe-inspiring when I see my belly move in these crazy ways like I’m about to give birth to a contortionist. But these are very good signs my doctor assures me. I’ve mentioned before that I’m going for a VBAC. That’s the plan at least, though I’ve mentally prepared myself as best I can for all options. A healthy baby is the goal here (obviously). To say I was relieved and overjoyed when the 36-week ultrasound confirmed he was head down is an understatement. The aches and pains are worth it if I can avoid that major surgery, or at least try. It’s not that my C-section was horrible. In fact, while it was certainly not comfortable in the weeks that followed, it was manageable. But that was before I had a nutty toddler running around, wanting all my attention and needing to be whisked upstairs at the drop of a hat so she can do her business on the potty (damn you old townhouse with no first floor bathroom!). Plus, there’s that whole business about too many C-sections making multiple pregnancies more dangerous or, in some cases, not possible without really scary consequences. Because of all that, I’ll skip the C if I can. And if I can’t, well we will survive and be distracted by the cuteness of baby boys and older sisters who are not yet old enough to fight with each other.

All that being said, hey baby boy, we’re ready when you are!

p.s. Did you enter last week’s giveaways with Badger Balm, Blabla Kids, Opposite of Far and BAGGU? Hurry before they close!

Maternity Style: Sleeveless BlazerMaternity Style: Sleeveless BlazerMaternity Style: Sleeveless BlazerMaternity Style: 37 WeeksMaternity Style: Sleeveless Blazer{Target Maternity top; Alice & UO sleeveless blazer (similar); Zara scarf; Madewell jeans + booties (similar); Urban Outfitters sunglasses; Nixon watch; NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Never Say Never”}

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  • Reply Desiree October 12, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Wishing you the best of luck with a smooth VBAC, but most of all a healthy babe. I’m in the same position, just hoping she stays head down so I can try naturally this time.

    ps. how in the heck are you wearing regular jeans still??? jealous! ;)

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