Wednesday, July 03, 2013

37 Weeks { bump }

Yesterday, on my 8 year anniversary with the hubs... I officially hit 38 weeks. whew. Seriously people, we must love one another... I painted one of his gym walls chalkboard, and he cut my toenails... we celebrated in such a fun way, right?

 37 weeks came and went so quickly, and I'm extremely GRATEFUL for that. Everyday, I wake up, and wonder if "today is the day"... and then it passes... it's almost disappointing. BUT, I'm not going to dwell on it, until my due date comes and goes... hopefully, that isn't the case. I know she'll come, when she's ready, at God's perfect timing... but I just want to snuggle her already! The selfish side of me, really wants my body back... I think she's taken over the majority of it, for far too long. I'm excited to be able to sleep comfortably, even if it's in short increments... at least it's sleep...  Right now, I just walk around in a zombie state of mind.

Thankfully we've had a bit of a cool front over here in Oklahoma. Instead of cooking in the high 90's and 100's... we're down to the 80's, and it feels great. I'm getting a little reprieve, and it's exactly what this huge pregnant belly needed. Otherwise, I think I would have holed up in my air conditioned house until she arrived. I've been able to get out, run errands, pick up last minute items to finish decorating her "space" (aka nursery), and spend some time with Charlotte (before our time is split in half). I know how much this little life is going to shake up our family's dynamics... but lately, I've been trying to focus on how much her little life is going to rock Charlotte's life.  Charlotte pretty much has my full attention at her disposal 24/7... I'm sure it'll be a bit of an awakening for her once this little one comes along, but I'm hoping, it'll be a different kind, and not the jealous kind. She "knows" that her role will be "big sister", but I'm interested to see how she adapts to her new role. I'm sure there will be some struggles along the way... but I'm almost 100% sure, that this little one, is going to receive nothing but LOVE from her big sister... and I can't wait to document it all. Oh, the pictures... there will be lots... and I apologize already.

Every week, at my midwife/nurse appointment... the ladies all say, "I didn't think it was possible for you to get bigger... and then you go and get bigger..."... seriously friends, it's still ALL belly. I haven't gotten swollen ( I'm constantly drinking water/ice- adding citrus helps keep yourself from swelling!)... yet... no stretch marks... yet. But, my legs feel like I've run a marathon EVERY DAY, and are completely restless... putting them up for a rest, does nothing, so if anyone has any ideas, send them my way! 

I've LOVED reading everyone's predictions... and if you haven't yet, there's still time to join in on the fun, over on this post. The closest person, will receive something special from me in the mail! 

Cravings: Ice... anything cold. I can even drink coffee again, as long as it's cold. 

Turn Offs: HOT coffee... not cold coffee or iced coffee, just HOT or warm coffee, gives my stomach the willies. 

Daddy's thoughts on the pregnancy thus far: " Okay, I'm ready to meet her... I'm done taking all these belly photos for you..." 

Charlotte's thoughts on the pregnancy thus far: "She's going to watch me play with all my princesses... and I'm going to show her how to do gymnastics... like skin the cat. She's going to be gymnasteee like me (Daddy taught her that word! ha! ) 
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  1. I'm trying to get maternity leave for my pot belly, but you're a winner.

  2. If I had a dime for every time my OB has talked about this 'big baby' I wouldn't have to pay a copay! She scheduled an ultrasound to estimate fetal weight, but I hoping we meet this baby over the weekend so we won't need to do that! and I cannot wait to sleep more comfortably too!

    Happy 4th of July and congrats on 8 years :)

  3. squeee! Getting close! Can't wait for you!

  4. I had restless legs during the end of my pregnancy, too! It drove me crazy at night. My husband would rub them and it would help a little. But, it did go completely away after giving birth!

    By the way, love reading your blog! :)

  5. Happy anniversary and you look beautiful!

  6. Magnesium helps with the RLS. I'm not sure if you can take it while pregnant though. I know it's miserable. Praying that it STOPS and you can rest your sweet body before delivery day. Hugs to Charlotte! She is adorable. In every photo, I see change and growth. She has awesome parents and will be a great Big Sis for the Babe! xxoo ~ Jo