36 Weeks Pregnant – 9 Months!

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Prayer Request: Before starting off my weekly pregnancy post…I do want to ask for prayers for our family. Mr. Rusty (Zach’s dad) has been having PSA levels that are higher than the normal range. They are at the point now in the process where a biopsy is the next step. He will be having it in a couple weeks so we can have a better idea of what exactly is going on. Of course we are all worried and trying our best to not let those concerns and list of “what ifs” fill our minds. I have always said that the waiting game is SO HARD and it really is! Please pray for Mr. Rusty and that everything with his biopsy will come back fine and that this is just a minor issue with a simple solution. Also pray for our family that we can continue to remain positive and just trust in the Lord’s plan whatever that may be! Of course I will update everyone as we know more…thank you all of always being such amazing prayer warriors 🙂

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Baby Growth: At this point in the game Leo is gaining about an ounce of weight a day (which really does make me think about people choosing to be induced early…every day makes a difference in your baby’s weight!!!). Leo is now roughly 6 lbs (the weight of a crenshaw melon) and 18.5 inches long! We are in month 9 people…don’t forget to enter your guesses in the baby pool!!!

My Symptoms: Both last Friday and last Saturday nights I was awake through much of the night. I had bad back pains and a lot of contractions. Friday night I had resolved myself to believing I was actually in labor. It’s strange b/c I have never had that happen at night while sleeping?!?! Usually if I get an issue with my back or if I get contractions, it’s during the day. Part of it makes me think that maybe God is preparing me for a middle of the night delivery. Which if that’s the case I’m in trouble! I probably won’t realize I’m in legit labor until it’ll be too late to make it to the hospital haha. 

Saturday was my last travel experience until after Leo is born. Zach had a work function in St Simons so we decided to go as a family to that event then Zach and I went on to Jekyll just for that night together. It was AMAZING. The family event with the Aflac crew was so fun and the kids had a BLAST and then Zach and I had THE BEST time on our little getaway. It was seriously exactly what we both needed. And it’s amazing how just a little rest and relaxation can completely cure all my symptoms. I haven’t had any super bad back pain since the trip and I just feel SO MUCH better overall! I think a lot of it is mental too b/c I feel more connected to Zach and it’s making me feel better as a whole to feel so great with US 🙂

I mean how can DQ cupcakes and milkshakes not make you feel amazing? 😉

I was surprised how well I did with the traveling. I expected the car ride to really be rough on me (it’s about 2 hours to get there and then we came back the next day). It was really all fine though! Saturday was a pretty hard day only because we did the drive, then the Aflac even was all outdoors, then we went straight from there to do a tour of Jekyll Island Club. The tour was great but my body was struggling at that point! One lady on the tour KEPT telling me that she felt miserable just looking at me. Um thanks?!?! It wasn’t too hot, thankfully, and we didn’t do too much walking…but I had to take it easier than I would have liked to have had to!

Sunday we slept in and CHILLED and it was fabulous. 4 hours at the beach just sitting in our chairs and going in the ocean together was perfection. I mean we NEVER get to go to the beach for that long, especially uninterrupted 🙂 I did great with my sunscreen application…but forgot about in between my toes haha. I was FRIED! 

The summer heat is def starting to get to me at this point. Friday night I was THE most miserable I’ve been this entire pregnancy. I’d had a bad day for multiple reasons but then we went to Zach’s parents house for dinner and I had to hear a bunch of comments about how big I look. I don’t get how anyone thinks that’s okay? I mean Mr. Rusty has this thing where he tells pregnant women that they look “swollen up” what the heck?!?! Once we got home I just had a meltdown. I was SO HOT and could NOT get cool. I even tried laying down on our tile floors. Didn’t help. I finally took a COLD shower and it did the trick. I was just so miserable that I was crying and just wanted pregnancy to be OVER. I remember feeling that way with Kye. I got to a point where I tried every trick I could to get him to come on out (not this early of course!) b/c I was just past the point of DONE. With Britt I never, ever felt that way. I truly enjoyed pregnancy the entire time and wasn’t in any rush! I think the summer time though makes this pregnancy the toughest yet for sure. On Monday I was super hot again and the kids and I hit up the pool after naps. After I got out I just literally SAT. I was naked and just sat on the couch haha. I couldn’t move! I felt cool for the first time in ages and did not want to get up and get hot again haha. Of course we then found out that night that our AC was broken! Thankfully they came and fixed it first thing the next morning! 

On Thursday I cleaned the house…which hasn’t happened in much too long. I really paced myself and thought I did great not over doing it! But Friday I started feeling less awesome and noticed my fingers were swelling and such. The heat combined with activity is not good for my symptoms! I had a good bit of contracting and cramping Thursday night even after I felt I had been mindful not to over due it! Zach said he thinks cleaning causes me to get that way b/c I bend so much? I plan to pay someone to deep clean the house sometime around the 15th so my hardcore cleaning is done for awhile 🙂

Zach surprised me with this pick and grab tool! Great gift for a wife in the 9th month of pregnancy!

Prior to this week when people would ask me how I’m feeling I usually wouldn’t be very positive. I know I SHOULD be positive, but it’s been hard for me. This week though? I have a whole new outlook. How can I complain about anything when Ashleigh is going through so much?!?! I have thought about her non-stop this week and keep thinking that she’s as far along as I am in pregnancy, which is hard enough on it’s own, but she’s also battling cancer. I mean I have NO reason to be negative. I am thankful to have the opportunity to be 9 months pregnant, I am thankful for our healthy baby, and I’m thankful to have each day as a blessing from the Lord. Now when someone asks me how I feel it’s EASY to answer “wonderful!” Please continue to pray for Ashleigh and her family!!!

Weight: Dangit. Forgot to weigh AGAIN. I have to remember next week b/c I don’t have too many weeks left of writing these posts!!!

Gender: Kye prayed the other night “Please Lord let me have a new brother.” He has told me that he needs Leo to be a brother because that way when the baby is 3 he can help Kye and Daddy build stuff. Good logic 😉 I know he will be head over heals in love if it’s a girl too so it doesn’t concern me that he is so team boy! I do still think boy and I doubt that hunch will change at this point!

Maternity Clothes: I’m enjoying wearing them now. I mean comfort is key 😉 It’s funny b/c several larger sizes that I assumed wouldn’t fit…totally do. But knowing the end is near makes me embrace the cuter stuff I have and want to wear it while I still can! 

Movement: This week it picked back up some! This baby has ALWAYS been on my right side but I did have a couple times this week where it was on the left. Hiccups are still happening too. Seeing Carter have the hiccups so much makes me interested to see if Leo will have them a lot too since he or she has had them so much in the womb!

Sleep: Other than Friday and Saturday nights, I slept much better! The night our AC was out I slept upstairs b/c our guest bedroom is FREEZING. I had two comforters and a sheet and was still cold..wheras in our room I always sleep with only the sheet and usually will just wear a sports bra now and am still hot. So strange! I didn’t dream at all this week and have had a hard time falling asleep only since Thursday when we found out Mr. Rusty needs the biopsy. It’s just so scary and it’s hard to not think about it a lot. I naturally am worried, not only for Mr. Rusty but especially for Zach and Mrs. Charlotte. 

Cravings: Saturday night we had a VERY fancy dinner at the Jekyll Island Club and they have award winning shrimp and grits. Omg. AMAZING. Def the best meal I’ve had in a LONG time!!!!

Things Accomplished This Week: Oh guys…we are on the BALL! I got several more meals made. Zach made the last BIG grocery shopping trip! I’ve got the hospital bags almost completely packed. Nursery is as done as it can be until Leo arrives. The playroom, Kye’s room, and Britt’s room are all completed and I took all the pics to do the room reveals on the blog 🙂 I’ve been working on the baby book and am almost done with everything I can do in that. I have snacks for the hospital packed for us, I’m starting on the lists of things I need to remember to pack when in labor. I have booked a couple of our trips for post-baby. We got Sadie groomed so she should still be a decent length when company is coming over to meet the baby. I filed our GaSSO form (Have you heard about this?!?! It’s awesome! You can contribute to the private school of your choice and it comes off what you owe for your GA State Taxes. It goes directly to that school AND you get a tax credit!!!) I have the sibling shirts ready for when Kye and Britt meet their baby brother or sister! Didn’t they turn out adorable??? (Thanks Green Feet Boutique!) 

Another big thing I got accomplished was reading the newest edition of Babywise! I wasn’t sure when/if I’d have the time to read it before Leo arrived. We had the time at the beach Sunday and I figured I’d start it and then read my magazines. Um. Y’all. It’s SUCH a good read that I literally couldn’t put it down! I read the entire thing (and underlined like a crazy woman)!!! It is a LOT different in many ways from the edition I used with Kye and Britt. I’m probably going to reference the new book rather than my old copy but mostly will probably stick with what I already know overall when it comes to Leo. I’m sure I’ll be referencing my own blog ( as well as the chronicles of a baby wise mom blog) a lot too! If you are a baby wise mom and haven’t read the new edition…I do highly recommend picking it up and giving it a read! And if you think you are an anti-babywise mom then I also recommend you read it. It might surprise you 🙂

What I Miss: Of course I wish we could go back in time and not have to have these concerns for Mr. Rusty’s health. You don’t appreciate worry-free times until worry-times come again, ya know? I also miss the beach and our little trip this past weekend…it was just SO FUN that I wish we could go back 🙂 

Kye also prayed the other night “to help Mommy not be so worthless” hahaha I guess I miss having worth? 😉

Best Moments of the Week: This was a GREAT week. It started off so amazing with our little getaway! Zach was SO sweet and thoughtful and planned the tour we went on as well as booked us dinner that night. It was fabulous and romantic and wonderful. I loved our long talks. I loved talking about the future and trips we want to take. I loved taking our TIME and not feeling rushed. I loved every minute of our together time 🙂 

This week I also did something I didn’t plan to ever do…I took the kids solo to Wild Adventures Splash Park. Originally Crissy was going to meet me but had some stuff come up so I was solo. Y’all. I thought it was gonna be miserable. But it was SO FUN! We had a BLAST! If you’ve ever been to Wild Adventures the only bad part about the whole experience was the walk from the car to the splash park. I do not understand for the life of me why they don’t have a separate entrance. But I didn’t let it get me down! We got there and it all went WONDERFUL! And when we left I just took our time. We even stopped halfway to the car and I bought a thing of cotton candy and we took a break. We survived the experience and even enjoyed it! I was SO PROUD of the kids and how awesome they did with everything and it was truly one of those experiences where I felt like I was Super Mom 🙂

Also this week I FINALLY got a date night with Kye!!! We have so many times that he goes with Zach together and I’m with Britt so it was a MUCH NEEDED night just the two of us! Kye planned the evening so we ate at Steak and Shake…and drank milkshakes. Then we went to The Mix haha. Kid loves some ice cream 🙂 We had some really great talks. I feel like I don’t ask him enough about his feelings on things so I tried to talk to him about some of those deeper type emotions while at dinner. He said he’s not nervous or sad AT ALL about the new baby and is just really, really happy and excited. He is, however, nervous about school. He’s nervous about his teacher and if she will be as nice as his teacher last year and he’s nervous about all the work he will have to do. I’m so glad to know that he’s feeling that way so I can help make sure he does have a positive experience 🙂

Thursday night I had a GNO with Casey and our friend Julie. It was fabulous! Zach and I talked on our trip how I really do need to do more things JUST for ME. I think the more kids you have, the harder it is to take time for yourself. Plus being this pregnant is exhausting and by the time Zach is home from work I don’t even FEEL like going anywhere! I’m SO glad I went Thursday and I really enjoyed getting to know Julie better! It was so fun 🙂

This is the first year since before we even had kids that we were at home for the 4th! We are ALWAYS in St Augustine and ALWAYS spend the 4th with Katie and her family! While we were pretty bummed to miss out on that tradition…we ended up having an awesome, amazing day! We had already decided awhile back to have a pool party and invite the family. With me being this pregnant we just decided to keep it as small and simple as possible. It’s tricky with so much family living so close. Once you invite one person then you feel obligated to invite this one then that one and then before you know it you have 30 people at your house. And hosting for 30 is a lot different than hosting for 8. Haha! So we kept it just to the core family which worked out PERFECTLY! Courtney’s crew was out of town so it was just a small group of us and we all had a great time. The weather was amazing but the together time was even better 🙂 It was just a relaxing day and I think everyone really enjoyed it! We all needed it!

 Of course I’m taking the picture so I’m not in the group shot…and of course Mrs. Charlotte was probably in the kitchen haha even when she’s not the hostess the woman can’t sit down!

(and Carter was sleeping!)

Questions/Concerns:

  • Have any of you guys used Evening Primrose Oil? I bought some but Stacy couldn’t remember how many I should take a day? I don’t want to insert them…I want to just take them orally! 
  • Any other things I should be doing or taking to help make labor an easier experience?
  • Anyone local recommend someone who lives near me that may be able to help me get my older kids to and from school? I’m super worried about that all working out! I will pay someone to come sit at my house while the baby sleeps! I’d rather do that than it mess up two naps a day every day for the baby!!! 
  • So when I have this baby I will just magically not have any more back pain? Legit. It’s hard for me to imagine that suddenly my back will feel normal again and I won’t hurt to bend and I won’t weigh like a million pounds. I feel like I’ve been pregnant F-O-R-E-V-E-R

Goals for This Week:

  • We found my exercise/birthing ball and the pin is missing. So I’m ordering a new one. 
  • Finish up with packing bags!
  • I already talked to Jordan and he’s down to be the 1st phone call to come watch the kids when the time comes…I need to confirm with the others on the list!
  • Finish up with updating addresses and print off the address labels for the announcements
  • I need to finish up with Zach’s bday gifts since I really won’t have time to do that once the baby arrives!
  • I also need to do a good bit of blogging so I won’t be mega behind either

Belly Pics! I was festive for the 4th this week 🙂

Notes from Past Pregnancies: I felt like I looked pretty cute this week in my pics. Then I look back at Britt’s pregnancy. And, of course, I looked better. And Kye was so stinkin’ YOUNG and adorable too!!! You can see the post here

You can also see an update from my first pregnancy here

Reading through my post from Britt’s pregnancy I really just don’t have a whole lot in common! But I started reading the one from Kye’s and it is much more similar. My attitude is very much the same of just feeling blah and not even caring that I feel blah! I’m interested to see if I will end up wanting to try tricks to get Leo to come before my due date. I didn’t really try anything with Britt b/c I wasn’t in a hurry to have her. I was so content being pregnant! With Kye I was SO OVER IT. I think pregnancy-wise I might feel over it this time too…but I think knowing how much life changes once baby comes may make me not as quick to try a bunch of tricks to induce labor naturally 😉 We’ll see!

2 Comments

  1. Robyn Mullican
    July 5, 2014 / 8:51 pm

    Yes! Amazingly, all of your pains will go away! By the end of my pregnancy with Cooper, literally everything hurt. My back, pelvis, legs, woo-ha, EVERYTHING! But after delivery I was as good as new!

  2. Emily
    July 6, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    The usual dosage for evening primrose oil is 500 mg daily beginning at 36 weeks. If you choose to use it vaginally, you can begin that at 38 weeks. (And you can continue to take the oral dose while also using it against the cervix after 38 weeks.)

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36 Weeks Pregnant ~ 9 Months!

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Well, I thought at 36 weeks you were considered full term? Didn’t you? My weekly pregnancy update email says that 37 weeks is actually full term! Which ever is fine with me…Blitzen cannot be born this week anyway 🙂

Baby Growth: Blitzen is almost 6 pounds (the weight of a crenshaw melon) and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. I can tell you that Blitzen is laying exactly the way this baby is in this picture. I feel those little feet, knees and tush on the regular!

Belly Pictures: Now that it’s rare to have Zach here to take my pictures…I took full advantage of it and took PLENTY for ya’ll! Plus I know that a lot of you are waiting to put in your guesses for the Blitzen Baby Pool and some people swear they can tell sex by how a woman is carrying. Hopefully these help you some 😉

Along with my belly stickers I’m also wearing my Stella and Dot La Coco Silver Chain, after the rain brooch, and ava cupchain earrings (great gift at only $24!).

 This morning Kye was ALL about some picture taking so we let him be in a few too 😉

 sticking out his belly too (love that morning hair)

 he’s ready to be a big brother!!!

as a bonus (?) here’s some legit belly pictures!

My Symptoms: My legs pains have gotten so much better. I tried to drink a banana smoothie each day (I loathe bananas) and by Thursday of this week I was DONE. I literally can’t drink another sip of one. Zach bought me some potassium supplements at the store along with magnesium ones as the pharmacist said it will also help. The dr. office said they would call me if my blood work came back with any issues…and they never called so I’m assuming I don’t actually have a potassium defeciency. I’ll ask for sure though at my next appointment this Monday!

I think that resting more and using heating pads have also helped my legs. I use the heating pads for about 15 min or so right before I go to sleep. I have woken up with the leg cramps, but they haven’t been as bad during the day which is a for sure improvement. I’ve also slept so hard this week that I haven’t heard a thing. Zach’s snoring hasn’t bugged me. Kye waking up randomly to ask for someone to fix his blanket hasn’t woken me (I napped one day this week and have no CLUE how long Kye had been awake…I slept an hour past his normal nap ending time! oops!), the dogs haven’t woken me…I’ve been OUT. I still feel that I need a lot more rest before I go into labor though! 

My body aches have gotten worse overall, even though the legs are better. I hurt really bad when getting up and down. My back has shooting pains and my inner thighs will often hurt too. I have to use the handle of the wardrobe beside the bed to get myself up in the mornings and even after I’m standing sometimes it takes me some effort to be able to walk. Once I’m up and going I’m fine, but the getting up is the tough part. I lay in the bed with Kye to tuck him in and it’s a mega struggle to get up from laying down with him…so much so that every time I do Kye has started saying “you hurting mommy?”

My joints aren’t bothering me as much (probably all the water has been helping) and I’ve been so busy that I honestly don’t feel pregnant majority of the time. Isn’t it a blessing to be THIS pregnant and still, overall, feel good? I remember last time being SO over it and as of right now I think I could go till my due date and be okay with that. I’ve had more pressure – I can tell sometimes that Blitzen is chillin on my bladder as I’ll have an intense urge to pee randomly. I also have had a few bad cases of Braxton Hicks. A friend of mine, thanks Laura!, told me in an earlier post to do the opposite of whatever I’m doing when I get them. I got them while standing so I laid down and they did feel better.

This week my overall emotion has been more that of disbelief. It’s not that I’m not excited or ready for the baby to arrive…it’s that it’s hard for me to comprehend that it’s happening so soon. I’m going to have a BABY people!!! Whoa! I typically have this kind of attitude when change happens. I will STILL look at Zach and say “can you believe we’re old enough to be married?!?!” I still very much feel like I’m in high school and that I couldn’t possibly be a wife and mother! 

I spent a LOT of this week preparing for Blitzen and it is SUCH a blessing to be pregnant for the second time. I know what to buy, what not to buy…what to stock up on, what to wait on. It’s great. I remember having like 5 bottles of shampoo when Kye was born and it took us almost his entire first year of life to go through one of them haha. Lesson learned there! It’s comforting to know that I have all the essentials we’ll need in the first few weeks. I hated having to ask people to run errands for us. I’m sure that will still happen, but it won’t have to happen as often! I’m not ready to pack our bags…yet! Planning on doing that step Thanksgiving week 🙂 

Weight: I’ve officially hit the 20 lb weight gain marker! Only gained 1 lb this week! I’m SO proud of myself for taking 36 weeks to gain 20 lb….I hit this milestone so much earlier last time. I’m still 19 lb less than I was when I had Kye (at 39 weeks) so I’m extremely optimistic that I’ll be no where NEAR that number when Blitzen is born! I’m striving for under 25 lb total…which is doable especially if he or she arrives earlier than the 9th 😉

Gender: I still feel girl. Very much so. I’ll be thrilled for a boy too though!

Maternity Clothes: Feeling SO much better with the jeggings 😉 I’m to the point with my size where people stop me CONSTANTLY to talk to me about being pregnant. Sometimes it’s nice but sometimes I am kinda trying to get a move on ya know? This lady at the Steel’s Event Casey and I went to Thursday night would not leave me alone when Casey and I were trying to have girl talk. I mean I LOVE talking to people but sometimes I don’t need to hear about all your pregnancies and birthing experiences ya know? I got stuck in a maternity store for over an hour because the owner wouldn’t let me go. I think I’m too friendly sometimes haha. 

Movement: WOW! I did not think I’d still be able to feel Blitzen this intense and this often this far into my pregnancy. It’s often very painful for me too. I will have to press (pretty hard!) on the spot to make him or her move b/c it’ll hurt so much. It also hurts if kye is laying against my stomach or leaning against it when he sits on my lap. Even just gentle touching will sometimes hurt! This kid feels HUGE and feel like it’s completely out of wiggle room!!!

Sleep: Still not enough (instead of going to bed at 11 like usual we’re averaging 11:30 at the earliest) but when I do sleep it’s GOOD sleep. I think it’s the colder weather 😉

Cravings: MILK! I drank an entire gallon of skim milk this week (with Zach’s help but it was mostly me). I could drink it 24/7 right now. I’ve gotten more snacky too and have started having an afternoon snack break while Kye naps as well as a nightly snack break…I need to chill out with it but part of me wants to enjoy indulging while I can before I have to be hardcore Weight Watchers again!

Delivery Update: Stacy told me to start taking primrose oil at 36 weeks. I have it but am not taking it yet. I’m waiting for week 37. This week the baby is NOT allowed to arrive and I know I should do nothing but sit around and cross my legs…but, duh, I can’t do that. My current plan is to get all the remaining things done on my to do list this coming week, then finish up Zach’s to do list Thanksgiving week. I’ll start taking the primrose oil next Friday and hopefully go into labor at the end of Thanksgiving weekend. It’d work out nicely 😉 I originally planned to not get checked at my appointment on Monday for fear that just checking me would set me into labor (since it did with Kye) but now I’m going to get checked. IF I am very far along then I can get the right people in the right places if needed (hopefully). I’m pretty nervous about this week. I mean I know if I go into labor that it’s SUPER early so it’s very unlikely to happen…but I’m scared to death that it will. I tend to have that kind of luck (with Kye there was only ONE week where I didn’t want to have him b/c Stacy was gone…and of course it’s when I had him). I know there’s nothing I can do truly prevent labor, just hope and pray that baby holds out till next Friday or later!

What I Miss: being comfortable! Not living our lives constantly working on a to-do list! it’ll be GREAT to have a newborn and have to revolve our lives around that instead of doing stuff 😉

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week: One of them was actually from last week but my sweet, wonderful friend Danielle had a hospital gown specially made for ME! It turned out SO adorable and I really love it! While I don’t look forward to actually wearing it (who looks forward to labor?) I know it’ll help a not-so-wonderful-looking-moment look MUCH better! When I modeled it Zach said he especially enjoyed the back (which is, duh, open since it’s a hospital gown). I dunno why he’d enjoy a view of the sexy grannie panties I’ve been sportin’ but whatever 🙂 If you would like a gown of your own (or as a gift – it’s a mega thoughtful, unique present) you can visit the Francie Beth Boutique Facebook Page! Thanks again Danielle!!!

isn’t the ruffled bottom cute?

the little tie belt it my favorite part b/c you can actually tell that I’m not just one big BLOB!

I, of course, have other favorite moments from this week as well 🙂 Kye has become a mega-maams boy. Its not really the best timing b/c I’m about to be nursing a new baby…but I think it has a lot to do with the pregnancy. I’ve heard that the older child will sometimes act differently close to the due date and I think this is Kye’s way. Hey it’s better than regressing on the potty training! He wants me all the time and ONLY me. I think once Blitzen gets here, and he spends a lot more time with Daddy, that he’ll get over it. Even the pets have become more clingy! I wake up in the morning with Sadie pretty much asleep on my stomach and Zeke asleep at my head.

Kye still very much calls the baby Isesis…to the point where I think he’ll have a hard time calling it by a real name. He talks about the baby often and all the things he is excited to help with. We did our Christmas shopping at Target and he picked out a present for Daddy and for the baby and he is excited to give it to him or her! I really enjoy seeing his excitement and it is always a highlight of my week 🙂

One of the BEST things to happen in a LONG time is that ZACH FINISHED THE STORAGE SHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Praise the LORD! It’s been a long 8 months and a lot of money…it looks AWESOME and (most importantly for me) that means we can move on to other things we need to get done around here before Blitzen arrives! We are getting SO much done and I feel SO much less stress 🙂

Questions/Concerns: Need to show Marie my birth plan. Want to ask about the measurement thing Kelly mentioned in a blog comment to see how big Blitzen really is (or at least close to it). Need to ask about potassium levels in blood work and if it’s okay that I’m taking the supplements.

Goals for the Week: Get all my Christmas wrapping done. Have over half the meals I need to freeze this month cooked/frozen (I finished up all the meals from October – I have 21 home-made meals in my freezer! The more the better right?). Order pictures I need to get for baby book and such. Start making all the lists I want to have for the house/instructions/etc. Do address labels for announcements and Christmas cards. Run ALL last minute errands. Make the gifts for the hospital staff. Be almost caught up on blogging and facebook albums. The Christmas wrapping alone is going to be a HUGE task. Mom’s coming to help one night and I may need to recruit more help sometime this week to master it all 😉

Notes from Pregnancy #1: This time last pregnancy I started my weekly check-ups and actually didn’t have them check how far along I was! Wow, I’m really surprised I resisted that temptation. Reading about that visit makes me nervous for tomorrow, I’m going at it alone and I was very thankful to have Zach there with me for it. 🙁 Stacy said at that appointment that I was considered full term…so I guess I am full term right now??? Here’s what was going on with my symptoms as this point in pregnancy (as well as some belly pictures). Zach and I went down to Jacksonville to celebrate Valentine’s Day and to do a HUGE return/exchange of all our baby presents. I really cracked up reading this post! Zach also wrote me a mega sweet love letter…maybe he’ll have a repeat this week? 😉 I started to REALLY nest this week and think I may be doing the same thing again this pregnancy.

2 Comments

  1. MeganRay
    November 14, 2011 / 4:35 am

    Awww, you're still so cute! I love the maternity jeggings and your delivery gown is a million times better then the tents they give you at the hospital 🙂 Ok so I know you've written a post (or more than one) on your experience with stopping breastfeeding, but I don't know how to go about finding it. Could you help me?? I'd really like to read it again!!

  2. Week 36 Pregnancy
    March 5, 2012 / 5:56 am

    You are looking great in the photos…

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