These are not flattering photos. I have on no make up, didn't brush my hair and am in no way trying and they totally and completely express how I feel right now. And yep.. I want to remember this feeling when I start to get baby fever again... Remember this Georgia... Remember!
My last update was at 37/38 Weeks.
38 Weeks with Number one: Toe Thieves and Sausage Feet
39 Weeks with Number one: Bizarre Baby Dreams
37 Weeks with Number two: 37 Weeks
38 Weeks with Number two: Livin' Large
39 Weeks with Number two: 39 Weeks.. or stick a fork in me.. I'm done
Maternity clothes? Clearly...
Stretch marks? Not worth discussing at this point (aka- yes)
Sleep: Not great, lots of going to the bathroom. I have to admit that if I listen to my Hypnobabies (joyful pregnancy affirmations etc.) I sleep much heavier/harder. It is really really bizarre.
Miss Anything? energy! Most of the crazy nesting energy has dissipated...
Labor Signs: Braxton hicks (uncomfortable) and occasional cervical pinching
Symptoms: Uncomfortable. If I sit for longer than two hours my legs swell. And heartburn. Hello Rolaids!
Belly Button in or out? Out.
Wedding rings on or off? Way off.
Exercise: Not really. :( Shame-shame.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Super short tempered... but ironically not as badly this week.
Highlight of the week: Backsplash? Done!
Shower professionally cleaned? Check!
Carpets cleaned? Check!
Also, we had to upgrade to a mini-van which was a huge move for us.
But the highlight? A baby shower! I felt so loved and honored. That night there was a flash flood and water was actually coming in the restaurant door at one point (from the road) but it was SUCH a good time.
I am extremely blessed by church community and friends who make me feel special when really, I just don't feel that way at all right now.
Speaking of- this was my first ever "diaper" shower. We cloth diaper mainly but let's be frank... I do NOT cloth diaper the first 6 weeks (can we say diapers constantly?), and for travel, church, etc. I don't. So this is such a huge blessing. Here's some of my stash!
|On the right please note our UNgross, UNmoldy shower that got professionally cleaned.. It's amazing what nesting can motivate you to do or get done!|
|Squishy cheeks!!!!! And check out the flooding all around the doctor's office. Those are roads and ducks were floating down them. ;)|
In the Meantime: The girls are sweetie pies.
|Learning to love honeysuckle with daddy, and playing at bottom. Mind you, these moments are framed with lots of screaming and time-outs. But still... focus on the good! ;)|
It was cute.
My friends said, "there is no name so that could be a contender!"
As the large group was leaving later the patriarch, an elderly man stopped and also congratulated and wished me luck. He said, "In 25 years you will be sitting in the living room with your son across from you on the couch and you will think to yourself, 'You were worth every last part of it'. "
It was really touching! (someone may have cried).
He then said he had 8 children and the happy bustling family around him said it was true (they were his children!) so it was very sweet.
How will I ever keep the house clean without the threat of company each week?! ;)