Monday, December 30, 2013

Last Belly Pictures

I think it's safe to say that these are the last belly pictures taken today at 39 weeks 4 days! I had my doctor's appointment today. I saw the nurse practitioner who wasn't exactly the most helpful when I asked her about what we should do because baby is already estimated to be so big, but I did quickly see the doctor who I've seen the most during this pregnancy and asked his opinion. He's on call tomorrow and has scheduled us to come in bright and early at 7:30 to be induced. He's been my favorite doctor there this time around so I'm happy that he will be the one to deliver. There will be a baby soon! :-)

Sentimental Mama here had to take some last "family of 3 pictures". They aren't the best but I am posting them all. Haha!

Mama and Ayla

Ayla and her baby brother. Woah, Belly!
Hopefully at this time tomorrow I will be snuggling a beautiful baby boy in my arms. :-)

Thursday, December 26, 2013

39 Weeks

How far along: 39 weeks
Total Weight gain: Our scale says 30 lbs. That can't be. I'm going to say that I am safely in the 30 to 35 lbs. range that they recommend.
Maternity clothes:  Of course! Wearing the same few outfits that fit over and over again.
Sleep: I really can't complain too much but I am still waking up every night to go to the bathroom and then it takes me a long time to fall back asleep
Movement: He's definitely slowing down but still a mover. There can't be that much room left...I think my stomach has expanded to it's full capacity!
Best moment in the last week: Watching Ayla open up Christmas presents this year. After each gift and would say "Ooh! I needed that!" and when she opened her baby doll set she said "Merry Christmas to me!" Ha Ha! I caught that on video but for some reason I can't download the video onto the blog.
Gender: It's a boy!
Ayla's current name choice when asked "What should we name the baby?": She does know the name. :-)
Food Cravings: Still sweets. Dave and Mica got us some Sarris chocolate for Christmas and I have had no self control.
Belly Button in or out:  It's flat.
What I miss: Moving around with ease.
What I am looking forward to: Meeting baby! 
Weekly Wisdom: The size of your belly doesn't predict when baby will be born. I've had so many people make comments and saying that my baby was going to come so early because I'm carrying low (I think that started around 30 weeks). I really did think he would be here by now too, but a big belly does not mean an early baby. :-)Milestones: I've been pregnant longer this time around. With Ayla I made it to 38 weeks and 4 days. I was home with a newborn and didn't have a "39 week belly picture". No comparison picture this week.
Baby Brain Moment of the Week: None that I can think of right now. Again, that's probably a "baby brain" moment in itself.
Labor Signs: I'm ready whenever he is!
Weekly Belly Pictures: Again, Ayla has turned it into a photo shoot. 

Although there is really not a real comparison is week 39:
Let's hope that this is the last weekly belly picture post. :-)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! We had a nice relaxing morning and then went over to BeBe and Pappy's for dinner and some more presents. I was a very lucky girl this year and got awesome presents from everyone. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I got a Doc McStuffins office....

....and a doctor's coat!

Happy girl

The Doc is in.

Pappy had to put batteries in to make all of the little gadgets work.

Calling Doc for some advice.
Merry Christmas, Nana!

Thanks for my bear Great Uncle Dick and Great Aunt Laura

Auntie Barbara got me Stuffy....

....and Lambie! Thank you!

Nana and me.
I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Love and miss you all!

Hopefully I'll be posting soon to introduce my baby brother....the count down to the official due date is 7 days tomorrow! We are all ready to meet him!

Christmas Eve

We had a nice relaxing Christmas Eve yesterday. BeBe and Pappy came over (Nana stayed home because she has a cold) and Mama and Daddy prepared a seafood feast. I even tried some shrimp! After dinner we opened presents and skyped with Oma and Opa and Uncle Dave, Aunt Mica and Mallory. I really like all of my new presents and enjoyed playing with them last night. I've also been playing with them all morning. Here are lots of pictures from Christmas Eve....
Kisses for baby brother!

Kisses for Mama!


Mama and me

Daddy and me

Kisses for Daddy!

Silly girl!
Lots of shrimp. Note that Mama made me some fish sticks
to go with the seafood theme.

Dinner time was cozy and quaint.
Opening presents

Here BeBe and Pappy. I made you something.

I love my new Minnie Mouse Puzzle Book from Oma and Opa!

Oohh! Lots of Minnie stickers!

I got lots of new stuff for baby. A stroller, a high chair (that
can also be a swing and a baby carrier) and a new sleep
sack for baby that I can wear like a baby carrier!

Uncle Dave, Aunt Mica, and Mallory sent down some
gifts too. I love my new penguin backpack!
Daddy and I played with my new wooden train set.
It's really cool!

Snowflake waited for Santa to take her back to the North Pole.
I left him some cookies and milk. Guess what....
they were gone this morning!!!

Merry Christmas to all!!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

38 Weeks

How far along: 38 weeks + 1 day
Total Weight gain: 31 lbs.
Maternity clothes:  Of course! My outfits are limited because even the maternity clothes are getting snug!
Stretch marks: Yes! I can't tell the difference between old ones and new ones. 
Sleep: It's been hard to fall asleep and lately I've been waking up at least once a night to go to the bathroom. Last night I couldn't sleep from around 3:00 to 5:00. It's just a little preview of my future nights. ;-)
Best moment in the last week: Love seeing the little (well, not so little) guy during the ultrasound. 
Movement: Moving, moving, moving...see previous post about the ultrasound. Ha ha!
Gender: It's a boy!
Ayla's current name choice when asked "What should we name the baby?": She does know the name. :-)
Food Cravings: Sweets! I actually made Bryan go to the store one night to get cheesecake. I never had him go to the store when I was pregnant with Ayla and this is the first time I sent him to get something. I'm a pretty awesome pregnant wife. ;-)
Belly Button in or out:  It's flat.
What I miss: Moving around with ease.
What I am looking forward to: Meeting baby! I'm also officially on maternity leave. Yay! Yay! Yay! No school until the end of February.
Weekly Wisdom: I've got nothing right now!
Milestones: He's full term and we are ready to meet him whenever he wants.
Baby Brain Moment of the Week: I lined my kids up for a lunch an entire hour too early. We go to lunch at 11:30 and I had them lined up and ready to go at 10:30. Ha ha!
Labor Signs: I'm ready whenever he is!
Weekly Belly Pictures: Taken today at 31 weeks + 1 day. It was pajama day at school today.

I cannot get over how big that belly is! I don't realize it
until I see it in a picture.
Can you imagine walking around with that thing??? Ha ha!