Thursday, September 27, 2012

35 weeks


As I sit here you are squirming in my belly. Your movements have become much more distinct. I can feel your little foot push up against me trying to make more room.

Sleep still seems to be a thing of the past. I have been on the couch most nights, well every night the past week. I usually get up about every two hours. Your dad offered to give the bed up, but I honestly think I sleep better on the couch right now.

I had a dream about giving birth to you. I wasn't in any pain, and after I saw you I just kept saying that you have your father's nose. I wonder if that will be true.

We had our maternity photos taken last weekend. They turned out great. I can wait to look back at them many years from now and remember this special time in all of our lives.

Keep growing little one.


Thursday, September 20, 2012

34 weeks

 Little Lady,

Only six weeks left! Give or take two weeks that is. We are so excited to meet you and share you with our loved ones. Time to tie-up all of those loose ends!

We made our last trip home until after you are born. Our first trip will most likely be Christmas. It feels nice to know that we can spend our weekends here preparing for you. Not to mention car rides are starting to get pretty uncomfortable. The first hour is fine but after that I shift around quite a bit to get comfy.

Last weekend was a busy one. We headed home for your great Aunt Kathy's wedding, celebrated Zander's fourth birthday and went to Brody's football game in Atlantic. By the time we got home Sunday you were a little lopsided in my belly. Thank goodness for your dad. Two adjustments later and we had you back in the head down position, with your back against my belly. Just how we want you when I deliver. I don't know what I would do without him.

We had an appointment with the midwife this past Tuesday. Your heartbeat was in the 130-140 range. Just perfect. We scheduled our last four appointments. I just can't believe that.

Keep growing!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

33 weeks

This is not the picture I wanted to share, but it is all I have. It was taken after work with the camera timer. After very little sleep last night and a slow moving morning I admitted defeat to our weekly photo as I ran out  our the door to try and get to work on time. 
Sweet Baby Girl,

Unfortunately I'm going to keep this pretty short today. We have been super busy, you and I, these last couple of days. I am busy at work trying to get ready for my time at home with you.  At home we are trying to take care of the list that grows longer every day. We are headed home this weekend for our final trip home until after you are born. It is kind of relieving to know that. I am excited to have a month at home to prepare on the weekends. 

You continue to move around and remind me of how anxious I am to meet you. I keep imagining what it will feel like to hold you in my arms for the first time.

Please know that even though I am extremely tired tonight, and exhausted from the insomnia and heartburn, it is the greatest feeling to be your mommy. I want to keep you safe and protected as long as you need it.

Keep growing little one. 


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

a baby shower back home

Time is flying. We are busy preparing for our little one in a bunch of fun ways. We are taking a weekly natural birthing class, we took one three hour breast feeding class, I am staying active with prenatal yoga. and we are working away on her room. We just have a few last minute details left. 

In the midst of all the hustle and bustle, my sister threw me a baby shower back home with family and friends.

The theme for the shower was shower. :) Clouds, umbrellas and raindrops.

There was a great turnout. Baby L and I felt the love and warmth of those closest to us. 

We received so many cute gifts. And let's just have a little about little girls goodness dressing her will be fun. I intend to enjoy dressing her while she will let me. I know there will come a day when she dislikes anything and everything I like, and I will know nothing about fashion or style. For now I will just take in all of ruffles, bows and everything girly. 

It was great to by surrounded by so much love and support.. 

I know this was post was short, but I hope to be back with more updates soon. I will be back with a letter to my little lady tomorrow. Betcha can't wait to see how much the belly has grown this week. ;)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

32 weeks

Little Lady,

My goodness the weeks are flying by. We are very busy preparing for your arrival. This leaves us with a very action packed September. I have made it a goal to try and not plan anything past the beginning of October. I want to use that time to rest up and prepare for your arrival around the home. Because my goodness the nesting. I have been on a nesting frenzy for weeks now. I love it, but it sure does make a list grow faster than your father ever thought possible. Bless him for keeping your momma so happy.

Last weekend was our first baby shower. You were spoiled. I love being surrounded by people who are so excited to meet you. I can't wait for you to get here and enjoy it all.

People keep telling me stories about a friend or a friend of a friend who was told she was have a girl and ended up having a boy, or the other way around. I hope they didn't get it wrong, but if they did please know in advance how sorry and I am for calling you little lady during this pregnancy. From the beginning I thought you were a girl, and I would like to think momma's intuition is right.

We have been so amazingly blessed with a healthy pregnancy, so dislike saying anything negative. That being said...I am so ready for the heartburn to go away and to be able to sleep more comfortably at night. I have felt the growth lately. When I push myself I pay for it. It feels so good to have my feet up right now as I type this. It also feels so good to feel you squirming around in there. I want to keep you safe and happy in there until you are ready to meet us.

Keep growing my love.