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Last week as mom and I were leaving my 38 week appointment she made the comment that I hadn’t done any maternity photos. To be honest, the thought of dressing up and holding my belly and being all “here’s me looking all angelic while holding my belly and looking off into the corner” doesn’t sound too appealing when you’re hugely pregnant and uncomfortable and just not really feeling it. However, I texted my mom friend/photog pal Shannon and luckily she was available to come snap some pics that weekend. I wasn’t feeling it at the time (as said), but I’m so glad now that I’ll have these photos to look back on, and to show our daughter someday!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but before I have this baby I thought I’d share a 39 week pregnancy update! Also, see below for a fun giveaway to PinkBlush!
HOW FAR ALONG:
39 Weeks and four days. But who’s counting right? 🙂
When I was pregnant with George I had terrible edema (swelling) from like week 23 on. It was pretty annoying and at times miserable (not to mention not the sexiest), but it was the main symptom I had to contend with. So looking back, that pregnancy seems like a cake walk.
I thought that I had escaped that this pregnancy, but this week it has been back in full force. The bad thing is, I’m such a baby about it… When I get home from work all I want to do is soak in a tub and put my feet up. Which would be fine and all, but I have a sweet little two year old who really needs mommies attention! I’ve definitely started to feel some of the mom guilt over not giving him less attention, and I know it will only get worse once the baby comes, but I also realize that a bit of that guilt is normal.
Other than that, I’ve been doing fine besides some occasional headaches and spikes in blood pressure (most likely linked to feeling bad and being moody/agitated.)
I thought the whole aversion to smells thing only happened in the first trimester, but it has been back in full force!! A few weeks ago I was on a tour of the construction site where I work, and the smells from some of the welding equipment (so I was told, I’m clueless) really sent me over the edge. I looked over at my coworker and gave him the “get me out of here!” eye. Luckily we moved on to another room and everything was fine, but it was a real internal freakout moment for me lol.
Oh, and once again, baby diapers. Lately (if I’m lucky!) I just make Geordie or my mom change them, cause again, pregnant diva.
WHAT IM WEARING:
At this point in the pregnancy I’m all about comfort. Leggings and maternity jeans (all from Target) and a few loose tops are what I’m mostly wearing lately. For maternity dresses and nicer clothes I really like the cute maternity clothes from PinkBlush. The dress I’m wearing in these photos is PinkBlush and I love that it’s so soft and that I’ll be able to wear it after I have the baby too! Also, huge plus that it’s nursing friendly!
It’s a girl!!! If you couldn’t tell by all the pink in these photos! 🙂
No specific cravings right now, but we have been eating so much junk lately! I’m actually looking forward to getting back to eating healthy/clean when the baby comes cause I just feel so gross lately. It’s kinda funny cause at around 36 weeks all the baby sites say,… “you’ll probably stop gaining weight from now until the baby arrives!” and I’m like oh great, I’ll stop gaining weight now! Needless to say, those baby sites don’t tell you that you might still be hangry and have cravings all the time. So the pounds I gained in the first two trimesters were warranted, but the last 5 pounds this last month are made up of cheetos and Cookout milkshakes. OOPS. I have big babies, what can I say??
I’ve had pretty strong Braxton Hicks contractions since about 36 weeks, but they are mostly just annoying. At my last appointment I was not dilated and the baby was still sitting up high, so I’m hoping when I go back this week I will have made some progress! However, I’m trying not to obsess too much over that stuff. I wasn’t dilated at all at my 40 week appt with George, and I ended up going into labor with him and having him the next day on his due date! Hopefully I’ll have the same luck with this baby!
Also, I have seen some increases in pelvic pain this week so I’m hoping that means she’s dropped some. Fingers crossed!
WHAT DOES GEORGE THINK ABOUT THE BABY?
It’s so cute because occasionally I’ll get a random sharp pain in my pelvis or sciatic nerve and George will say “what’s wrong mommy?” and occasionally “want me to kiss it?” It’s so sweet and endearing and I’m just hoping he won’t be scarred for life from me randomly screaming out in pain lol. A lot of people have asked what he thinks about the baby coming, and to be honest it’s hard to tell at this point. However, we told him his baby sister is bringing him a toy, so anytime we ask him about the baby he asks where his “present” is or his “garbage truck and helicopter” that he decided she is going to bring him. I know there will be a bit of an adjustment, but I also know that he’s going to be the sweetest big brother! I’m really looking forward to the day when they meet! 🙂
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