Sunday, November 27, 2011

Baby Bump - 38 weeks

This picture was taken on Thanksgiving - I was 38 weeks and 1 day. I can't even believe we are so close! As of today we are 10 days away from our due date!

I am feeling really good. Going from sitting to standing or getting out of bed seems to still get harder by the day, but otherwise I feel good.

I get LOTS of comments from strangers. I have been out and about a lot and especially over the holidays Greg and I have been running a lot of errands. I no longer get asked - "How far along are you?", but instead "How much longer?!" or "Girl you are about to pop!" or "WOWWW".

Our bags are mostly packed, nursery is ready, Christmas decorations are up, most of the Christmas shopping is done, and now it is just a waiting game. At my 38 week appointment I was 1.5cm and still 50% effaced. My next appointment is tomorrow so we'll see if there has been any progress. I haven't had any signs of labor yet, just the normal Braxton Hicks and the occasional strange shooting pains which I have been having for a while now. Cambry still moves a lot and gets hiccups often.

I have so many mixed feelings right now. I am so excited and cannot wait to meet our little girl. At times I will suddenly feel panicked and scared about the actual labor and delivery. Then at times I get nervous that I will have no idea how to take care of a baby. Feed, burp, then change??? I could not fall asleep one night because I was not sure if I remembered the correct order - ha! Then other times I get a little sad that I am almost done being pregnant. I try to treasure these last few days and weeks of having the privilege of carrying a LIFE inside. I don't want to forget all the amazing kicks and movements she does - it is such a miracle. But then sometimes when I am laying in bed trying to fall asleep and she won't stop moving I think gosh I just need some alone time!

We had a great Thanksgiving at my parent's house this year. Some family friends joined us and we ate some really good food. Sadly, my sister and Cody and Kyler were in Arizona so we didn't get to see them. And of course we missed the Mattern family too. But hopefully we will see them soon! But I am so thankful for the family/friends we did get to see and we truly have so much to be thankful for.

I meant to post these a while back but these are a couple of craft ideas that I found online and loved.

I used the satin flower tutorial on Jones Design Company blog found here. It was so easy and I love how the flowers turned out. Then I just sewed it onto some elastic lace. I made a headband for Cambry and then made several more for friends who are having girls. If you have a little girl you should definitely try this out. And on the website she has lots of other good ideas for these flowers - put them on a clip, on a sweater, on shoes, etc!

I made these for hostess gifts - Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub. I used the tutorial found here. I think these would also make great Christmas gifts or good teacher gifts. I will have to remember this for a few years down the road.

1 comment:

Jill said...

Are those your REGULAR jeans?????? You may have a big baby bump, but you have NO badooka dunk! NO fair!