Friday, April 12, 2013

week 35: getting big

march 23 - march 29, 2013
Week 35
{pregnancy journal}
My belly is getting bigger by the week these days.  I can no longer see my feet when I look down.  Some days I feel huge but other days I still feel like I am carrying rather small.  Every once and a while, people will tell me that I look bigger than I did a couple days before.  When I left New Orleans everyone agreed that I had grown since I got there.  I’m still not really sure how I feel about “growing” so much.
I had a doctor's appointment on Monday.  This was another routine checkup.  I told the doctor that I was still having rib pain and that I was worried it was because of the baby's head.  She started pressing on my stomach pretty firmly to see if she could tell what it was.  Apparently the butt is a little softer than the head but after all of the pressing, she couldn't really tell.  As soon as she was done pressing and poking my stomach, the baby gave this monster kick, so hard that my whole belly shook!  It was pretty funny.  We will do an ultrasound at my next appointment to check his weight and see what position he's in so I guess I will have to wait until then. 
Total weight gain: 19 lbs
(1 lb since last appt)
Lately I feel like I have started nesting.  I have been working so hard on crafts and decorations for my baby shower.  I have always been creative and I love doing stuff like this.  It feels so different and so special knowing that this is all for my baby boy.  Aside from the baby shower stuff, I have also started to organize everything which is something that I have heard a lot of women do towards the end.  I made the spare closet upstairs the "baby closet" and it has all of our baby stuff in it.  I put away all of the gifts that we've received and have started getting everything ready for when he gets here.
This week my step sister, Dawn, came in town.  Me, Loyal and Kelli went to my Dad's for dinner and to visit with her.  I haven't seen Dawn since our wedding so it was really great to see her and spend some time with her.  It had definitely been way too long!  She brought us some gifts for the baby.  One of them was a beautiful blanket that she made by hand.  I couldn't believe that she made it!  She picked out the colors and without even knowing it, they match the nursery perfectly!  Such a sweet and special gift!

sneak peak from my maternity shoot
{pics coming soon!}



  1. Aw! I got a shout out? ;) LOVE! XOXO

  2. Yes you did!!! LOVE!!!! And LOVE my blanket!!!!!

    1. Aw! I'm so glad you love it! Every time your sweet little angel is wrapped up in it it'll be like I'm giving him some snuggles. :)


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