July 16, 2013

39 Weeks Preggo Update

Hopefully, this will be the last of my updates since I'm in my final week of pregnancy!  Some days I feel like the time passed by way too fast but most times I feel like I've been pregnant forever.  Unfortunately, the last two weeks have sucked.  I've experienced all the yucky and uncomfortable pregnancy symptoms and then some.  On Saturday, I went to the hospital because my contractions were 5-6 minutes apart but being only 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced, I was sent home.  Now, it looks like I'm having a long prelabor.  Ugh.
My original plan was to work right up until my water breaks, however, I'm now working from home until I'm off maternity leave.  I'm kind of a workaholic so I fear that I'll lose my mind but the health of my baby is the most important thing to me right now.  Thankfully, even though I feel really crappy, Lucas is healthier than ever!

Weight Gain?:  I've gained a total of about 35 pounds.

Maternity Clothes?:  I'm mostly wearing dresses now and my husband's work out clothes at night! Ha!

Symptoms?:  Ugh, yuck.  Very crampy and uncomfortable.

Sleep?:  Sleep is non existent because of my hip pain.  I started using the Snoogle more and that really helps!

Do I miss anything?:  Not being uncomfortable.

Movement?:  He's run out of room so his cute little kicks are now like a slow Matrix like move.

Anything making you sick or queasy?:  I still can't stand air fresheners.

Food cravings?:  Chocolate chip cookies and home cooked meals.

Have you started to show?:  YES.

Boy or a Girl?:  Boy!

Best Moment This Week?:  Realizing that in a couple of days I'll get to meet my lil man!  This past weekend, I picked up lots of cute little things for his newborn photos that I'm so excited about as well!

Check out my other bump updates here:

36 Weeks
27 Weeks
21 Weeks
17 Weeks
13 Weeks
Finding Out 

July 10, 2013

Simply Leopard

Yes, the buttons on this sweater are holding on for dear life.  Just had to get that out there.

Lately, I've gained a sudden surge of energy that comes and goes but when it's present, watch out!  I'm wanting to clean all the windows, wash anything and everything that can go inside a washing machine, then five minutes later, I'm totally over it.  Wait thirty more minutes and I'm back at it.  I'm telling you, I'm a joy to be around.   This energy surge also helps me out in the mornings when I get the urge to wash, dry, and style my hair.  Okay, selfishly, I now have a morning hair routine just in case I go into labor at work.  That way I at least know my hair will be nice and clean.  C'mon, I can't be the only woman that wants to look half way decent when delivering a baby since all modesty is probably going to go out the window...right??

Sweater: Ann Taylor  /  Top: Target  /  Pants: Loft  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, Ebay

July 8, 2013

The Final Countdown

I know, I know, more belly pics but I can't help it.  I mean--it is pretty massive.  And I can't help but realize that I'm in for the final countdown and even though I've complained enough for all pregnant women, I'm going to miss this big ole belly.  I won't miss the joint pain, rib pain, back aches...whoops, there I go again.

Today is hopefully the last hearing I have until I can truly rest and anticipate Lucas' arrival.  Until then, I've been sitting on towels (seriously) and hoping he'll stay in until Monday evening when my hearing is over.  Devotion to the profession, people!

Sweater: Kohls  /  Dress: Gap  /  Shoes: Me Too  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, Macys

July 5, 2013

Baby Zumba

The morning we took these pictures, I couldn't take my eyes off my belly because Lucas was definitely zumba dancing in there; hence why I'm holding my back for dear life.  Maybe I shouldn't have eating flan again for breakfast?  Yeah, that's right, I said again.

We had another appointment this week and we got to see our little man on the ultrasound.  This guy is measuring 7 pounds 11 ounces which means I should probably confess something.  I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before but here goes...I was a 10.5 pound baby.  I would say 10.5 newborn but c'mon 10.5 ain't newborn.  Karma is coming to get me with this baby.  If I make it to 40 weeks, he could weigh around 10 pounds.  This has given me more ammo to garner some sympathy from my husband.  Now, I've been saying, can you puhleez drive across town to get me praline ice cream?  I might be pushing out a 10 pound baby soon! 

Sweater: Ann Taylor  /  Shirt: Motherhood Maternity  /  Skirt: Gap Maternity  /  Shoes: Me Too  /  Jewelry: Banana Republic, David Yurman

July 3, 2013

The One With the Ugly Shoes

I'm down to my last pair of black shoes that fit and, shock, they're hideous.  I seriously thought I was going to prance around my heels throughout my pregnancy and, now, all I can dream about is walking around barefoot.  I think the topic I've talked about most about in my pregnancy is my swollen feet and lack of shoes.  I honestly did not want to spend money on shoes since I'm hoping that my feet go back to normal.  In the meantime, I'll be sporting these clunkers on my feet until I'm on maternity leave and can fulfill my dream of walking around barefoot during the daytime.  Dreaming big, all the time.

Sweater: J Crew  /  Shirt: Gap Maternity  /  Skirt: Motherhood Maternity  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, Zara

July 1, 2013

Baby Scare Tactics

Happy July!  July is Lucas' birth month and I couldn't be more excited.  Lucas gave us quite a scare this weekend.  On Saturday, my mom and I went to a spa to get massages.  I had the loveliest prenatal massage and was feeling so relaxed.  My mom then made the suggestion to go do some shopping.  While in the car, my mom commented that Lucas must have been moving all over the place due to the massage.  I then realized, I haven't felt him move all morning.  Talk about feeling like the most negligent person on the planet.  We immediately start to try to get him moving by having me eat sweets, etc, all while still in the car.  I quickly called the doctor and she told me to immediately go to the hospital's maternity ward.  At my last appointment, I was told that I was measuring at 37 weeks instead of 36 (I'm 38 weeks today).

On our way to the hospital, we started calling my husband...he doesn't pick up so we try 20 more times until he finally picks up his phone.  When he did finally get to the hospital, he felt so bad he didn't have his phone on him.  Funny story later is that I realized he was in such a rush, he threw a crap load of my makeup, soaps, etc making such a mess all because he thought I was in labor!  As soon as I got to the hospital, I was hooked up to the monitors.  The few seconds it took the nurse to find Lucas' heartbeat felt like an eternity.  Luckily, the nurse and doctor told me that he seemed healthy and everything sounded great.  The problem was that I couldn't feel any of his movements even though the machine was picking up tons of movement and even contractions.  I was asked if I felt the contractions and I didn't feel those either.  My mom then tells me that she couldn't feel contractions either when she was pregnant with me.  Hmm, this will be an interesting labor.  He apparently got into a new position making it hard for me to feel his movements.  The doctor and nurse were so nice and definitely reassured me that everything was okay.

So Saturday started off blissfully and ended with some stress but thank goodness Lucas is okay.  Now that my due date is a week earlier, anticipation is definitely kicking in!

Dress: Motherhood Maternity  /  Sweater: Ann Taylor  /  Shoes: Me Too  /  Handbag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM  /  Necklace: Eve's Addition

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