Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Oh, by the way, I'm having a baby in like a month.

No comparison shot because Tony was in PA this week when I was pregnant with Isaac.

And clothed.
Marshall's non-mat top, old Target cardi and ON mat jeans.

From my weekly email: Your baby doesn't have much room to maneuver now that he's over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (pick up a honeydew). Because it's so snug in your womb, he isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times he kicks should remain about the same. His kidneys are fully developed now, and his liver can process some waste products. Most of his basic physical development is now complete – he'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.

How far along?: 35w2d
How big is baby?: 18+ inches with legs extended and 5 1/4lbs.
Weight gain/loss?: I avoided the scale this morning following our camping trip.
Stretch marks?: None, thankfully.
Maternity clothes?: Bottoms, hope to make it to the end with the tops I have.
Sleep?: Sleep = heartburn.
Food cravings?: Anything fresh.
Gender?: We're having another son!
Movement?: Enough to keep me happy.
Belly button?: Exploring new territory.
What are you looking forward to this week?: A weekend with Tony. I really hope that we have fun!

Notables: Planning to go camping at nearly 35w pregnant will not go down as one of my smartest moves. I am absolutely uncomfortable at this point. While I can still make it through the night without waking to use the restroom, just to toss and turn to alleviate pressure on my back, my daytime use of the bathroom is at a record high! Additionally, my heartburn is back with a vengeance. This is the very unglamorous end phase of pregnancy folks, although I'm doing my best to suck it up and smile in real life. I apologize if I overuse my blog as a space for venting. At the end of the day though, I began blogging as a place to organize my thoughts and 90% of what is typed here never ends up spoken in real life. Even the praise worthy posts, sadly.

Even though I am almost anti-written birth plan, my midwife has requested that I put one together, so I'm going through the process of actually identifying my ideal birth past: healthy baby and healthy mama.

Isaac has started to talk about his baby brother randomly a bit more and without any coercion. Just the other day he ran up to my Mom while at daycare, threw his hands and out and very plaintively questioned "Where'd my baby brother go?!"

I'm volunteering at a Just Between Friends sale tonight so that I can get a pass to their first dibs opening. We're definitely lucking out on the baby items aspect in being able to reuse so much for Baby Love, but with the 3 month difference in seasons, I don't think Isaac's 6 month shorts will work so well for our little guy in the middle of the winter!

33 days to go.

Oh and Gina sent me more sneaks! I'm also going to have a post of just blooper images, because trust me, there are more than enough to fill a post! ps:: for those that asked, the navy dress was a non-mat pick up from Marshall's!



















Jill said...

You look great and I'm hearing ya on the whole... running out of room and heartburn sucks deal. I'm right there with ya!

Bethany said...

Look at your little belly button poking out! So cute!!

Mrs. Lukie said...

Gorgeous Mama, Gorgeous family!

Molly said...

Oh Leah, gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. I could just EAT that lighting with a spoon!

Now I want to be pregnant so I can have cute new maternity photos. Just kidding. Sort of ;)

d.a.r. said...

Oh Leah...you are so absolutely stunning. Gosh, you are just glowing!!!

beckylbranch said...

You look GORGEOUS!!! You are so beautiful! These pictures just melt my heart and I love the bloopers too :) Can't wait to see this baby boy soon!!!

Unpolished Parenting said...

Beautiful pictures - I am in love with that blue dress!

& wow, camping!? But I guess comfort is all relative at this point :) Hang in there... not much longer for either one of us!

Meredith said...

There's MORE?! Amazing! (The bloopers rock as well).

I wish we had a Marshalls.

Unknown said...

This is said with nothing but love. I totally hate you for not getting one stinkin' stretch mark! You lucky duck. What's your secret? ;)

On a more serious note, your photos are amazing. You are glowing and so beautiful. What a great way to capture this time for your family.

Julie S. said...

You have the cutest family ever. For real. :) and I LOVE that blue dress!


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