If you’re friends with me on facebook, you’ve seen this picture in my “Growing our Blessing” photo album. If not, I just had to share because I am so thankful for this bump! I still can’t believe that God has blessed the husband and me with our growing baby ! He/She can arrive ANY day! Holy heavens!!! 🙂
I always find myself feeling guilty for my pregnancy posts- who wants to hear about this pregnancy? Wouldn’t they rather hear about the delicious Almond Butter that I made last week? I want to share those recipes and aspects of healthy living, really, I do. But, I have been so stinking strapped for time I just can’t manage. However, I will regret it if I don’t document this FOR ME & BABY. So, I’m not going to feel guilty about boring you with what was going on during those weeks- I’ll get to the almond butter some day. It just won’t be today.
****Sidenote: I have been SUPER annoyed with wordpress- is anyone else having issues switching headings and such? It is taking me three times as long to post now due to it being weird! …It’s driving.me.nuts……
Week 34 up:
My wonderful mom & dad came to a farm show in larger town that is about 45 minutes away from my home so I got to spend time with my mom & dad! I know they came down just to see me, the husband, & the baby. 😉 My mom helped me paint our changing table (which looks amazing in our nursery!) and after the farm show- we all piled into baby’s room and got the ceiling fan installed. (air circulation reduces the risk of SIDS so it is a MUST for baby’s room! ) It really helped me feel like we are even more ready for baby to come any day now! …..Love my parents, I can only pray that I’ll be 1/10th as great of a parent as they are!
Week 34 down:
My dad drove away and was super sad saying— “This will probably be the last time I see Julie pregnant this time around”. I hate being away from my family. Hate isn’t even a strong enough word….. It made me sad for my dad to feel that way- I just wish I could bother them each and every day…. with my love. 🙂
Week 35 up
I got to go home for a couple of days to see my family! It was a VERY short 30’ish hours but I got to take my niece & nephew to our county fair and ride the carosouel with them!♥ Plus, I got to run into my best friend from high school’s mom and chat with her for a while as well as a cousin that I haven’t seen in ages. It was so nice to be home. I also went to the doctor this week and…..
I AM DILATED! ……Holy heavens! I’m dialated at 35 weeks! The doctor said it was ‘a solid one’. I immediately asked ‘is that normal for 35 weeks?!‘ His response, “No! Not at all. You’re just ahead of the game, even though it doesn’t mean a whole lot at this point. “
BABY is HEAD DOWN!!! Hip-Hip-Hooray! I am extatic about this! Baby is head down so that makes this momma VERY happy!
Week 35 down
I am measuring small. My fundal measurement that is…. this has nothing to do with how much weight I’ve gained or my size. We’ll have to see what the doctor says at week 36 to find out more- I could just be dehydrated. So, we shall see what the next appointment brings….
Week 36 Up
The heat is on for all of our family- both sides… Boy? or Girl? …. My dad is getting really excited to know what it is. He says he needs to know if he needs to buy “Guns or Dolls”! I told him that it is “Guns or Diamonds!” 🙂 I am much more apt to tell him if he makes it “Gun or Diamonds”…. especially if the mommy gets a diamond or two! (my dad and I have this thing— he loves guns, I love diamonds. Both are shown to hold their value over time but we always argue about the value between the two!) I’m such a girl sometimes! I.heart.diamonds………. It is just so fun to see our families get so excited to meet our baby and finally know what our blessing is!
Week 36 Down
My only real down: work is stressful and I’m not even in the middle of a school year!
I am on edge all the time just waiting for my water to break or something…. Each ache or pain makes me wonder what is going on in my body. Which is kind of a bummer because the aches and pains are quite frequent- not bad or unbearable but juuuuuuussssttt enough to make me wonder what is going on in there! It is the most crazy thing to wait for labor to start! I’m excited to meet our baby but soooooo nervous for labor! I feel like I’m on pins and needles all.the.time. Just hanging around waiting for the most important day of my life thus far. It’s so surreal!