Sunday, November 7, 2010

38 weeks

At 38 weeks + 3 days (I suppose I'm a little late on this post)
  • I'm more swollen than ever. I even wake up swollen. These shoes b.a.r.e.l.y made it on my feet and it took two people to get them on.
  • Greg was nice enough to take some photos on our way out the door to worship this morning. So grateful for that because any day now, Claire will be here and I don't want to regret not having photos of this time with her.
  • I finally decided I do NOT like the color of her room and it needs to be repainted. I know lots of people have been requesting photos, but you'll just have to wait now :)
  • Greg helped me finish some artwork for Claire's room and all her clothes and linens have been washed and put away. My part is complete.
  • I still haven't packed my bag for the hospital. Am I testing fate? Probably, but I really think I'll have time to get everything together. I have a mental list anyway.
  • Studio Calico is plugging along and I have worked through as much as I can before her due date so the business runs smoothly for at least a few days for me to take a break with Claire. I can't say enough about the wonderful people who work for SC and their willingness to pitch in and do extra work during this time.
  • I'm down to weekly visits at the OB, but my appointment on Friday was rescheduled because of an emergency at the hospital. I'm kind of glad because last week I reported no weight gain, and this week, I'm sure all the cheesecake squares I've been eating have caught up with me.
  • I've continued to maintain my luck in the stretch-mark and heartburn categories, but in the burping category, I'm a complete failure. It's terrible.
  • I finished all my Thank-You notes thus far and am feeling great about that. I think I'll let Greg help by taking them to the Post Office since that's my least favorite chore. He keeps asking what he can do to help, so..............
  • I'm hoping that I don't have a 39 week post. VERY ready for her to arrive this week.

Oh, and thanks for all the doggie-baby advice. Definitely have some plans in place now.
Kirsty, Jett is a min-pin (miniature pinscher) and very much like the breed you already have.

23 comments:

laura vegas said...

you look amazing april! i wish i looked 10% as good as you look, when i was 38 weeks. lol! i never packed a bag ahead of time either. even when i was 2 full weeks late with both my girls. and this explains why i had to wear ugly hospital gowns, and had no makeup or hair stuff, after delivering both my girls. my advice being ......... go pack your bag ;)

~Sasha Farina~ said...

i am gonna repeat this again, YOU"RE GORGEOUS!!

Kate aka stinkydudettte said...

I agree with them, April. If anything, you're definitely glowing and radiant. Praying that you have a safe and uneventful delivery... *hugs*

Christa said...

You look gorgeous April!! Not long now and she'll be here!
Crossing my fingers about the stretch marks. I didn't have any with my first one, but the 2nd one left her mark!!

em said...

So excited for you! :) Can't wait for the big news!

Mandy said...

You are absolutely Beautiful!So excited for you and G!

Megan said...

Wow! You're stunning, April. Love the photos! Another fun read. Good luck with the wonderful adventure the lies ahead.

Haggith said...

OMG!!! you look absolutely stunning for 38 weeks!!! and wow, what a very pretty pregnancy dress! Cuteness!!!

Diana said...

Wow you look so beautiful April.
Gorgeous.
Wishing you all that's good!

Kimber-Leigh said...

you look beautiful april. can't wait to see little claire in your arms. i'll hope with you on a 38 week arrival!

*reyanna klein* said...

Wow, you look amazing! You make pregnancy look SO good! :-) Love your curtains too!

So sorry about the color of Claire's room. That stinks! Hopefully, it gets worked out soon. :-)

Hang in there! You're almost there! And she's almost here! YAY!

bumpfairy said...

You look beautiful. I do have one piece of assvice for you. I know, you didn't even ask.. how generous, right? Lol. Here's my advice: PLAN on being pregnant for 41 weeks. Plan on it. Don't count down the days, don't over think each and ever twinge, and DO absolutely enjoy this time with your husband. It is the very last time in your life when it will be just the two of you. The second she arrives, she will be your #1 forever. Please, this is hard advice to hear because you are so ready to have and hold her. But I promise you, you are torturing yourself waiting for the countdown, and you are losing out on your last moments of selfishness with your husband. Don't hope for her this week. Don't hope for her next week. Hope for her in a good three weeks.. if she comes before that time then YAY for the awesome surprise, but with this being a first pregnancy and all... just treasure your time before she comes home. Find joy in these last days when you can carry her safely in your belly, they are the last peaceful days you'll have and they are truly days to be treasured. I promise you.

Shannon said...

Pregnancy definitely suits you! You look absolutely fabulous!

Jill said...

It's soooo close. Have only been following you for a bit, but with all the house and baby blogging I'm hooked. And very excited for you. (Got my first SC mailing on Fri. Yay!)

sylvie said...

Look at you? You look amazingly blissful. And that dress suits you perfectly (and the shoes look great too...lol). I can't wait for the big event, but enjoy the time left before Claire's arrival, and get that suitcase ready!
I'm sorry to hear you don't like the color of Claire's room

Keshet said...

You are looking beautiful my friend!!

Barb said...

So excited to "meet" Claire!
Take care, April.

Elizabeth said...

I love how the sunlight was captured behind you! You look amazing April. I am praying for your new blessing, your delivery, and the new journey that you and your family will begin VERY soon!
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Becky said...

You are beautiful and radiant is the perfect word, especially being backlit in the window, pictures you will cherish forever.
Best wishes for a safe entry into the world for your sweet Claire.

B-

Lulu said...

Gorgeous pics!! I can't wait to see pics of Claire too :)

I wonder how close we will be.. I've gone early with both my other boys, so it's really anytime for me too!

Zorina said...

Baby H came out at 39w2d, so you are getting soooo close to meeting Baby C, missy. GOODLUCK and I'm so excited to see her 1st pics here.

Marti said...

April- you are stunning!!! Can't wait to "meet" Claire!

lisa truesdell said...

beautiful. now go pack! =)