Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dear Baby (40 weeks)

(40 weeks!!!)

Dear Little Lady,

Today is your original due date... eek.  We fudged it a little with the midwives so your due date with them is November 1 but your dad and I like to think of Halloween as your due date. 

Last night your daddy and I had what we hope will be our last date night before you arrive.  Soooo got any plans for the rest of the day or tomorrow?  I think right now would be an awesome time for you to arrive!  Mama is really ready to meet you... Daddy is too but Mama is SUPER READY.

I don't want to rush you but please come soon Little Lady.  Your Daddy and I love you so much!


Friday, October 25, 2013

Dear Baby (39 weeks, 2 days)

(39 weeks, 1 day)

 Dear Little Lady,

Are you ready to come out yet?  Your daddy and I are ready to meet you!  I am hardly sleeping these days... preparing for many sleepless night ahead.  I would much rather have you here keeping me up than just not being able to sleep for no reason.  So what do you think, you wanna come out?  You have dropped a little bit because I have a little more lung room and a lot more pelvic pain than usual.  Does that mean you are getting yourself ready?  Everything is all set up and waiting for you.  Your Daddy and I hung all the artwork in your nursery.  All your "gear" has been put together.  Everything has been washed.  All we are missing is you!

Sooo the Cardinals are in the World Series right now.  Last night was game 2 and thankfully the Cardinals won (in Boston) which means the series is tied 1-1.  Now they head to STL for 3 games... let's go Cards!!!  Daddy and I think you are a good luck charm so let's get a Cards win, okay?  It would make your Daddy very very very happy.

Come soon Little Lady, we can't wait to meet you!!!


(39 weeks, 1 day) 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Pregnanacy Update (38 weeks, 2 days)

(38 weeks, 1 day)

How far along: 38 weeks, 2 days today. 

Baby's size: She weighs around 6.8 pounds and is about 19.5 inches long (according to Babycenter).  Her size is always just the average provided by Babycenter because I have no idea how much she actually weighs or how long she is - we don't do any ultrasound measurements at my midwife appointments.

Boy or girl: It's a girl!

How am I feeling: I am feeling pretty pregnant these days.  I get tired really quickly and I get out of breath simply rolling over in bed.  Even though everything is really tiring and more difficult these days I haven't reached the end of my rope yet.  I've heard that at the end I am supposed to just be DONE with being pregnant and I don't feel like that yet.  Maybe I am just lucky or maybe our Little Lady isn't ready yet.    

Maternity clothes: I live in leggings and tank tops these days... it isn't pretty, haha.  

Sleep: Sucky.  Even when I am really tired I have a hard time falling asleep and when I do finally fall asleep I wake up every hour and a half to use the bathroom.  I guess I am getting ready for many many wakeful nights in the near future.  

Baby movement: Lots of shifting her butt around in my ribs and kicking me on my right side.

Food cravings: I am back to not knowing what I want to eat which isn't fun.  

Food aversions: Nothing... I just feel very indifferent about food. 

What I miss: I really miss knowing what I feel like eating.

Best moment(s): Getting all of our Little Lady's things ready.  I have washed everything, set up her changing table with her itty bitty diapers and her cradle is all ready for her to sleep in.  Kevin and I just have to hang all the artwork and the nursery will be ready.  We hung the Sharon Montrose animal prints over her crib the other night.  They are just too cute!    

(animal prints by Sharon Montrose)

What I am looking forward to: Meeting our Little Lady and finally being able to share her name with everyone.  It is pretty crazy to think that any day could be THE day!

(38 weeks, 2 days)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Our Maternity Photos

We have had such a busy summer that I didn't think we would find any time to take maternity photos... but we did!  A couple weekends ago Marissa's sister Carly came to NYC from Boston to take some maternity photos for Kevin and I in Central Park.  The shoot was a gift from Marissa and I honestly do not think I could have asked for anything better.  The photos we have are ones that we will treasure forever.  Carly is so talented!  Every photo is just perfection.

Everyone in Boston please check out Carly Michelle Photography.  Carly was just incredible to work with.  She made the photo shoot so easy and relaxed and the photos completely exceeded our expectations. 

Marissa, Kevin and I want to thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for giving our growing family such a meaningful gift.  We love you!

*** All photos by Carly Michelle Photography ***

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Dear Baby (37 weeks)

***I haven't gone into labor yet... I just took a small blogging break***

(36 weeks, 6 days)

Dear Little Lady,

Phew, I took a little break from blogging because the past few weeks have been really busy and exhausting for your mama.  Your daddy and I just finished our last weekend of wedding fun and traveling.  This past weekend your Uncle Will and Auntie Jenna got married in Saratoga Springs, NY.  What a fun wedding it was and what an awesome way to end our 2013 wedding marathon!  You let me keep up with everyone all day and get some good dancing in.  Thank you so much for that.  I know I don't do enough resting for you, but you are such a trooper. 

Did you know that Saratoga Springs is where your mama and daddy met?  Your daddy and I had to take a little drive around Skidmore campus to take a little walk down memory lane and see where is all began.  How crazy it was to be back there with you in my belly. 

Guess what... I am officially a stay-at-home mom!  Don't worry daddy, I will find something to do from home to make some money... I promise.  So far I have done 6 loads of laundry which means that all your little clothes, blankets, sheets and towels are clean and ready for you.  There are still so many things I need to do but I am trying really hard to space them out so I can get some good resting in every day.  I have to get my resting in while I can, right?

Oh, did I mention that we are FULL TERM today!!!  Technically that means that you can come anytime your little heart desires... AHHH!  I cannot wait to meet you but please give us just another week and a half so I can get everything ready for you. 

Your daddy and I love you so much!


(36 weeks, 6 days)