Week 38!

Here I sit, waiting for the rest of my fam to wake up. I have been up since about 4:10 due to excitement of the most perfect weather and first day of fall. If you don’t know, I LOVE fall (just like any other human…I just love it a little more).

I have been fighting a cold since last Saturday and finally feel like 80 % today so I went to the gym and did a nice and slow workout. Then I treated myself with a decaf mocha from Caribou because why not! It’s been a blast of a day already.

Here we are people…week 38. I technically have a week and 3 days til I’m due but my gut tells me I’m gonna be in labor this time next week so I’m going with one tiny week left of this pregnancy. You know what? I don’t mind being pregnant. The only thing that annoys me is how many people stare at my belly….like yahhhh I know it’s got a large bump growing on it. Thanks.

First, lets do a recap of our last baby shower last weekend. My sister and mom hosted at my parents house and when I arrived the house was decorated so cutely (is that even a word). All the blue decorations with those cute southwest arrows…my sister even made a selfie wall. How clever.

There was a taco bar and margaritas (I had a virgin one…yum!) and cornbread shaped like cactus. My mom made the most fantastic cupcakes.

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We played 3 games:

  1. The baby sock matching game-match as many baby socks as you can in a minute.
  2. Baby word scramble…abby=baby
  3. Baby song game…guess the title and artist of the song with the word “baby.” Think Mariah Carey-Always Be My Baby

It was a blast of an afternoon and I am so thankful for all the friends and family that have helped Sam and I prepare for the little guy.

So this week has been V low key. I got a cold Saturday and haven’t been able to breathe right since…also like so much snot in my nose/throat. I have been snoring like a cow according to Sam so I haven’t been sleeping that great. But that’s OK, I really don’t like sleeping all that much…JK!

This week I’ve had a bit more of an appetite which makes me so happy. I made homemade chicken soup on Monday (I stayed home from work to rest) and have been eating that all week. The best. I’ve also been craving salad with Catalina dressing, pizza, hamburgers (again!), lasagna, mac n cheese, and cottage cheese. LOL. My goal for today is to make Grandpa Marion’s chili and maybe some cornbread, an apple crisp, and tuna salad.

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This is what I look like as of 5:30 AM today 🙂

I still weigh 153ish and my body still feels pretty good. I’m trying to remain calm and just let things happen and not stress out…because stress makes everything worse. This baby will come when he is ready!

At my Dr. Appt yesterday they said my cervix (sorry if you’re a man reading this) is about 50% thin, I am about 1/2 a cm dialated, and the doc touched the baby’s head!!!!! I thought that was so crazy and cool I told her that…I mean c’mon! There’s a HUMAN IN MY BODY. I still don’t understand how that’s possible.

As for workouts this week…I think I did 4? I did get at least 10k steps every day and we did a lovely 6 mile hike on Sunday. I’d rather be spending my time in nature or snuggling my dog and Sam right now.

Today I am getting a massage thanks to my lovely friends and cannot freaking wait. Hopefully I don’t get so relaxed that the baby just slips out…that’d be shocking hehe. The rest of the day I hope to finish cleaning (yeah, I bought Mrs Myers pumpkin cleaning spray and want to spray every surface of my house with it), cooking, and chilling in the nursery…NESTING. Except I don’t live in a nest.

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Sam told me he wants to sleep in the teepee

My dad and I are going to the Apple Orchard tomorrow and I CAN’T wait!!!! They have the best apple donuts and I’m for sure going to eat 2.

Okay, that’s all for now. Hopefully I’ll have one more update for you before BABY comes! If not, thanks for following these last 9 months with me. It’s been a blast and I’m thankful for you all!

XO

-Hales

 

Week 34

5 weeks 4 days til baby boy is due and we still can’t decide on a name. That’s OK though, we will figure it out after he’s pushed out and in our arms 🙂

The 34th week is coming to a close and I am still feeling pretty good. Sleeping isn’t that big of a problem (everything I’ve read says you won’t be able to sleep…LIES!), except for those damn calggf cramps! Ruthie has been just the biggest snuggle bug lately so I don’t even need blankets because she’s just a little heat box.

My belly seems to still be growing and I def can’t see my feet let alone clip my toenails or shave my legs. Sam won’t do it for me so I guess I’m going to have really long toenails and leg hairs…cute. My finger nails are like talons (thanks prenatal vitamins) so that’s pretty fun. I’m not sure how much I weigh because I don’t own a scale but I feel like it’s somewhere around 153.

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Big Green Bump

I really have not had any cravings. I actually haven’t been super hungry lately which is annoying. I guess salads and peaches sound good all the time and chocolate shakes. Okay, so maybe I do have some cravings still. Oh and ice cold water. Can’t get enough of that stuff.

As far as working out goes, it’s def getting harder. I’m getting out of breath faster and I feel like my energy is zapped right away. I made it to the gym 3 times this weeks and did an at home workout. I also did a 3 mile run but I’m over running right now so I think i’ll stick to walking. I can run in like 2 months so whatevs.

I did start a new jobbhhbgh Monday so I’ve been sleeping in til 4:45 or 5 instead of 4:15 and it’s kind of nice. Gives me time to walk the dog before catching the bus which is very relaxing in the early morning hours.

Now, last weekend I had my first family baby shower. It was so great. My aunts on my dad’s side hosted in Wisconsin and I had a blast. There were super fun games (baby bingo, the Price is Right, and Animal Gestational Cycle matching), great food complete with a lion veggie platter, and the most adorable MN Wild cake ever. It was a fantastic afternoon with family and I felt so special and loved 🙂

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Food!

Not much else is new with us. I think we might be nesting? At least I am. All I want to do is clean everything, cook some meals, and wash the baby clothes and blankets/organize. Yeah, that sounds like nesting. Oh, and get in some last month snuggles with Ruthie. She’s just a little angel.

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Baby girlllll

Today is going to be a busy day as we have our baby class! Yay, I’m so excited to learn some things and relieve some of the stress I’m currently feeling. I feel like I know nothing! So that should be fun/exciting.

Other than that, hoping to get some baby laundry detergent today, a rotisserie chicken, and an iced Americano and clean the shit out of the house.

Catch ya next week peeps!

XO

-Hales