38 week bump

Crazy to think this baby can come anytime now! You know you’re close when everyone you call doesn’t even answer the call with a ‘hello’ … I just get a, “Are you in labor?” reply. Once I assure them that I am not, then its “oh, hello, whats up?”

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38 weeks snuck up on me. I mean this whole pregnancy has gone by way too fast. Although I am soooo excited to meet our little baby, I also know that I’m definitely going to miss being pregnant. It has been such an amazing journey, with all its aches and pains. I was put on ‘light’ bedrest last week, more so my doctor just wants me to stay home and have my feet propped up MAJORITY of the day. Yeah, so hard for me. I was working at my families’ business a couple days a week to get out of the house and help them vamp up their wedding department but now I will have to stay home with my feet up. They are soooo swollen, and my legs. I fit into one pair of boots and they are the ugliest fake uggs you have ever seen from target. Wiiiiiiith salt stains all over them. So yeah, I’ll probably be staying home for the remainder of my pregnancy for everyone’s sake. Still a happy camper though! Just nesting like crazy!

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The other day, I was visiting my dad and step mom and she actually dabbles in photography so she snapped some photos of me and some with my first baby, Zoey. It was fun. I’m of course pretty big at 38 weeks, getting to the point that when I do go out in public people stare at me and think I’m about to give birth haha. But I will definitely cherish the photos she took of me and my Zo Zo. Oh and I of course had my dad working on nursery projects in the garage while we played … so it was a win win for me.

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How far along: 38 weeks, 4 days
Sleep:
Not so good these days, lots of potty breaks now that the babe is dropping. Practice for when baby keeps me up all night? I think so …
Best moment this week:
We finallllly registered at the hospital. She commented how we were doing it late in the game but I’m just glad we got it done. Also picked up my breast pump so we officially are READY for baby. Felt so good.
Movement:
Still lots of rolls and stretches. Oh and hiccups.
Miss anything:
Putting my shoes on without working up a sweat.
Food cravings:
Root beer is still a hit
Maternity Clothes: Yes
Anything making you queasy or sick:
Some of the braxton hicks are starting to make me nauseous in the middle of the night … I’m totally going to be throwing up while in labor. TMI
Have you started to show yet:
Yes!
Gender prediction: Boy, although so many people are guessing girl these days, I’m really torn! Before I would say I was 80% sure it was a boy and now I’m more like 60-40 …
Labor signs: No. As I said above, I was put on ‘light’ bedrest last week due to my feet and legs being so swollen. My doc said they are pretty darn bad so he wants me to prop them up majority of the day. Yeah … so hard for me. I can’t sit still for that long.
Belly button in or out: Blown out
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or Moody most of the time:
Happy/emotional/anxious/nervous/excited … all combined!!!!
Looking forward to:
Obviously to meet our little baby girl or boy but this week, I’m really looking forward to feeling more at ease about being ‘ready’ for baby. I know we’re ready and have all the things we need but I keep coming up with dumb things that need to be done around the house before baby. I think it is the nesting thing but extreme nesting is making me quite the freak. I guess the baby doesn’t care if I went through my clothes in my closet …
How is Zoey handling the news:
Totallllll daddy’s girl lately! Which is great because I’ve told Matt they will have to be pretty tight when baby comes home and I’ll be pulled another way feeding and caring for our baby. So I’m glad to see her so attached to him lately, more than usual I should say … she always has been somewhat of a daddy’s girl but usually is way more attached to me seeing that I’m home with her all day ‘erey day.

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So has anyone else experienced the crazy nesting freak attack?! I had one today. Like went through my whole entire closet, I want to do my bathroom cupboard next … I’ve already done every other closet, cupboard, pantry, freezer, fridge … things that really don’t matter or effect baby but for some reason makes me feel more ready for baby! Matt just laughs at me and helps. But I do feel a bit crazy sometimes … I’m totally into ‘getting rid of everything!’ and becoming a minimalist. I’m sick of having so much stuff. Feels so good to put things in the ‘garage sale’ pile and the give away pile. I have come to love simplicity over the years, and excited to put this practice into my life. Just so happens that Matt and I are reading through the Dave Ramsey program/books as well so we’re working on contentment and simplicity in our lives. But I’ve already discussed with Matt that we do have to buy some gender specific clothes when he or she arrives. That is a gimme.

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I got all our maternity photos back the other day and can’t wait to share my favorites on here soon! I’ve also been asked a lot about our nursery so I’ll try to snap some photos and share what we have done thus far. We decided to stop where we’re at and wait until baby comes and once we know the sex, then I will add those last final touches. Mainly just needs wall decor, sheets, bedding [all of which will be homemade, etsy goodness!] I have plans for both so shouldn’t take me too long to do … well, order online ;) And then make Matthew hang and put together. hehe.

Thank you so much Karol for taking these photos of Zoester and I. I will cherish them forever. xoxo, Leah

  1. Stephany VanderMeer 1/12/14 11:20 PM

    Love love love! You just look ready now! I can’t wait to hear the news!! Love you!

  2. Justine LaFrence 1/13/14 3:24 PM

    SO CUTE!! I love the one with you and Zoey!!

  3. Emily Dykema 1/13/14 4:32 PM

    You are beautiful, and I have enjoyed following your pregnancy journey on your blog! Enjoy these last few days!

  4. Taylor 1/13/14 5:46 PM

    You’re so stunning! And you really do look like you could go into labor at any moment (in a good way though!)

    xoxo
    Taylor

    http://www.welcomehometaylor.com

  5. Liz Rotz 1/17/14 12:50 PM

    Ohh mama, you are gorgeous! I absolutely cannot wait for you to have this baby and know if it’s a boy or girl, I’m dying with anticipation!