It’s due date week! Holy moly! I feel like I just found out I was pregnant! This babe could technically come any day now, and let me tell ya … the bump is large and in charge. I just love getting the comments when I’m out in public, “I hope you’re due any day now” … it isn’t so bad now that I can answer back YES! This week! Better than when I got a few of those comments and I was like “ummmm nope, I have like 2 more months” … sweet. Thanks guy.
Feeling pretty good so far still. Obviously the normal aches and pains of pregnancy but all in all, happy as can be and I actually told this baby to give me a few more days if he or she will. So I hope it listens! I did the same thing with Levi, went into a panic mode right before my due date feeling like I have so much that needs to be done before they come when realistically I know that I am all set. “All you need is a boob and a blanket” is what my mom reminds me daily. Thanks mom. Very true. Check and check.
I’ve been getting some comments lately asking about my maternity wardrobes so I wanted to share a few outfits the next few posts that I absolutely LOVE while pregnant and highly recommend! My first pregnancy I was all about wearing normal non maternity clothes and making it work, I’m talking even the jeans … rubber bands, bella band … letting the zipper just hang wide open … I did it all. It worked great in the beginning but once I started getting to the end of my pregnancy, I decided to purchase just a few maternity pieces and boy was I mad I took so long to take the plunge!
I’m obviously a sucker for a pink maxi. Heck, I’m a sucker for a maxi as you can tell! GO TO outfit for being pregnant during the summer FOR SURE. I am so in love with this maxi from PinkBlush Maternity! Holy comfy! It really does make a difference when something is designed for a big ‘ole pregnant bump. I absolutely love the length because lets be honest, my cankles need to be covered at this point in the pregnancy. And obviously THIS DRESS would last you throughout the whole pregnancy so I’ve been wearing it non-stop as my belly gets bigger and bigger.
How far along: 39 weeks, 4 days [39 weeks in these photos]
Gender prediction: Ahhh, I’m scared to change my guess now but I think this week I’m going to say GIRL! Maybe its why I’m always going towards pink to wear subconsciously
Maternity Clothes: YES! Mixed with a few non-maternity pieces as well. Or finding things that work for both! Maternity maxi dresses from PinkBlush Maternity are a huge hit in my book!
Sleep: Eh, not so good anymore. I’m having a hard time shutting my brain down and not to mention more bathroom trips in the middle of the night. Its pretty painful when I first get out of bed but once I start walking around it gets better. I just look like a crippled fat lady when I get out of my bed for the first few waddling steps.
Best moment this week: Celebrating Matthew on Father’s Day with Levi. He seriously is such an amazing father and more importantly these days … husband to me! He’s been helping me more than normal lately as I’m getting bigger and bigger and knocking things off the ‘Hunny Do List’ like a pro.
Movement: Lots of rolls from side to side. The weirdest feeling is when it moves its head around way down there. You mama’s know what I’m talking about! He or she is always stretching their legs out as far as possible on my right side. So I get to feel little feetsies all day every day. My favorite.
Miss anything: Not being in pain when I get out of bed. Its getting a little old these days. I’m super excited to work on my body this time around and loose some weight too. Also looking forward to seeing my feet skinny. It seriously scares me sometimes when I look down and they don’t even feel like my own feet and legs!
Cravings: Candy, Water! [huge deal for me], Ice cream [all day every day, my whole life], food food food. I’ve been eating anything and everything in sight lately. Good thing I didn’t have this my whole pregnancy because I would have gained a lot more if so!
Queasy or sick: I was actually super nauseous last week, every morning [deja vu] … which made me think I was going to go into labor early but lately have been feeling back to normal for the most part. I definitely think my body is prepping for delivery!
Labor signs: Lots and lots of Braxton hicks, sometimes painful … and then the nauseous-ness I was feeling last week. Also crampy somedays due to baby dropping … getting so close!!!!
To Do List before baby: Matthew painted our bedroom! The bassinet, swing, bouncy seat, rock n play, carseat are all washed and ready! Newborn gender neutral clothes are also washed and in the drawers! I’m so terrible but I still need to pack my hospital bag TONIGHT. Eekkk. Would love to clean out my car, aka have Matthew … before the baby comes! But obviously isn’t super important. Also lots of odds and ends to do. Especially with work, prepping for maternity leave and preparing for weddings I am shooting later this summer/fall when I return to work.
Looking forward to: Meeting this little baby and finding out what IT is! I’m so so excited! More anxious to know than I was with Levi. I’m just so clueless. Also, not looking forward to the pain but I do just LOVE the whole labor/delivery experience so I’m very excited about that and staying at the hospital because it is like the best hospital ever! Can’t wait to say those words to Matthew, “LETS GO” … or like last time, “MY WATER JUST BROKE!” …. I would be oh so happy if my water broke again! That was awesome! You just KNOW you are in labor then and there are no questions about it. That baby is coming! Also was nice because my contractions didn’t start for a little bit so we slowly got ready to go, which I hate being rushed so that was nice!
Can’t wait to share the news! I’ll be posting on instagram for sure right away and will try to post something quickly on the blog too for those of you who are way behind the times and do not have instagram 😉 … follow me @LeahMullett if you do have it! Hopefully I can post a few more outfits I’ve been wearing before that happens though! Give mommy a couple more days baby! Happy Tuesday!