Friday, January 13, 2017

Pregnancy Files 2 {The Bump Week 37}

I'm officially full term! I still can't believe how quickly this pregnancy has gone (I say that now, but by the end of this week I'll probably be asking myself whyyyy is this pregnancy dragging out so long. Haha.) It has been an extra crazy season and so I'm hoping to just soak up these next few weeks or days or however long I have to be pregnant. I have been nesting like a crazy mama bird and have all the tiny baby clothes washed and all the bottles sterilized. We are ready for you Alder (at least as much as we can be...)

Best Moment this Month: My sweet coworkers threw me a baby shower. I got lots of diapers per my request and each of them wrote a blessing for Alder and prayed it over him. Cue the waterworks. I was a hot mess by the end, but felt so incredibly blessed by their words for Alder.

We have also been busy celebrating birthdays. My husband turned 33 this week and it was fun to imagine how different things will look for his birthday next year with a 3 year old and an almost 1 year old!

Food cravings: Thanks to the holidays I am still craving sweets...mostly my Mom's sugar cookies. I've made several batches of sugar cookies since Christmas...Aiden has requested them too so it isn't just me, just sayin'.

Movement: Although I know Alder has to be running out of room in there, he is still a busy little guy and is almost always moving. His favorite spot to kick is right under my ribcage, thanks little guy.

Symptoms: This month has been a little tougher on me physically. I'm tired all the time and sitting is just not comfortable anymore. I still feel good overall and people are always commenting how small I look for being so close to my due date, but I'm definitely feeling ready to have this baby!

Nursery: So much progress! My sister in law completed a mountain accent wall and it is amazzzzzing! Drew spent his entire Christmas break slaving away in the nursery God bless him. He assembled the crib and dresser along with an entire IKEA storage unit in the closet. The curtains, crib sheets and changing pad are all out and I'm finally feeling like I can go into Alder's nursery and just sit.

Letter for Baby:
Dear Alder,
You will be making your debut soon and I am getting so anxious for you to just be there. I'm looking forward to holding you for the first time and staring into your eyes adoringly. I can't wait to smell your baby smell, kiss your little toes and cry tears of joy at how perfect you are. You are so loved already and I know you will fit in perfectly to our family. I love thinking about how in these final weeks, God is finishing up His little touches on you and preparing you to physically enter this world. I know you will arrive at the perfect time and that we will be ready with open arms and hearts to welcome you into the world.
Your Mama

Week 16 Bumpdate
                Week 22 Bumpdate
                                                                                                                                            Week 30 Bumpdate

See my 37 week post with Aiden here.


The Lady Okie said...

You are almost there! So exciting and you look great!

Mimsie said...

Ditto what The Lady Okie said. Just a word of caution on the Ikea furniture. You've probably seen the news about their baby dressers falling over.

Susannah said...

Yay! You're almost there! I'm so excited for you!

Erin LFF said...

So excited for you, friend!! :) I love that your coworkers threw you a shower, prayed over Alder and HECK YES to all the diapers. You can never ever ever have enough lol!