Tuesday, November 27, 2012

37 Weeks.

  • How Far Along:  37 weeks
  • Size of baby:  Just over 6 pounds.
  • What the Wee Ski 3.0 has right now:  Two crazy big brothers who are in love with him already.  This was at our doc appt yesterday...and they are smiling at my incredible doc, Dr. McMahon.  She has taught Thomas to play soccer in the office, how to cheer "YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!" and won him over when she said she would bring him something back from Cars Land at Disneyland.   John Paul adores her, well, because she's the one who first held him when she brought him into this world.   We heart her. 
  • Total Weight Gain/Loss:  Gained 15 pounds.
  • Maternity Clothes:  Addicted to the Liz Lange maternity/yoga pants from Target.  Pretty sure I've lived in them every single day for the last two weeks.  My feet have had some crazy swelling in the last week or so, and it's finally subsiding.  Which is awesome, since croc flip flops are not what one would call "crazy attractive" on a 9 month pregnant mama in the middle of the muddy northwest fall.
  • Movement:  All the time. Especially when I first get up or lay down.
  • Sleep:  HILARIOUS -- this quote is from my 40 weeks post w/John Paul.  It's still true now.  Over the weekend, the first weekend of tree season, I was asleep by 7 each night and it was HEAVEN.  On Sunday evening, I even woke up, thinking it had to be my 1 am waking...and it was only 9:17 pm.  It was the best bonus sleep I've had in a long while!

    "Mostly two hours at a waking up every three hours to feed him outside the womb sounds like a DREAM COME TRUE.  Most mornings, I wake up anywhere from 2-4 am, and I'm up for the day.  So I crash around 7:30, just after the Wee Ski 1.0, and try to nap for at least an hour when he goes down in the afternoon."
  • What I miss:  Nothing.This pregnancy has been an awesome combination of peace and calmness, even in the midst of a toddler and a preschooler and a very busy fall.  I'll be honest, I was incredibly tired last night, and I was not at my finest with my husband.  When I woke up this morning, I apologized and explained that I was pretty awful the night before and I was sorry.  His response?  "It really wasn't that bad, since it's hardly ever happened this pregnancy and it made me realize just how different this round is!"
  • Cravings:  Quesadillas with sharp cheddar cheese and sour cream.  Egg nog.  Banana milkshakes.  But not all at the same time.
  • Symptoms:  Giant hobbit feet.  Mastering the waddle of a full term pregnant mama.  Forgetting that I'm much rounder in front now and burn my belly on occasion when I am standing too close to the oven.
  • Best moment this week:  There have been so many.  A great weekend on the farm with all the Skis.  Feeling very lucky to truly love my in-laws and look forward to tree season where we are all around each other nonstop.  A huge blessing when Dawn, her sister and her kids came out to the farm and were amazing helper elves with wreaths, the boys, lunch, life in general.  It gave me the chance to sit down so much more and take it easy.  Honestly -- you really do meet amazing, amazing people through Relay.  She is a huge blessing to me, our family and our team. 
  • Second best moment this week:  When my mom came down today.  After I shot the preschoolers in Thomas's class for one of my last pre-baby shoots, I met Mom in Lacey and we swapped cars.  She took John Paul to the grocery store, picked up Thomas, and then wore them both out at Charlie's Safari.  When they came home, the boys went right down. While they were gone, I went through a dozen full boxes of boys' clothes, sorted their closets and dressers, put away five baskets of clothes in my room, prepped 3.0's dresser in our room, and started laying out clothes to vacuum seal for storage.  It would have taken me 2 days to do the same with the boys at home.  Such a big weight off my shoulders. 

1 comment:

KCina said...

I guess Wee Ski 3.0 wanted to be around early in the Christmas Tree season? Congrats you guys! Can't wait to see photos!!! <3

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