Tuesday, May 21, 2013

35.5 Weeks

Hey peeps! I'm here! I'm alive! I'm 35 1/2 weeks pregnant!

I can't explain my lack of posting in the past, oh, 10 weeks, except to say that it's been a really busy 10 weeks. Work has had me teetering on the brink of insanity - it's just a really crazy time of year. Lots of nights and weekends recently. Lots of long days.

I know, excuses, excuses!

So how about a little update? In bullet form, for browsing purposes:

  • Pregnancy Update: For the most part, feeling pretty good. Uncomfortable, yes. Strange pubic bone pain, yes. Exhausted easily, yes. Hemorrhoids, yes. But I am really trying to cherish these last few weeks of pregnancy. I think I'll actually miss it (some of it). 
  • Bump: I'm continually told that I look "small" by basically everyone, ever, except my doctor. Doc says I am measuring spot on for my due date and I guess that's what matters. 
  • Shield your eyes! Here's me at 35 weeks: 

  • Baby Showers: Three baby showers down, zero to go. It is wholly humbling and amazing to see the outpouring of love and support for me, Champ, and Baby Girl. The showers were incredible - one thrown by Champ's sis & mom, one by my sis, aunt & mom, and one by my students / friends at work. Baby Girl is basically set. 
  • Nursery: is adorable. I'll post pics when it's finished (getting close!), but we I went with a super light, airy blue for a base (rug & walls), with a touch of yellow and green and coral as a main accent color. There's also a very loose "Hot Air Balloon" theme that I mostly copied from pinterest. 
  • Birthing Classes: Complete. I think I am an appropriate blend of excited and terrified. 
  • Name: Has been determined. Haven't decided if I'll reveal on the blog or not. But we're in love. 
  • Baby Girl: We went to a fancy ultrasound (which I sooooo wasn't going to do but have been having nightmares that Baby Girl turned out to be Baby Boy and had to wear all pink stuff and I also have an unnatural fear of the umbilical cord. I wanted to make sure that sucker was out-the-way.) Anyway, Baby Girl (yes, still girl) is a yoga master or something. Her foot was on her face almost the whole time. I think she tried to suck on her toe at one point. Weirdo! But seriously, she's perfect. 
  • Maternity Leave: It all depends on when little miss bum ovaries decides to arrive. If she arrives on June 21 (due date), I'll take 10 weeks off full time and come back part time for four weeks before being back full time. Basically, I need to be back in the office on August 26, as that's when my replacement is out of there.
I can't think of anything else major and I'm meeting coworker for lunch so I gotta run. I'll be better about posting. Promise!


  1. Not that I'm a baby bump scientist or anything, but I think yours looks perfect for 35 weeks. :)

    Thanks for the update. Can't wait to see nursery pics!

  2. Can't believe it!!! You're almost there! Hope these last few weeks are full of peace and love!

  3. Looking super cute! I can't wait to see the nursery! If I can throw my (completely irrelevant) vote out there, I would love to hear the name you chose!

  4. so exciting! thanks for the update! so happy for your family!

  5. It's good to hear from you! So glad all is well and you are getting so close. I'm also glad you are trying to enjoy these last few weeks, because if you think you'll miss all of this pregnancy glory, you absolutely will (sometimes). Keep us posted when you can! We'd love to see the Nursury pics.

  6. Holy cow this has flown! You look adorable! I can't wait to see nursery pictures.

  7. Hey good to see you again - I was beginning to think you'd disappeared! So glad things are going well!

  8. I am happy for ya! Sprinkle some baby dust to another POFer

  9. I can't wait to see nursery pics!! Also, so funny about the ultrasound -- our boy also had his foot right up by his face, and he was supporting his leg with his opposite hand. Such a twisted up pose! I asked if he didn't have enough space to move around, but the tech was like, "No no, he's got tons of space. Just likes nibbling on his foot I guess." Glad all is well on your end!