Pregnancy: 35 Weeks

We are in the home stretch, finally.......with a big emphasis on the stretch part!!  I honestly don't know how my stomach is going to expand more in the next 5 weeks.  It's a little scary actually.  There have been times in the last few days that I swear his arm is going to come right through my skin!!  And the pressure on my belly button (which is still an innie) is unbelievable.  We were sitting on the couch the other night and B reached over me and brushed against my belly button accidentally......I literally screamed.  He had no idea what was happening, but he felt terrible.  Poor guy.  I'm sure I'm not the most pleasant person to be around lately.  The heat has been pretty bad for the past week and I am just feeling super pregnant and uncomfortable because of it.  At least we only have a few short weeks left of this!

Things are going well overall though.  We have been really really lucky with this pregnancy.  Despite my recent aches and pains and discomfort, I still can't complain too much.  At our last appointment, baby is currently head down (YAY) and my doctor feels that he is not likely to flip around prior to birth.....so we should be good to go for a "regular" delivery (I was going to say the "v" word, but for some reason it didn't feel right on a home-decor/DIY-related blog....and I thought it would open the flood gates for me to be waaay too expressive about this process in the coming weeks......so you're welcome!).  All in all though, the doc thinks that things are looking good.  Phew!

In other news, my family and friends threw me an AMAZING baby shower two weekends ago.  I honestly can't tell you how blessed we are to have such supportive, generous and thoughtful people in our lives.  We are really lucky!!  Our baby is going to be one very cozy, entertained and well-dressed little guy.  Oh, you wouldn't believe how cute some of the outfits and blankets and toys were!!  Let's just say that there were a lot of oohs and aahs in the room!  We also got a lot of wonderful handmade items that I know our son is going to cherish forever (well...let's be honest, he is going to probably spill things on it and spit up on it and generally wreak havoc on it, but his intentions will be good).  And I know that B and I will cherish it forever.  We are so grateful for everything and we truly feel lucky to be surrounded by such wonderful friends and family! 

Here are a few shots from the day (my mother-in-law took a lot more photos, but I don't have those from her yet.  These are just the ones that B captured on our camera at the end of the shindig.....

My lovely mom....isn't she adorable?
 And check out our kitchen we we got home from the shower.....

That was only the stuff that could fit in our car!  My awesome neighbor was nice enough to bring home the rest of the bigger items in her car (strollers, pack and play, play gym, etc.).  It is unbelievable!!  We just stared at the pile for a while and then decided to sort through it all (which also let Brian take a peek at everything) and then organize it all.  We ended up putting some things away in bins in his closet (6-12 mo. clothes and 3+ month toys), but the rest of it neatly placed on his bookshelf or in his dresser drawers (which I will definitely give you a sneak peek of tomorrow).
Other than finishing up a few projects in the nursery, though, and washing his clothes, we are pretty much ready for his arrival.  And by ready, I mean physically equipped with the necessary "things" that he will need (diapers, wipes, onesies, etc.).  As far as being mentally prepared....well...is anyone really?  We are incredibly excited to meet him, but there is definitely that twinge of nervousness about the whole thing too.  I mean, let's be honest, it's not an easy job.  But at the end of the day, I know that we are going to get through it together.  We have managed to tackle some pretty difficult projects together over the last year in this new house (which is obviously not the same as raising a baby), but we were able to work through the difficult times and we are better people and will be better parents for it.....I think/hope!


  1. look how cute you look! and trendy too!!! Gettin really close : )

  2. I'm excited Heather! Looks like you're on the home stretch. Thanks for the compliment. You're always welcome to follow along.

  3. you're so cute - love the stripes!

    and you're gonna love being a mom -- its so much more amazing than i thought it would be!