thirty-six weeks.

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Isaiah has a new cousin! Wren was born on Feb. 23rd at about 2am and weighed in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces. They don’t live close to us, so we will have to wait a few months (until our big family vacation) to meet her. We can’t wait!

We had a great time visiting with our friends that stayed with us this past weekend. They are also expecting a little boy in a few weeks so we had a lot to talk about and it was so much fun catching up in person since we don’t see them all that often!

We also had our maternity pictures on Saturday. I’m so anxious to get them back. It was a beautiful day and we had a lot of fun taking them!

We had an appointment this week and now we will start going every week for him to check my labor progression. So far, no signs of labor. That is A-okay with me! I don’t mind if he comes a few days or maybe even a week early, but four weeks…there’s still a lot of growing for him left to do. Speaking of growing, he is now almost SIX pounds. Hard to believe. Hopefully he will not gain an entire pound each week as I’ve heard happens sometimes (praying for 1/2 lb each week – haha) or that will not be a very fun situation.

We are almost full term which is also hard to believe. He really could make his debut at any time!

Just a little prayer request: Say a prayer for my anxiety. I keep getting extremely anxious when I think about labor and delivery. I try to imagine what it will be like, but as a first time mom, I have no idea what to expect. Every labor and delivery story I’ve heard have been so different so it is hard to get a good idea of what it will be like. I know the Lord will take care of us, but it’s hard not to worry. Pray that Isaiah and I would be healthy through it and it would all go smoothly when the time comes. Thank you!

thirty-five weeks.

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It’s getting real around here, folks! We toured the labor, delivery, and recovery rooms at the hospital where we will deliver. It was so surreal to be in the rooms and hear the nurse talk about the specifics of how things are done at the hospital. I got butterflies in my stomach…or maybe that was just Isaiah kicking…

We have our maternity pictures on Saturday. I think we’ll have lots of fun taking the pictures and seeing how they turn out! A friend’s sister-in-law is doing them for us and she does really good work, so I am looking forward to it!

My best friend (who is also pregnant with a boy and due around the same time as me – so funny!) and her husband are coming to visit this weekend. I’m so excited to see and spend time with them before our boys get here.

Isaiah’s newest cousin should be here in the next few days. She (wren will be her name) was due Feb. 14, but is being a bit stubborn so hopefully we will meet her soon. I am excited for him to have a cousin so close in age. If only we lived closer to them!

Can’t believe we are getting so close to meeting our little man!

thirty-four weeks.

34 wks - bag of clementines w txtWe had our second and last baby shower over the weekend and now we pretty much have everything we need for baby boy! We just need him to get here. Not too soon, though…in a month or so, really. I’m just so excited and the waiting game is no fun. The shower was thrown by my older sister and she did such a great job. Everything was so cute and creative and I could not be more thankful for her hard work and time she put into it. The theme of the shower was a forest theme since that is what our nursery will be. I will share pictures once she sends them to me.

Our 34 weeks appointment was the other day and we got to see him one last time. They said it’d be the last ultrasound we would have so that was a little sad, but I know that means I will get to see him in person soon! He is about five pounds now and they said he’s in the 90th percentile for weight and 20th for height…so I guess he’s short and fat as of right now. My doctor said you generally want it the other way around for the birth…well, duh! But I’ll take my little chunk.

Isaiah’s nervous system and lungs are almost completely mature now. And that brain of his is continuing to develop. Praying for a smart little boy! Let’s hope he at least gets his daddy’s math skills…

I’ve been having some Braxton Hicks contractions, but they aren’t terrible. They aren’t really painful, just uncomfortable more than anything. My belly gets really hard and a little deformed so it’s a little amusing when it happens. Thankfully they aren’t very often and don’t last all that long. I know it’s just my body preparing for labor. Scary!

We have a tour of the maternity ward and labor and delivery rooms next week. I’m eager to see everything at the hospital we’ll be delivering at!

thirty-three weeks.

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If the movement in my womb is any indication as to what this baby will be like than he will be one heck of a soccer player. Or boxer. His punches and kicks have gotten so much more intense over the past week. I’ve even started to feel him get to my ribs. It’s a little painful at times to be honest, BUT I still love when I can feel him move, because it makes me thankful he’s healthy and active!

I did the first load of baby clothes laundry this week. Actually 3 loads! And that’s not even going through all of the boxes we have. I still just can’t get over how awesome it is that we have received so many hand-me-downs. With baby clothes, they wear them for such a short time that they all seem brand new! So thankful! I could barely handle the cuteness of all the clothes. I kept showing my husband just about every little onsie, sock, hat, and pair of pants we had, but I couldn’t help the excitement (and emotions that have come out of nowhere!).

The nursery is still coming along nicely. We did a few more projects and stocked the dressers with clothes, hung a few things and organized his closet a bit. I even started packing the hospital bag. So far it includes his coming home outfit, a robe for me, and travel sized shower items. Still more to pack, but it’s a start!

We have our 34 week appointment next Tuesday, so we will see how much he’s grown and get the whooping cough shot.

We have our second and final shower this weekend in my hometown thrown by my sister. I’m excited to see family and celebrate Isaiah again! It should be a good time.