Friday, April 13, 2012

the end is near

Pregnancy is winding down. It's 40 weeks long and I'm at week 37. eeekkkk. Weeks 34-37 have been eventful. I guess? Regardless, I will recap....

Week 34 begins...Roberto goes to Seattle for business.
As you may be aware Seattle to Dallas is far. You also may be aware it's not exactly suggested to leave your 8 month old pregnant wife home alone in this "delicate state". There just wasn't a choice in the matter, he had to go and I had to stay. He made plans to come home Easter weekend and the two week stretch of praying I didn't go into labor while he was gone began. Honestly, God was so good to me during this time. I never ever felt alone or lonely or worried or scared. This is all 100% due to good, good friends. They were always checking in, always making me know I could call them at any time, always asking me to do things, always THERE. I'm too hormonal and it makes me want to cry. Instead of being a wreck during these 2 weeks, I actually found myself having fun? ha. I missed Robert a lot, but I enjoyed the surplus time with the girls. Let's be real, I'm going to have no life for a while after the baby comes...got to get in some "normal" things in with the girls while I can. Manicures, walks, movies, dinners...it's the little things that really made a huge difference those 2 weeks.  

The weekend of week 35 brought an extra special treat. Sarah, Jenny and Lindsey planned a staycation at the Omni downtown together. They didn't let me help pay and I'm still upset about it. ha.  Have you ever staycationed? I highly recommend it. I felt out of town and far away and it was needed and so so wonderful. Why is sitting by the pool with the girls the best thing ever? The Omni and the Omni pool definitely delivered. The views were great, the people watching was great. It was a perfect 24 hours. On top of that, Sarah gifted me a massage at the Omni spa. Incredible. Spa time/relaxation time...nothing better for a pregnant gal.

no big deal. just in the spa.

oh hey Dallas. view from our room.

the screen says "Sarah Smith" #fancy
vacay feet pic
beached whale sunning

a book for baby boy signed by the girls. love it so much. and cups from Swoozies purchased by Debbie, oh i mean Jenny. ;)

How did I not get a group pic of us? Jenny and Linds, you're not being featured on the today's blog. I know you're upset.
So, week 36 obviously started out with a refreshing state of mind due to the staycation. Then, surprise, Robert came home a couple days early! Yay! Daddy's home!! haha. That's weird to say, but kind of fun. Also, week 36 began my weekly doctor's appointments. I came in this week a little worried because my feet looked like this.
*for mature audiences only.

why am i sharing this? the girls really got a kick out of the extreme swollen state of my feet. glad to provide chuckles when i can.
Robert told me my feet looked like his grandmothers. NOT a compliment.
The swollen feet thing is common in the last month of pregnancy and I knew that I had been on my feet a lot more than usual the past 3 or 4 days and that was likely the cause. I wasn't too worried about the doctor's prognosis, I thought she might not think it was a big deal at all. But, I guess it was something to address because she (my doctor) advised me to go buy medical compression socks.

trust me, you don't know how it is to feel unattractive until you wear compression knee highs.

They're like super tight spanx for your feet. They are really depressing, but they work great and keep the swelling at bay. I'm currently on day 5 of compression sock wearing. I'm sure I have fully disgusted all of you with these. Happy Friday! Compression socks!
I can't believe this adventure called pregnancy will be coming to an end so soon. Still, I feel so far away from having an actual baby. Yet, I'm not? Maybe it'll hit me in the delivery room.
Oh and I can't mention weeks 34-37 without bringing up the nursery progress. Thanks to Jenny, Lindsey and Ana, I have somewhat of a nursery put together!! Robert has helped too. I really couldn't have done it without them. Too. Overwhelmed.

The untrained eye can't see how much they did. Linds got the slipcover on that chair. I had tried 3 times and lost the battle. It was like some sort of mathmatical puzzel I couldn't solve. She also put the bedding on the crib. Jenny organized the drawers and got our changing table looking like a changing table. Ana has provided intensive interior design guidance and continues to, plus she gifted us with the longhorn. Nursery Mondays with Ana is a good time, we should have a show! Robert has had to hang all this stuff up...longhorn, curtains. It sounds like I've done nothing. ha. I think I have helped in some capacity, I don't know what right now? ha. It's still not done, but we are getting there. One step at a time.   

That about wraps it up for now...I'm going to act like a baby and head out.  #birthjoke #ha ppppfffffffftttttttt (sadly, one of the guys at work really told that joke this week...ugggg, okay a little funny...but uggg)

12 comments:

Liz said...

So close!!! So jealous of Adrian! I'm going in Tuesday for a scheduled c section - this baby is measuring around 10 lbs! Lord help me! Hence the c section. Can't wait to see your sweet baby and hear about your delivery. I've loved following along throughout the journey :)

Britni Mabry said...

You're so close! I'm so excited for you guys. I'm cracking up at the compression socks. How do these actually exist? As if we need another reason to feel unattractive while being pregnant. I'm sure I'll need these at some point. I'm thinking of you and praying for a smooth delivery! Can't wait to see pics of your sweet baby.

Leighann said...

It's a long story how I stumbled across your blog today, but I did. I know you already had the baby - from the blog I came from - but I just wanted to empathize with you on your husbands travel in your last month of pregnancy. When I was 36 weeks pregnant with our second, my husband had to go on a business trip to India. INDIA! We lived in Northern Virginia at the time. That's like an entire day of traveling to get home. So not funny.

Apollina said...

How is the baby?! I can't wait for updates:) xoxo!

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