Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Week 39 Bumpdate

  I found an old Polaroid picture of my birth mom, Caroline, awhile ago and have been saving it to see if I would carry my baby girl the way she carried me towards the end of pregnancy. If anything, I hope my labor and delivery is as quick and easy as hers was (both times)!
How far along: 39 weeks! One week to go (maybe).

Baby Size: A watermelon {20 inches, 7.25 lbs}!

Weight gain: 32 lbs

Maternity clothes: Living in dresses and maxi skirts these days.

Stretch marks: About to find out post-delivery.
 
Sleep: Really good sleep - taking advantage of it while I can.
 
Gender: Caroline Grace Marcellino!

Movement: Lots of rolls and pokes.

Best moment this week: My last prenatal massage, squeezed in lots of lunches and dinners with friends, a pedicure date with April and breastfeeding class.

Should also add "scariest moment of the week" when I tripped and fell straight onto my belly in my driveway. I was pretty shaken up but Matt was a complete mess. Thankfully baby girl was squirming like crazy afterwards despite the trauma.
 
Looking forward to: Our (last) doctor's appointment on Wednesday to find out if we've made anymore progress!

Food cravings: Just pineapple.
 
  Anything making you queasy or sick: No.
 
Labor Signs: 1 cm dilated and having Braxton Hicks contracts at night once I lay down. I think we'll see a May birthday which I am really excited about! And it may sound weird, but I absolutely cannot wait for labor. I know there will be pain and discomfort but I am so ready for it so we can meet our baby girl!
 
What I miss: Brushing my teeth or tying my shoes without crushing my belly.
 
Symptoms: Ugh, pretty much every pregnancy ache and pain you can possibly have but am really thankful for a healthy pregnancy!
 
Nursery: Ready to bring our baby girl home and show her the nursery!
 
Belly Button in or out? In and out, it varies.

Wedding rings on or off? On and no swelling at all.

Mood: Ready and excited.

Workouts: Several walks around the neighborhood this week and some squats every day!
 
Prayer for Caroline:
Dear Lord, I come to you this week with praise in my heart. I know you will bless delivery and be with me the whole time. Please take away any fear that I may have, and help this baby to come quickly and safely. You are a great and powerful God. I know that if I praise You, You will rain down Your blessings from above. Thank You. In Jesus' name. Amen.
 
The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. This is my God, and I will praise Him. - Exodus 15:2 

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64 comments:

  1. So exciting! Praying for you, girlie! And for Caroline!! Yay for May! :) xx

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  2. Oh my goodness look at that belly!!! You are so close now! I hope your poor back is still holding out alright and your excitement is allowing you to get a little sleep!! SO excited for you!! xx

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  3. You look so great! Oh to be that adorable at 39 weeks. I'm so glad you and Caroline are okay after your fall. Hope these last few days are relaxing and wonderful as you wait for your daughter.

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  4. That's so scary about your fall, glad to hear you and baby are doing well! What a sweet picture of your birth Mom! Sending prayers your way :)

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  5. Can't believe you've only got one more week to go! It's so exciting:) You look wonderful, but I know you are ready to meet that precious baby. Thinking about you, and sending prayers for an easy, smooth delivery. You've got this, Mama! PS: We're a big fan of May birthdays in our house - my son was born last May, so May has a special place in our hearts:)

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  6. You really look great! I don't have kids yet, so I'm really not one to be giving advice....but I think my best suggestion is just to sleep as much as possible before she arrives because I've heard you'll never sleep the same again. Yes, I'm going to be that crazy paranoid mom...till my kids are 40! :) Can't wait to "meet" her!

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  7. Good luck Christina! Such an exciting time for you and Matt!!

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  8. Good luck! You look just like your birth mom!

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  9. So excited to meet your little lady. You will have my prayers as you deliver!

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  10. Glad you are okay after that fall! May is just a few days away! So exciting she will be here soon! :)

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  11. You still look amazing!! So glad to hear you & baby girl are ok after the fall! I will be praying for all of you for a safe & speedy delivery! So awesome that you have that picture of your mom when she was pregnant with you - so special!

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  12. My son was born at exactly 39 weeks and is a May baby :) Praying for you! Can't wait to "meet" your sweet Caroline!

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  13. YAY!!! You look so cute! I can totally understand how you could be excited for labor. Obviously it's not going to be a walk in the park, but it's going to be an unbelievable day.

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  14. So very exciting!!! You have many sweet days ahead!

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  15. You look amazing! I will be praying for you and your sweet girl because before you know it she will be in your arms!!!

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  16. yay 1 week to go !!! and of course you look stunning !!! Girl you have owned being pregnant !!

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  17. I love that you have that photo of your birth mom pregnant, and I totally think you carry the exact same way -- how cool is that?!

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  18. Woo hoo we are in the home stretch! My last appt is tomorrow too and I'm excited to see if we're getting ANY closer to D-Day! I also can't wait for labor, I'm so excited and ready to meet our little girl -- I can totally relate to how you're feeling! Good luck mama!

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  19. oh my! that fall must have been terrifying! glad all involved are well :)

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  20. You guys are so close! You'll meet her in two weeks or less! I'm sure the fall was scary as HELL. Glad you both are okay!

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  21. Almost there! Good luck, mama! I didn't realize where Caroline's name came from...how special!!

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  22. You are looking just wonderful! Did you name baby Caroline after your birth mom? I have always loved that name ;) So glad you and baby are doing good after your spill!!

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  23. Ahh, how exciting that you're SO close! You are such a beautiful momma with the best smile... seriously, you have the "glow" they speak of. :)

    xo Always, Abby
    Philosophy Skincare Giveaway

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  24. EEEEEK! 39 weeks. Oh my... you're at the finish line! I remember when I was 39 weeks and it felt so good to know that I had provided such a good home for my little guy that he stayed in that long. You and your mom carried exactly the same - all belly, tiny arms, small frame, etc. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!

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  25. So excited for you, it is almost here! I will be saying prayers for you guys!! What an exciting time!

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  26. Oh my gosh!!! YOU LOOK GREAT!!!! I am so so so excited for you!!! She's going to be here SO soon!!! You must be over the moon excited!! Best of luck in the next few days little momma!! Or you could always have her tomorrow...you know...my birthday and all... ;) Great things happen on April 30...just sayin'...

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  27. aww love that photo!! you are almost there! and did you get a haircut? looks great! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  28. Oh man, your fall! I am glad everything is okay. I fell when I was eight month's pregnant, scared the daylights out of me as well. You look amazing! Here's to fingers being crossed for a May 1st birth!

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  29. I love your blog! You look amazing. Hopefully baby girl will be here soon.

    -Natasha
    www.pehrsonality.blogspot.com

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  30. Glad you and baby are ok after your fall. You are almost there, Mama!

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  31. Mama you are still looking amazing at 39 weeks! Thank goodness you are ok after that scary fall! I know it sounds redundant but seriously, rest all you can this week!! Xoxo

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  32. You look amazing! Your fall sounds absolutely terrifying glad you and baby girl are ok. I think we'll miss your adorable pregnancy shots around here.

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  33. SO excited for you!!! Sounds like you'll have a May baby unless she comes extremely fast TODAY! Xx.

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  34. I don't comment often, but I've enjoyed reading your updates. I was leaning over a short brick dividing wall when I was pregnant and my feet slipped and I fell right on my belly. So scary! I'm so glad everything was okay.

    Wanted to tell you that I accompanied my husband on a work trip to Charleston this weekend and took two of your dining suggestions-Toast and Hominy Grill. Both were excellent and our servers were really fun too! Thanks!

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  35. you are such a pretty pregnant lady! i am so glad you were ok after your fall. i have seriously loved reading all about your pregnancy :)

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  36. I almost screamed when I read that you fell! So glad you and baby are okay! God bless you and this has been so fun watching your journey! :)

    Tattered to Taylored

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