Thursday, September 21, 2017

olive maxi

maternity olive dress, tan cardigan 2

I've gotten to that point in my pregnancy where everything is swollen. Puffy face, fat fingers and wrists, cankles and 10 little sausage toes. Even my eyelids are swollen, which I didn't even realize was possible. :) I've long since given up being able to wear my wedding rings or even my watch - which basically means I feel like I'm running around naked. Oh, the joys of late pregnancy and hot, humid summer days.

So that's one of the reasons why I haven't been taking (or posting) many photos lately, I've been feeling less than attractive in my final weeks. Forgive me for my vanity. Oh, well, I suppose we can't all look glamorous up to the end of pregnancy, though I know that sweet baby is going to make it all more than worth it.

maternity olive dress, tan cardigan 7
cardigan: Lucky Brand (exact in other colors, cute alternative)  |  maxi: Old Navy (similarish maternity, non-maternity option) last worn here  |  necklace: Kendra Scott (fun alternative)  |  earrings: Fossil (similar)  |  sandals: Reef (similar)

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Today makes 37 weeks pregnant and time for another bump update! Baby boy is approximately the size of a head of romaine lettuce, 18 inches long and was about 6 lbs. 13 oz. at last Friday's ultrasound. We got some great news at the ultrasound - baby has turned head down (which we were told would be impossible due to his large size) and is smaller than originally anticipated. So instead of being in the 90 percentile for size, he's now in the 65th, and tracking to be approximately 8-9 lbs at birth. A totally deliverable baby, which means we may get to cancel the c-section! My OB was on vacation last week and this week as well, so we won't know for certain what the plan will be until our appointment next Wednesday. I'm praying for good news, I'd really like to delivery this baby naturally if possible.

We made a lot of progress on his nursery last week, we're just waiting for my parents to bring his dresser from Ikea next week, we need to hang artwork and the crib bumper *still* hasn't shipped. I'm still working on that darn knitted crib blanket and, hopefully, will have it done by the time he arrives. But all his clothing and bedding is washed and ready, new padding for the car seat arrived (changing it from sister's bright pink to black/gray) and his diaper bag arrived today! Now to pack it for the hospital...There's been such a difference preparing for second baby vs. first. With Aubrey we had everything ready weeks in advance, but this time around, everything's been last minute. Just two weeks to go (and counting)...

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6 comments:

  1. I love your olive dress! You look gorgeous mama! Those last few weeks can be rough. I think they prepare you for when the baby is born! Haha! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. lol, I think you may be right. I remember being tired before my daughter was born, but it was NOTHING compared to afterwards. I'm so grateful to have a three-month maternity leave! I have a feeling we're going to need it. :)

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  2. You do look great! Hang in there! Those last weeks of pregnancy are so long sometimes. I hope you feel good! Best wishes for your delivery!

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    1. Thanks so much! We find out tomorrow if we're going through with the c-section or changing birthing plans, so hopefully all goes well!

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  3. Before I read your commentary about how you're feeling non-photogenic at the end of pregnancy (which I get - that's no fun), I seriously was going to comment on how gorgeous you look in this. Glowing, for sure! The dress color is so fab, and as a bonus it makes you look nice and tall :)

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    1. Awww...thanks so much. Thankfully long dresses hide swollen cankles. :) lol

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