September 28, 2012

Baby K: week 40

"The bun is now officially burning in the oven."
As quoted by my good (and supportive) friend Whitney.

Week: 40+
Due Date:  September 27th 
Baby K: Baby K is the size of a pumpkin weighing anywhere between 6-9 lbs. although I think this pumpkin may be closer to 9. She is probably measuring anywhere between 19-20 inches from head to heels.  There isn't much else to share since she should be fully formed and ready to meet the world.  We are certainly ready to meet her.
Nausea:  A little bit for the first time this pregnancy.  It comes and goes.
Swelling:  Yes.  I now have a hard time writing, typing and pretty much doing anything with my hands.  My feet are just gross.  
Aches and Pains:  Oh body is definitely prepping for her exit. 
Cravings: Still ice cream.  Lots and lots of ice cream.  And liquids.  Anything I can drink.  I have been insanely thirsty these past few weeks.
Aversions:  Clothing.  My work clothing specifically - the elastic bands squeezing my lower tummy is killing me as I sit at my desk.  Plus I have even outgrown my maternity clothing.
Bump: Still lumpy and hard - all the time now.  And definitely lower.
Movement: Not much.  My giant baby has no room.  Sometimes she feels the need to stick her fit up my ribs - ouch.
Looking forward to:  GOING INTO LABOR.
Missing the most: Walking at a normal pace and with a normal stride.  
Pregnancy milestone hurdle: Delivering a giant baby.  And waiting to deliver her.  

September 18, 2012

never enough knitting

I can't stop.

Baby K has over 30 hats and 15 headbands and counting.....

A Halloween preview.

For apple and pumpkin picking.

Go Bears!

Love this little set.

And of course headbands....

And this is just a sampling....

She better come soon (which doesn't look promising by the way) because I am using my needles and yarn as my distraction.  

September 4, 2012

Baby K: 36 weeks

Almost there.  1 month (give or take) until we get to meet our little girl.  I am rooting for an early arrival but am pretty certain she will be late.  It's a safer mindset for this fragile, preggo brain.

Week: 36
Due Date:  September 27th 
Baby K: Baby K is the size of a bowling ball (yikes) weighing about 6 lbs. and measuring about 18.5 inches from head to heels.  She is packing on the pounds ounces at the rate of an ounce a day.  She is starting to shed the peach fuzz that covered her body along with other substances that protected her skin from the amniotic fluid.  She is definitely getting ready for her big debut.  
Nausea:  None.
Swelling:  Yes.  My feet and hands are huge.   
Aches and Pains:  Of course, there is a bowling ball in my tummy.  Well what actually feels like my back.  Lots of back pain.  Lots of cramping.  Lots of Braxton Hicks. 
Cravings: Still ice cream.  Lots and lots of ice cream.
Aversions:  Heat.
Bump: Lumpy and hard with a few elbow jabs now and then.
Movement: Slowing.  She is running out of room so her movements are less karate and more synchronized swimming.....bad analogy?  
Looking forward to:  Meeting my baby girl!
Missing the most: As ready as I am to meet my baby girl, I am trying to enjoy the last month of this pregnancy because I know I will miss having her be a part of me.  Feeling her move inside of me and easily being able to take her EVERYWHERE I go.
Pregnancy milestone hurdle: Still picking out a baby name and finishing thank you notes.  Basically finishing everything that needs to happen so we can welcome this baby home.

And here is a close-up comparison of the last 4 weeks.  What will the next 4 weeks bring?!

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