Bumpdate: (36 Weeks)

Frankly, I'm astonished that we're here: 36 weeks. Nine months pregnant. A week away from a full term baby, all ready to make her entrance at any time.

Can someone pinch me please?

Taken last night, 9/19/13

Weight Gain: I think I'm just going to wait until the end and give a final total or something? It fluctuates so much right now. Honestly, pounds are about the last thing on my mind, ha!

Baby's Growth: Doc thinks she'll be a petite little peanut : ) She got a perfect score on her BPP test this week and her lungs and heart are going, strong, strong, strong!

Cravings: Steak, Mexican food and sweet tea. You know, the three most important food groups.
How I'm Feeling: I still haven't experienced a ton of swelling, and since she has dropped, I have no shortness of breath. I've been having a few contractions, though. Sometimes I have three an hour, sometimes only one. 

I thought these were Braxton Hicks, but our OB said, "Nope! These are the real deal!" They are honestly kind of painful and I have to stop and breathe through them. Kind of like menstrual cramps with more intensity.

Taken Wednesday night. 

Movement: She's a mover, our Caroline. No one can ever say we don't have a healthy, active little girl. Her arms and legs are constantly in motion, and my insides take quite a kicking every day, ha! My little Razorback cheerleader!
Favorite  Moment this Week:  Celebrating two years of marriage with Stephen! I can't wait to raise a family and grow old with that man.

Sleeping: I think I slept about two hours last night. Between contractions and getting up to use the restroom every hour, sleep is a rare thing around here. I really, honestly don't mind, though. I've come to enjoy those silent, still hours so much. I use them to read my devotional, pray, blog, make to-do lists (ha!) and catch up on reading blogs.

Clothes: Pants are all maternity, but shirts are a mix of maternity and regular. Now that cooler weather is starting to roll in, I'm sporting a lot of Piko tops, which are AWESOME. They easily drape over the bump, but are still fitted in the arms, so they aren't too boxy. They're a win, win. 

Most looking forward to: Photographing the nursery to finally show you guys what we've done. I LOVE how it came together. 

Thankful for: A healthy baby. We have two sets of "couple" friends that just found out they are pregnant (YAY!!) and are in those very early weeks of holding their breath to make sure their babes are okay. I'm so glad our pregnancy journey is nearly complete and that she is thriving.


  1. I can't believe you are 36 weeks. You look Fantastic!! I was probably 3 times that size by 36 weeks. Enjoy

  2. You look great!!! Can't believe you are almost full term-you're in the home stretch!!! :)

  3. Oh my! You are the tiniest, cutest pregnant girl I've EVER seen! I love reading your blog. I feel like i know you! (creepy? not intentionally!! ha!) Good luck with everything!! :)

  4. You look amazing!!! I think I looked like that at 20 weeks! I cannot believe she's almost here! It feels like yesterday y'all were announcing you were pregnant!

  5. I have to echo the above, you look AMAZING. I would never know you're under-slept or at 36 weeks. So fresh-faced, stylish, and all around adorable. :) I have SO enjoyed your blogging around these exciting life changes. I started reading around the time you got engaged and I can't believe it's been 2 years of marital bliss! Can't wait to follow along as you welcome Caroline into the world!

  6. Cute as can be my friend! Cute as can be :) Hope you have a great weekend and I can't WAIT to see the nursery. CAN'T WAIT!!! (That's seriously one of the reasons I REALLY wished I had more money when I had my babies!)


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