19 June 2011

38 Weeks

Alright baby girl, feel free to come out anytime! I am officially 38 weeks. With exactly two weeks until my official due date, I am so excited to meet you! And, I am just feeling a bit pooped out and wouldn't mind having my body back to myself. :)

When I was pregnant with Kennedy, I actually kept a pregnancy journal and documented every phase of the pregnancy. Needless to say, that was not the case this time around. With the exception of the few photos I have taken, I haven't written anything down! So, I thought it might be nice to jot down a few things I would like to remember about this pregnancy because I know I may not remember the little details.

*** First and foremost, this has been a GREAT pregnancy. I really can't complain. There have been absolutely no complications and I have felt really good for the majority of it.
*** I found out I was pregnant on October 24th, 2010.
*** I had a slight bit of nausea in the beginning but it was completely gone by about 11 weeks.
*** I walked and did the elliptical 3-4 times per week until my eighth month when we moved and I got too distracted by unpacking and getting settled.
*** I started wearing maternity clothes at 16 weeks.
*** We found out we were having another little girl at my 18 week appointment (January 31, 2011).
*** We moved into our new house when I was 32 weeks pregnant. The move and subsequent unpacking prompted a nice case of tendonitis in my feet which took about 2 painful weeks to heal.
*** I have had a handful of nighttime charlie horses in my calves. Ouch!
*** No major cravings which was true of Kennedy's pregnancy as well... I am just more likely to cave into my normal cravings (i.e. macaroni and cheese, ice cream and muffins to name a few)...
*** I did better with my overall weight gain - 30 lbs this time versus the 50 lbs I gained with Kennedy.
*** My favorite part of pregnancy is feeling the baby move- it is pretty amazing.

Despite all the great things about this pregnancy, I really am ready to wrap it up! Stay tuned for baby news (hopefully sooner than later!).


Kate said...

You are such a cute pregnant lady! It was great to see you today, and I can't wait to meet baby girl McKenna in the next week :)

Amy said...

Remember when I used to blog??? I have not looked at any blogs in ages! ADORABLE pics of Kiki getting her hair cut and yes, you too look adorable pregnant. Can't WAIT to meet Mara LeeAnn!!! Hurry up Tuesday!