39 Weeks Pregnant

Bossy Jocie: 39 Weeks Pregnant

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How far along? 39 weeks

Maternity clothes? Yerp a derp

Best moment this week: Taking Evelyn to the splash pad was a lot of fun..except that it was a little uncomfortable for me to move and whatnot but that’s a daily struggle.

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^^I know she doesn’t look happy but she was having a blast.

I loved having my sister over this weekend. She came ready to help when the baby decided to make his appearance, which of course he still hasn’t but she helped a lot with Evelyn and with cleaning and she’s also just good company. I wish she’d just come stay with us already. (She’s planning to once my parents get here in a few weeks.)

Miss anything? Comfort. I seriously can’t remember what that’s like. I miss wanting to do my hair and makeup. Standing that long in front of the mirror makes me want to pass out. I miss wearing normal clothes that don’t feel like they’re trying to strangle me and wearing heels without being seriously concerned that I will trip at any moment. I miss not being pregnant.

Movement: lots and lots of rolling and shifting. Hopefully getting in a good birthing position.

Food cravings: watermelon mostly.

Anything making you queasy or sick: the thought of eggs.

Worst symptom: all the aches and pains. Sleeping is so miserable and it makes me so sad.

Have you started to show yet: and then some.

Gender: It’s a boy!

Belly Button in or out? Out.

Wedding rings on or off? Off.

Happy or Moody most of the time: pretty moody. I’ve grown pretty impatient.

Looking forward to: putting aside the whole meeting my baby thing, I’m looking forward to seeing how Evelyn interacts with him. And I’m looking forward to doing all those things I said I miss above. And completely aside from that I’m super excited to start working on some house projects!

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38 Weeks Pregnant

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How far along? 38 Weeks

Maternity clothes? Only when I’m breathing.

Best moment this week: Nothing sticks out. I really thought that I’d have the baby this week and that didn’t happen. So I was a tad disappointed. But at the same time, I know he’ll be born when he’s done cooking and I don’t want him to come a minute before he’s ready.

Oh except doing my nails with my sister. I love hanging out with her and she was nice enough to do my toenails that I cannot reach. So at least they’ll be pretty when I have the baby. That’s what’s most important right?

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Miss anything? I just want one good night of sleep. Just one. I know I won’t get one and then I’ll be up all night with a newborn but that’s what I want. My hips are so sore from sleeping on my side all night and I hate it!

Movement: Not a whole lot of kicking. More rolling/shifting/stretching.

Food cravings: Nothing specific.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not one particular thing. I have been getting nauseous every so often though. It might be from being hungry but I don’t always know when I’m hungry on account of being constantly full of baby.

Worst symptom: Big-ness. Haha. I’m just at this point that I’m so huge that literally nothing I do is comfortable. Sitting, standing, walking, laying down…NOTHING. What is comfort?

Have you started to show yet: And then some.

Gender: It’s a boy!

Belly Button in or out? Out.

Wedding rings on or off? Off.

Happy or Moody most of the time: I’m pretty irritable. I feel so sorry for my poor husband. Thankfully he knows that I don’t mean what I say when I’m yelling about nothing in particular but I’ve been doing a lot of apologizing. It’s hard to be happy when you’re never comfortable.

Looking forward to: Meeting this little boy! Come out already!! Also I’m really looking forward to my parents getting here but that will happen after the baby is born so…One and then the other.

He’s coming this week..I just know it! Cross your fingers for me, kay?

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Apparently I’m too impatient to wait until 40 weeks to make this collage. So here ya go…

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Urban Maternity Photo Shoot

As it turns out I am much more motivated to work on painting and organizing and decorating my house than I am to write on my blog. So, sorry for being so neglectful. But the good news is that I’m actually feeling like the house is ready enough for the baby to come. Not completely done, but ready enough.

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It takes a talented photographer to make a million weeks pregnant woman feel and look pretty during a photo shoot but somehow my friend Malae pulled it off.

My maternity shoot with Evelyn was just me, and it was very wild child in the forested mountains. It was so beautiful and I love how the photos turned out but for this one I wanted it to A. be with Chris and Evelyn and B. I wanted it to be an urban maternity photo shoot. For some reason I felt like the urban scene was more rough and tumble like boys are as opposed to the flower child vibe I was going for when I was pregnant with Evelyn.

I’m really happy with the way everything turned out! Evelyn cooperated for just enough photos that I got some cute shots that I love and let’s be honest, by the time Evelyn was done, Chris was done too. Which means that the rest of the time could be focused on me and my little (I’m lying, it’s huge) baby bump.

So without further ado, my urban maternity shoot. Make sure you scroll down far enough to check out my Pinterest fail shot.

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^^I love her up on her tip toes to reach my belly!

So Pinterest fail time… This is what we were going for:

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Evelyn kept leaning backwards and wouldn’t sit up straight, let alone lean forward to kiss me and as I pulled on her arms it smashed Chris’ face further into my belly. It was absolutely hilarious. Even though the pics weren’t what I had envisioned, I like how they turned out. It’s definitely us in a nutshell.

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