Monday, October 5, 2009

33 weeks and counting...

I'm not even going to tell you what my husband was saying while taking this pic. He was totally making me laugh. I WILL tell you that I'm 33 weeks and counting the days until November! :)

Here's what little miss is up to this week!

This week A weighs a little over 4 pounds (like a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. She's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and her skeleton is hardening. I'm relieved to know that A no longer looks like an alien. (LOL)

Fall is officially here and I'm lovin' it! My parents were in town for a couple of days. They had to leave Saturday afternoon, but before they left my Mom put out my fall decor. I'm still experiencing some serious swollen feet/legs when I'm up for more than a few hours at a time. We had been out for a while and the feet were feeling it. She brought me back to the house to lay down while she decorated. Thank you, Momma!! I'm going to post pics of my fall decor soon. :)

My little niece, K turned 1 on Saturday! I remember that day like it was yesterday. On the day she was born, I was struggling to hang on to hope. The pic below is our first picture together...she was just hours old. I had just gone through a 2nd cycle and was on bed rest. I remember going to the hospital, holding her in my arms, and the tears started falling. I remember my family just giving me that moment with her. It was a happy day, but at the same time, very hard for me. I wanted so badly to be holding my own baby. Just a week later, I found out that I was not pregnant. It seems like my cycles always fell around the birth of a niece/nephew. I know now that God was in that. He was in every little detail and was doing a work in my heart with each failed cycle. I had no idea that in just a year, I would be weeks away from having my own baby girl. The waiting was hard. But I still wouldn't change a thing about our 3 year journey up to this point. His timing is perfect. He brought me to a place of finding joy in my infertility. A place of thankfulness. And then He blessed us with our miracle baby.

K shares a birthday with my Grandma Mc, so they had a joint party. It was a gorgeous day...perfect weather to be outside. By the time of the party, I had been up for a long time. My Uncle snapped the pic of me with my eyes closed...I could have totally fallen asleep there on my Daddy's shoulder. That was around the end of the party...I promise I didn't sleep through the entire thing!! :)

I hope you guys have a great week!

OH....I will be posting the 1st giveaway for my favorite Christmas things, this week! You won't want to miss it!



Momx6 said...

Beautiful picture of you and K! Love you! Great pictures and great post.

Eric and Emily said...

Your looking great all glowing and pregnant! I almost miss being pregnant seeing you glowing like that, haha.

Shannon said...

I love all the pics!! I can't wait to see your cute fall decor. :)

Heather said...

I cannot believe you are getting so close!!! I adore that pic with you and your niece!!! And soon you WILL be holding your own baby girl!! God is so good to us!

Jesse and Mandy Peterson said...

You are getting so close! The weeks fly by!!! What day in November are you due? 7 weeks puts you really close to my birthday- the 25th. November has always been a special month for me. Not only is it my birthday, but it's also my husband's birthday on the 5th and my mom's birthday on the 28th. As someone born that month, I have always loved it! I love the whole autumn season and the leaves changing colors and Thanksgiving. You can't have pool parties for your birthday, but I always got my birthday off from school! I also began my Clomid cycle this last November that resulted in my pregnancy and I'd love it if I have our next baby in the month of November too. I hope Little Miss A loves it as much as I do.

You recently asked me how you could prepare for the lack of sleep. Unfortunately, you can't. :-P If you try to sleep less now, you're only extending the amount of sleeplessness you'll have. If you try to sleep as much as possible, you might get spoiled and it'll be a bigger shock to you. Having said that, I say go for it! Sleep every moment you can! :-)

As long as you breastfeed, you won't have any choice but to just get up with her every time she wakes in the night. But if you ever decide to pump or use formula, you can take advantage of the bottle by taking turns with Alex and sleeping for long bits at a time. Furthermore, it'll allow someone else to care for her if you just need an extra hour of sleep or want to go out on a date night. Until then, remember it's temporary. Remember what all you went through to get her. And you'll be able to get through the sleeplessness with more patience and joy. You may cry because of how tired you are, but it'll save you from getting frustrated with your baby.

I'm so excited for you to hold Miss A in your arms. I know you'll be a great mom, and with the help of your loving family, you can get through the "survival" phase with much more ease.

Anonymous said...

What ever your hubby was saying to you while taking that picture, tell him to keep it up...I think you look adorable. I can't wait to see Miss A's room all together.
From Wisconsin

Cheryl said...

You look so cute! This post brought tears to my eyes. I am so Thankful for you and little Miss A! I will keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers as her big day gets closer!

PJ said...

Jill, you look AMAZING! I love that huge grin on your face!

Thanks for always cheering for me! I'm so hoping this is the one too.

Anonymous said...

You know you look so slim in that pic!!! I think red looks good on you
- nat

Jenna said...

You are so precious!! I love the pic with Baby A and that pic with your niece is darling. Two gorgeous girls!!

Mom of 3! said...

I'm so loving the red shirt.... Red shirts/sweaters totally put me in the Christmas mood too!

I can't wait to have my picture made with sweet Baby A!!!

Rikki said...

How incredibly cute are you???? I cannot believe you are already 33 weeks! I have been reading your blog for awhile and it just doesn't seem like you should already be that far along. Can't wait to see pictures in a few short weeks of that sweet princess!!