A random assortment of pictures from weeks 34-36.
The Coziest Robe Ever | Gray Dress (Non-Maternity but its stretchy) | Pink Rain Boots (literally all I wear because they're easy to slip on + off!)
I have no idea when this little guy will be joining us so I thought I'd share another update today since we are about 36,5 weeks and this little one has been keeping us on our toes for a little while now. I don't think that I have shared this on Instagram but just about two weeks prior to Christmas we had a pretty turbulent week, and ultimately I ended up going on leave at work to reduce stress and allow me to be home and take it easy so this little one could stay put. Parker showed some signs that he wanted to come early, toward the end of my 31st week, and early into my 32nd week. Due to my labs, ultrasounds, the cervical exam and the amount of contractions I was having they decided to give me the ante-natal steroid drugs to mature his lungs, because that is one of the primary concerns if you deliver early. Luckily, I think the laying low has really helped, and this guy is still growing, and we are almost to (early) full-term. I am so grateful he's still in my ever-growing tummy, growing and maturing, praise God! I had a lot of anxiety that 32nd week and thought for sure we'd have our little guy in 2016. So glad he decided to hold out.
My bump feels like it's getting bigger by the day - especially this past week. Whenever I catch a glimpse of my bump in the mirror mirror, I just look at my belly in awe. In awe of our sweet little boy that's growing inside me and the miraculous things that the female body does during pregnancy. This whole process is just simply amazing. I am so grateful to God for giving us this blessing, I cannot wait to meet him. I feel like it could be any day now, so each day feels a little like I'm living on the edge, but he'll be here before we know it.
I went through an envelope where I've been saving everything and I have the very first pictures of him as a little embryo, before he was transferred into me, and every single ultrasound that we have had along the way (there's a lot since this pregnancy has called for lots of extra monitoring). I even saved my hand-written notes that I scribbled down when the embryologist called with our update, and the sheet that contained our confirmation of pregnancy....and who knows when I'll ever dispose of all of the shots and syringes. It's weird, but I feel attached to them after this journey we've been on. It was emotional going through all of those yesterday, thinking I get to put them in his little baby book, and the fact that this season of our lives is quickly going to change into becoming parents, something we longed for for so long. I am so excited, and so excited to see Todd become a dad too. He's going to be so great at it.
Thank you so much to everyone who gave me tips/advice on what to pack in my hospital bag. I've made sure to include lots of comfy jammies, robes and slippers, as well as toiletries, our own pillows and towels...and snacks! I didn't even think to pack snacks. I plan to do a future blog post on what I used, what I wish I had packed, and what to leave at home after my experience, so stay tuned. :)
I also want to say thank you to everyone who has been reading my blog, to those who have supported my husband and I along this emotional journey, and those who have reached out via email or through social media. It means so much to us, thank you!
Hi! I'm Lindsay, a new mama to our little boy, Parker. I started my blog as a way to channel my creativity and document our life happenings. From the pretty, styled shots to the real, raw experiences, too, like our journey to start our family. I love to share about my faith, my personal style for interior decorating, holidays and entertaining & for our little guy. too. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your support. XO