I’ve been on a short hiatus and well… that’s because we welcomed our beautiful little girl into the world on August 26, 2012. Words can’t even describe how in love and happy and excited we are to have Lachlyn. She is so precious, tiny, sweet and adorable all rolled into one small package. It is hard to not just stare at her sweet face in awe.
Not to mention, my wonderful mother-in-law came for the birth and it was important to us to have her here. She truly is an amazing woman who gave us support, love and all the help we needed. We wish she could have stayed longer.
I could never forget this man… my husband. He was strong for me… helped me relax… and stood by my side through labor and delivery. Watching him with our girl makes my heart melt and I fall in love with him all over again. He is spectacular father and a breath-taking husband. Thank you for being my rock.
Maybe a day late, but better late than never, right? Week 37… that means our baby girl is considered full-term, however as my midwife pointed out, you hit this day + think it is time, but in reality most babies come during week 39 to 41. So let’s not jump in the labor boat just yet. To me it seems like just a reminder that we have 3 weeks left to go to a movie theater, go to a fancy no-kids allowed restaurant, have some date nights just the two of us. Pretty soon it’ll be us plus baby. I know people do bring babies to the movies + restaurants, as I’m sure that we will… I mean, the Savannah Craft Brew Festival is the beginning of September. I have a feeling one of baby’s first outings is going to be to a beer festival.
I saw my lovely hair stylist yesterday for a color touch-up. While there, again I realized, babies + hair salons (aka hair chemicals) don’t mix. I made sure to warn husby to the fact that he’ll need to watch our little one while I go do these things from now on. He is more than excited… nothing sounds better than daddy/daughter time.
It has been gloomy + rainy here the past few days… I absolutely love it. The sun, humidity + sweating that happens here due to the ridiculous weather drives me insane. Not to mention, when you’re pregnant, everyone says, “Oh you must be so miserable in this heat!” Well, yes, but not because I’m pregnant, because it is disgustingly hot here, pregnant or not.
Tank Top ~ Wet Seal / Jeans ~ Destination Maternity / Sandals ~ Charlotte Russe / Hair extensions ~ Sally Beauty Supply
How did your last few weeks of pregnancy go? Did they fly by like the rest of the time, or did time start dragging for you?
As week 33 starts today, it is also the 4th of July. It seems like holidays always fall on the weekend + having one mid-week really throws people off. When it happens, the government might as well shut down for a federal holiday for the rest of the week because nothing gets accomplished anyway.
Husby + I went and saw Ted last night. It definitely had its hysterical moments. It really was like a 90 minute Family Guy episode. Afterwards we decided we needed to go to Walmart + find ourselves some amazing shirts to wear on the 4th of July. What better way to show your patriotism than a purple tie-dyed shirt with a white stallion bursting through an American flag? Does it get anymore amazing than that? I think not.
I feel like dressing up for every holiday is a priority… even if you don’t leave the house. We opted out of going to see fireworks + instead decided we’ll be making some Dorito-crusted chicken for dinner. Sounds like an interesting concoction + definitely “American.”
T-Shirt ~ Walmart / Shorts ~ Motherhood Maternity / Earrings ~ Hot Topic / Wedge Flip Flops ~ Old Navy
I hope everyone has a great 4th of July!!!
As week 32 begins we have finally mailed out our “We’re Expecting” announcements, purchased a mattress for the crib (although the crib is not yet set up), + just trying to focus on how to put this nursery together. At least we are making some progress! You think that 8 weeks is still a long time, which it is, but in retrospect… 32 weeks has flown by. I don’t know if it is getting older in general, or just the fact that I’m actually counting weeks now, but it is about to be July already. That blows my mind.
Husby came home from his work trip + it was nice to spend a long weekend together. There are only so many more quiet weekends alone before our little girl is hanging out with us. Although, with 2 dogs it is never really that quiet.
We are attending baby class (as I like to call it) tonight. The subject is dealing with delivery + the actual process. This subject I’m particularly interested to hear what the midwife has to say. We haven’t attended any Lamaze (do they still do that) or other type of delivery coping class, so I’m intrigued how to get through this!
Dress ~ Khol’s / Earrings + Wedges ~ Charlotte Russe
What methods did you use for getting through labor?