Thursday, August 29, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
I am now 39 weeks pregnant. Up until this point, I think I've overlooked the fact that sometime in the next two weeks a newborn baby is going to come home with me and John. She will be solely our responsibility.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
I probably should not have learned how easy it is to make chocolate cream cheese frosting or that you can dramatically improve the quality of a boxed cake mix by upgrading some of the ingredients. Recipes below:
Friday, August 16, 2013
In the mad rush to get things done (not quite sure why I imagined relaxing on maternity leave), essential laundry has been ignored. Today, I resorted to wearing a pair of John's briefs. To my shock, they were tight, and I was wearing them below my belly.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I really have loved pregnancy. Which is not to say that parts of it haven't been challenging.
But those parts are small compared to the overwhelming awe and wonder I feel about the gift of this child.
These pictures were taken Monday at 37+ weeks.
(Definitely one of the benefits of being married to a talented photographer.)
PS: A big thank you to everyone who has been commenting on my various pregnancy posts. I'm terribly remiss in not responding, but I can't express how much your support and words of encouragement mean to me. I especially enjoyed reading everyone's labor stories awhile back.
Friday, August 9, 2013
At this point, I am only capable of writing about my pregnancy. My apologies. But it is what everything in my life is currently revolving around.
And today is a big day. I am 37 weeks pregnant, which means I'm officially full term.
I had no idea until recently that 37 weeks was considered full term, and let me tell you, I would have set up my self-inflicted deadlines a lot differently had I been aware of this tidbit.
Everyone warns that you will be anxious and bored in the last weeks of pregnancy, just begging your child to be born.
All I can say is these people don't know how to procrastinate because I have plenty to do.
Have I mentioned we just put new floors into our humble home, and as a result, everything we own has been moved from room to room and the entire place is covered in a layer of construction dust?
So when people assume that at this point I must just be putting the final touches on the nursery, I try hard not to laugh hysterically.