Friday, October 07, 2011

34 weeks

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34 weeks.

Here we come, baby!  We're just 6 (or so) weeks away from baby day!  Will this be a Thanksgiving baby?  A few days post-Halloween baby?  I know several people with birthdays in November.  I can think of 3 great people who share November 7th (Here's thinking of you, Matt. Thanks for keeping company with my baby before s/he got here). A lady at my church technically shares the same due date, but health concerns mean she gets to meet her baby a week earlier. One of my husband's cousins was born on the 16.  And my parents have an anniversary on the 28 (go 42!)   Assuming baby Cakes shows up in November, this will be the first November birthday in my or my husbands immediate families. I think we have pretty much all the other months covered between our parents, siblings, and nieces and nephews.

 Health-wise, I'm doing okay.  Today marks either a 25 pound gain or a 22 pound gain depending on whether I'm going by the lowest number in the first few weeks of pregnancy or the number that was the actual start of pregnancy. Either way I'm doing better than compared to my previous pregnancy.  Unfortunately, I overshot my goal of sticking to a 20-25 pound gain ("normal" for my starting BMI). I finally decided to remove my wedding band and put it on a chain.  Just in the past week, my hands and feet get swollen enough in the afternoon and evening that they are uncomfortable. Nothing awful, but uncomfortable. Again, better than my previous pregnancies, where I had that ring off before 6 months!

I'm slowly acquiring the things we need for baby Cakes and birth.  Biggest, most necessary thing we need but don't have?  Infant car seat.  I'm ordering one in the next week or so.

Now I'm really feeling the pinch of getting things done.  I must prioritize.  I decided to make an effort to schedule the things I want/need to do.  I am hopeful that this will spread things out and alleviate the problem of not knowing on which project to work.

I'm hoping we can get our last set of maternity photos done this weekend.  The leaves have started changing colors and falling, and I thought that could make for some very nice outdoor shots.  It's also supposed to be in the 70's this weekend, which would be ideal for outdoor shots.  Now I just need to finalize some nearby locations.  It would also be ideal to get these done, because I think the swelling will just get more pronounced the closer we get to guessdate, if previous pregnancies are any indication.

The obligatory "same dress" shot.  Can you tell I was really ready to be done taking photos?


S. Rowan Tackett said...

You look great!

ASiriusGirl said...

Nov 7th would be a great bday for baby cakes. I know Matt has been keeping a good eye on him/her too. Thanks Carrie.

34 weeks pregnant said...

Many congrats, loved reading your story and look forward to following along!

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