36 weeks. I can hardly believe we've already gotten this far!
Today, I'm doing photos in a different room. The room I've been using this whole pregnancy is currently occupied with a pile of people and their stuff, making it not worth moving. It was much easier to move my bed, and snap some photos upstairs in our bedroom! The light was better there, anyway. This is also me, without makeup. Pretty typical, as I don't usually wear makeup. Honestly, I have little clue as to how to "properly" apply makeup, and I've been an "au naturale" girl my whole life. Anyway. So. Me, in photos.
I think maybe the baby has "dropped." It seems like my belly is sitting lower, and I certainly feel more grinding and twinges in my pelvis. We're getting close to the day!
|Random photo from maternity portraits! Not a big fan of my expression, here, but I like the leaves falling out of the umbrella.|
I have been such a slacker in terms of exercise this entire pregnancy. I am hoping that it doesn't negatively impact labor, but I won't really be able to know. I'm honestly hoping for a quick, easy birth like with Nathanael, although a little bit more forewarning would be good.
I've been pleased, in general, with my weight gain this pregnancy. Although I will likely overshoot my 20-25 pound gain goal, I'm not too far off. (I think 26.5 from my lowest, 23.5 from my starting weight as of now.) I'm certainly putting the weight on differently, though - last two pregnancies, I was wearing size large, and those are too big (mostly the pants). Good thing I have a pile of size mediums, now! I am totally set with maternity clothes. I have probably way too much, actually.
I have much more on my to-do list than I can actually accomplish. One thing I really need to move on is designing a baby announcement. I have designed and printed my own announcements for both E and N, and I have really enjoyed the creative process. I've been looking around online for inspiration, and I have a few ideas percolating in my brain. I also need to pick an envelope color from MountainCow.com. I used a blue/purple envelope for E, and a chocolate brown envelope for N. I'm leaning towards something orange or yellow (because hey! It'll almost be thanksgiving!) but I might go with green. So many choices! Except for yellow. They really don't have much in a yellow envelope, much to my dismay. But, moving on.
I STILL haven't ordered a car seat yet for Cakes. I'm such a procrastinator. I just need to pick one, and buy it, instead of floating around the internet looking for the better deal.
|I was having fun with the leaves. See how they're falling all around? |
And me all crinkly-eyed because I was so entertained?