Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pregnancy update

I can hardly believe that I have only have (just over) 6 weeks left until my due date!!

On the one hand, time has flown by but all it takes is one person saying, "You haven't had that baby yet??" to make me feel like I've been pregnant forever.

The other comment I'm getting lately is "You look like you're about to pop!" A sales clerk in JoAnn's looked over at me and said, "You look like--" and I said, "Stop right there, I don't want to hear it!! I have over six weeks left!!" Grrr. She said, "Oh, but that baby has already dropped!" and I told her, "OR...I'm 5'9" and have extra space in my torso so it just looks that way." Come on now!!

Just say I look good, OK, people???

ANYway, I'm feeling well and have been fortunate to have not caught a cold or anything worse than a 6-hour stomach bug during this pregnancy. Besides slightly puffy ankles and feeling winded, I can't complain of any symptoms. I feel very blessed to be complication-free thus far!!

I went to my OB this week at 33 weeks and she was attending a birth, so the nurse only checked my blood pressure and Ethan's heart rate (which went up from the 140s to the 160s as she listened because he was squirming around so much!!) and both were right on. YEA!!

Depending on Ethan's position, I have days where his movements are sharp and take my breath away, then others where he's doing these big rolls, which are almost painful. I know I'm feeling his feet up in my ribs--that's probably the worst part. I feel slightly uncomfortable pretty much all the time now...BUT, I am still sleeping like a champ, thank the Lord!

And here's are some recent pictures for those who are interested. These are all from 33 weeks. I got a few new tops and my hubby wanted to know why, with being this close to the end and I said, "Well, I'm HUGE...and I want to feel pretty!" So there.

Saturday after an Easter egg hunt...







...and Sunday after church.





I've told ya before, I'm the type who sees pregnant pics and wants to see the bare belly to get the REAL picture, so...for those of you out there like me, here ya go!





If you comment, remember...just tell me how good I look!! :)

5 comments:

Jessica said...

You do look very pretty and I'm not just saying that because it is what you want to hear. You look so happy and that makes all of the difference. I am only 4'11" so I'm not looking forward to the baby being squished in there. Everyone that I talk to that's short says the same thing that it feels like the baby is kicking their ribs. Oh what fun I have to look forward to in a few years. :)

I love that pink top by the way. Can I get one even though I'm not pregnant?!

Diane said...

You do look great !!!!!!!! You are glowing !!!!!!!!!!!!

Tabi said...

You do look great!! You should do some pictures with you little boy and your belly! With my third, we let the other two kids paint my belly and took lots of pictures! They had so much fun!

Hadley said...

you look great!

some people have no filters on their mouths!

You look really good, seriously. Enjoy the next 6 weeks!

sailorcross said...

Seriously--you look beautiful pregnant!! I don't think I've even seen a more beautiful pregnant person!! And I love that hot pink top!!

I'm stopping by to let you know that Ethan's hat is almost finished--sorry it took so long--life got the better of me for a while--I'm working on the crown and will be mailing it out 2 day priority mail on Friday!!

So, drop me your address, okay??

Oh, and you did ask me to remind you of the Weekly Memory Verse at The Power of Your Love. It's up!!

Beth