16 July 2012

29 Weeks & Updates

Many things have changed since my last post! I am no longer terrified out of my mind about having a baby, I have tons of cute things for the baby, and I finally broke and down and bought maternity clothes! Gasp!

Reason why I am not terrified anymore: I told myself to stop worrying and get over it. Yes, a million things can go wrong, and even if they do, it will all be worth it in the end. I definitely have my husband to thank for this. He always knows what to say to make me feel better.

Reason why I went from having 2 things for the baby and now have a ton: My sweet aunts and cousins in Missouri threw me a surprise baby shower while my family was back there to visit last week. Basically, my little girl got spoiled rotten and got the cutest things! Tons of cute clothes, a diaper bag, a blanket, toys, and all sorts of accessories. Also, my uncle Dan bought our girl a cute little John Deere onesie when we visited him at his work. Let me tell you, this baby is going to one stylin' babe when she is born. Check out all the goods:

And look at these little dresses!

They are so fluffy! My sister-in-law Emma wanted to buy our baby the cream one. So she surprised us and did! Thanks Mama Talley! :)

And yes.....I bought maternity clothes. I felt like such an old lady when I went into the maternity store, but I was surprised when I actually found some cute clothes! Even though I only bought a dress and a pair of shorts, I count this as some serious progress. 

I am particularly fond of this little number, which seemingly makes my baby bump disappear all together!

And then I tried this on, looked huge again, laughed and took a picture.

Hey, I'll count it as my 28 weeks pic.

Another big change has happened. I've decided to take classes during the fall semester even though baby girl will be born right smack dab in the middle of it. I am also going to be staying at my job at the law school. I didn't think that I could do it, and I might not be able to, but I'm going to try, dang it! It makes me a little sad because I was really looking forward to being a stay at home mommy with my little girl ALL the time, rather than for most of the time. The good things are that my job is extremely flexible and I am only taking 2 or 3 classes. I think I will be able to handle it. Clayton will be able to watch her while I am gone to class and work because he is mostly taking online classes next semester. 

Baby news:
She is such a little diva already. Clayton and her get in little fights all the time. He will usually start it and nudge her and then she will usually nudge back. They were fighting during church and I had to separate them and tell them to knock it off. This little girl LOVES her space, that's for sure! On our long road trip on the way to Iowa and Missouri she was super divatastic the whole car ride. Getting comfortable in our very un-SUV rental SUV was a chore in it of itself, and sleeping was a whole different ballgame. I found that the most comfortable position for me was folding my arms underneath my chest, which baby girl did NOT like. She would steadily kick at my arms until I moved them. Then she was fine again. Haha. Little punk.

Today I am 29 weeks and the baby is the size of an acorn squash. Yeah, I didn't know what that was either. Here's a visual.

Cool, right?? Man oh man I am exciteddddddd!

Something else that has changed in my pregnancy is that I have finally felt what is called "painful movements". I felt them for the first time yesterday and they definitely live up to their name! Up to this point, little baby girl's kicks and punches really haven't hurt whatsoever. Well, now some of them really hurt. Haha. Oh well, she's running out of room in there. I'd do the same thing. Actually, I probably did. Sorry, mom...

I'm also pretty positive that I experienced my first long Braxton Hicks contraction yesterday. I was confused as to what a Braxton-Hicks contraction even was until I finally felt one. It's basically a practice contraction that your uterus does to get ready for the birthing process. It's not the most pleasurable thing I've ever encountered. 

10 weeks and 4 more days!!! :D

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited I'm gonna die!!! Also, I may not have a whole lot of free time next semester, but whenever I do, I will be more than happy--nay ecstatic--at the thought of helping you guys out with watching her or whatever you need!!