Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Jonah is here!

Jonah Robert Richards finally made his appearance, a week later than expected. 

July 18th, 2013 at 9:48pm
7 pounds 14 ounces
20 inches long
Born in Nashville, Tennessee at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

He is just the sweetest :)

Full birth story coming soon....

Saturday, July 13, 2013

38 Weeks

Not too much to report! Week 38 I was still working, and doing my normal routine. Trying to tie up loose ends and make sure that everything is as ready as can be!

Here's the only belly photo that I have from this week... but as you can see he's getting much bigger! The midwife estimated that he'll probably be near 7lbs, which is the number I've had in my head all along. Still feeling fine, no major pains or complaints to report... just much more trouble sleeping and getting comfortable at night. Little bug seems to be quite snug and not so ready to make his appearance (unfortunately!)

This photo was from a date night, we wanted to make sure we got at least one more nice dinner in before we didn't have the chance to!

37 Weeks

No picture this week... oops!

Booo, week 37 brought stretch marks. I don't necessarily feel annoyed at getting stretch marks, because I was prepared for that all along, it's just such a tease that they waited until the VERY end when I thought I was home free! Oh well, goodbye bikinis and hello permanent reminders of this sweet boy growing inside me!

Week 37 also came with full nesting mode. We crossed SO many projects off the list, and really made his room homey and useable. The closet has finally been cleared of (most of) our crap and space was made for all of his ;) we also did a complete clean out of the entire house and emptied all closets and drawers leaving piles and piles for trash or goodwill. It's SUCH a great feeling to get things readjusted and reorganized and to purge all the junk we knew we didn't need but just hadn't gotten around to sorting though. It's also pretty amazing how much space we have in our little home! I know it's not going to feel like that for long as we continue to accumulate baby stuff... but at least for now we have some spots to stash things.

I thought that I had missed the boat on Braxton Hicks contractions, but while we were at our midwife appointment she kindly pointed out that I was having one at that very moment. Since then I kind of knew what to look for and realized that I have them all the time, I just don't FEEL them! Glad to know that my body is practicing for baby boy's arrival!

Otherwise... only news is that I'm ready to be done working, and anxious to know when he will arrive. Also, I'm not feeling as tired as normal which is welcomed!