Snapshot in time: 38 weeks!!

May 8th, 2011

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Holy smokes!

Seeing these cute little boys every day is what has kept me sane.  Knowing that the light at the end of this gargantuan tunnel will be another adorable little child in my arms is the only way I could keep going.

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Because I am huge.

And while people are so sweet to say I look like I have a cute basketball under my shirt, this cute basketball is extremely heavy and making my body fall apart!!

And while I’m positive that he’s even bigger than his 8 lbs, 13 oz oldest brother and his 9 lbs, 6 oz older brother…

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This time around I am documenting proof!  So that next time around I can know empirically as well as physically.

So, today, at 38 weeks and 2 days pregnant, my belly is 49.5 inches around.

Holy.  Toledo.

And while my continuous aches and pains have steadily gotten worse over the last few months, in the last few days they have exploded by leaps and bounds and have been adding new friends!  I hurt in places I’ve never hurt before.  Places I didn’t even know existed until they started making me limp across the room!

And I feel bad every time I tell my children (multiple times a day), “I’m sorry, I can’t do that because of my belly.”  But they are very sweet and understanding.  And they both love to “look” at the baby and talk about “when the baby comes out”.

And I finally figured out why this little guy is so painful at night.  He’s still changing positions!  One day he’s breech.  And the next day he’s head down.  And in between, he’s wedged into places of my body that cry out with great offense.  It’s insane!!

But through it all, my dear, wonderful Prince Charming is my saving grace.  If he is home, he is telling me, “You go sit down, I’ll take care of everything!”  And he means everything!  He takes care of the boys, the meals, the dishes, the laundry, the grocery shopping– whatever it is that I need him to do, he does it!  (He makes every day feel like Mother’s Day!)

And if Daddy is not home, the dear Bubbers King has been a huge help!  He is constantly cheerful while he helps me pick up toys and clean the house.

And the dear Sir Scooters is slowly adjusting to Mommy not always being able to carry him up and down the stairs.

So making this baby has definitely been a family affair and I’m so grateful for them all.  Thank you so much!!!

 

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5 Comments

Ailene Hert | 5/9/2011 9:05 am

Holy Toledo is right!!! But won’t it feel great when you can say something like “I’ve lost 10 inches off my waist!!!” You do look like you shoved a basketball under your shirt… but it doesn’t look as comfortable as a basketball under the shirt! (Plus, it’s so much more rewarding). :)

 
charlotte | 5/10/2011 6:10 am

Oh wow – that first pic with both your boys is the sweetest thing ever!!! I think there is nothing so uncomfortable as the last month of pregnancy, you have all my empathy! Your new little guy will be here so soon!

 
tearese | 5/10/2011 10:59 am

goodness Heidi, no wonder you have aches and pains and are so tired! It does look almost pretend in the profile views.
I’m sure you’re right about that big baby of yours. I knew a girl that had all four kids at home naturally, and they weighed 9, 10, 11, and 12 pounds, respectively. Hope yours don’t go quite the same way!
Good luck with everything! I saw your husband post something about it may be coming early? Hope it all goes well.

 
Melissa | 5/10/2011 7:54 pm

Oh Heidi, hang in there!! I’m so glad you have such a supportive and helpful hubby – I remember all too well how painful those last few weeks of my pregnancy with Laura were, when I was having many of the same aches and pains you are. Wish I was next door so I could come over and help you during the day… I’m just glad to hear that you were able to move your c-section date up! I’ll be thinking of you this week and especially on Friday! :)

 
Melissa | 5/10/2011 7:56 pm

Oh! And somehow I managed to look past that first picture until just now – it’s SO CUTE! I love how Scooters has his hands on his big brother’s back! ;)

 

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