Friday, February 13, 2009

The Big Belly! 35 weeks 5 days

It's official. I am huge! It is still so shocking to me to see my belly in the mirror. Or when I am sitting down and look down and see myself at a certain angle. YIKES! My baby girl is growing that is for sure. And my baby girl loves kicking the shit out of my ribs...but only on the right side. She is good at it too. There is no doubt she is strong. My ribs have been super sore...even to touch the area from the outside brings discomfort. But I am not complaining. I love to feel here and it puts me at ease because if she weren't moving, I would be freaking out and stressing like a damn crazy person! She is definitely starting to drop a little which is exciting. I get some pain in my hips and lower back, but nothing that I can't deal with since I am used to pain from being in the accident. I do have to say that the anticipation of her coming very soon is just overwhelming me. I have been having dreams like crazy about her arrival. Some births are natural, but the last couple were c-section. And in all the dreams, she is beautiful! The other night she was kicking and moving like crazy and it seriously felt like she was going to push her hand right out my va-ja-ja! It was the craziest feeling ever.

Nothing new and exciting from the appointment yesterday. It was actually extremely short. A lot of waiting for five minutes. I love never feeling rushed out of there. My doctor is awesome. She is always asking if I have questions or concerns and would sit with me for a half an hour or longer if I needed. She was cute yesterday and grabbed my belly and told me how cute it was. She measured and said I looked good, still small. And Skylar's heartbeat was strong just like always. Next week, Group B strep test. Not really looking forward to that much. I just can't believe that from here on out, I go in every week. Everyone in my family keeps saying, "She can come anytime now." That is so crazy! I have Skylar's bag packed - her little outfit all picked out and everything. Now I guess I should take the time to get me situated. I know what I want to pack, I just haven't done it. That is the procrastinator in me!

OK, enough rambling. Here are the pictures of my GIANT belly - proof my baby girl is definitely growing!


I was thinking, I think I will go ahead and stick to my normal Thursday posts since the appointments might be boring. Plus, everyone loves to see the belly growing. I can't deprive you all of that!

16 comments:

Megan said...

Reno Megan here :)

You are so freakin' cute!!!!! Only a few weeks longer! :)

Coffee Slut said...

You look awesome!

Megan said...

You look great! I know you are getting to the point where you ask yourself "will today be the day" everyday. I can't wait to get on your blog and see that she has been born. I feel like I know her already by your post.

moo said...

big ... pshaw! lady, you look amazing!!

jane in the waiting line said...

you are such a cute preggo lady :)

Christy said...

You are a very cute pregnant lady:)

Jiff said...

You are so precious!!!

And THANK YOU for not making us wait!! :)

heartatpreschool said...

Love the belly! You are adorable. I miss my pregnant belly sometimes, and the feeling of someone inside there! Enjoy the last days of your pregnancy.

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness you are so damn pretty. Pregnancy does you well. Get somebody to do prego shots of you. They would be so nice to have.

melanie said...

You look great!! You've definitely got to keep posting the belly pictures.

~Billie~ said...

Aww! You look wonderful! I can't believe your 35 weeks... crazy! Soon your whole life will be turned upside down... but it will all be worth it!

Mrs. F said...

Wow, you look terrific!!! Almost done!!!!

Jodi said...

You look awesome Steph!!! I can't believe she'll be here in a month!

Jayla'sMommy said...

Cute! And I agree, you should definitely get some professional pictures taken before she gets here! I regret not having done it when I was pregnant with Jayla and I will definitely do it next time IF I am lucky enough to have a "cute belly" again next time too LOL

And yeah those last appointments are always kind of short and not super exciting any more before they start checking for dilation here soon and you always sit there wondering if you might have started dilating or not (which I never was not even a little bit) LOL

Nellie said...

OMG! You are so almost there!! I'm so excited for you :)

Sweet Simplicity said...

You look so cute!! I love pregnant bellies!