Sunday, September 21, 2014

Still here. Still pregnant.

Well hello!

I've really been sucking at this whole blogging thing since I got pregnant....

And I still am (pregnant) if there was any question!

I've got just a couple weeks left (hopefully). Unless she's REALLY late then we are potentially looking at 4ish weeks, but I doubt my doctor would let me go that overdue.

I've had an Incling that she's not going to be too late, and usually these feelings I have are right in the end.

And speaking of the end of pregnancy... The signs are definitely happening. Yesterday I got kankles for the first time and they haven't gone down really since yesterday. I guess that's what 37 weeks and three days looks like for me. Yippee. And yes I'm being sarcastic.

 I am pretty lucky (I guess) that I haven't gotten too swollen until now. I thought I'd share what my swollen feet and ankles look like, but there's just not a cute way to show those, so I'll spare you.

I've been having cramping for a couple weeks in my pelvic area, kinda like period cramps and maybe one real practice contraction plus some low abdomen pain that happened one day when I was getting out of my car. It was weird and much like a charley horse, but in my low abs. Weird. It hasn't happened again.

She's been moving a lot despite how cramped it feels, and her butt is pushing up into my right rib area a lot. She also is head down still and in position, so hopefully it will stay that way until d day!

I've had a lot more anxiety lately about how much our lives are about to change. I've been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster. Her room is still not complete, though we're close, but I never imagined we'd be so down to the wire. Oh well, such is life. We do have a crib now, so I'm feeling much more at ease that we have that one important piece. I know we probably won't be using it right away, but I just imagine it's going to be harder to get things done once she's actually here, so having it now puts my heart at ease.

I have an ob appointment this Wednesday to have my lady parts checked for the first time and get measured again. I have a feeling that I am dialated a little but I guess we will see for sure come Wednesday! They by the way think I'm a week behind what i truly feel I am, not that it really matters a whole lot now considering we are so close to the end. It still feels months away, like it's truly never going to get here. But I'm so ready to meet my girl. I can only imagine the emotion of meeting her the first time and the celebration in the delivery room. Ready for her to wrap her little fingers around our hearts.

I hope I have news soon!

xoxo- k

Monday, August 4, 2014

a letter to my baby girl

written april 7, 2014 by mama to my baby k…

13 weeks tomorrow!
my 12 week ultrasound was last thursday. the happiness i experienced during that appointment, i hadn't felt that happy in a long time. or maybe, it wasn't a type of happiness i had ever felt before.
you were moving all over the place! you looked so cute! you were throwing your arms up like i do when i sleep at night. you stuck your tongue out, much like your daddy does :) and you were turning and spinning all around. all over the place. i cried, of course, very happy tears.
creation of life is such a miracle. you never quite understand until you create a life of your own inside of your very body.
i had been worried and very anxious up until that appointment because there are so many unknowns when you are pregnant, especially for the first time. i had hit a point in this pregnancy with you where i wasn't feeling nauseous anymore, and it began to make me feel like i wasn't pregnant anymore. which, i guess is a feeling a lot o women get as they get closer to the second trimester when you (well, some women) start to feel better again. plus the fact that my belly wasn't really showing yet, and had only just started to "pop" a tiny but this past week. my little bun just looks a bit hard, not like if it were just a pouchy tummy. so that also makes me feel better, because i know you're in there growing!
i was also very happy that you measured a little farther along than at my eight week ultrasound which had you measured at just 7 weeks and 6 days. ok, yes, it's almost 8 weeks, but i'm anxious and every little day counts to me! that first sonogram put your due date back to october 17th- the 12 week moved your due date to october 15thm but since i told them what the first estimated date of arrival was, they moved it to the 16th. i'm keeping your due date at october 15th selfishly since the doctor really first estimated your due date the 9th-11th of october! and because i want you to get here! october 15 just sounds better to me. haha. you can imagine how disappointed i was when i went from the 9th all the way to the 17th!
i'm so excited about your impending arrival! i'm also nervous because once you start to tell people about something like this, the unsolicited advice begins-- something i guess i will just have to deal with like all expectant mamas.
you daddy told EVERYONE you were coming just days after i told him! you had only been known about for a little over a week! i guess he was excited! your king family is very excited to meet you! it brings tears to mamas eyes, it's so nice to have people excited for you and wish you the best!
i just love you so much already and can't wait to find out if you are a boy or a girl in a few weeks ;)
xoxo, mama

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A night in the stands

Every now and then I get to be spontaneous. And Troy agrees. 

It's a win-win.

It's not often we feel enough energy after work to do anything other than finally sit down for the day and relax together. But yesterday I asked him if he wanted to go see our local minor league baseball team play.

The day was hot and the evening was wonderful to go watch our local team.

I felt like I spent half of our time last night standing in the concession line, but it was worth it to get out and enjoy the sights and sounds of some good ole baseball.

Stand selfie.

I can't remember the last time I've been to one of their games, it was fun and crowded and I longed (a little) for a brewski... until next year I suppose, when we can carry on the tradition and bring our little girl.

I'm about to get emotional now.
Darn pregnancy hormones!

Over and out!

xo- k