October 10, 2016

39 Week Bumpdate

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Photos: Snapshots by Ailee Petrovic

Hi babes! First off…my heart is about to explode — cannot believe we are 39 weeks! Our sweet little babe will be here ANY day and I swear sometimes we still can’t believe it. Last night, as we were laying there, Philip said “I just can’t wait for my daughter to be here”…insert all the heart eye emojis. We are so in love with her already and we haven’t even met her yet! I have to admit, it’s a little bittersweet as I write my final Bumpdate post. As ready as I am for her to be here with us, I’m going to miss my sweet little bump and carrying her this close to me. We went on our final date night as ‘Blue Party of 2’ last night and it was perfect. All in all, I feel so lucky to have been blessed with a great pregnancy 🙂

How far along: 39 weeks! I will hit 40 weeks on Thursday and our official due date is Friday, the 14th. I actually go to my OB tomorrow though and at that time she is going to see how far dilated I am from last week [I was 1.5-2 cm last week] and perhaps do a few things to jumpstart labor! So REALLY could be any day now! Excited to see how my appointment goes.

Name: We will be sharing in just a few days when she’s here ?

What are we most excited about next: Her arrival, of course! And for me, sleeping on my tummy! I never knew how much I did it, until I couldn’t do it anymore.

What are we least excited about: My back pain and how uncomfortable I am. And labor…thought I’m totally excited about delivering her, I can’t help but be nervous about the actually delivery. Praying everything goes smoothly.

What I miss: Sleeping and laying on my tummy and back. Chicken fingers and fries [this has been my favorite food for over 25 years and I haven’t been able to eat it at all during pregnancy, so I’m hoping that goes back to normal]. Also missing my wine nights and sushi. Also, being able to do even the littlest things without becoming out of breath and sounding like I just ran a 10k.

Movement: Oh, all the time! She is the most active little babe. It’s super noticeable now too, we will be sitting there looking at my tummy and it does the “wave”, like she’s all over the place. Philip feels her move all the time, which is such a special thing. She’s still getting hiccups all the time, especially at night. She moves around a ton especially after I eat cold fruit, spicy things, and ice cream.

Belly button: Outie, for sure. There’s not denying it now, haha!

Size: Baby Blue is as big as a pumpkin! So seasonally appropriate 😉 For WEEKS, I’ve been saying to Philip I don’t know how my tummy can grow anymore, yet each day I wake up and swear its a little bit bigger. My app says around 7.23 pounds and 19.9 inches, but our babe is still measuring a bit small…doctor doesn’t think she’ll be much bigger than 6.5-7 pounds.

How I’m feeling: 

  • Exhausted! I’m back to needing my daily 2 hour nap. Insomnia is back in a major way…I’m usually awake a couple of hours of night in the middle of the night, just can’t get comfy. I’ve definitely feeling the exhaustion and it’s getting harder to do more things. I have a lack of energy and a TON of lower back and joint pain.
  • Like I mentioned above, I get out of breath SO easily.
  • Discomfort from Braxton Hicks, which I’ve had for a few weeks now.
  • I have to pee every 30 minutes. I wish I was exaggerating! I’m constantly running to the bathroom. At night it’s terrible…luckily Philip sleeps through most of it, but I’m up about 10+ times a night.

Sickness: Not much at all. Occasional nausea, but it passes pretty quickly.

Cravings: 

  • I’m honestly not craving a WHOLE lot. My tummy is so full and everything in there feels so snug and squished, so it’s very hard for me to eat.
  • Craving cereal and granola all day, every day.
  • Still loving frozen m&ms and candy corn. Lots of sweets.
  • I’m still eating peanut butter every single day, which is actually good for me because it’s helping with my protein intake, which I’ve been lacking.

Aversions: 

  • Meat is just a giant NO. Steaks, beef, hamburger, etc are for sure out of the question. Chicken is really hard for me to eat, too.
  • I still have issues with veggies, but I’m trying.
  • Fried foods [which is the worst because I used to love chicken fingers, fries, mozz sticks, you name it!]. I haven’t had fast food in MONTHS. Chick-fil-a, I miss ya boo.

Weight gain: I’ve actually lost a little in the third trimester due to the fact I’m having trouble eating, like I mentioned above. So all in all, I’m at about 24 pounds my whole pregnancy. And I know I’ve gotten some comments and questions from people asking if I’m eating enough, etc…I just wanted to say that at each appointment, I’ve spoken to my OB about this and she says that both the baby and myself are totally healthy, so it’s nothing to worry about 🙂

Physical changes: 

  • My bump has gotten huge! I know so many people see my photos and say how I don’t have a big bump or they can barely tell I’m pregnant, but for me…it’s definitely big. Everyone’s body is different, so we should all embrace that ? It’s truly incredible what a woman’s body is capable of while growing a tiny human!
  • Swollen ankles…super cute.
  • It’s definitely getting hard to bend over because of my bigger bump. Philip has to help me with certain shoes, getting them on and off! He also has to help me out of bed and the recliner, because it’s so difficult to bend to get up.

Workout: I’ve still been continuing to work out every day! I’m walking a mile and a half each day, plus some arm exercises with light weights. I plan to still keep up with this as long as my body allows. I like to be as active as I can [even pre-pregnancy] to help with weight gain, so each day I make sure I’m doing something active. I think it makes me feel alot better, too.

Nursery:  It’s been done! It’s the best room in our whole house, I love it so much. We will be doing a nursery reveal within the first couple of weeks she is here.

Items: Here’s a few things we’ve gotten and ones we have on the way —

  • This stroller! We love it. So smooth and easy to maneuver and put together/take apart, which was important for us.
  • This carseat which is nice and light-weight.
  • This diaper bag which I thought would go with everything ?
  • This book – I have heard it’s a lifesaver in establishing a great sleeping pattern for baby and parents. Will keep you updated!
  • Lots of these bows – they come in so many colors/patterns and are perfectly stretchy.
  • These shoes – will be perfect for the holidays!
  • These Bellybuds — I just love this product! It’s headphones that you put on your tummy and your little one can listen to music or any recorded messages! Philip has recorded messages and I play them for her so she can hear his voice, since they start cognitively listening at 20 weeks [and they say this helps for them to recognize voices and sounds once they are born!]. It’s the sweetest thing ? Also, there is an app where you can download albums…my favorite are current pop songs that are done in a classical twist, so pretty and she moves around like crazy when I play this for her!
  • This mamaRoo — We have heard amazing things about this little gem! It’s movements basically mimic all the movements a mom makes while holding/rocking the baby! It has different movements and accompanying sounds as well. Can’t wait to see how Baby Blue likes this.
  • These little moccasins…I die! She now has these in 6 colors/patterns and they couldn’t be cuter.
  • This wrap by Solly Baby — I have heard SUCH good things about this one! I’m so excited to put it to use once she’s here.
  • This monitor — it’s a little sock you slip on your baby’s foot and it monitors the vitals while they sleep! As paranoid as I already am, I know this will create the peace of mind I need. Stay tuned for a coupon code coming soon ?
  • Just loving this brand — Aden + Anais. We’ve gotten some swaddlesblankets, and bibs. Amazing quality and such pretty prints!
  • This pillow – I was having so much trouble sleeping and getting comfortable and this pillow has been great. You can use it so many different ways and its made my nights so much more comfy.
  • This cream – I’ve been using this to prevent and diminish stretch marks. I put it on after I get out of the shower and its been great, no stretch marks so far!

Thank yall SO much for following along on this journey! I appreciate all your love and sweet words, more than you know.

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Comments

Name: Stefanie
Message:

Kate- You look so beautiful! You definitely hide your bump well in your instagram photos but in these pictures you’re all baby! Enjoy every last moment, I definitely missed being pregnant right after my daughter was born, but obviously it was amazing having her here. You have an amazing journey ahead of you!! Can’t wait to see pictures of your beautiful baby 🙂 xoxo

Name: Kelsey
Message:

OH my gosh!! You are almost there!!!!! So exciting! But I have to point out that you are the most gorgeous pregnant gal I have every seen!

xo Kelsey | http://www.chasingcinderellablog.com

Name: Anna English
Message:

Praying for a safe and healthy delivery, Kate!

Name: Nina
Message:

Ahhh sooooo exciting! Can’t wait for her to arrive! My birthday is on Oct. 18 so maybe she’ll be a few days late and we can be birthday twins 😉

xoxo,

Nina
Law of Fashion Blog

Name: Emily
Message:

Is it weird that I couldn’t stop smiling the entire time I was reading this?!? I am so incredibly excited to meet that sweet little babe in January and see pics until then! You two are going to be amazing parents and I can’t wait to follow this new journey!

Ps you chose THE cutest baby bag! Good choice!

Name: bella
Message:

You are so stunning for one!!! Two I am hoping for a safe and healthy delivery!!

http://xoxobella.com

Name: Anna Cobbs
Message:

You look so beautiful in this picture! Praying for a healthy delivery for you and baby girl and cannot wait to see pics! Being a mommy of girls is such a precious blessing! 🙂

xx – anna
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Name: cindy
Message:

Hello!
You look absolutely gorgeous! This is such a wonderful time in your life and the best is yet to come! Embrace EVERY. SINGLE. MOMENT. Being such a beautiful family, you will have to of course remember to ignore the haters as well!!!! God Bless!!

Name: Greta
Message:

Praying for a safe and healthy delivery sometime this week! Can’t wait to see photos of Baby Girl Blue!
P.S. You look AMAZING. Such an incredible glow.

Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

Name: Alice
Message:

I can’t even tell you how much I have enjoyed following along with your pregnancy! It’s crazy to think that I am just behind you! Even though I can’t even imagine what it’s going to feel like being 39 weeks at this point! Wishing you a safe & speedy delivery followed by a healthy baby girl!

xo,
Alice at Lone Star Looking Glass

Name: Bethanie Garcia
Message:

You are SO stunning and so close! Good luck!

Xo, Bethanie
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Name: Lauren
Message:

So exciting to be almost there! I know by 39 weeks I was just ready to have my little one OUT!! Hope you have a safe, healthy delivery and get to eat some chicken tenders soon! 😉

Fizz and Frosting

Name: Bailey
Message:

girl you are getting so close! I couldn’t be more excited for you! Can’t wait to hear the name!

xoxo,
Bailey
Here’s The Skinny
@baileyschwartz

Name: Kathryn
Message:

So exciting that she’s almost here! I hope your last week or so goes by smoothly and you have a safe delivery!

Message:

Can’t believe it’s almost here! <3

xoxo,
L
Living in Color
@livingincolorstyle

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