^^31 weeks, just after church.
-I keep having dreams where I go in to labor and have the baby. A couple of weeks ago I dreamt I was going into labor and then I got so excited to see the baby that I woke up and couldn't fall back to sleep for another hour. During that hour, I made list after list in my mind of all that I needed to do before the baby comes. Those dreams kicked me into high gear on baby prep mode.
^^I turned 33 weeks on Thanksgiving day and we walked the 5k Turkey Trot in Walnut Creek. I couldn't believe that just 5 months before I ran a half marathon. I wish I could say I ran my whole pregnancy but that would be a total lie.
-My doctor visits are every week now. The baby's head has been consistently down for the last ten weeks which means that those feet of hers were constantly attacking my rib cage. While the kicks are adorable and exciting they became quite uncomfortable. I never thought I'd be one to complain about the kicks because I love them so much, but they sure made sitting down difficult.
^^33 weeks outside the Good Samaritan Hospital, just after the tour
^^8 months pregnant and wearing heals! This was taken at 34 weeks, right after Aaron's work's Christmas Party. I had no idea what to wear and there was no way I was going to go buy a fancy maternity dress. I decided that all black with heels, a sparkly bracelet and curled hair was the fanciest I could do.
^^35 weeks with my cousin Anna Marie, my Aunt Anita, Anna Marie's baby boy Andries, my Grandma Stewart, my Dad and my niece Eloise. Just after the baby shower. My belly was still so high and the kicks were really hurting my ribs.
-I was finally able to substitute teach in December and worked primarily in the same 4th grade classroom. The kids were about the same height as my belly, which was pretty funny. They loved to give me baby name suggestions. I was so beat at the end of each day but was glad I got to work a little.
^^36 weeks and serving at the Bishop's Storehouse in Riverside. Not the greatest belly shot but it is practically the only picture of myself from this week.
-I told Aaron last weekend that may belly may drop lower soon and sure enough two days later (Dec. 23) my belly looked completely different (to me and Aaron at least). It was actually quite nice to have the baby drop down because it has taken pressure off my ribs and sitting is a lot easier now (I don't feel so compact).
^^37 weeks in Riverside, taken with my new Christmas tripod! I'm wearing a very similar outfit in this post when I was just 23 weeks and boy my belly looks bigger!
-My doctor is out of town until January 5th and Aaron is taking a CPA test on January 6th so I'm telling the baby that she is not allowed to come until the 7th at the earliest. We shall see though!
^^37 weeks and 6 days (so this counts as my 38 week picture right??). We went to Santa Cruz on New Year's day and had a picnic.
I can't wait to hold her!