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38 Weeks…I Wish I Was Patient


March 6, 2012

How Far Along? 38 weeks, 4 days… 11 days to go
Size of Caroline? Multiple options this week…some say
a leek, some say a pumpkin! Either way, she is about 19.75 inches long and
weighs 6.8 pounds
Maternity Clothes? Still with the yes and no…it’s
whatever covers my belly these days—outfit selection in the morning is
definitely taking a bit longer than I prefer
Weight Gain? Still at 28 pounds, even after all those cupcakes I
consumed this weekend
Stretch Marks? Thank you Lord no!
Gender? A sweet baby girl!   
Sleep? One night it’s great and the next, I can’t seem to turn my mind
off. Just this morning I woke up ready to take on the day, yet it was only 4AM—this
is just a taste of what’s to come, I know it
Food Cravings? I seriously cannot eat enough
doughnuts! Don’t forget about the peanut butter, bananas, and cereal, too
What I Miss? Being able to do “normal” activities
without getting tired, wearing high heels, running and the occasional cocktail—soon
my friends, soon
Symptoms? Loads of Braxton Hicks contractions,
puffiness in my legs at the end of the day, and general lack of the ability to
get “comfy”
Belly Button? Half in and half out
Best Moment of the
Progress yesterday at my doctor’s appt…that makes 2CM dilated
and apparently a quickly thinning cervix (words I never thought I would
disclose this on here)
—sorry if it’s TMI, but for someone who is ready for
peanut to come, any type of progress is better than nothing at all. The bets
have officially started as to when Caroline will come. 
Friday is my last day at work and I am through the roof excited! It’s
crazy to be wrapping up so many odds and ends and miscellaneous projects. I’m
going to be taking 11-12 weeks off, depending on the exact arrival date, and I
feel so fortunate to be able to take so much time off from the corporate world
to savor every moment of this special time.
will I ever keep myself occupied you ask? I’m going to be a lady who lunches,
walks around the mall, takes little bit to the park for afternoon adventures,
and anything else we can manage to get into…sounds like a perfect spring to me!
  1. Elizabeth says:

    You are seriously the cutest pregnant woman!!

  2. You look so cute! Your bundle will be here sooner than you know 🙂

  3. chelsieast says:

    Let me know when you are ready for play dates…I am one heck of a mall walker 🙂

  4. Still looking great! Youre so lucky your face hasnt swollen! im just sure mine is going to get so fat.

  5. Shari says:

    I can't believe how soon she will be here! yay! 🙂

  6. 11 days? my bet is 7!!! Hurry up baby C!!!

  7. Kayln says:

    I had a quick thought this morning that you might have gone into labor since I didn't see a post lol! Soo soon, so excited for you all!

  8. Amanda says:

    Come on Baby Caroline!! xoxo

  9. You look gorgeous 🙂 I know you can't wait to meet sweet baby Caroline 🙂

  10. Tiffany says:

    YAY!! She's almost here!! I have been out of town for work (forever it seems…) and I just read your last week's posts….Caroline's nursery is just beyond perfect! Precious, relaxing, comforting, beautiful…she is going to love it. Love to you! These next few days will fly by 🙂 XOXO

  11. You look so so cute! Not long now!! I know you are more than ready, I'm sure! Enjoy your last few weeks with your hubby, just the two of you – what a sweet time for ya'll!

  12. How exciting, her arrival is almost in the single digits!! Have a great last wek of work and soak up that maternity leave!! 🙂

  13. Samantha says:

    So exciting that your little miss will be here before you know it! You look absolutely amazing for only being a little over a week away from delivery. Hope you are able to get some sleep this week! 🙂

  14. Amy says:

    I can't believe it's only 11 days away. So excited for you guys!!!

  15. SSM says:

    Best wishes!

  16. Caroline says:

    She'll be here before you know it. And you look absolutely beautiful! 🙂

  17. You look fantastic! And it comes quickly! I was at the same point at 38 weeks and had Lainey at exactly 39 weeks to the day!

    Good luck my friend! It's an incredible experience.

  18. Catie says:

    You are seriously the cutest pregnant person ever!! I wish I had looked half as cute as you when I was pregnant. Can't wait to see pics of that precious baby girl!!

  19. kt says:

    I am a new follower – just discovered your darling blog last week! I spent the whole weekend reading several months back and I am SO happy I found your blog! You are so beautiful, cheerful, upbeat and happy! I am very excited for you to be a mommy so soon! I know you're super busy getting ready for Miss Caroline, but would you ever consider doing a blog about your hair? As a fellow "mid-length blonde" I would love to know your secrets!

  20. Caitlin says:

    You are just the most adorable pregnant woman ever. Have you heard that before?? Haha!
    I have loved following along with your blog from wedding planning to preparing for little Caroline! And you are so, so close to meeting your little one! So precious.

  21. Courtney says:

    I'll be following you the whole time! I'm excited for her to come:)

  22. AllyceR says:

    Obviously your peanut will come when she is ready–as mine did–BUT two days before I went into labor I walked around the mall and the day before I had a pedicure. I didn't think anything of it until I found from others that they too had pedicures the day of or day before giving birth…just a thought! 😉 Obviously it can't hurt to have pretty toes when you welcome your girl either!

  23. Ahhhhh she's almost here! I am so happy for you! Such a fun time in your life!

  24. You are beyond darling! Enjoy the last few days before the little one arrives! =)

    Keep Shining,

  25. Samma says:

    Yay! So close- just so you know I gained 28 pounds exactly, and Dell Harper was 7 pounds. About 2 weeks after she was born I was about 7 pounds off of my normal weight. It really does just fall off!

  26. Melissa says:

    You look fantastic! So beautiful! I know Baby Caroline is going to be beautiful just like you, too! 🙂

  27. I cannot get over how much you are glowing love. I'm praying for you and sweet Caroline!!

  28. she'll be here so soon!!

  29. Erin says:

    You look so fantastic! Love your pretty orange top of course too- where's it from?! 🙂

    Can't wait to meet the lil babay!

  30. Andee Layne says:

    i hear you love! I am right behind you 37.5 weeks and these last couple weeks are really uncomfy! Cant wait to get this show on the road 😉 You look fabulous and seriously are glowing! Best of luck to you and your hubby xo

  31. Wow 12 weeks is considered a lot of time off? Mat leave is a year here!

  32. You are seriously adorable! I was obsessed with donuts too. I swear my son must be 80% donut.

  33. lori says:

    you are definitely making progress- it's getting close!! 🙂

    you still look so adorable!

  34. Brown Girl says:

    I can't get over how TINY you are!!! You look so good!!

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