Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Tribute to the Final Weeks of Pregnancy

This past week, I have taken some time to enjoy the last few days/weeks of pregnancy and life as a family of three. It probably seems like a rather uneventful (and at times, miserable) way to spend Spring Break, but I am loving every minute of it. I look forward to showing off some projects, but I want to focus on the biggest project that I'm working on right now:

Yes, I am huge and tired.

I have loved reading your guesses about the bebe's name & stats. If you haven't cast your vote, now is the time! 

Favorite Birth Stories that I have read Recently:

How I'm Feeling:

This pregnancy has gone by so quickly! I absolutely cannot wait to meet this baby. And I know that I'm not going to miss the frequent trips to the bathroom, heart burn, lack of sleep, back aches, and morning sickness. But I have to confess, I think I'm going to miss being pregnant! (I never thought I would be saying that). To document my enormous size, David and I belly-casted my very pregnant torso. I'm so glad that I decided to do this at the last minute! (You can get a belly cast kit from Proud Body).

Belly cast

I have also been cherishing the last days of Dmitri as my only child. We have been reading a lot of books, playing at the park, and setting up "homeschool" toddler activities for him (FYI, homeschooling a toddler means playing with a toddler. Don't worry, I'm not that crazy!)  I cannot wait to see how Dmitri reacts to the baby; I think he is going to be such a wonderful big brother!

 20 months


I cannot wait to meet this little one: to hold him, cuddle him, love him, breastfeed him. I want to count all of his fingers and toes. Kiss his cheeks. To announce his name. And I have so many questions running through my head:
-Will he be a brunette/blond/red-head?
-Will he look like Dmitri/David/me?
-Will he be left-handed like his big brother?
-What if he is a she?
-How much will he weigh?
-What day will he arrive? Will he be a week "late" like with my first pregnancy? Will it be day or night?
-What will the labor be like this time?
-Will he be a water birth?

It won't be much longer...! I will close with a video that makes me laugh, even at 9 months pregnant!


Unknown said...

Soo excited for you! Have your read this birth story?

It was one of my favs when I was pregnant!

Anonymous said...

How exciting. Good luck.

Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse said...

So exciting!! I'm sending good vibes your way, hoping everything goes swimmingly . . . You might feel tired but you look great in your photo!

Tatiana said...

You look absolutely beautiful! Seriously! And that video was stinking hilarious!

Rixa said...

It's strange how being pregnant already seems so foreign and so far away, even though it's been just 2 weeks!

CourtneyKeb said...

I think you look great! and your little one looks so happy too!

I can't wait for you to see how exciting it is to love two!

Unknown said...

You're one of the cutest pregnant women I know! Look at that gorgeous belly!

Good luck with everything! I hope for a birth that goes exactly as you have planned!

TheHouseWifeRookie said...

I LOVE this video! I laugh every time I see it!

Stephanie said...

You look so adorable! Love it!

Jillian said...

You look awesome and that video is HILARIOUS!!!

Clandestine Road said...

Could anything be funnier than that video? Awesome. Thanks for posting it.

Hope you're feeling well. The end is neigh!

Isabella's Mommy.... said...

Savor every last minute of it. I too loved and so missed being pregnant after I gave birth. I remember putting away my maternity clothes & crying in my closet. Not sure why, maybe I was just hormonal, but it was sad to me. Good luck and congratulations on your new little one!!

Sheena Louise Roetman said...

You look beautiful and wonderfully happy! And Dmitri is so handsome -- I hope my little boys look like him one day!

And not to be suspicious -- but that baby is sitting really high to be a boy! ;)

Jacinda said...

You look gorgeous! The belly cast is so cool! I had no idea you could do that!

michelle said...

How exciting!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I was wondering of you were going to have the baby this weekend, maybe you are right now, I hope so! If not soon!! Love the belly cast that you had made, I had no idea that you could do that.
Enjoy everything and get lots of rest! :)

bron @ baby space said...

Yay for your belly cast! Always wanted to do one too :)

Julie said...

I popped over from Mabel's House - I'm 40 weeks tomorrow with my 2nd, and just posted something so very similar to this! Eager to meet the new little one, kind of going to miss being pregnant, and preparing to miss my girl being an only child and all of the time we spend together. It's nice to know someone else is going through the same emotions. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Great Post Caroline! I too have similar questions about our coming Baby! I had already seen the birth video at Stand and Deliver and was blown away!!! Your cast turned out great! We just did ours last night. So Fun!

Allison @ Quaint Oaks said...

You look great! You must be so excited...I guess that's a silly thing to say. That video is hilarious! I absolutely looove Garfunkle & Oates but I never heard that one. Thanks for sharing!