THREE WEEKS LEFT.
Hey yooooooo!!! We are just 21 days out from meeting this little burrito and I cannot freaking wait. I'm terrified, but I am also SO EXCITED. This past week I started to actually get stuff together for this kiddo around the house and bought a few things we still needed (newborn diapers, boppy lounger, etc...), but I still need to wash all of the itty bitty clothes and cloth diapers and all of that too. I figured I'll do that in the next couple of weeks so they'll be nice and clean for when we head to the hospital bright and early on the 4th.
I have been having 2x weekly NSTs and this kid really likes to snooze in the morning when I have them! HAHA! So a few times the 20 minute test has actually taken like over an hour because someone had to wake up and get moving to get a good reading in before we disconnected me. Knock-on-wood, everything continues to look okay and I'm hoping it stays that way!!!! I have 6 of them left before baby day. EEKKKK! And on Tuesday this week I have my final growth scan and appointment with my high risk doc too...so I'm excited to see how big this bean is measuring. Patrick was over 7lbs at 34 weeks, Rosie was a shade under 6lbs, no clue what Annie was but I think she was right around 6lbs too if I had to guess. So we will see!! I'm estimating now a 7.5 - 8 pound kiddo. We'll see if I'm right :)
We had family pictures this Saturday with the amazing Victoria from Fresh Pine Photography (she'll be doing this kiddo's birth pics too!) and we snuck in a few maternity pics too. Since I'm almost certain this is our last kiddo, it was kinda bittersweet documenting the bump...because we only have 3 more weeks of bump snaps before this kid is evicted!!
I still cannot believe we are just 21 days out. In less than a month they come to a close and then we’ll start counting up from there (funny how that happens, huh?! You count down then up!). I have snapped quite a few babies this year that came at 35, 36, and 37 weeks and the vast majority of them skipped any NICU time so I am hoping and praying this babe stays put for another 3 weeks and does the same. I want nothing more than to snuggle this little bear in my arms so so so soon after he/she is born. Not much else going on other than my anxiety being its usual ever-present self and the trials of Clark’s pregnancy from a year ago still very-very-very fresh in my mind…especially as we approach his birthday in a little over 2 weeks. Keeping busy 📸 has helped SO MUCH and truly gives me such a great outlet to take my mind off of everything that it tends to gravitate towards and race about. I seriously cannot believe we’re in the home stretch: 21 days! AHHHH!! Oh little bear, we cannot wait to meet you oh-so-soon!!