hey. hey.

oh, hi. :)  some more phone photos from this week.  imagine that. kadi mae thinks it's hilarious that she can't fit her arms around me anymore.  and she randomly says hi to ellie.  it's the sweetest and she's so excited to have a new baby cousin. we've had a house guest all week (my pretty cousin kayla) and i've been slowly getting miss ellie's room done.  kayla and i went to a couple of flea markets today and i got that mirror for 9 bucks.  it looks pretty pink in the picture, but it's more pink/purple.  i'm still loving pop ice & sno cones, but my sweet in-laws brought over some braums strawberry ice cream and it's pretty yummy.

i'm 32 weeks now and my OB scheduled an ultrasound for the 22nd.  i'm still measuring big...  at my last appointment i was supposed measure at 31 weeks and was  almost at 35.  he said there's a pretty good possibility i may be having a july baby... which is ok by me!  i'm really not too uncomfortable.  i still sleep great.  i started working 8 hour shifts instead of 12 so my feet love me more.  people crack me up sometimes.  i get asked multiple times a day how much longer i have and it usually ends up with them looking at me like they feel really sorry for me and they end up saying "you have the WHOLE HOT summer to go!" or "are you sure there's only one in there?"  thanks for the reminder. and yes, there's only one little girl in there. ;)  i'm pretty much all belly with no stretch marks (hoping it stays this way).  i feel pretty good.  i did have to start taking iron supplements because i'm borderline anemic. we'll have our second birthing class tomorrow night.  i LOVED the first class.  our "birthing coach" is great and so passionate.  michael even liked it a lot and said he learned a ton.  he was a little unsure about me trying to have an unmediated, natural birth, but after the class he's almost excited that we've decided to have a birth plan like we do.  i love it.  i've been loving reading birth stories... do you have one on your blog?  i'd love to read!  or a good site for preparing your birth plan?  let me know!

thanks for reading all my babbling on about pregnancy.  you all are the best.


  1. ahh! so cool.
    the birth class sounds awesome.
    i...don't have a personal birth story, but i was asked to photograph a friend's home waterbirth, and it was just amazing. plus, she gave me permission to post some pictures! oh yay. :) here's the link: http://miraclesdontbreakthelawsofnature.blogspot.com/2011/06/birth-photography-and-story-henry.html

  2. I didn't know that you had a blog!!!! You look so good! I hope you are feeling good! I've been praying for you!
    Love you girl and miss you!

  3. Don't have my own birth story (yet) but I would definitely recommend Ina May's Guide to childbirth if you haven't already read it. More than half the book is made up of inspiring, powerful & natural birth stories... some a little more hippie-crunchy than others, but so it goes.

  4. That is the most adorable mirror ever. Perfect for a little girls room! I'd use it in my living room, but I think hubs would have a problem with that.

    At least you are ending your pregnancy soon. I'm only 24 weeks and have to endure the.whole.freakin.thing.

    ps. super cute sunglasses.

  5. It's so nice to hear that you enjoy your birth classes. We did private sessions with a Bradley Method instructor and did not go back after the 2nd one. Congrats to you for planning a natural birth. Even if it's not what ends up happening, I think there is definitely something to be said for getting into that state of mind. I actually just posted my home birth story on my blog if you'd like to check it out :)