36 Weeks Pregnant

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// Dress: Altar’d State // Earrings: Bauble Bar // Shoes: Similar here and here // Lip: Bite //

 

These are some more of our maternity shoot with Beatbox Portraits. I can’t even handle how cute Tripp is looking at Aniston, or waiting for treats whichever, ha!
We went to the doctor last Wednesday and got another sonogram. Aniston was measuring at 5 lbs 5 oz, they think since her head was so low that she will be bigger because their guesses are a little off. The doctor checked me and I am dilated to a 2 now, 90% effaced ( you go to 100%, so mine’s just really thin which could cause me to dilate faster and hopefully have a faster and safe delivery ) , and her head is -1 to 0 station ( which means she’s ready whenever ūüėČ ). We made it to 36 weeks which was the big number they wanted us to make it to, YAY. We are ready for her to be here but also want to make sure she grows as much as she needs before her big debut also, so we have a lot of mixed feelings. Jake is super excited and I am super nervous, anxious, and excited!
I have a week and a day and a half of work left! Which is insane, I hardly ever take off work so this will be good. I’ve already kind of been a freak about my clients and not being able to do their hair, but I will be back and everyone will be fine :). ¬†I will still be blogging while I’m on maternity leave. I will keep you posted on how everyone is doing and how we are handling all the new changes. Along with her nursery, I will post everything about that too. My last day of work is June 2nd ( unless she comes early ) and I go back mid August. Jake is also taking off with me for two weeks when she gets here. I’m so thrilled his job allows this. I can’t wait for our little family.
Pregnancy update:
How far along: 36 Weeks 4 days
Gender: Baby Girl
Total weight gain:¬†27 pounds! I’m using Bio Oil to prevent¬†stretch marks. I don’t have any yet. I do have varicose veins still down my right leg¬†and a couple on my right. My feet and ankles are swelling now, along with my hands and face. I can’t wear my wedding rings anymore so I wear¬†this ring. It is super comfortable and if it gets stuck we can just cut it off. I wear the pink one to represent baby Aniston. These pictures were taken at 33 weeks, so yes, I can still wear my ring here. ūüôā

Maternity Clothes: ¬†I have a handful of shirts that are maternity and two pairs of jeans that are maternity. When I’m not at work I wear tanks, under armor shorts, Jake’s T-shirts, and flip flops (because I can’t fit into close toed shoes anymore. I also cannot fit into my gym shorts other than the Under Armor ones. The others go half way up my thighs. HA! My belly pokes out of most things so I have to be careful and wear a LONG shirt.

Sleep:¬†I’ve been waking up every morning this past week at 3:30 or 4 and not going back to sleep :(. I wake up to use the restroom and then I go back to sleep. I w

Miss anything:¬†I will have to admit, the nice weather, even the rain, has made me miss having an adult beverage on a patio or on our back porch with Jake. I also miss working out. At 32 weeks I had to stop since I was already effaced 80% and dilated to a 1 because the Dr. or we do not want her to come early. Everyone is getting in shape for summer and I’m over here swelling up while I grow our baby haha.

Cravings: Sweets!

Symptoms: Swelling, tired, heartburn, a little pelvic pain, crampy, braxton hicks, and a couple back aches.

Belly Button in or out: Still in and every now and then it will become flush or the very top will stick out.

Mood: Very anxious, scared, excited, and happy.

Best Moment this week: When I got her back, our bag, her room, and all the small things ready for her to be here. Especially Wednesday when our Dr. told us she could come any day now and be perfect. Ah! We are so excited!
Looking forward to:¬†Seeing Jake with her, it’s going to be sooo sweet. I know he will be a great Daddy, he already is.
Exercise:¬†¬†I can walk now, but it has been rainy and I’ve been busy working so I haven’t gone for a walk yet. My feet and ankles swell pretty quick so…Unless I am not exhausted and it’s a really pretty day, I don’t know, we will see. June 2nd is my last day of work so I’m going to take it easy until then, and I want her to stay in as long as she needs to.
On My Mind: Always wondering if today will be the day we meet her and always thinking I may be going into labor haha.
I hope everyone had a great weekend!  Thank you for reading.

love britany

 

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35 Weeks Pregnant

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Photography : Beatbox Portraits / Dress : Altar’d State / Lips : Bite lipstick in Souffle / Baby Girl Sandals : Jack Rogers / Bracelets : Stella & Dot / Jake’s Shirt : Ariat / Jake’s Jeans : Cinch / Jake’s Boots : Lucchese /

We got to have a lot of fun taking our maternity pictures with miss Trish from Beatbox Portraits. She always makes us laugh and we are really comfortable around her as you can tell we are being ourselves. I wasn’t to thrilled to take these pictures because right around this time is when I started feeling real pregnant, but looking now I’m glad that we did and we will always have these to remember by.

Our last baby shower is today and it is with my sweet family and family friends. I am so excited to see everyone. It will be a blast, every event my Aunt, cousin, and sister plan together is going to be a good one.

Below I have listed all my pregnancy updates!

 

How far along: 35 Weeks 4 Days
Gender: Baby girl!
Total weight gain:¬†27 pounds! I’m using Bio Oil to prevent¬†stretch marks. I don’t have any yet. I do have varicose veins still down my right leg¬†and a couple on my right. My feet and ankles are swelling now, along with my hands and face. I can’t wear my wedding rings anymore so I wear this ring. It is super comfortable and if it gets stuck we can just cut it off. I wear the pink one to represent baby Aniston.

Maternity Clothes: ¬†I have a handful of shirts that are maternity and two pairs of jeans that are maternity. When I’m not at work I wear tanks, under armor shorts, Jake’s T-shirts, and flip flops (because I can’t fit into close toed shoes anymore. I also cannot fit into my gym shorts other than the Under Armor ones. The others go half way up my thighs. HA!Sleep:¬†My sleeping is hit or miss lately. I have to take naps on my days off when I can because I am exhausted from work. If there is something going on with the baby, like extra appointments, I cannot sleep because I am worried she is going to come early and have to be in NICU.

Miss anything:¬†I will have to admit, the nice weather, even the rain, has made me miss having an adult beverage on a patio or on our back porch with Jake. I also miss working out. At 32 weeks I had to stop since I was already effaced 80% and dilated to a 1 because the Dr. or we do not want her to come early. Everyone is getting in shape for summer and I’m over here swelling up while I grow our baby haha. We only have 3 more days to make it to 36 weeks, apparently that is the magic number.

Cravings: Sweets!

Symptoms: Swelling, tired, braxton hicks, and a couple back aches.

Belly Button in or out: Still in and every now and then it will become flush or the very top will stick out.

Mood: Very anxious, scared, happy, and worried.

Best Moment this week:¬†When¬†we went to the sonogram specialist and Aniston caught up in size, well at least out of the scary stage, and is in the 33rd percentile now. The specialist told us she’s at 5 lbs 1 oz and I can’t wait to hold her!
Looking forward to:¬†Seeing Jake with her, it’s going to be sooo sweet. I know he will be a great Daddy, he already is.
Exercise:¬†I cannot work out until I’ve reached 36 weeks, this Wednesday, and at that point I will probably wait to walk until June 3rd. Unless I am not exhausted and it’s a really pretty day, I don’t know, we will see. June 2nd is my last day of work so I’m going to take it easy until then, and I want her to stay in as long as she needs to.
On My Mind: Always wondering if today will be the day we meet her and always thinking I may be going into labor haha.
I hope everyone has a relaxing Sunday with their family and friends. Thank you for reading.

 

love britany

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PINK BLUSH, PINK DRESS

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This dress is from PinkBlush and is 30% off right now. / White Kimono РTarget / Purse РRebecca Minkoff / Sunglasses РRayban / Hair РBed Head Waver /

 

Hello again, I have been MIA from the blog for a couple weeks now. This is a little summary of what’s going on if you want to know. I went to my 32 week check up and I was having a lot of pressure and my legs were super achy. Well… I did a leg work out on the Monday before so I just thought maybe they were tired. My Dr. seemed concerned so she checked me… I was 80% effaced and dilated to a 1. What in the world does that mean? Well… good thing my cousin just graduated from Physician’s Assistant school and I can shoot her texts the whole time I’m in the Dr. to make sure I’m asking all the right questions and know what was going on. I also have been reading pregnancy books and … anything I can find on the internet so, there’s that. 80% is how soft my cervix was and dilated 1 cm. Your cervix goes to 100% and fully dilated is 10.

My Dr. was concerned with how soft I was and sent me to maternal observation. Well… that was scary. Jake was with me and I had a good friend working in labor and delivery that came over to comfort me because I was in tears. Thinking she was going to come that day or soon and be in NICU for however long. You just assume the worst, especially your first time being pregnant. I mean I was a mess. Jake was so strong for me though, thank goodness! I know he was very scared also but he hid it well. We had no idea what was going on, nobody tells you how bad it is, how bad it could be, or if it’s even bad. I think my Dr. was just being cautious and sent me over just incase. They monitored my contractions, yes I was having light contractions that at the time I didn’t even know were contractions. When I thought of a contraction I thought of going into labor and thought it would hurt really bad, I’d be hurled over, crying in pain, like everyone says. I was just having discomfort and then my belly would get tight. So weird!

After being monitored for about an hour they sent me to check for blood clots in my legs since they were hurting. They wheeled me down on a hospital bed, I thought this was hilarious and was so hard not to snapchat about it ¬†haha. At least it made me smile during this scary time though. I did not have any blood clots thank goodness, Jake got one last year and was sooo scary. We didn’t stay in the hospital very long, maybe two hours. They gave me a steroid shot in my hip that is supposed to help develop her lungs faster if she does come early.

We left the hospital and the Dr. put me on bedrest for the weekend. I had a shower that Saturday and had to be careful and stay seated. We went back to the Dr. on Monday and she released me from bedrest. She told me I could go back to work with a lighter load…. If you are one of my clients you know I do not have a light load. I told her my long days were 9 1/2 hour days with no breaks to sit, she told me if I could stay seated as much as possible and have my sister helping me I could try and if contractions or pressure were bad again I had to stop working. I guess I was just working on my feet and doing too much causing gravity to thin my cervix and pull the baby down. My Dr. wants me to make it to 36 ¬†weeks and then she doesn’t care if Aniston decides to come early. Last month at 30 weeks we got a sonogram and Aniston was head down and low. We also got a sonogram last Thursday, Aniston again was head down and lower. They estimated her weight to be 4 1/2 pounds as of now. She is ready to meet the world. But I need her to stay in just a little longer so she doesn’t have to go to NICU. We want a healthy baby.

So with all of that happening, we got ourselves into full speed and got most everything ready for the baby to come.

Her room is almost done, the crib and her bedding are finished, our hospital bag is packed, and everyday I clean something ( I guess that’s nesting lol ).

Who knows if she will stay in until 41 weeks or come tomorrow! Being pregnant is really crazy and really scary. I have enjoyed it so far though. I am becoming more uncomfortable now as she is getting bigger.

I hope everyone is having a happy Mother’s day! I cannot wait to be a mom to our baby girl!

 

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