Pregnancy: 38 Weeks

I am a little surprised we’ve made it this far but thrilled to know the baby will be a little more stronger and bigger then when Lilly was born at 36 weeks 2 days. Note to baby – I’m ready for you, come out, come out whenever you are ready.

Week: 38

Baby’s Name: “Four”. Named by Lilly as when we ask her what the baby’s name will be she says “4”. Interesting!

Baby Items I Found: When I packed away all of Lilly’s clothes she out grew, I apparently forgot how many boxes there were. Found a box with all kinds of stuff on the weekend.

Challenges: I’m exhausted all the time, night-time seems to be the worst.

Exercise: Up and down the stairs, house work, a little walking and prenatal yoga.

Food: Not craving anything but in the evenings I don’t really want to eat dinner. I do eat, but it’s a struggle – maybe it’s because I am running out of room.

Gender: Still a surprise.

Maclean: (our dog) She has been hanging around my side of the bed at night and I just realised she’s been hanging around me today. Hummm….does she know something I don’t?

Mood: I’m ready for baby to be out and am over the whole fear of giving birth again.

Preparation for baby #2: Making a list of things we need to get once baby arrives, talking lots with Lilly about the baby. As I mentioned before, she includes the baby in everything now.

Random: I can’t handle some songs on the radio and have figured out that when I was in my first trimester (and extremely nausea) these songs where playing on the radio constantly. When I hear them today I get this extreme ill feeling and have to leave the room or turn the radio off.

Sleep: Really not much these days but I am taking advantage of being able to nap.


Me and “the monkey” at 38 weeks.

Anyone want to guess when the baby will arrive?

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Life goes by fast

I remember when Lilly was born at 36 weeks, all I could think of “is this really happening”. I couldn’t make any decisions because it was happening so fast. We were ready but not really READY, if you know what I mean.

We took pictures the day she was born and pretty much every day after that! Then finally when she was around 3 months I started taking “monthly” pictures until she was 12 months old.

I recently came across a post from  7x7xMommy about her two daughters and how they captured their first daughter’s life and now with their second. You can check out a recent post on what they’ve done for their girls here – The Raffi Report.

 Lilly during her first year: 0 – 5 months

And 6 – 12 months:

This past weekend, we had to run a few errands and decided to purchase an ‘animal’ for the baby. Lilly made the final decision and will be giving it to the baby when it arrives! So, you’ll see a few random photo’s over the next year with this little guy:

The Monkey:

Hanging with our hospital bags….just waiting patiently.

The monkey has no name, yet.

If Lilly had her way, she would name it “4” as she has named the baby “4”.

Any suggestions for the monkey’s name?

Indulge me, what workouts are you doing today?

Anyone running a race soon?

Don’t forget about my little giveaway here.

Pregnancy: 37 Weeks!

Weeks: 37

Age of First Born: Lilly: 29 months (almost 2.5 years)

Baby’s movements: Still extremely active especially in the evenings.

Baby items we bought: Nothing!

Challenges: I could list so many things here but I’ll keep it simple. Picture having a “beach ball” under your belly button.  This past weekend, someone at the Farmer’s Market told me I had a perfect beach ball belly – I felt flattered – seriously.

Okay so you have a beach ball attached under your belly button  that will not move without you. It kicks and punches you when it wants to, hardens periodically, stops you from bending over in any direction, put’s pressure on every bone and joint in your body like someone is trying to hurt you on purpose. gives you heartburn and indigestion, jumps on your bladder and other organs in your body, cramps up, demands food and water like you’ve never eaten before, takes all your energy until you pass out asleep, keeps you up all night until you check 1-3 items of your to-do-list,  invades your rib cage like it’s playing on monkey bars and makes you want to throw up if you don’t take medication to combat the daily nausea.

But, it’s all good. I get a beautiful little baby out of this 9 month commitment – not a beach ball 🙂

Exercise: What’s that? Sad to say it’s minimal walking outside and have been told I need to rest more throughout the day with my feet up.

Food: Still loving red grapes. I’ve been baking and making extra foods to freeze so I can have meals ready to go once the baby does arrive – heck even before the baby arrives.

Foods I’ve made/making:

Gender: Unknown – lots of guesses from family members. You can guess here.

Mood: Rather thrilled that we’ve made it to 37 weeks and that our baby will be considered “term” if born anytime now. I’m not bored but am starting to get a little anxious to meet this little one.

Preparation for baby #2: Daily conversations with our daughter, Lilly about the baby. It’s like the baby is already here and Lilly tries to include it in everything: car rides, bath time, cleaning up her toys, folding clothing.

Sleep: I nap every day. It’s the only way I can catch up on sleep from the night before. On weekends, I nap when Lilly naps for 2 hours and week days, I nap when ever I feel like it or happen to fall asleep randomly in the rocking chair.

Still to do: The baby’s room is a disaster. I decided to take a stab at our pile mountain of papers to be shredded yesterday. We’ve (I got my husband involved) managed to overheat the paper shredder three times, fill one blue recycling bag full of shredded paper and make a mess of the baby’s room. Dang! It needs to be cleaned again.

I still need to get my newborn cloth diapers – they are on order and being shipped as we speak. Can’t wait to get my hands on them, wash them a few times (prep) and have them ready to go for baby’s cute little bum. There is nothing cutie then cloth diapers on a tiny bum.

What I am looking forward to: Meeting baby and not being pregnant anymore.

What I miss doing: 

  • Running
  • Being more active with Lilly
  • Sleeping all night (I know, I know, I won’t see sleep for a long long time but it WILL happen again)

What I am worried about: I totally forgot how small a newborn is and how to do anything newborn related. When you have a toddler running around, you (I) forget what it’s like to have this small, little baby who’s needs are so different then a 2 year old’s. I think I’m in for a little awakening 🙂

And…..I’m a little freaked out about given birth again! Why, I don’t know. I just am. Lilly’s birth was really fast (less than 4 hours) and it was all natural – no meds. Can I do that again? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.  I seriously need to write my birth plan ASAP or I’m not going to be focused when the big moment comes.


37 weeks with baby #2

What did you worry about when having your second, third, fourth (dare I go on) baby?

Did you worry about given birth again?

Did you find out the gender of your baby(ies) ?

Happy (early) Thanksgiving to my American family, friends, bloggers and followers. Enjoy!

Pregnancy: 36 weeks!!!!

This is a big week for us – as we had Lilly at 36 weeks 2 days – here’s hoping I make it another week.

Weeks: 36 and a few days (a little late posting this)

Baby’s Movements: Rolling it’s hands and feet in any spot it can find. Head down down down.

Baby items we bought:Baby toothbrush / teether set.

Belly Button: Flat / turning into an outtie !

Challenges: Just getting hard to do everything!

Cravings: Cold red grapes (especially after our hospital visit #2 at 34 weeks)

Exercise: Have been told to limit my exercise to minimal activity! Seriously – this is a hard one for me but if it means baby stay’s put until term, I’m all over it.

Gender: Not sure – you can guess here.

Mood: Pretty good – looking forward to baby arriving.

Preparation for baby #2: 

  • Hospital bag packed, baby’s bag packed and Lilly’s bag packed.
  • Random trip to the hospital at 34 weeks with contractions – apparently baby was testing us 🙂
  • registered at hospital – one less thing to do upon arrival
  • Lilly and Sai put baby’s car seat in my car.
  • Finishing the baby’s room, getting all the baby “gear” out of storage.
  • Writing Birth Plan….well I have it in front of me and I am thinking about filling it out
  • Cleaning the house one room at a time.

Sleep: Pretty terrible these days but what can a 36 week preggo expect.

Still to do: Finish baby’s room 100%

Surprises: Three of my girl friends and I went out on a Sunday afternoon to a pub – not to drink but just to hang out without our toddlers and catch up. Little did I know they spoiled me with a baby shower gift: gift card to a local maternity/baby store, Jr. Mints – yum, more chocolate, hand cream, shower gel that smells divine, lip balm etc. It was extremely nice of them to put this gift together for me but the best part was just being with them for a few hours without our kiddies. We laughed, caught up on our toddler’s events, may have eaten some bad pub food. It was just what I needed after a few stressful days. Thanks ladies – your awesome.

Wedding Rings: Just my wedding band – my hands swell up within minutes of being too active! ha that’s kinda funny (to me at least).

What I am looking forward to at this point:

  • Making it to 37 weeks pregnant
  • Meeting baby
  • Being able to move without baby in my belly

What I am worried about: Having baby this week as we did with Lilly.

Work: Finish work at 35 weeks pregnant – you can read more about that here.

I am happy to be done and able to rest throughout the day and not rush around from meeting to meeting. Though I don’t miss work, I do miss the people I work with. When you spend Monday – Friday all day with the same people you tend to build good relationships with them and that I miss. The good thing is that I can still go into the office to visit when I want to – I’m just holding out for the baby to arrive first.


36 weeks 1 day with Lilly (2010)

35 weeks with baby #2 (2012)

Sorry – no good photo’s this week 😦

Next update – 37 weeks.