Well….here we are and today I am 38 weeks! I promise that at some point I will return to blogging about a variety of topics. 🙂 At this point though, it is fairly consuming to say the least. Hmmmmm….to take a picture at 38 weeks or not to? I probably will but let’s just say it won’t be today – it will be a day on which I feel fresh and cute (in relative terms!).
Prepare yeself for one rambling post….because frankly all my thoughts do at this point is ramble so I think it’s the best we’re going to get!
I have been loving QT Coke icees…for a few days in a row. I mean, it IS well over 100 degrees each day and it just seems appropriate. I would say that’s my biggest repeating food offender right now.
38 weeks is crazy because all of the sudden he seems so big in there. Today we had our checkup and he is measuring at 7lb and 9oz. Only gained 6oz from last week which I thought was fantastic! I can tell we’re making progress towards Liam’s birthday but we’ve still got a little time on our hands. He is making his way south though – that’s for sure! Yikes! Sometimes it is hard to wrap your mind around what is being felt. ‘Are those little hands or feet pawing against my hip bones?’ ‘Wow – that was a jab to the bladder!’ ‘Did his head really just push a little lower????’ I am thankful that I still feel him moving around a lot – it’s reassuring to know he’s still doing his thing and is so healthy. This one is going to be all-boy folks. I have a feeling that Liam will take on the world with his activity pretty early on!
Lots of people ask me if I am miserable….especially with the heat wave we’re, ahem, surviving in Tulsa. But – God’s grace is good. I’m not miserable! I get hot but my solution is just to stay in the AC and swim. Lots of people also ask if I am just ready to do this thing. Nope – I’m not. It’s not because I am not ‘ready’ but more because of the fact that I think it’s just not time yet. And I’d much rather Liam come at his and God’s agreed upon birthday than an earlier day to make it easier for me to roll to the other side in bed during the night. 🙂 (but that willl be nice!!!!)
We got to see his face on the ultrasound today….expect chubby cheeks my friends! Zion was with me at this appointment – and needless to say – neither of us were surprised when she mentioned his cheeks. 🙂 More to kiss and both of us had chubbers for cheeks when we were babies. I am getting so excited to touch that baby boy!
I am very very remiss in not posting about baby showers!!! We have sincerely been blessed above and beyond anything we could have imagined. To each person who was involved with hosting a shower or came to a shower or sent a gift – my heart overflows with gratitude for you. It a blessing to give and a blessing to receive…and we’ve definitely been on the receiving end in this season! My goal is to do a post about the showers this weekend and hopefully fit one in with pictures of Liam’s room as well. Lofty goals!!!
Mi familia really deserves a big shout out for all the help they have been offering over the past days and weeks. They’ve started bringing food over for dinner – to which I say, yes and amen. And THANK YOU! I love to cook – but it’s not on the radar right now. Mom has supplied deep dish pizza, burgers from July 4th and a delicious pot roast that even became a delicious barbecue brisket sandwich after our first meal on the roast. Yum! Last night my dear sister-in-law Chloe made us honest to goodness Chinese food…. Delicious stir fry and spicy asparagus and mushrooms with fried rice. Wow! Tonight…. get ready for it….marinaded steaks will be grilled courtesy of mi familia as well. It’s pretty amazing! On top of all that – my mom has been doing all of the shopping for me for my ‘hospital packing list.’ She’s been all over this city! Whew! Thankful for the support though and grateful that we get to share this time with them. Liam is going to be blessed to have such great family on both sides!
You know who else deserves a biggie shout out? Mr. Zion Spencer! He has really been great from start to finish. I think each guy is different and you never know how yours will respond in pregnancy….but Zion has been a big blessing to me. He has encouraged me, taken care of me, never complained, gotten excited with me about fabric, gone to parenting and birthing classes with me, talked to Liam (via my belly button of course – because that’s where you talk to a baby) and has given me the words of affirmation I have needed at the perfect times. I have never felt alone and when I have felt overwhelmed – he has been the rock. I am 100%, absolutely certain that Zion Spencer is going to be an unbelievably great daddy. I can’t wait to see him and Liam together!
And now….just in case you’re having one of those ‘fluffy’ days where you’re not feeling very cute (because everyone does now and again!)….I thought I’d leave you with a picture of my beautiful calf/ankle or cankle if you will. This is not even as bad as they have been dear readers. So if today’s not your day – just take heart that likely your ankles look better than this. LOL!!!! Home stretch baby!!!
Love y’all….my icee calls me!