Thursday, March 12, 2015

33 weeks and a baby update

 Well, I have made it to 33 weeks (tomorrow).   Poor Will Holden - I have barely taken any belly pictures this time.  But here is where I am now.  I have gained about the same amount of weight I did with Harper.  I feel like I'm twice the size but it won't be much longer!

All three of my babies at 33 weeks.  

I thought I would give a little update on Will Holden.  I had an appointment this week and we got to have an ultrasound to check on a few things.  I was anxious to see how he was measuring.  He was actually measuring about three weeks ahead.  Mostly because he has a BIG head.  Which might be alarming except big heads run in our family.  Both of the girls have heads in the 99% range and always have.  (I'm just very thankful to be having a c-section when I think about his size and his head!)(And I say that because Harper wasn't a c-section and she weighed almost 10 pounds with a big head and I don't think I will ever fully recover).  Will Holden is approximately 5.5 pounds right now. I still have about six weeks to go.  (Yikes!) I keep telling Scott that about half the population deliver babies that are between 5-6 pounds if he wonders why I'm so miserable.

I'm in a lot of pain these days.  It's not labor pains, it's just a heaviness that hurts.  I can barely walk.  Most of the people I've talked to who had 3 or 4 kids felt this way by the last pregnancy so that makes me feel better but I just spend as much time as possible laying down.  It's frustrating when I have so many things I need to be doing but I'm just accepting that I can't do it all right now.  Thank goodness Scott has taken over grocery shopping for me (which sounds crazy but it's hard for my type A personality to let that go).  He is also helping me so much around the house and I'm going to have someone come and help me clean for the next few months.

Mostly I'm just so excited to meet our boy and I am starting to have so much anticipation.  I just keep praying that everything goes okay and that he will be a healthy baby boy!

And I was starting to think he would never have a nursery but it's coming all together!  His room is going to be painted this weekend and I have bedding coming the first of next month.

I wanted to have a special verse for him for his room and we picked the one above.  It's a verse I pray for all my children - that they would be called Oaks for Righteousness.  I love the vision of them being " a display for His splendor".  I know God delights in all of His children.  I had my friend Susie make this sign for his room and I absolutely love it.  She makes beautiful signs.  (and she just had a grandson named Holden!)

I have another project that I thought I was real fancy and Pinteresty and I was going to make it out of a pallet.  Scott saw the pallet and said "yeah - that's not going to work" so last weekend we went to Lowe's and bought wood and he build me a big wood sign.  His way was SOOOO much better!  (It's not as big as it looks - this was before he starting cutting the wood and putting it together).

Laurie is going to paint it to look like this and then it will go above the crib! I'm so excited about it!

Once we get those few things put together - his room will be finished! Just in time for his arrival!!! I feel so much better that it might actually be ready when he comes.  I've been working on getting his closet ready.  Friends have blessed me with so many hand me downs for him that we really haven't bought much. I can't wait to see him in his little boy clothes!

So that's where we are with all things baby! I say every day that I still can't believe we are about to have a little boy! God has blessed our family so much with this unexpected miracle!

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