Wednesday, September 15, 2010

38 weeks - 5 days away!

I'm rotund, and am growing a more burgeoning Belle belly daily. She must be packing on those ounces, because my sleepless nights are here and my lungs feel like I've run a marathon daily {which we all know ain't so}.

{pay no mind to my sausage roll arms, gag - my collection of OU hats, my 6 inch pre-preg heels, or my leopard slippers, what?}

My updating was delayed because after a night of what I was dang sure were 'Braxtons', I found out at my doctor's appt last Wednesday that I'm strolling around town 2 1/2 cm dilated and 75 % effaced. Like, whoa. {JR thought that would cause her to just fall out - I reassured him this isn't so although sounds much more appealing than the hoop-la it takes to really birth a tiny human princess. He then recalled August 5th, 2009 and realized there's no falling out involved.} That sent us into a baby-prep tizzy because this momma didn't even have diapers for my Princess Belle - I know, I know. Hey, I've got a melt-your-heart-kinda-precious one year old that demands much of his momma. Diapers and wipes for a teeny tiny tush have been far from my mind. Hello, denial? procrastinator? ohmystars.




I can now say proudly that after MUCH help from my ma-in-law and now my ma, we are 88% ready for her arrival should she decide to close up shop before Monday which is our induction date. In fact, after watching the Today Show this morning I'm hoping we make it to Monday because they prepared a pork chop/onion/apple meal that I'm planning on 'whipping' up this wknd for our family. Dang yum.


If you recall we were Pittsburgher's for a short while last year, and my nearest dearest and greatest from P-town- Kyndal, sent me some make-ahead recipes and I spent one night this week fixing batches of food to feed my family as we enter the unforseen world of parenting two babes 13 months apart. So far I've got Mexican Spaghetti, Chicken Broccoli Stuffed Shells, and Egg Noodle Casserole - food for weeks. I high-fived myself upon finishing. It really is worth spending a few hours in the kitchen to know you've got meals saved up. I'm lazy like that.


I've caught you up on our happenings, and as we enter 5 days to go - I hope to keep you all posted via blog on the updates of the arrival of our BELLE MONROE!!! Until then, many hugs and a Boomer Sooner :)

13 comments:

Erica said...

Wow! This pregnancy seems to have really flown by, I can not believe it is almost TIME! Hopefully you're able to catch some Zzz's before miss Belle Monroe rocks your world!

Kayla Sue said...

I am a new reader, and oh my gosh your blog is so CUTE! I love it!! What an exciting time for you family, good luck and enjoy your sweet new baby!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I can't wait to see pictures of Miss Belle! I'm so impressed with all your meal planning.

5th Belle Avenue said...

SO excited for you!! SOOOO close! And WHAT sausage arms?! You look AMAZING!

Abby said...

You look great! Can't wait to miss sweet Belle. And I love Hudson's little costume! Cutest chicken I ever saw!

Courtney said...

Can't wait to see what she looks like! I bet she is absolutely a doll.

chelsea said...

hush, you look beautiful! And that is the cutest little ducky ;)

PinkLouLou said...

You are so beautiful! Can't even tell you are pregnant!! xo

Kyndal said...

Read this earlier today, but had to revisit so I could share with Brett about JR thinking your babe was going to "fall out". Love it. :)
I AM surprised, however, that your brush with Bob today didn't cause her to pop on out!
Hugs and kisses to you and that precious duck of yours.

KateB said...

can't wait to see Belle's arrival photos and post!!! you look fabulous!

Mama Dub said...

Holy Moly! This pregnancy went way faster than the last. So exciting! Can't wait to see pictures. Let's hope this labor is as easy as the last. At least this time you will know what those contractions feel like if they come before your induction! Praying for you all!

Melissa said...

hi! i'm friends/cousin-in-laws with kyndal, and i'm expecting my second girlie in two weeks. i just read on your blog that you've been doing some freezer cooking, and i wanted to recommend a book to you. it's called, 'don't panic! dinner's in the freezer' and i used it to prepare meals for our family for this entire last month of my pregnancy. it has been WONDERFUL not to have to think about dinner every night! best of luck with miss belle!

Mama Dub said...

Thinking about you guys today and praying for a safe delivery. Can't wait to "meet" her!