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  • Blaire cleaned her room and made her bed today. I think it’s so cute when she makes her bed and carefully arranges her animals! She usually cleans her room once a week, Sunday is the perfect day to start fresh. The majority of her toys are in there, she gets them all set up how she wants and I just feel bad making her put them away! Do your kids pick up their toys every night? #happilytristahome
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  • Well we don’t have a Nordstrom near us, but we do have an Aldi. Most of their summer items are on clearance and we scored this sweet pool for $7. Winner, winner. 🦄☀️ #blaireandben
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March 12, 2017

37 Week Bumpdate: Baby No. 2

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Woo hoo! I’m full term. I can’t believe it! Baby boy can come any time now. Well… he could wait about a week, give/take a few days.

Reason 1: Our final baby stuff shipment will be here Tuesday.  
Reason 2: My temp at work starts Wednesday, so it’d be nice to train with her for a few days before ditching out for 12 weeks. 

We finally have the nursery put together. It’s is just what I pictured! Blaire is always in there playing with her babies and reading them books. It’s so sweet. If you’re following me on Insta, then you’ve seen some sneak peeks on my story. Welllll… I included a few more of them below. ;) Fun fact, I’m wearing the same top in my 37 week picture that I wore in my 37 week picture with Blaire. Soooo I thought it was only right to include my 37 week picture from my first pregnancy at the bottom of this post. 

37 Weeks Pregnant Chalkboard Picture

How far along: 37 Weeks
Total weight gain: 16 lbs
Stretch marks: Nope. 
Movement: He’s always moving and a lot of the time it’s super painful. It’s SO different than carrying a breech baby.
Mood: Excited and nervous. I am SO worried about a TOLAC and really hoping for a successful VBAC. I’m also nervous about being away from Blaire overnight. I can count on one hand the number of nights we’ve left her with my mom. And I’m so nervous about how she’s going to transition to no longer being the only child.
Food cravings: Strawberry Lemonade, Smoothies, fruit, Shamrock Shakes and Root Beer Floats!
Gender: Boy!
Sleep: I get out of bed about 4x each night to pee. It usually takes me awhile to fall asleep, but once I’m asleep I sleep well. The hip that bugs me is my left, so I try to sleep on my right. But OF COURSE, laying on my right side gives me instant, insane heartburn. Why is pregnancy so weird sometimes?! 
Highlight of the Week: Packing my hospital bag. It’s not 100%, but I’d say it’s a good 80% of the way there. Having the nursery all put together. YAY! And savoring days with Blaire. Whether it’s just running errands together after work, going to breakfast or going to get our nails done we are both spending lots of one-on-one time with her. 
Miss Anything: Wine! And not getting heartburn from EVERYTHING.
Symptoms: Swollen hands and feet, heartburn, hip pain, back pain, contractions ALL the time.
Looking forward to: Our next doctor’s appointment. Getting our last shipment of baby items so we can finally say we have all of the boxes checked on our list. 
Baby's Room Pom Pom Curtains

37 Weeks Pregnant Chalkboard Picture

Alright, baby. We’re about as ready for you as we’ll ever be! 

  • Reply
    Carol Davis
    March 12, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Great write up as usual ! Glad you’re almost ready too ! Now you can relax a bit ! Pics. were great too ! ?

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    Annette Dattilo
    March 15, 2017 at 9:11 am

    You look so cute! Such an exciting time. I remember those days like it was yesterday and my 3rd is 5 now! Best wishes on your last weeks before baby arrival. :)

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    Virjinia
    March 15, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Super cute! I’ll keep my fingers cross for you so you have a little bit longer to get ready for baby. You’re adorable!

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    Shayna Traversie
    March 15, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I loved strawberry lemonade while I was pregnant but I don’t like it when I’m not! This is a great post!

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    itsahero
    March 16, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Yay! You look super adorable and absolutely beautiful! Any day now!!!

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    Stefanie S
    March 16, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    That’s so exciting! Wishing you lots of luck over the next few weeks. Almost there! XOXO

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