T-Minus 1 Month Until Baby!

 

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I am currently 36 weeks and 5 days pregnant with our first baby girl! Pregnancy has flown by faster than I could have imagined, and we are so excited to meet our daughter. It’s surreal being to the point where I go in every week for a doctor’s appointment and knowing she could be born at any time… tomorrow, next week, 2 weeks… anytime within the month (Duncan has his first big week of exams next week, so just hopefully not next week :/ )!

Last week at my 35-week appointment I was dilated 1 cm and 50% effaced, and this week at my 36-week appointment, I found out I’ve dilated to a 3! Hopefully she keeps progressing at this rate, but there’s no way to really know. I don’t think I’ve felt any contractions yet, and everyone says I’ll know when I do.

This week I’m focusing on some final preparations for Lively Mae’s arrival. I’ve been washing her crib sheets, changing pad cover, swaddle blankets, nursing cover, baby sling, clothes, breast pump parts, etc. I’ve been looking through directions on how to properly set up her carseat & load it in the car, put my pump together, and all kinds of other little things that aren’t as self-explanatory as I would have thought.

Cannon and I are still going on our daily 2-mile walk with a friend and her dog, which is definitely a highlight in our day. I love getting out in the mornings and getting some good late-pregnancy exercise.

We’re anxiously awaiting Lively Mae’s arrival, while treasuring this last little bit of time as a family of 2… well, technically 3 counting Cannon 😉 (and of course he counts!). Cannon is amazing with kids, and I know he’ll love Lively!

A major highlight this week was Duncan surprising me with a Snoogle body pillow (thank you to Lively’s “Uncle” Shil for introducing Duncan to this brilliant invention)! For those who don’t know what this is… you’ve got to look them up. Whether you’re pregnant or not, it is the most comfortable pillow EVER! It’s made falling asleep at night and taking naps during the day so much easier.

Thanks for reading my update on the upcoming arrival of our little girl!

 

Always & forever,

Alex

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