36 Weeks

What's with the forced smiles lately? I promise I'm a happy person!

I have less than a month left until my due date and I’m freaking out.  Like, wow, FREAKING OUT.  I always do this thing where I think, “Okay, what was I doing 12 weeks ago?  That’s how long I have to wait! heeheehee.” and skip off to enjoy my day without a care.  But right now?  Not so much.  Tomorrow I’ll be able to say that I’m due at the end of the month.  I’ll be a mom at the end of the month.  !!!!!!!

I definitely don’t feel ready, but everyone says the mama bear instinct will kick in and everything will feel natural and all that.  It better.  I’ve never even held a newborn! They’re too tiny and fragile and slippery… I’m thinking I should probably get over it now.

I will give myself props on the fact I’ve been super productive these past few weeks and the nursery is actually looking like a nursery instead of the pile of junk it used to be.  Having that accomplished feels awesome and like 40 pounds were lifted off my shoulders.  Those 40 pounds may have deposited themselves on my thighs, but hey, only four weeks left until I can work on that, right?

I’ll post pictures of the baby’s room after the changing table comes in and I get the adorable wall decals up.  Ohhh my, you will die when you see these things.  Little pink birds, that’s all I’m saying. :)

18 thoughts on “36 Weeks

  1. Awwwww. You look so great! I already AM freaking out given the fact that I also have like zero baby experience. Hopefully your experience will make me feel better in the future because I know you’ll do fine :)

    Whenever I’m freaked out about something, I think about how many other people have to experience that same thing. And does it work out, yes. Then think, Ok, I can do it!

  2. Who would have to force a smile when you’re wearing UBER cute read shoes?!?!? =)

    And I soooo can’t wait to see these decals!

    Oh, and you will be a WONDERFUL mommy! But yeah, I can see why it would be totally scary to think about!

  3. Ummmm how do you still look amazing?! Love the jeans, love the shoes!

    Lil bebe miss priss is coming so soon! Sooo exciting! Don’t worry, you are going to be the best little mommy!! Seriously I can see it in you – I think it’s going to come just naturally to you. And hopefully, like Alyssa said, the same will be true for me one day! Aiii!

  4. oh oh oh I am SO EXCITED, it’s so CLOSE!!! EEEE! :)

    And yes, you still manage to look fabulous and beautiful at 9 months pregnant. You’re my hero!

    I can’t wait to see this nursery of yours…

  5. love the night shot :)
    I can’t say it from experience, but just taking care of kids, jumps me into mom mode, and i can’t imagine HOW much more it will be when you hold her for the first time.
    Wow… I’m so excited for you. What an amazing miracle.
    I can’t wait to see the nursery!

  6. Slippery?!?! LOL! I love it. I can just picture them handing you the baby after the whole it’s a girl! and you carefully holding her trying not to let her slip out of your hands. lolololol. sorry that part just made me laugh.

  7. You look great! I love your super cute shoes…how do you wear heels? I had always said that when I was pregnant I was still going to wear my fun heels but in reality my ankles are too darn swollen:( Oh well!

  8. I don’t want to freak you out or anything, but not everyone has that “natural” feeling just instantly. For some it takes a little more time. I just don’t want you to feel alone if you do feel that way! Post Partum hormones can be the WORST.
    That said, it comes. You find your way. I was so freaked out to change my sons diaper for the first time (he was in the hospital for 2 weeks though so he looked a more fragile) and it took me forever. The nurse was really nice, though, and gently told me I had to put the diaper on tighter or else it would leak, lol.
    When I took him home, I learned my lesson because he peed all over my bed!

  9. I must say you are looking great for 36 weeks!! I can’t wait to see pictures of your nursery!!! And I’m sure you will do great – but I know it must be a little scary approaching the Delivery Date….I look forward to hearing your stories and maybe putting my mind to ease a bit at the same time. :-) Even though I’m only 24 weeks, I’m already freaking out. I feel ya!

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