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Hello Baby. || week 36/37

5:12 PM

lil' raspberry,

this week at your 37 week appointment i told my midwife that i thought you had dropped but that i wasn't sure, because i've been carrying you low for most of the pregnancy so it was hard to tell.  (not to mention i've never had a baby before, so... knowing what all of these things are supposed to feel and look like to me is a mystery--imagine that ;)  so we listened to your heartbeat and then she started feeling around on my belly to try and see what position you were in and if you had dropped.  after just a minute her eyes got really big and she said "oh wow, he's definitely dropped!  his heads already engaged!"  (basically, you were as low as you could possibly be ;)  that explained the new waddle i was sporting everywhere i walked and the fact that your hands now felt like they were punching me in my leg.

You've been hitting all the benchmarks along the way just a little bit ahead of "the norm" and i've secretly been hoping that you might come a little early.  so when my midwife said "i don't think you'll make it to your due date..." i did a little fist pump on the inside but then immediately started talking myself out of getting toooo excited because really most first born (especially boy) babies come late.  so, you'll probably be late.  but there's a chance you could come early?  but i should really just plan on the beginning of september sometime.  but just between you and me you could totes come before then.  i mean, if you're ready and all.

but you know what the greatest part is?  either way, i'm going to kiss those little feet and hands that have been poking me extra hard these days sometime in the next 3ish weeks.  and that, my lovee son, is way too much excitement for me to handle ;)

love,
mommy


rangers game with daddy!

your current favorite snacks are: really honestly the only thing I consistently want at this point is popsicles. like 4 of them.  every day.  it's just so hot all the time, and popsicles are just so cold and wet. sweet nectar from heaven i tell ya ;)

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hello baby. || week 34/35

3:47 PM

lil' raspberry,

one of my favorite things over the past few months has been to "watch" your personality develop right along with the rest of your body.  obviously i'm somewhat limited in how much i can actually get to know you right now, but believe me, spending 24/7 with someone wether you can see and talk to them or not you start to notice patterns and preferences and i've loved discovering those about you.

you're an opinionated little man (like your mommy) and you seem to know exactly what you do and don't like.  hiccups are definitely on the don't like list for you.  over the past week or so you've started having them about twice a day, usually once in the afternoon and then again around bedtime.  you always get irritated with them, and your movements get angry and feel like you're trying to get away from the continual lurching ;)  and for as much as you move around during the day, you seem to balance that out with sleeping really well at night, only waking up whenever i do.  it makes me happy to feel you lazily stretch out and wiggle around a little bit every time i have to get up to go to the bathroom and then snuggle down again once i'm back in bed and starting to doze back off.  we're buds, you and i ;)  car rides and water seem to relax you, wether it's swimming or a shower you're a fan of them both, i'm sure.  you hate it when i rest things on you, and always try to kick things off of my belly if i leave them there for any amount of time.  you have quite the little attitude ;)

your hands are my current favorite thing about you... they've gotten so big and strong here recently, that you've actually tickled me from the inside twice now, and made me jump and laugh out loud it felt so funny.  but beyond that it feels like they're always moving, exploring your little world in there, your fingertips constantly brushing along the inside of my belly feeling similar to soft little butterfly kisses.  i love that you move your hands so much, maybe that means you'll talk with your hands like me?

every day with you is so much fun little ras, so very glad you're mine to love.

love,
mommy