cornflake dreams.: bumpdate: 9 months.

3.04.2015

bumpdate: 9 months.


How far along: I'm 38 weeks today! Now I'm just counting down the days until we get to meet Vi!

Size of the baby: According to the My Pregnancy app our baby is the length of a leek (roughly 19.5 inches long) and she weighs around 6.8 pounds.

Gender: little miss Violet Mae

How do you feel? Up until last week I was feeling great -- now I have lower back cramps and bump cramps (maybe Braxton Hicks Contractions?). I'm hoping this is a sign labor will start soon.

Eating/Cravings: Eating: I've been on a brunch kick lately -- I eat scrambled eggs all the time for lunch, so when I go out I want french toast and a little bit of whatever h is eating :) Craving: I'd love to have some spicy Indian food to get the labor party started. and 
I think I'm finally over my burgers and fries cravings....phew.

Miss anything? Sitting in the front seat of our car, long yoga workouts, not peeing all the time, and BLUE CHEESE.

General mood: EXCITED! Now that we're getting closer to the due date I keep thinking about how things will be when our baby is here!

Fears: I've been trying to stay optimistic and positive about labor -- but it still scares me. Bring on the epidural!

Sleep: I wake up a few times a night to pee and from back cramps but overall I'm still getting enough sleep.

Workouts: I'm still working out at least 5 times a week but I have been doing less yoga and more walking. I love love using my foam roller to roll out my sore muscles.

Things I am looking forward to: Meeting Violet and seeing her dad hold her :) !!

Best moment this month: Being totally surprised by h's co-workers with a baby shower lunch last week :) it was so thoughtful. And we met with a really wonderful pediatrician last night (check and check!)

Shout out to my baby daddy: Thank you H for taking this month's artsy fartsy bumpdate pic :) and for practicing swaddling techniques on our "baby" (we used a rolled up towel).

Maternity clothes: My leggings, tanks, tees, and cardigans are still on repeat. But I'm not going to lie I'm totally over wearing the same things all the time.

Purchased/ Currently in my shopping cart: Non-maternity items (WAHHOO!) I'm loving my jean jacket and I really want a new pair of black sandals and a post pregnancy body friendly swing tank top for Spring and Summer. I also want to buy a couple of storage bins and a
 lamp for the nursery
-xo-
Jillian

p.s. here's the rest of my bumpdate posts if you're interested: 5 months6 months, 7 months, and 8 months

26 comments:

  1. You are soooo close to meeting your baby girl! Relax and enjoy the last moments of pregnancy! It is such a wonderful time!!

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  2. This picture is so awesome!! I remember Cait did one too and I just loved it! I hope V comes soon but not before Sunday!
    Ally - Life as I know it

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  3. You're sooooo close! How exciting! But I can definitely relate to the nerves/fears too....I'm just at 18 weeks, and I'm terrified of the actual labor/delivery process!

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  4. SO close! Enjoy the last little bit before she arrives!

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  5. The fact that you are still going to workout 5 days a week is amazing!! So close, so close!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  6. You are SO CLOSE! I am so excited for you!

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  7. This is a gorgeous picture!

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  8. Love this photo of you and the bump!! :) Good idea practicing swaddling! Did you see the Moms on Call swaddle? We use it for Rowan before every nap and he sleeps much better! Can't wait to meet Vi!

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  9. What a beautiful picture!! Your bump is so cute. I'm so thrilled for you too. That is so amazing that you are still working out. You go girl!! Try and get some extra sleep, you are gonna need it.

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  10. Gorgeous picture lady! So excited for you that you are so close!! Get yourself a heating pad for those back cramps too. :) xo

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  11. 5 times a week, get it mama!!

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  12. So in love with her name!! Violet Mae could not be cuter!

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  13. Beautiful picture! 5 times a week, you go lady!! Good for you. I hope that your cramps go away too. Clearly its Violet letting you know that she's ready to come out soon! :-)

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  14. Awesome picture!! Can't believe your so close!! So exciting!

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  15. So so so close!! And I'm with everyone else - loving this picture! I think it needs a frame :)

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  16. eeek!! So close mama! Those last couple weeks of pregnancy can be hard. Since mine was in August I was dying from sweat!! haha I literally could not cool down. Glad you can bundle up! Enjoy these last few weeks life is about to change!

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  17. I can't believe you're 38 weeks already! I'm only 25 weeks but I'm totally sick of wearing the same things, too. :)

    Labor/delivery totally freaks me out too so I totally feel you on that one. I'll be sending lots of positive thoughts your way!

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  18. eeep! so close! so exciting! love the picture :) why can't you sit in the front seat? i don't know these things, lol. i love indian food... and french toast.. mmm yum.

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  19. Great picture! I can't believe you gave up blue cheese! Lol. Maybe I'm crazy but I never stopped eating that or turkey sandwiches :)

    And yay for the epidural. Mine worked too good in some spots (could not feel my legs!) and not so great in others (back labor!).

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  20. I love this picture! SO close to the big day!! A foam roller is key!

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  21. Almost there! Go get a pedi. I went into labor 3 days after mine right after I hit 39 weeks.

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  22. I'm glad you got your Indian food today :) Oh my gosh, dads holding their babies is the sweetest thing ever!! Don't let those labor pains start too soon, we still want to see you this weekend!

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  23. So exciting!!!!! I love the shout out to the my baby daddy part ;-)

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  24. love the pic! not artsy-fartsy at all. swaddling will save you in the beginning. trust me!

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  25. So close!!! So excited for you and your sweet family, it's been so wonderful to watching this beautiful journey! xxx

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  26. So close and so exciting!!! Have a relaxing weekend, sunshine.

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