Thursday, October 11, 2012

baby update with 5 weeks to go

Well, with so few weeks to go I better get to updating

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week 30?

This baby girl has been on my mind a lot lately. The reality of a newborn in the house again has become a little bit too much for me to process as of late. How will she sleep? How will I recover? How will River transition this time?  

(gonna go ahead and say not to well based on his current ability to handle if you offer him the wrong spoon with this cereal)

Will she have reflux or colic? Will she go to the NICU? Will I go into labor?

Will we all be admitted into a psych ward?

Those are my thoughts.

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week 31

And then thankfully I remember that there is no point in worrying or thinking through all those things. They worked out last time. They will work out again. God is sovereign and his plan is good. Though it might be hard or sleepless .. its still good. And thankfully that and the other promises he gave me when I found out I was pregnant provide a whole lotta peace.

I need peace in my life.

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week 32

So baby girl is doing good. I have an appt today.

Im 34 weeks .. but we only have 5 weeks left until we meet her! WOOO HOO! Crazy times.

She is a mover and shaker. Neither River or Wylder moved like she does. I mean, it feels like she is playing "just dance" in my tummy. Its not that she moves more than them .. its that she punches.. kicks.. and jumps around way harder. (which scares me) I need to get it on camera because my stomach is constantly bouncing all over the place. Its so strange. And glorious.

Still no name.

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week 33

Surgery is scheduled. Freeland's PTO days have been requested. And my moms flight up here has been booked.

Oh and big news! I think I experienced "nesting" for the first time. It only lasted 3-4 days but it was super awesome while it lasted. It started with cooking. Then cleaning everything I could get my hands on. In one night I spent an hour alone cleaning just our coffee machine! UMMMM.. that shouldnt take an hour. But it got a detailing and I was so focused it was strange. The stove, oven, microwave, floors, all the laundry that ever existed, the sheets, the beds, the bathrooms .. even our couch cushions all got washed. And then I crashed and havent felt motivated since.

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between 33-34 weeks. Hi Sambo in the background! ;)

Im definitely carrying her different. Well, I say this because for the first time ever my belly button popped out!!! Thats never happened before so I have to assume she is sitting different. It feels different thats for sure. my waddling is definitely humorous to Freeland.

Im tired and not sleeping well. And just getting over being sick. Being sick and being pregnant shouldnt go in the same sentence. But praise the Lord for the other 33 weeks that have been healthy so far.

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*this last picture was on Tuesday. (its the one day a week I get dressed for bible study .. well that and church)

Oh and I'll have to share how the Lord healed our little girl too. I'll work on that post soon! This is getting super long!

9 comments:

  1. I just love reading your posts, especially when I can relate like in this one (where you go through all the questions on how will this work out adding a new baby into the mix). You're adding your third, and I'm adding my second, but all my questions are the same. I also tell myself the same thing ("there is no point in worrying or thinking through all those things.God is sovereign and his plan is good."). Thank you for sharing these thoughts and experiences with us. I'll be praying for an easy delivery, healthy baby girl, and speedy recovery. : )

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  2. I think girls have to move way more than boys. Anyone I know that has had a girl talks about how much they move. While my son moved, he didn't move nearly the way girl mamas describe! And I don't hear the same description from other boy mamas either.
    Do you have reason to believe she'll have to go to the NICU? Pierce went straight from delivery to NICU and stayed for 20 days. Prayers went up all over the country thanks to family and friends who put him on every prayer list imaginable. He came home and is doing so well! We have to be careful with who interacts with him, as he had pulmonary hypertension, but he's healthy!
    Come by and see him: asquared1228.blogspot.com

    Good luck with your delivery, I'll pray she's healthy!

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  3. you're looking great! This pregnancy is so different for me too. Like yours she's a kicker big time and constantly moving. So fun!

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  4. So is more blog updates another indicator of nesting? You have been busier on here of late.

    Mark

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  5. 1. You are adorable.
    2. I want to hear about everything that's happened since we last spoke.
    3. I miss you so much.
    4. I can't wait to meet baby girl.

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  6. I am so excited about sweet baby girl due date! Can't wait to see the pics!! Congratulations to you and your sweet family!!!

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  7. You look amazing, as usual! So tiny! Can't wait to hear about baby girl. 3 is definitely a game changer but you can do it!

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  8. Hi Brooke! I found your blog through Med School Tagalongs and just had to comment now that you live in Cleveland! I also live in Cleveland, with my three girls, they are 3 1/2, 2, and 5 months old. My husband is in his 3rd year of podiatry school (it is the Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine off of 77/480 in Independence. Anyway...just wanted to say hi and wish you well with your impending delivery of your sweet baby girl and all the craziness that comes with having 3 babies. It is wonderfully exhausting and only confirms that I want at least 1 or 2 more :) Have a great weekend! If you have any questions about the area or having 3 babies :) my email is: justine.leshikar@gmail.com

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