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Along side my husband of over a decade, I photograph people in love with each other and in love with their lives. We're based in Paducah Kentucky but gladly will go anywhere you want to take us! We are so glad you've stopped by to follow our most recent adventures! Grab your favorite drink and snack and get cozy... there's plenty to see!

Week 38

March 23, 2015

How Far Along: 38 weeks and 1 day! Guys we are getting SO CLOSE!

Weight Gain/Loss: Today’s OB weigh in showed 60 pounds weight gain. I’ve gained exactly DOUBLE of what I should have (25-30 pounds for average build) but have you seen my feet and ankles??? Yea, I’m betting I have at least 15 pounds of fluid build-up in my lower extremities alone!

Sleep: For about a week now, I’ve been waking up (to pee) on average 4 times a night. When I wake up between 2 and 3am, I’m also incredibly hungry and am unable to fall back asleep due to said extreme hunger. SO, I’ve been retreating to the kitchen for a bowl of cereal. Although it does the trick, I’d much rather shrug it off and sleep but apparently end-of-third-trimester bodies require more feedings :/

Best Moment This Week: My fourth and final baby shower! It was a beautiful, laid back, girlie, brunch at my favorite small venue in Paducah – the Woman’s Club – and hosted by my Godmother and mom’s best friend. And it was perfect!

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Movement: Still there but since he’s running out of room, it’s a tad more than just uncomfortable at times. Can’t blame the poor little guy though… he’s going to be a big one!

Food Cravings/Aversions: Still accepting all the food!

What I Miss: Crossing my legs! If that’s not a first world woman’s problem, I don’t know what is! I have always always always been a leg crosser so not being able to cross my legs? Killer at times! Weird thing to complain about, I know. Sorry.

Stretch Marks: I think I’ve developed a few small stretch marks on the underside of my boobs but if that’s the most of my problems (which it probably won’t be…) I’ll be happy!

Belly Button: Completely flat now!

Wedding Rings: Still very comfortably wearing the ring my grandmother had given me.

Mood: I feel pretty normal. This question is always so hard for me to answer.

Labor Signs: I maybe possibly having more painful Braxton Hicks than normal? As of this morning, I am currently 1 cm dilated though!

Milestones: None this past week

Upcoming Appointments/Events: I actually don’t have another appointment!!!

What I look forward to: At this point, there is nothing I look forward to more than having this baby. Graeme, we are SO ready for you!

Weekly Wisdom: You know how last week I said to rest during these last few weeks? Well, this past week I walked over a mile three times, ran errands by myself for several hours, and attended a giant social event for Paducah and now I’m 1 cm dilated! Even though I can’t tell you WHEN that progress was made, or what caused it, what I can tell you is that I fully intend on being as active and as social as I can stand in hopes of making more progress!

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