Sunday, May 08, 2011

Baby Shower

Kevin's family threw me a wonderful baby shower yesterday. There were so many friends and family members there and Kevin and I got so many amazing gifts. Blakely is going to be one blessed baby!!

My sweet niece Lexie and her grandmother Rhonda

Blakely got so many cute clothes!
And a super cute burp cloth with her name on it!

Wonderful friends! All of our babies will be so close in age. Blakely is due June 13, my niece Lexie was born March 11, Jennifer's baby Avery is due June 3, and Becky's little boy Cullen was born February 9.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Belly Pic and 34 Week Update

34 weeks! (Sorry it's a little blurry. We sometimes have difficulty focusing the camera.)
I cannot believe that tomorrow I will have completed 34 weeks of this pregnancy. In some ways I feel like it has gone very fast and then sometimes I don't remember a time when I wasn't pregnant.  Well OK, I can remember but sometimes it seems like forever ago.
Overall it has been a great pregnancy, but it is definitely getting to the uncomfortable stage now. Getting out of bed is no longer easy and rolling from side to side takes some effort. I also have to be very careful of how I sit now because if I am too upright then it definitely gets painful. I guess little Blakely is just running out of room in there but I also realize she has 6 more weeks of growing to do so there has to be some room left even if it doesn't feel like it.
I really have enjoyed being pregnant but am so ready for my little girl to make her debut into this world. I am ready to kiss her little cheeks, stare into her eyes, and hold her until someone forces me to put her down. Oh wait a minute, I will be the mommy so I can hog her and be selfish with her all I want to. I am so ready for that.
The funniest part about being pregnant lately are some of the comments I have gotten. I have pretty thick skin so most of these comments don't bother me at all but rather make me laugh at the fact that they are said. And also, my belly is really big so I know there is truth to these comments.  Here are a few.

1.Lady:  "You must be almost there."
 Me: "Not really. I still have 8 weeks to go."
 Lady: "Wow! Goodness gracious that is going to be a huge baby."

2. Lady: "Wow Lori. You have gotten so huge."
   Me: "Yeah, I guess I have."
   Lady: "I mean, you were so skinny during the first part of your pregnancy and now you are not."
   Me: No words, just shocked.

3. Kid at church: "Mrs. Lori. Is there a baby in your belly?"
  Me: (Smiling) "No, I just ate a few cookies."
  Kid: "Well, you might want to think about not eating anymore for a while."
  Me: "I'm just kidding. Yes, there is a baby in my belly."
  Kid: "You still might want to stop eating cookies."
  Me: Laughing hysterically.