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Still Here…

And still pregnant! Sorry for the unexpected break — seems it led to a little speculation that I may have had a more exciting announcement to make. ;)

37 Weeks

I’ve just been uncomfortable and exhausted. My doctor thinks I’m on track to go to my due date (April 14) or longer since first babies tend to come later. Anytime after 37 weeks is considered full-term though, so the baby is officially welcome to come out anytime now! At least I know it can’t be any longer than 5 weeks at this point… and hopefully sooner.

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  • Amanda
    March 23, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Good luck!

  • rhonda
    March 23, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Ha! Such a thought would never occurr to me, each of my 3 babies were late ones, each one later than the last. Here’s to hoping though!

  • melissa Jade
    March 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    So exciting! one of my coworkers had her little girl at 5 am today! As usual- all went well =D

  • Jennifer Allwoood
    March 23, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Have you considered making a bellymask? I have a post on them at Project Create a Home that I contribute to… you can get there from my blog. You are at the perfect time for it! Bless you! How exciting. Jennifer

  • Rachel B.
    March 23, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    You look great! So exciting!

  • kim de montreal
    March 23, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I thought for sure you had delivered. Take it easy until you do, weaning us of regular blog posts is probably a good idea. But it won’t take you long to be back in the saddle, you strike me as a good multi-tasker!

  • Alexis
    March 23, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    I know exactly how exhausted you are and unfortunately it won’t let up for prob about 2 1/2-3 months :) but it’s SO worth it!! I was miserable towards the end and asked them to strip my membranes to get things moving… something to talk to your OBGYN about if your getting anxious/fed up. Or you can always eat spicy foods, castor oil cocktail…. yuck! REST REST REST and enjoy sleeping while you can!!

  • Melissa D
    March 23, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    I went to 42 weeks with my first, 3 years ago! My water broke when I went in to be induced. Now I also have a 1-year old and another baby due in September. I feel for you! (ps — it only gets better…)

  • Christine
    March 23, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I’m a long time reader of your lovely blog and just wanted to say congratulations and good luck! Looking forward to seeing pics of the little one (and the nursery!!)

    p.s. I’m not on twitter but am feeling your frustrations… I’m have some wonky issues myself after updating my OS, stupid compy’s!!

  • Christine
    March 23, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    and by “compys” I’m mean computers… I guess not everyone get’s my slang : )

  • Fiona
    March 23, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    You are probably right about no longer than 5 weeks. They usually don’t let you go more than a week past your due date nowdays, although that always struck me as kind of odd because it’s not really an exact science. Mine was NOT budging at 41 weeks, but they had to get her out because she was already a giant!

  • Shannon
    March 23, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    You look so lovely! Congrats and good luck with the birth. I went the full 2 weeks overdue and wish I had just slept those 2 weeks away. My advice – get all the rest you can now, even if it just means sitting with your feet up on that gorgeous poof you bought the other week. All the best.

  • LauraJane
    March 23, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    You look GREAT!!! :)

  • toi22
    March 23, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    actually i keep checking to see if you had your bb yet. good luck and you look beautiful.

  • nikki,27
    March 23, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    yeah…the last month sucks! hang in there!

  • Nancy
    March 23, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    YOU are absolutely beautiful.
    Be certain to assign someone the task of posting the “arrival” news for us!

  • Jenny at LGN
    March 23, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Sending good wishes your way! You look beautiful!!
    Can’t wait to hear the good news when she decides to come!

  • jbhat
    March 23, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    If this kiddo doesn’t inherit your stylish genes, it will be really, really odd. You look very cool in that picture. And as others have said, rest, take care, bone up on parenting skills, and get ready. It really could be any time now.

  • desiree fawn
    March 23, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Oh! I remember how that wait felt!
    I hope she comes soon & happy & healthy!

  • lauren
    March 23, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    that’s what my doctor said and my little guy was just born (feb. 27th) on his exact due date and he’s my first! hang in there because once they are out they are SO much work but SO worth it. If I could give you one piece of advice it would be to get your rest now because you are about to experience the longest bout of exhaustion ever. congrats!

  • Whitney
    March 23, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Oh, you look good! Hang in there – this is the roughest time! I was 39 weeks on the Fourth of July this year and I wanted him to be born so quickly. And of course, he came late, on the 15th. I still don’t remember those couple of weeks very well at all.

    Take care of yourself. :)

  • heather s.
    March 23, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    you look absolutely beautiful! good luck… it won’t be long now!

  • Marybeth at
    March 23, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Well, you look fabulous! Hang in there…my baby was 2 weeks late and came out healthy and strong, which is the most important thing. It helped me to keep thinking, “I’m incubating” and remembering that the baby was the most portable he was ever going to be!

  • amy purple
    March 23, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    what a pretty dress you’re wearing, i love the sleeves. Come soon little baby, we want to meet you!

  • Jill Browning
    March 23, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Your hair looks really cute like that! Good luck :)

  • Christina
    March 23, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    37 weeks! You look great! I was there in December last year. I was so excited and couldn’t wait to meet the baby, but he decided to come the day after his due date! I know everyone gives you plenty of advice about parenting – wanted or unwanted! But the two that really helped me were to ‘stay relaxed and be flexible’ and not to have a quiet home, have a radio or the tv on when baby is asleep. Best wishes for the birth. Hope baby comes soon! :)

  • Beth
    March 23, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Hurry and do a few more posts about your house, because soon it will be all about baby! :-)

    And my first was early, my second was late. Go figure.

  • Melanye
    March 23, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    You look beautiful!

  • Lori
    March 23, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Congrats Nicole! By the way, what font did you use?

  • Sandra
    March 23, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    You look fabulous. My son came a week early–two days after my weekly countdown appointment. The doctor told me nothing was going on and he’d see me the following week. You never know! ;)

    Put your feet up and enjoy. She’s still just yours for a little while longer :)

  • allisonwrote
    March 23, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    YAY! So cute! I love those little birds on your wall — this is lame but they remind me of the turtle doves in Home Alone 2!


  • Jacci
    March 23, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Awwww… you look awesome :) Hang in there, girl. And just think – soon you’ll be snuggling that warm, sweet little ***baby***. It’s amazing. Nothing like it in the world.

    I just love your blog, by the way. I read more often than I comment – but you have such a great dose of personality in your rooms. Very upbeat :) Looking forward to hearing more soon!


  • michele
    March 23, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    my first came at 37.5 weeks, fully-baked at 9 lbs. baby will come when she’s ready … doctors can’t predict this stuff! just walk a lot and … ahem … enjoy “grown-up time” with your hubby. it worked like a charm to evict both my babies!

  • Deborah
    March 23, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    My first (and probably only) arrived in December almost three weeks early and weighing in at 9lbs 4 oz! My docs kept saying they thought I’d go to full term and have, maybe, an 8 pounder–ha! The thing I loved about having the baby was that I was immediately more comfortable and even though I was getting up during the night for feedings felt more rested than when I was pregnant and couldn’t sleep or get comfortable.

    Good luck!

  • luuvely
    March 23, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    you look so cute and tired! good luck to you…

    you should really be relaxing until she will have your hands FULL! i still feel like i do and he is 5 years old now! :)

  • Becky @ Farmgirl Paints
    March 23, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Oh honey, I remember those last miserable uncomfortable days. It feels like an eternity, but will be a distant memory before you know it. Hang in there and good luck:)

  • Jeen-Marie
    March 23, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    It will be over before you know it. In November, I was in the same boat but we were still painting/remodeling/unpacking from our move in June. We were hoping AND expecting baby to be late… We were counting on the next 2 weekends to finish painting at least! But OH NO! Went for weekly check up and doctor said not even close- next week we’ll talk about inducing. My water broke at midnight, delivered a healthy baby at nine the next morning.
    That was 4 flying months ago. My advice- try and rest. Even if it’s just laying there awake, unable to sleep for the many, many reasons. Your world is about to change. Enjoy & best wishes.
    PS I’m typing this at midnight with one hand while breast feeding. Thanks for the entertainment! ;)

  • Nina
    March 23, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    If you have time before the babe comes, get your partner to read The Birth Partner. It’s full of ways that he can help you through labour, so that you’re supported and that he feels useful and involved. It has LOTS of info on relaxation and pain management.

  • Paula
    March 23, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    You look great! So happy and content. And how exciting that its only 5 weeks (or so) until you get to meet the little one!

    You’ve got to tell us where those adorable birds on the wall behind you came from. They are too cute!

  • mrs boo radley
    March 23, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Hang in there! Congrats that you made it to the big 3-7. My mother’s 50th birthday is on April 14th, so if you are one of the 5% or less of moms who deliver on their dd, your little one will share a special day with one of the loveliest people on this planet.

  • Sagit
    March 24, 2009 at 12:49 am

    You look great and definitely ready!
    Now you know that the last month seems like a year :-)
    Good luck and have a quick and easy delivery ♥

  • ana
    March 24, 2009 at 1:25 am

    I remember spending my last few weeks hoping that my children would come out, and spending their first few weeks out wishing they could go back inside.
    Enjoy your last few weeks pregnant!

  • Sarah M.
    March 24, 2009 at 2:42 am

    You look great and that bump looks low! Don’t believe what they say about first babies always being late– my little baby popped out at 39 weeks, and frankly, I don’t know a single first baby that wasn’t early. Go figure. The last couple weeks are the WORST! Make sure you take time to go out to dinner and/or a movie with your Mr. You (literally) won’t be able to (for months and months) after Baby arrives. Good luck!

  • alivicwil
    March 24, 2009 at 5:14 am

    Good luck!
    Spoil yourself these last few weeks.

    I’m expecting Brandon to give us an update when the happy day rolls around?!

  • Joyce
    March 24, 2009 at 6:30 am

    A beautiful photo of you! I love the whie birds in the background adding a special touch. Soon you will have a little one!

  • Lisa
    March 24, 2009 at 7:10 am

    I’m hoping for April 14 — that’s my birthday! Will be here before you know it!

  • Lola
    March 24, 2009 at 7:26 am

    You look great, not tired at all!
    These must be very exciting times… your first child!!

    She will be an Aries, and i’m hoping she’ll arrive on the 7th – on my birth day.
    It’s a nice, even number and known for its good luck factor. :)

  • Amanda
    March 24, 2009 at 8:07 am

    You look so pretty!! Take good care of yourself for the next little while. Good luck with your delivery, we are all pulling for you! :)

  • panyizsuzsi
    March 24, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Last weeks, worst weeks! slleep a lot you newer know which night you won’t from now on!
    I keep my fingers crossed for you!

  • ChristinaTE
    March 24, 2009 at 8:38 am

    I love your dress! Would love to know where it’s from. I’m at 28 weeks and am looking for pretty and comfortable things to wear. :) We found those pink chicks that were on your baby cake at Michael’s so my sister and I are using them at my upcoming shower. They are so cute!

  • patricia
    March 24, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Well you are the cutest Mama to be! My Doctor told me -“When you stop smiling” then it is time! Now, you keep smiling and we cannot wait to meet your little lovely bundle.

  • Vanessa
    March 24, 2009 at 10:30 am

    My daughter was only one day late – she wanted out and it was fine by me. They say that pizza, beer and/or sex help get baby moving. This also explains why frat boys don’t get pregnant…so not fair.

    Good Luck – you look great!

  • Amy
    March 24, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Yeah! Almost there!

  • Tamstyles
    March 24, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    You look great..and the baby look HEAVY! I recall the weight my last baby had on my pelvis…uhhhh the pain..but its funny how you forget everything the moment the baby is born.

  • teresa
    March 24, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    You look great at 37 weeks! Since I was just there I SO know how you feel. Just enjoy the “down time” and go have some romantic evenings with your sweetie. You never know with babies…my doctor told me that I wasn’t anywhere near delivering on a Friday and I was in the hospital on Sunday night having mine. Hang in there…you’re little one will be here before you know it and you’ll forget all about the discomforts you’ve endured. : ) Most of them completely disappear right away (yaaay!). Although, it’s been a week and I still can’t wear any of my rings because I’m still so swollen…ugh.

  • pookie
    March 24, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    You look great, it looks like the baby has really dropped since the last photo you posted. I bet you could go any day now…best of luck!

  • Elizabeth
    March 24, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I found your blog through another, and I got lost(in a good way) in all your older posts. LOVE your blog!
    I was comfortably early with both of my girls, so hope you are too, I can’t imagine what it would be like to go past the date!!
    I’ll be checking back again :)

  • mary
    March 24, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    You look adorable!

  • nina renee
    March 24, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Oh, honey…I know EXACTLY how you feel {{hugs}} I have 2 little ones. Pregnancy is exhausting at the end (and the beginning & the middle :-))

    You’re looking fabulous & you’re doing fabulous work…rest up for the next 5 weeks!


  • lindsey clare
    March 24, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    April 14th is my birthday! and my niece’s birthday too.

    good luck with everything!

  • Pumpkin Petunia
    March 25, 2009 at 8:25 am

    You look beautiful!

    Take it easy these last couple of weeks. Pamper yourself! Wishing you a quick, pain free delivery and a beautifully healthy baby girl.

  • Fernanda
    March 25, 2009 at 10:28 am

    All my three babies were late boomers. And all three times I was blessed with not being tired or with sleep problems. On the contrary. I had more energy than my husband who insists on saying that every pregnancy is actually 8 months and one century long…
    Enjoy these last few days. You’ll surely miss them.
    (with the youngest being 4, I miss being pregnant)

  • Jessica
    March 25, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Have you seen these adorable onesies at I’m 13 weeks pregnant so I’ve started looking already!

  • Josephine
    March 25, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    May the force be with you! I hope for your sake you don’t have to wait too much longer ;-) Looking forward to meeting the little tacker.

  • Pencils
    March 25, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Those last weeks are hard, very hard. My daughter was a week late–would have been even later, but my doctor said I could be induced after she was a week late.

    Just take it easy & keep your feet up. Pretty soon you’ll get to meet that beautiful little girl.

  • paola
    April 2, 2009 at 9:50 am

    you look really great!! My best wishes to you and your baby!!