Monday, November 25, 2013

38 Weeks!

So at this point, I'm almost 39 weeks.  Each day we have been waiting!  Every pain I am looking at the clock, and every phone call I make is received by "ARE YOU IN LABOR?!" on the other end.  We are all on the edge of our seats over here!  Except me, I am leaning back on the couch with a pillow behind me. ;)

I am constantly active and trying to walk out this baby, to no avail, so I gave up thinking any of that helps.  Only God knows when it will come, so I'm just ready.  This is officially the longest I have been pregnant!  Reilly came at 38 weeks, Reagan at 36. 
 So we have been keeping busy while we wait!  We went to the mall to walk around, and see Santa!!

 Sissy's looking like little elves all ready to go!  We were all up before 6, partially because Reilly wakes everyone up, partially because Mommy can't sleep at all anymore.  So by 8:30 we were fed, dressed, and ready to go to the mall.  We had all had breakfast at literally at 6 am, so by the time is was 10 am and the stores were opened, we were all ready for lunch.  I think we were getting stared at with our Auntie Anne's pretzels in the "morning".

 After we left the mall, Reilly was wondering why the baby wasn't here yet. :)  I keep telling her walking will help the baby come out, and the poor things is getting so anxious!

We have been reading a lot about the birth of Jesus recently, and she asked me today where the doctor was who took Jesus out of Mary's belly. :) She's very confused that this doctor was left out of all the pictures. Ha.

 (The sissah kills me!)

So at the most recent doctor appointment, we found out that I am now 2 centimeters dilated, and 70% effaced!  I was very excited about that, thinking "Yay, progress!!"....and one whole week later, and here we still are!  This is craziness at this point.  I mean, really. 
As soon as we got to the mall, Reilly was saying, "What IS this place?!  I'm not so sure about this place!"  I guess we need to go to the mall more? Haha.

Reagan and Daddy waiting to see Santa...this was the last picture of Reagan smiling!  Poor thing was terrified of the big man. 

This little chick on the other hand, was SO pumped to see Santa!  Went right up onto his lap!  Never has this child showed any hesitation with meeting Santa, even as a baby. So funny, the difference between these two. 

Precious girl.  She looks just like her Aunt Mimi when she was little.  Lucky little girl if she grows up looking like her Meems! :)

We spent the rest of the day window shopping, browsing, shopping, having treats, sipping some Gingerbread Lattes and Peppermint Hot Chocolates, and smelling all the scents of Bath and Body Works. 

Here is Daddy showing Reilly how to "Cat Walk".

I am OBSESSED with these two.

This one pooped out with her Buddy in hand for our last few stores. :)

Then Reilly wanted to show us what  REAL "catwalk" was...

By the end of the day, I was dying of heat.  I had a sweater on over my tank top, and Ugg boots.  Which combined with my hormones was making me ridiculously warm, so I threw my hair up and took my sweater off...leaving me in  tank top and leggings looking like the most cliche pregnant woman EVER. Haha.

My girl and I, and little comfy baby.  When it was time to leave, Reilly was near tears because she wanted to go to more stores!  She is definitely my girl!

So today...another week, another doctor appointment!  Let's see what he has to say today.  Reilly had a conversation with God last week (she actually shushed me, and said she had to listen to God...).  She told me that God told her the baby was going to be born "in 10 days", which would be Thanksgiving.  Sorry family if that's true, that couldn't be a more inconvenient day for travel. Haha.  But on the up side, if that's true, our daughter is somewhat of a prophet! ;)

We also fully decorated for Christmas over a week ago, because why not?  Shopping has been done for weeks, decorating is now done...what else can we accomplish while we wait?  Plus we are just so excited for the season, I think Christmas deserves over a month of decorating and celebrating.

At this point, my irrationally hormonal pregnant mind is starting to believe I will still be pregnant for Christmas. Sighh. I am also at the point where sleep is so impossible, that having a newborn will actually allow me MORE sleep than I am getting now. Prayers for an easy delivery if you are thinking of us! 


  1. LOVE THESE PICTURES!! We pray for you every night at dinner. And by we, I mean that Maddie prays for you by saying "and for Kate to have that baby already!!!"
    I can't believe how amazing you look still - at that point, I was not doing my hair, and looking extremely pale and had that, "i'm sick of being pregnant look!"
    You're stunning Kate!!

    On another note - i can't believe Reagan goes to the mall and sits (and sleeps) in the carriage!! So jealous!! We just can't even attempt it with the Izzy - she's a hurricane!!
    Can't wait to hear what your doctor says today!!