Thursday, July 26, 2012

oh baby:: 38 weeks!



Welp. 

With less than two weeks until my due date, we're about as ready as we're gonna be for this kiddo. 

I scrubbed the house (including window sills!) the other day. 

The nursery is complete and I love it! (juicy details to come-- can't wait to share them!)

My hospital bag is packed. 

We took a tour of the hospital last weekend and it feels really comfortable. 

I have a stash of postpartum essentials in our bathroom cabinet. 

The carseat and pack 'n' play are on standby. 

The guest room is livable (not perfect, but it'll work for guests!)

I made curried chicken cider soup last night and put lots in the freezer for an easy meal later on. Also planning on making a batch of my spaghetti sauce later today to pop in the freezer. 

My mom's favorite coffee and sweetener has been bought and is waiting in the pantry for her arrival.

That's all physical stuff, but we're also pretty ready to meet this little man. We can't wait to see who he looks like and put a face to this precious soul we've loved for so long. 

 Can I confess something? I feel like I'm already missing being pregnant. I'm exhausted, uncomfortable and even in pain with this kid riding so low. But I have loved being pregnant and I know I'm going to be sad to not have Si so close to me anymore. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around being a mama, and I know it's going to far exceed any expectations I have. 

I'm looking forward to this weekend with Chris. Every weekend we have together, I feel like we have to savor every moment, lest it be our last just as 'us'. We're going to watch the Olympics opening ceremonies with friends on Friday night and plan on a few fun outings through the weekend. Just wish I could wear an invisibility shield on our outings so I stop getting the "You must be having twins!" comments. 


  
  lindsay






64 comments:

  1. Oh, he's gonna be a cute little kid, I can already tell. So exciting that he's almost here!

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  2. This whole post makes me so happy. I'm so excited for you guys!

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  3. Aw, everything seems to be falling into just the right places for you and your little family! I am so thrilled for you!

    Also, as far as the "twins" comments go, I'd take them as a complement! You are so very lucky to not have gained any weight anywhere but where little Silas is growing, which just means your belly looks bigger than it would on someone who gained weight throughout their entire body (a little baby in a tiny girl like you is bound to look bigger than on someone who weighs more). I'd be thrilled to look as beautiful as you do pregnant!

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    1. I don't think anyone ever takes the "twins" comments as a compliment. Especially with the way most people have asked me, it's just rude. I do get what you're saying though-- my bump definitely looks bigger the way I carry!

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      Aw. :( Can you tell I've never been pregnant? Haha Now that I think about it, I would probably be a little offended too. I just have a hard time seeing why *any* comments would make you feel self conscious- You're a stunning woman, pregnant or not!

      Just give me the rude people's names, I'll give them a little kick in the shins for you. ;)

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  4. I can't believe it's 2 weeks away! WOOWOWOW! You look great! It's going to be different (and a little sad) to not be pg but you'll be SO BUSY with baby boy that you won't even notice! I can't wait to see the nursery. It looks so good from what I can see! Enjoy this weekend!!!!!

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  5. i love that you have your moms fave coffee and sweetener on hand, awaiting her arrival. you are going to be a wonderful mother since you are for sure a thoughtful loving daughter already :)

    blessings to you

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  6. You have carried that bump quite well for the past 38 weeks!! Seriously, your adorable!! I know it probably doesn't seem like it to you, but it seems like you were just announcing your pregnancy on the blog not long ago!! I can't believe it's almost time for your little one to arrive!!

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  7. I love love your baby bump! How exciting 2 weeks away! I love the gray crib! pregnancy suits you well! :)

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  8. I seriously feel like it was just yesterday that you were telling us you were pregnant. I am so psyched for you two, you're going to be wonderful parents.

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  9. you look beautiful! i cant wait to see more of the nursery.

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    1. Ooh, I'm excited to share it. It's so fun in here. :)

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  10. aw, you are a doll. :) what a perfect outfit. Enjoy your weekend together!

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  11. You look gorgeous, love! I often miss being pregnant. Actually, I have to remind myself that my occasional baby fever is really just a desire for being pregnant and snuggles. Though I can't borrow the pregnancy, I need to make a phone call to a new-mama friend.

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    1. I think baby snuggles are a good solution to most anything. :)

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  12. your baby bump is soo huge. but you still look sooo good! (there are a lot of "o"'s in the last three words :) )
    So bag is packed and everything is ready for babys arrival! can't wait to finally "meet" this adorible baby!

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  13. You look great, L! Those comments about being huge always made me laugh! Try not to take it too hard--people are so thoughtless sometimes!

    Anyhoo--enjoy your time as a twosome because your life's about to change. : ) Oh, and not to be a downer, but really enjoy foods you like right now! I am on a no dairy/soy/egg/peanut diet while breasfeeding baby Theron and miss my dairy sooooo much! Hopefully little Si won't have that allergy, but stock up in case he does!

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    1. I hadn't thought about that! I sure hope he likes bacon as much as I do!

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  14. I felt the exact same way the last few days before my kids were born...I LOVED feeling so physically close to them. But soon you'll get to kiss that sweet face!

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  15. You are so cute, but you should already know that by now :) recipe for curried chicken cider soup?? curry anything wins me over immediately! So excited for you guys, cant believe the little babe is almost here!

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    1. It's a Rachael Ray recipe (I ripped it out from her magazine a few years ago). You might be able to find it online! If not, let me know. I've been thinking about posting it! It's SO delicious.

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  16. haha.. I know it's not what you want to hear, but I thought the same thing.. "is she SURE she isn't having twins!?" ..but of course you're sure. You are all belly though :) and the only reason the thought crossed my mind is because a friend of mine gave birth to twins this past December (see the photos here of her growing belly: http://www.jenposford.com/2012/03/twins-another-bump-story.html) and you really are carrying little Silas in a similar way.

    So close now! Thanks for letting us take this journey with you.. wishing all three of you a restful last couple of weeks before he comes.

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  17. You look so stinking adorable! I loved being pregnant too and I can't wait for the time I get to be again! Best wishes to your and your growing family!

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  18. You are so prepared! Love how you styled your bump and looking forward to seeing the nursery!

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  19. Ahh Lindsay, it's totally a ball!! haha just like I was :)
    Have that same onesie, love it...you look amazing.
    Blessings,
    Jacy

    www.artbyjacy.com

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  20. There is nothing beautiful than a mama to be! I can't believe it's already only two weeks away, eeeek, so excited to see this little guy who already has so much love for him! Oh, and Linds, you are going to rock "mommy-hood", I mean, like it's never been rocked before!! XO

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  21. Almost there! My daughter is 7 months and sometimes I swear I still feel her kicking...

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  22. I totally missed not always having Jack with me after he was born and not having that closeness. I loved knowing where he was all the time and that all his needs were met. There was so much comfort and peace in that. But even now, I think back to times when I was pregnant and subconsciously think that he was there on the outside. Like, "why in the world did we bring a baby to that fancy restaurant downtown?!" Only to remember that I was just pregnant :) He's just felt like such a permanent part of my body and my life for the last 18 months. And I'm with Chantal - I still feel phantom kicks. It's crazy!

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  23. We have the same stuffed aardvark for our little boy due in October. Its one of the first things we bought, such a cute animal! You have great taste lady!

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    1. It's so cute isn't it?! Some people have said it looks like Alf, which I guess it does, but I prefer to think of him as an aardvark. ;)

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  24. well the good thing is you are all baby. after that sweet one is here you will go right back to your old size...i have no doubt. getting excited for ya. it's coming:)

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  25. I have missed being pregnant so much more than I thought I would! My daughter is 4 months old and I still miss it sometimes. I still cuddle her a lot just so I can get that close feeling again. My favorite thing is putting her in the Moby wrap or Ergo carrier and walking around with her. It still gives you that closeness without being pregnant! Haha! And like the other 2 previous posters, I still get phantom kicks!

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  26. You look so amazing! I bet you can't wait!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  27. enjoy the very last of your pregnancy! being a mama is so undescribable! you'll love it

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  28. I am so excited for you guys! We have 3 weeks until our due date. It seems crazy!! We pretty much had everything ready & then our AC unit flooded the 2 rooms in our house, so we've been having to deal with a little bit of craziness around here. I totally get what you mean about missing being pregnant. It's really hard to wrap my mind around what being a mom will be like. & about the "twins" comment, I don't understand why people can't just say You look great being pregnant! Or ask "When's your due date?" I have been getting the "you look like you're about to pop" comment since week 30... It makes me so frustrated!

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  29. Oh, I can't wait to 'meet' him too! Isn't it a great feeling to be all organised? It's so nice when things are ready... :) I love the print on his nursery wall... and your nappy/hospital bag! Where did you find it? What an awesome colour!

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    1. Hi Rachael! The bag is from LuckyCann on Etsy. I just got it this week but I think it's going to be a great diaper bag for Si. It's so roomy with lots of pockets/organization. I would definitely suggest looking at Ann's shop if you're in the market for a new bag!

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  30. I can totally understand what you mean about missing being pregnant. It's hard to even imagine not having them in your belly !
    But it sure is WONDERFUL having them here to cuddle :) So excited for you!

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  31. What's with the "twins" comments? Who are these nosy people, anyway?!

    I would be tempted to take a pointed look at their (nonpregnant, I'm assuming) tummies and say, "When are you due?"

    But I'm kind of mean.

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    1. Gah, I know! Some people don't even ask "Is it twins?" but just go "2??"

      "Um, no, one, ya doofus".

      :) Trust me, there are lots of things I would love to say. I've definitely started just giving them a confused, "Are you serious?!" look... Ha.

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  32. congrats! and i am so happy to know your through the bloggy world, if i was there i'd give you a BIG hug and Si too of course. I'm just so overjoyed and excited to see him too after following along for so long. Enjoy every last moment of couple time, that'll be hard to get back. But you'll have a beautiful loving and unique son soon and you'll forget about how close he is because you can snuggle him anytime you want to. good luck and hope you have an easy weekend and quick delivery. praying for you! :)

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  33. I'm fairly new to reading your blog but I'm SUPER excited for you! You're the cutest. I hope the next two weeks go by smoothly! I can't wait to see pictures of him :)

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  34. How fun! I'm excited for you! I had our first baby about a year ago and now I get even more excited for people knowing what they have ahead. I do miss being pregnant but look forward to the next time. Having a baby was one of the most romantic things between my husband and I. So it makes the "us" time even sweeter after, I think! :)

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  35. wow. his arrival is SO CLOSE! as you can tell, i'm just a little excited for you & Chris...ya'll are going to be the best parents Silas could ask for :)

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  36. This is the most excited I have been for a "blog babies" arrival. You're a stunning pregnant woman.
    And don't some babies get all the luck? You and Chris will be amazing parents!!! Good luck Lady!

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  37. Hi Lindsay! I'm 19 weeks and I'm wondering what are the "postpartum essentials"? I feel like I should be reading up a little more on this....

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    1. Hey Marie!

      Girl, you have plenty of time before you need to think about postpartum! I only just started figuring out what I'd want/need for my recovery in the past week or so, so seriously, don't worry about it! :)

      That being said, I bought some Tucks pads (medicated pads), giant maxi pads and some epsom salt for soaking my hoohaa. ;) I have no idea what my recovery will look like, but I thought that would at least be a good start to have those things on hand.

      Congrats on your pregnancy! Hope all goes smoothly for you!

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  38. This is so exciting! This time last year I was at 38 weeks too. When I look at my 11 month old daughter now and see her trying to walk it's just unbelievable to think that she was still baking in my belly a year ago. What a great year it's been :). How wonderful that you're savoring some quiet moments and fun times with your husband. I remember that last few days before having my baby so, so clearly. The midwife made me cry with a poem about "the last moments," but they were some of the sweetest moments I still hold onto. You look beautiful and and the joyfulness surrounding Si's arrival is evident in your pictures and words :).

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    1. Ah, it's so crazy to think about what our lives will be like a year from now. I can't even wrap my head around it! Congrats on your sweet girl almost turning one! :) Thanks for your sweet words, Karis.

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  39. Hi just found your blog and am looking forward to following!!
    Congratulations on your upcoming blessing!!

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    1. Hi Marcella!

      So glad you found my blog! Thanks for saying hi! :) Hope you have a great weekend!

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  40. your all belly!! you look GREAT!! and i have loved watching you "grow" over the past months!! you look GREAT!!! i have a kinda weird ?... have you ever posted your spaghetti recipe? i'd love to make some homemade!!!

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  41. Linz, you look amazing! Silas is going to be a blessed little guy just have you for a mama! I am sure it is a relief to have everything ready! You have been such a trooper with moving during your pregnancy.

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  42. you look fabulous and your belly is the perfect size! sending you positive vibes for the last couple weeks of pregnancy and labor :)

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  43. goodness you are SO gorgeous! So excited for you and Chris to meet your sweet little man :)

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  44. you look absolutely adorable. looking forward to seeing more of that sweet nursery!

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  45. Being a mama is so amazing! You are so close it's thrilling. I remember that feeling so vividly. Savor those moments, just you two together and with your baby bump. I miss that time even though I love this season. Oh and you look amazing!

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  46. Love love love the room! Can't wait to see the pretty babes! :)

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