Week 38

Week 38.
And this could very well be the last update before M² arrives. Holy smokes.

Size of Baby // My Pregnancy says M² is about 6.8 pounds and 19 1/2 inches long. If M² is anything like her brother, she's much bigger (or at least heavier) than that estimate by this point (Marcus was born at 39 weeks and was 9 lbs 3 oz, 21 inches long)

Cravings //  Still stuck on watermelons and grapes. I also haven't turned down ice cream the last few nights.

Symptoms // At my doctor appointment Monday there was slight progression (I'll again spare details), but nothing that's screaming, "Labor is happening soon!" 

Movement // Yep. Still moving around all the time, giving legit kicks and punches. 

Miss Anything // Clothes that fit. As of right now I only have about three shirts and two pair of shorts that fit comfortably. Making those few items look new and different is becoming difficult. 

I'm also mourning running. I miss a good pavement pounding session. It's truly the best therapy, and I can't wait to get back into that groove again. 

Sleep // Ugh. No. There is so much discomfort, sleep is scarce. 

Clothing // Ha. See above.

Best Part of the Week/ Looking Forward To… //
1. Last Friday Scott took a personal day and we spent our afternoon at the OC Fair. While I couldn't ride any of the rides, I had the best time watching Marcus get some quality one-on-one time with his dad. I also couldn't help but devour a turkey leg. Going to the fair allowed us to cross off another item from our Bucket List. It may very well be the last item we complete before M² arrives.
Top, left to right: Celebrating 125 Years of the OC Fair; eager to get on the BIG Ferris Wheel; going down the slides.
Bottom, left to right: Marcus' winnings from a basketball game; riding the tractors; the most spin-ny ride at the fair.
2. Tickets to THIS event have been purchased!!!
And, I'm not even ashamed to say how excited I am to start planning our Halloween costumes. Now, if only I can convince Scott that family themed costumes are the way to go we'll be all set. 

3. But, the best news with the most relief: M² has been sent her eviction notice. If the little lady isn't here by next Friday (!!) she's being kicked out (8/7 will be her birthday if she doesn't come before).
Sorting out all the emotions I have about this has been a challenge for me. It wasn't a choice I made lightly or easily. I intend to write a little more in detail about this decision next week. With that said, I sure do hope the little miss decides to come on her own, but if she doesn't I can't help but be elated to finally hold her.
One. Week. To. Go. 

Have a fabulous weekend!


  1. One week!!! Sooo crazy!!! I can't wait to see your post or instagram post that you've had her!!!! Eeekk! So excited for you!

  2. Omg! One week (or before!). So excited for you!

  3. Can't wait to see pictures!!! Have enjoyed watching your journey!!

  4. Wow! Literally any day! I can't wait to meet her!

  5. Yay!! I can't wait to see pictures! I can't believe she will be here in a week (or sooner).

    You are going to have so much fun at Mickey's Halloween Party. I went on Halloween in 2003 while my friend was living in Orlando. It was SO much fun!!

  6. YAY!!!!!!! Can't wait to meet you SO SOON little M2!!!!
    And yay for the fair! We're hoping to go this weekend and I'm dying to see Mason ride the rides and hopefully go on that side with me or Seth (hopefully its not 29873863 with a million percent humidity -- side note, did it rain at your house last night? It literally POURED for 5 minutes and was done. Hello... Florida?).
    Also, INSANELY jealous of your trick or treating with Mickey! I so want to do that!!!

  7. 1 week!!! SO exciting! I cannot wait to see her! And yay for Halloween Party tickets! I'm with you on the family costumes - those are the best!

  8. I just realized youve been wearing the same shirt for all your bump updates, what a cute idea! All your Fair pictures are perfection. I totally get the eviction notice, I had my membranes stripped twice in 3 days just to get to hold baby sooner! Thankfully the second time was the ticket and went into labor that evening. So excited for you!!!

  9. YES to the big slide!!! I am so bummed I have to sit it out this year at the State Fair. Was just looking through some pictures from when Bren was 2 and went down it w/ me for the first time -- I'm so sad Tate's first time won't be on my lap but on Andy's. I'll be the crazy mom at the bottom of the slide snapping pics like it's my job, tho!

    Yay for eviction notices!!! My neighbor just brought me a tote full of toys, bibs, burp rags -- all pink! :) Super duper excited about it! But also sad, they sold their house on Tuesday and only have until Aug 14th to get moved out -- 2 1/2 weeks to move, no thanks! So instead of trying to pack everything she's getting rid of as much as she can. Good deal for us -- Tate got a free Cozy Coupe out of the deal! :)

    Enjoy your last baby-free weekend! Hope you guys have s/t fun planned. :)

  10. I can't believe you have 1 week left! It seems like you just shared you were pregnant.

  11. Almost there! You must be so excited! I hope get a few good nights of sleep in before the big day! :)

  12. You look great!

    Hard to believe Halloween is almost here already, but I welcome it completely. :-)

  13. so excited for you! I cant wait to see her and find out her name. I may have to rejoin IG over the weekend just to see ;)

  14. Halloween Party AND eviction date...pretty exciting stuff! Just a few more days =)

  15. Disney Halloween?! So much fun.

    So exciting she has a final date. I am so excited for you guys. She is gonna be so so precious :).

  16. Seriously friend, pregnancy looks so good on you! I can’t believe you’ll have a baby by Friday!!! So exciting. And I can’t wait to ‘meet’ her. I am sure you may not agree, though. Haha. And Mickey’s Halloween party? Super fun!! Where does that even take place?

  17. And I think I just asked the dumbest question of all times. Surely the Mickey thing is at Disney, right?! haha! I temporarily forgot you're close to there. My mind went to zoo.