37 weeks at the beach

37 weeks:

Getting up to go to the bathroom 2-3 times a night, minimum
Very very emotional/moody, very little patience and I can cry at the drop of a hat
Ready and not ready - ready to not be pregnant, not ready to have a newborn
Lifting, yoga and swimming are keeping me going, I don't even miss running at all
I'm definitely more low key about the workouts, and as long as I'm staying active, I'm happy

A little uncomfortable at times  - twinges, some pain if I walk too fast or overexert myself
Definitely starting to feel like I just want to sit down and relax often
Totally into chocolate, ice cream, tomato sauce and pizza
Washing my hands 24/7 with Dove soap :)
My belly button isn't an outie, it's basically flattened out (I was freaking out about that)
I'm really looking forward to having a flat stomach!
The 2nd crib is set up and all we need is some wall decor and to move a few things out of the room
At my last appt, weight gain was 21 lbs - so in the end, about the same as with Nick!
The baby at last appointment was 5 lb 9 oz - 30th percentile (nick was 5 lb 12 oz, 45%)
I'm obsessed with having everything clean. I love to clean right now.
I would really love to scrub things w/ powder like laundry powder or any kind of cleaner. ha!

basketball belly

picking up nick is getting tough :)

Happy 4th!


  1. Only a 21 lbs pound weight gain! That's great!

    Enjoy your holiday weekend! I think we may hit the beach tomorrow. We'll see.

  2. 21 lbs... wow. I think I gained 21 lbs before the third trimester! Sounds like you're growing another Nick. ;)

  3. You look fantastic! And I love that bathing suit. I decided to finally get a maternity suit, but yours looks so much more fashionable.

  4. Looking gorgeous lady!!! Glad you were able to get away before #2 makes their appearance. Enjoy your weekend!

  5. You are the cutest pregnant woman! Almost there...the finish line is in sight - hang on!

  6. Love the beach pictures! You do look great for being almost done (which I still can't believe!). the cleaning thing is funny. Do you want to come clean my house too?? hehe!

  7. You look fabulous, better at 9 months pregnant in a bathing suit than I do 3 years AFTER!! XOXO Helen

  8. you look great! hope you had a fun time at the shore. Nick is a cutie!

  9. You look wonderful, just hang in there a little while longer!

  10. You look awesome with such a cute belly! Looks like you had a great time at the beach :D

  11. You're almost there and you're looking great!

  12. Soon be over!
    Love your bump in bikini. Must have been so hot!
    You Look so great and it is so cute seeing second time mum to be holding Nick's hand. So maternal

  13. you look so cute! i love that you took beach pics with nick--looks like so much fun ;)

  14. Oh my gosh -- you look adorable! I was at the beach last week and looked like a heifer and I'm only 27 weeks! Yikes. You look great. Try to stay cool!

  15. love that cute belly!!! ur gonna pop any second! I'm stalking ur fb every day hopin that baby comes soon!!!!

  16. Oh my goodness I can't believe you only gained 21lbs - that's awesome. At 20 weeks - I've already gained a tad over 20lbs :)