38 Weeks

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How far along? 38 weeks + 3 days
Total weight gain: 24+ pounds.  I went for my last OB check yesterday morning with Dr. Walsh before baby girl makes her debut next week and after measuring fundal height – I am officially measuring 40 weeks along.  Littlest sister girl is growing big!  
Maternity clothes? Maternity clothes, yes.  In public.  Non-maternity clothes, yes.  At home – mostly.  My non-maternity t-shirts and tanks are honestly the funniest thing you have ever seen on this bod.  Parker and Jolie attempt in every way possible to cover the bare bottomed belly with very little success.  Its totally fine- its hot, I’m very pregnant and I’m comfortable.
Sleep: Much to my surprise, very, very well.  I really have come to refrain from the naps in the afternoon this week – after napping for nearly 3 hours by mistake over the weekend (I thought for sure my toddlers would wake me within the hour after waking from their own nap..but then they go on to nap themselves for 4 hours.. so..) and then only to wake at 3am that next morning and not being able to go back to sleep until 5am – the naps have been put into check.
Best moment this week:  The wait was finally over to meet my sweet little love, Grayson Daniel.  My bestie had her first babe yesterday and I am so, so in love.  
We share the same OB and deliver at the same hospital..and when we walked onto the postpartum floor last night the emotions came flooding back.  Jordan was reminiscing about walking the halls with our two tiny babies snuggled in a single bassinet – so surreal to be less than a week away from doing it all over again.  Jordan tried to get me to walk down to hall to the room we stayed in.. and I lost it. Tears.  Lots of them.
..and I hadn’t even met Grayson yet.  
And then I got to meet him. 9 pounds 2 ounces of absolute perfection.  The rolls on that baby – ugh.  I died over and over again snuggling his baby head.  
..and then I cried.  Emotional much?  Cant help it.
 He looks so much like his mama.  100% Lally, thats for sure.  
Except he has his daddy’s hair.  
Uncle J is bald.
..but we love him anyway.
We are taking the girls to meet Grayson this weekend, and I am so so excited for them to love on this sweet guy.
Cravings:  Sushi.  And its bad.  Jordan and I have a date night planned for Monday night and I am pretty sure we are going all out with hibachi and a tuna tower for each of us.  Yasss.
Symptoms: Braxton Hicks are killing me, literally.  They have become much more frequent and much more painful than anything I experienced with the twin pregnancy- but Dr. Walsh assured me that it was totally normal.  I have attempted to ‘time’ them, but they are pretty inconsistent.  The entire trip to my OB appointment I dreaded the thought of getting ‘checked’ and hoping and wishing it away.  Walsh had zero intention of checking me because I have had a fairly uneventful pregnancy and a planned c-section just days away, but when she said the words “..if it will make you feel better..”  I said yes.  Cervix is closed with zero signs of progression or labor.  Either way- she made sure to let me know she was on call this weekend, so if anything happens we are good to go. 
Looking forward to: We have officially reached our last weekend as a family of four!  We don’t have anything planned, really.. except spending as much quality time together as possible – and I am excited for it to be just ‘us’.  Today is my last day of work for the next three months of maternity leave and there is so much I am looking forward to, but for now..
..I am mostly just dying to meet our little lady in just a handful of days.  Eeeep – its like Christmas morning:)       


July 9, 2015

  1. Tiffany says:

    First of all I just want to say that color of shirt looks amazing on you! lol. Then I want to say that you are absolutely adorable and I can not wait to see your posts once she is born! I just know she is going to be adorable! I'm so excited for you guys!

  2. Mama you're getting so close! It's crazy, I swear you just announced you were pregnant.

  3. Becky says:

    so excited for you. I so wish that I had documented my months but that was 36 years ago and we just didn't do things like that. What a shame

  4. Jenn says:

    you are just the cutest! I can't wait to see sweet baby sister's little face! xoxo

  5. Jenna Berube says:

    I found your blog a few weeks ago through your post on Camp Patton and I'm so happy I did! I'm embarrassed to say how many of your old posts I've read since then! 😉 Best of luck to you, Jordan, Jolie, and Parker as you become a family of 5!

  6. Cassie says:

    So exciting!

  7. Britt Fisk says:

    My goodness, you are the most gorgeous pregnant momma! So happy that the time is so close, and we'll be praying for you! Cannot wait to "meet" this little one, too!

  8. Yay for finally getting your tuna roll ?? it makes me so giddy with excitement for you guys. 🙂 yippee!

  9. Lavakels says:

    I'm so jealous! Since I hit 30 weeks, time has been draaaaaagging by. 32 weeks on Sunday! I can't believe you hit 39 weeks next week!

  10. Britt says:

    So sweet! Question… I'm 20 weeks pregnant and DYING for sushi. I really only like the cooked kinds anyways but, I'm so nervous to order any. Did your OB tell you what to avoid., etc?

  11. Noël Crotty says:

    The one thing I miss is Tuna Towers since the tuna is raw… to the point my hubbs has joked about me charging a tuna tower for admission to meet our babe.

    Your post makes me feel like I can go eat one now 🙂 wishful thinking I suppose!

  12. What a cute baby! My SIL is due August 3 but is in labor right now! I cannot wait to snuggle a cute tiny baby! Glad you're doing well! You're so close! 🙂