Thursday, September 15, 2011

35 weeks & Steve's birthday!

I'll start this post by saying happy birthday to Steve- the best husband, friend and soon to be dad in the world!  We celebrated his birthday last night since he has class tonight. I have been waiting and waiting to give him his present (I am terrible at waiting for things like this) so when he got home from work I asked him if he was ready for his present.  He of course, (knowing I couldn't possibly wait any longer) said yes.  So I made him play a little game of "hot or cold"  I'm not sure if all of you know this game, but it was one of my favorite things my mom did when I was little.  She would hide a present somewhere in the house and I would have to look for it while she told me if I was hot (close to the present) or cold (not close to the present).  I mean...I couldn't just hand him the best present ever, right??


Steelers cookie basket

and inside- Steelers tickets!!

Needless to say, Steve was very excited about his tickets and I was so excited to give them!

Now for the baby update...

35 weeks pregnant and holy emotions.  I have been crying over everything in the last week.  I know it's pregnancy related and we even talked about how it is normal to be overly emotional in the last month of pregnancy at our child birth class, but the tears just come out of nowhere!  The tears and the....moodiness.  Poor Steve.  One minute I'm laughing, the next I'm crying and then out of nowhere I've turned into the grumpiest woman alive.  Good thing he loves me.

Size of Baby: baby girl is over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (the size of a honeydew melon). Her kidneys are fully developed now, and her liver can process some waste products. Most of her basic physical development is now complete — she'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.

Movement:  She is still very busy in there but she definitely has her nap times too.  I love feeling her little feet poke out, it is the best feeling in the world!

Cravings: Sweets, sweets, sweets!

Symptoms: Back pain...not fun.  Still having quite a few braxton hicks, heart burn, and swollen feet.  It will all be worth it in a few short weeks!! 

Best moment of the week: Celebrating Steve's birthday and finishing our childbirth class.  

What I am looking forward to: Our next midwife appointment and finishing up all the little odds and ends before she comes!

Weekly wisdom:  I don't have much this week but I will say throughout this pregnancy I have tried really hard to take it one day at a time.  I remember how scared I was in the beginning- worrying if we would make it this far- and even though I'm still scared, I feel better when I look at things a little bit at a time instead of trying to figure it all out at once. 

Belly Pictures:


  1. You look so great!!!
    What an awesome birthday present, no wonder you were excited to give it t him!!!!!
    All most 9 months pregnant!!!!

  2. Great gift! Happy birthday, Steve! Just a few more weeks to go :) Yay!

  3. You have the most perfectly round baby bump EVER!!! Happy birthday to your hubby...such a great bday gift (making notes for my hubby's next birthday!!)

  4. I love hot and cold! :) Happy birthday Steve!

  5. What a perfect belly shot!! You look awesome! Happy birthday Steve!

  6. Happy birthday to your sweetie! Love the expression on his face with the tickets. What a great present!!

    And you my dear look amazing. Holy 35 weeks!

  7. What a great present! My friends are going to a Steelers game in November and I am so jealous. You belly is seriously perfect! We are getting close :)

  8. so glad steve like the tickets and the basket is awesome!!! you look great and I am just so excited for you!!

    I will shoot you off an email soon- work just sucks right now so needless to say I am having a hard time keeping my head above water!

  9. Great idea for your husbands birthday & I love the matching basket. Like everyone else said...great belly shots! You are going to be so happy you have all of these pictures!

  10. I love his face while opening his present! Good job, Mommy!

  11. i know i've been out of the loop for a while, but 35 weeks already??? wow! time is flying! you look so great, though. your belly is beautiful! happy birthday to steve! i hope he had a wonderful day and has a blast at the game. :)

  12. Even though we are sadly Browns fans, I still think this is a great gift. Plus Big Ben is on my fantasy team so I can support them as much as possible.
    Rest up because in 5 short week, maybe sooner you will be meeting your little girl! Happy Weekend!

  13. Wow, I wish someone would give me that gift. Sweets AND Football tickets? Yes, please! Although the Eagles are my favorite team, I do love the Steelers, too (I went to Pitt). I keep waiting for an Eagles/Steelers superbowl!

  14. Happy birthday for Steve. I'm sorry about the weeping and the back pain, but I am happy everything else is good with you and baby.

  15. You look wonderful! Happy late birthday Steve!


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