Tuesday, July 24, 2012

It's Almost That Time

I have not updated in a while because there really hasn't been a ton of excitement during this pregnancy. It really has been pretty mild for the most part. Here are my progression pictures thus far...
8 Weeks

12 Weeks

16 Weeeks

20 Weeks

24 Weeks

28 Weeks

32 Weeks
There ya go! :) I felt like my pregnancy this time has progressed more evenly than it did with Ashlyn. I gained too much weight with her and it has been so nice to only gain what I was suppose to this time. It has helped that I have stayed active and have eaten pretty well. I have not deprived myself, however....I love my ice cream and well donuts are a pretty bad weakness too. :-) But for the most part my eating habits have been under control.

This pregnancy has been much different than Ashlyn's. I have to say it has been harder. It could be that I have  toddler running around that takes all my energy but I have for sure seen some serious differences. I am currently 35 weeks and 2 days pregnant which means I only have 33 days to go!!!! yikes!!! It has flown by in my opinion. I can't believe that even in a matter of 2 weeks I could be having this baby. Ashlyn would have been late if I wouldn't have been induced. This one we don't have that option seeing as we are doing a birth center birth. If he comes late then he comes late. I'm not going to rush it. It doesn't mean I won't be ready sooner ;).

We have had our birthing class as well as a midwives chat class. The birthing class was AWESOME! It really showed us how we knew nothing with Ashlyn. We didn't take a class with her and now I wish we would have. I would have done things a lot differently. This time we feel more prepared and ready for a natural water birth to take place. I am very excited about the process to come but also nervous. I know that with God I can handle anything. My husband is going to be a huge support to me during this process so I know I will be just fine. I will be excited to share our story!  The midwives chat class was a little different. They were preparing us for things that may go wrong. In the small percent chance that we would need to go over to the hospital and what we would need to do if something was to occur. It is great knowledge to have but of course we hope and pray that nothing of the sorts goes wrong to where we will need to go to the hospital. If we do, the birthing center is a block away from Swedish so it is a very short drive.

Overall, this pregnancy has been a wonderful experience. I am ready to have my body back at this point. I'm starting to feel pretty exhausted again and he is getting bigger and bigger. I'm known to have larger babies and so he fills up every inch of my stomach. Every time this little guy moves it is uncomfortable. But it is all awesome at the same time. I wouldn't trade this experience for the world. We love him so much already. We are excited to meet him.

Btw, he does have a name....EASTON MICHAEL PETRILLO!


I may or may not update before his arrival. :) Can't wait!

~Julie



1 comment:

  1. we wish you a safe and healthy delivery and congrats on your son. Ashlyn will be a wonderful big sister.
    - Melody & Harold Luscombe

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