Friday, April 24, 2015

Week 32

With 7 weeks left to go it's getting crucial now. I have a feeling that in 4-6 weeks he will be here. Braxton Hicks have become a daily feeling, more like an hourly feeling but now I'm getting pain. Yup, now there is pain involved. The more I do or the more I stress is the more I feel it. That's it, I am only shooting 1 client per day from here on out until the 28 which is my Easter mini. I won't be surprised if I go into labor that day, I overbooked it and now I'm having a 9 hour day!! With set up at 8:00 and finishing at 5:30 thank god the fire station is on the corner of my house.

On a brighter note the nursery is 90% set up. All we are missing is the closet, it needs the bottom shelf plus I want a lazy suzan installed. Hmm lets see what else is new, well it's not new but this pregnancy I have fallen a lot more than my first. Luckily not on my belly and not a huge fall but here and there little slips and have fallen straight on my butt. I'm pretty much good when it comes to balance its just things in my way or when moping the water and my shoes dont mix well. 

This week I had the pleasure of shooting my sister in laws friends maternity pictures. Both of them and I differ about 2 weeks, one is having a girl and another a boy. It's pretty cool how when we talk it's basically about the same aches and pains and we fully get what we are going through. All 3 of us are 100% different in baby styles I have no theme but I went from a cowgirl theme Saturday and a nautical theme on Sunday :) I think it's pretty funny now that I am almost ready to pop I have had nothing but maternity and newborn sessions. Its like The universe wants us to have something to talk about 

At 32 weeks little booger is as big as a squash ranging from 15.2 - 16.7 inches.

You are getting ready to decent down and you are probably heads down this week. The more you grow the more cramped you will start feeling in there. Oli you could be weighing anywhere from 2.5 - 3.8 pounds already.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Week 38

Today I make it to week 38, after tomorrow I will be thrilled for him to come out at any time. You made it kid, you are almost a Taurus... Not to toot my own horn but, Your mother is AWESOME!! Toot toot! Hehehe. All that planning paid off and I couldn't be anymore happier.

I know I said I was on "maternity leave" and I have turned down a LOT of sessions but yesterday I had to go shoot. I am the Miami Photographer Manager for a Fashion Magazine which is currently going through rebranding. I thought I'd I showed up late and leave after 2 hours, I could shoot 2-3 girls and get great shots. I arrived at 11:30am and was one of the last ones out at 6ish. That's more than 6 hours!! Let's just say today I am on massive bed rest. My back is currently on fire, every move I make feels like I have a hot knife stabbing me repeatedly. I tried getting up to look for the icy hot but no luck finding the darn thing. Pretty much everything hurts today; from the walking, squatting and getting into my crazy positions everything from my neck, shoulders, back and even legs are feeling it. What a work out. 

I can't even go back to sleep because Ricky's  working and I need to pick up Jaiden from school in a couple of hours.

I can't be more thankful that my mother accompanied me yesterday and chauffeured the models and myself around Miami Beach so we wouldn't have to walk 2-10 blocks where we wanted to shoot. I'm pretty sure the models were extremely thankful also. Hahaha, walking that far in heels and in this heat.. No thank you. 

This week is no different from the last, still waking up at 2 or 3am for my daily pee pee ritual. My stomach is dropping by the day and it's about 4 fingers down already, any day now (I hope). My sweets cravings are now ski rocket. Had a pint of cookie dough icecream (lactose free of course) the other day all to myself and just last night I had another of cookies and cream. I know I shouldn't but my body is now feeling over heated. I can only sleep with 1 sheet over me and the house has to be at 68°. It could be lower but I don't wanna over do it. You now catch me every once in a while standing in front of the refrigerator catching the breeze. 

Breathing is still a task I can't wait to get back and now I'm starting to get a bit of heartburn. I hear that's from the babies hair. This week he's supposed to have an inch of hair already. I hope so because Jaiden was pretty much a bald baby until after his first year. 

Week 38, Oliver Jude Roses you are as big as a watermelon. I don't mean one of the HUGE ones (o_o) talk about a scary thought. Ranging anywhere between 18.9" - 20.9" and weighing along the lines of 6-9 lbs. 

This week you are just growing hair and shedding some white goo on your skin. I have to now keep more of an eye for labor signs, make sure I'm not going through preeclampsia, look out for the bloody show or the lovely water breaking.  

See you soon little booger! 


Just 2 days from turning 39 weeks. Still doing good. Small contractions but nothing big.  

Was turned into a mermaid today. That is all. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Week 37

I believe that was the first actual contraction. Sitting down on the sofa, my stomach became as hard as a golf ball. Every move I made had a sharp cramp, my breathing became heavy. Talk about scary, come on Oli you need to wait 9 more days at least. I can't even imagine going 3 more weeks, I know that there are women who go through this feeling all the way until and passed 40 weeks.

Every move that Oliver makes has me feeling like I'm going to need an adult diaper. I feel as if every 30 minutes my bladder is about to explode; sometimes even after going to the bathroom I have to walk back because I feel as if I never went. Also, everytime I use the restroom now I have to check to make sure my mucus plug hasn't descended. Almost 6 years ago, this was the week that Jaiden arrived. Once that came out... 12 hours later he was here.  This is also the week that you either love or hate this part of pregnancy. Your breasts start engorging and doubling if not tripling their regular size. I am one of those people that hate it, nothing fits and they are extremely sensitive. 

Every single day, 2 - 3am he is on a schedule. I wakeup, struggle like a turtle on its back to finally get up (all while trying to hold my bladder), use the restroom perhaps twice and lay back down. It would be great if that was it.. Just lay back in bed and knock out. Nope, for another hour or so I'm twisting and turning in bed waiting for my body to remember that it's still the middle of the night. 

Week 37, yet another fruit difficult to find! Where do they get these measurements from?! Hmm, week 37 you are as big as a winter melon ranging between 18.9 - 20.9". 

You are practicing inhaling, exhaling, sucking, gripping ... Wait wait wait wait wait! GRIPPING?!?? Is that what I keep feeling?! Sometimes it's as if I feel my stomach get pinched from the inside, like if it was bitten. All this time you are grabbing something in there?! Dude come on, give your mother a break.. It hurts (._.) .... and blinking. This is the nasty part, you are getting your first poop ready. You have officially become FULL TERM, you are ready to come into this world at any minute. From here until you decide to pop your head out (ugh, that was a disturbing thought) you will just be chunking up. I've noticed this whole pregnancy I've done extremely well when it comes to eating and I haven't really gained much. NOW IM EATING SO MUCH! I try so hard to stay focused and eat little things but this kid is making me put on these pounds quickly this month.

**** update ****  4-16-15 

It's 3:20am, waking up to pee as usual but before I get up I hear and feel an internal pop. I waited a bit before moving out of bed to pee to see if water or anything came out but nothing. After peeing I lay back down and now my stomach is growling a lot... Well, my stomach isn't hurting like its hungry but it's growling and he's definitely moving in there. Luckily today I have my Gyno appointment at 11:00am. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Week 36

Full Term!! I am 9 months as of today with only "4 weeks left". Now comes the scary part, I had Jaiden at 37 weeks.  Can you imagine, next week instead of a photo of a fruit we will have a photo of a baby. <3

This week I am starting to breathe better but I still have those moments of uncontrollable gasps of air. Oliver is already head down and ready to come out any minute —any day. I am having massive pelvic discomfort this week. Not sure if he is trying to stretch his arm or if when he pushes his body in a certain way he is hitting the edge of a wall inside there, setting off a stabbing pain.

We have already pre-registered at south miami hospital, set up the infant car seat in my car, and packed my hospital bag. Just about ready! Let's hope Oli stays in his current residence for 13 more days. Any time after that I am happy and all my planning will have worked out perfectly for a little Taurus baby. According to my due date, only 27 days left but we all feel as if he will show up a lot sooner. 

This week we decided to register Jaiden in Soccer. Jai starts April 18 and he is extremely excited! Yes, a little crazy because any day now Oli will pop out but... We know some kids feel left out when their sibling is born. I am glad that I am on maternity leave because all his games are Saturday mornings until June. Oli and I will be cheering from the stands (^_^) 

Let's see this week Oli is as big as a Honeydew ranging anywhere between 17.2-18.7in. 

He is getting closer to breathing on his own, even though if he was born today everything would be fine. Skin is getting smooth and soft and his gums are becoming rigid. Liver and kidneys are in fully working order; circulation and immune system are also a go. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Week 35

Whoopsie, so I didn't write anything last week. It's not like anything has really changed anyways. Now I am to be seen by my Gyno on a weekly basis. That's it, after next week I am considered Full Term. You are allowed to come into the world at whatever time you would like to make a debut... No one is stopping you.

Every single morning at about 3am I am constantly waking up to pee. The moment I notice I slept the night is the biggest excitement in my morning. Here is another lovely bathroom fact, pooping sucks!! Not only is it hard to go now but it's actually hurting. Since I can't really just push... I will just sit there and wait. Talk about a crappy time on the can. Hehe. 

So this week im supposed to get a couture.. Umm idk what that is just yet but I'll find out tomorrow. Just another exam to make sure all is well I suppose. 

I am not sure if anyone is noticing but my belly is dropping. Not only can my hand sometimes fit in that cavity between my belly and my boobs but it's getting REALLY hard to even wear my maternity pants. Yup.. My fat pants are even tight on me now...Ughhh this sucks, even my underwear are super tight now. 

At 35 weeks you are ranging in the same size as last week but this week as a coconut. Still a mere 17.2" - 18.7" and anywhere from 4.2 - 5.8lbs. 

You're hearing is fully developed and I'm pretty sure of that because you jump for high noises. Since you are a boy, this week your testicles are fully descended. You are supposed to put on another 2 ish pounds before birth now. I hope you are as small as Jaiden, please don't kill mommies hoohah. Aside from the massive amount of times you make me wanna pee and the lack of being able to poop you are also making it hard to stay on my feet for long. I am now starting to really feel those aches and pains and the sciatic nerve pain are no joke. 

Week 34

Oh boy... This week I was sooo busy with my easter sessions that I didn't write anything.

This week you are the size of a butternut squashes going at 17.2" - 18.7". 

After this week you will start putting on the pounds. You are starting to react to music and have started peeing about a pint a day. (I swear it's more).