Friday, July 19, 2013

Bumpdate: Week 35

How Far Along: Thirty-FIVE weeks and counting...

Total Weight Gain: 30.5 pounds

Maternity Clothes: A mixture of maternity and normal clothes

Gender: BOY!

Movement: Still squirming non-stop. His movements have slowed down a little in the sense that instead of quick punches or jabs, now I get these long, slow motions like he's stretching out and holding it for a minute before curling back up.

Sleep: Sleeping well, but not tired all the time.

What I Miss: I saw a ton of cuuuuuute clothes this week and it made me miss my old body for half a second, but the moment was fleeting as I instantly was reminded that our little Cooper will be here soon and he'll definitely be worth missing one summer of fun outfits.

What I'm Looking Forward To: This weekend my bestie, Sheridan, is coming home from Saint Louis for my shower with my college friends and I'm super duper excited to get to see her! It's been entirely too long. I am eager to see all the ol' girlies - as we are no longer living under the big Pi Phi roof and we don't see each other near as often as we'd like.

Cravings: Chocolate, per usual. My cousin Lyndsey's random pickle recipe - it's a pickle rolled in ham and cream cheese. I know, I know - sounds super weird but it's a pregnant girl's dream! Also, there is this little restaurant in Norman that serves pineapple fried rice with chicken and cashews and it's hard to go wrong with that one!

Aversions: Not much.

Other Crazy Symptoms: Nothing new this week, except possibly that I've been waking up early and feeling ready to roll each morning which is definitely not normal for me! I've always been a lay in bed, watch the news, slow riser but the last few weeks I've been waking up with Brandon (he has to be at work much earlier than I do) and getting to work on things around the house. Don't ask me why - I guess my body is just getting used to the fact that sleeping in is a thing of the past!

Daddy Update: Daddy is still going strong - working away like a crazy man trying to get everything at the hospital at a spot where he can drop it for a few days whenever Mr. Cooper decides to grace us with his presence. I am so thankful that Brandon so badly wants to be helpful and involved and hands on. I know that he is completely worn out but he's so good to check on me and do anything he can to make my life easier.

Best Moment of the Week: There were soooo many good moments this week! We crammed just about as much into one weekend as possible!

On Friday, my sweet friends at work hosted a barbecue and dessert luncheon for little Cooper and everyone packed his little library full of precious books! I love to read and seeing baby books literally made my day!! Sweet little Cooper and I will spend many days pouring over the pages and pictures - I can't wait!

Brandon and I hit the road for home early so that my incredibly talented cousin, Callie, could shoot our maternity pictures. We had so much fun taking pictures with a crew of my cousins there for moral support and to help anyway they could (Have you ever tried to hop in a canoe, in a dress while 8 months pregnant?! We needed all the help we could get!). We are so appreciative that Callie shares her special gift of capturing moments with us! Saturday morning we took our sweet time getting up and at 'em and eating my favorite - waffles and strawberries - for breakfast at the lake with my parents, brother (Zac) and his adorable girlfriend (Jane). Then we headed to the lake for an afternoon of just floating around the dock and relaxing - it was just what we needed!

That evening we hopped in the truck and took off back to the city for a party that Brandon's mom hosted for the new-dad (Brandon) and the dad-again (BK's brother Caleb). It was a "man party" if you will with burgers and diapers galore! Brandon and Caleb had so much fun sitting around the pool with their buddies while the girls did our best to stay cool in the house.

Finally, Sunday morning Brandon went in to work and Zac, Jane and I hopped back on the interstate so that I could make it home in time for Cooper's baby shower! A combination of my sweet hometown friends and family hosted a b-e-a-utiful baby shower at my Aunt's home and we were truly "showered" with wonderful gifts! It was an incredible afternoon - I took lots of pictures and I'll do a separate post to show you all the frilly little details! It was a weekend jam-packed FULL of fun!

Sneak Peek!!
 Callie Prier Photography

I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.
So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.

1 Samuel 1:27-28

1 comment:

  1. what a beautiful picture!! goodness, cooper is going to be one handsome little man!!