Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Up-Date Night Week 33

It's time my friends, no not that time.
(I always imagine when I start into the birthing time to say to Grant, "honey, it's time" like in the movies. I wonder if it will happen like that :)
It's time for some kinda "bump" pictures (probably not what you all had in mind), and some news on what's been going on. Here is a picture of a few of my bumps. I still have to gain enough courage for a complete photo shoot. Not feeling very photogenic lately. More like, I don't even want to look at myself in the mirror let alone in a picture. Yeah. It's like that.


I've been feeling pretty good otherwise. Although, the pressure of my belly is causing some back aches and other effects are stuffy nose, headaches and fatigue. I haven't had like a totally crazy appetite though which is a blessing for me. I'm feeling the baby kick all the time. He is really active and it's been fun. He's big enough now where I can put my hand on my belly and feel his little body (although I don't know which part, whether it's an arm, leg, fist, head, etc). I've also been a little crafty (this might be the extent of my nesting, I feel like my mom is nesting more than me, which is funny), although I would not consider myself to be a crafty person. I saw a website about DIY onesies and I found some cute images (actually, Grant drew the ties) and fabrics and attempted to make some. I think they turned out pretty cute. I'm excited to dress him for church with his ties and bowties. He'll be looking official, a white shirt and tie, just like his daddy.
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In other news, Grant and I started our Hypnobabies classes. (My grandma used hypnosis during childbirth as a part of a UCLA study of it back in the day and it totally worked for her). We are attending a group that is all first time moms which is kinda fun. We have been to 3 classes so far (there are 6 total) and really like it. It is a combination of regular childbirth classes and also learning hypnosis as a form of anesthesia. It's kinda along the same lines as people who use hypnosis for surgeries when they can't have anesthesia. It's been really informative and Grant has been such a good sport. There are scripts he has to read to me. To be quite honest, I'm still pretty convinced I'll need an epidural but I figure that some back up plan of pain management is a good idea. I mean, you never know... Plus, maybe it will help with the whole breastfeeding thing if I happen to need a way of coping with that sometimes painful thing (I'm a big big baby).

It was sweet the other day, Grant says to me, "I have to admit, I'm gunna miss the belly" Now, when you're not feeling your prettiest, hottest, most attractive self, these words from your husband are very sweet indeed. At least he doesn't think I'm a monster. I couldn't imagine what it would feel like to be going through all these changes and emotions and on top of everything feel like my husband was no longer interested in me because of them. I am so blessed to have his unconditional love during all this. It means so much.

Also, the other day, my mom says, "I thought maybe I could give you a pedicure" So sweet!! It was so sweet. She painted my toenails complete with little decals. Then, Bailey wanted one. No Bailey, not until you're pregnant and can't reach your toes!

15 comments:

anth and steph said...

cal i love your bump!!! i can't believe you're 33 weeks already! so exciting. love the tie onesies too! i see those on etsy and love them. i actually started making "real" ties that i'm going to sell on etsy. babybystevie.etsy.com
only 7 more weeks! hang in there! and i'm sorry i'm such a slacker and have not mailed you a thank you card yet for your sweet gifts. i love love love the onesies and little booties. so sweet. i can't wait til he can fit into them.

love you!

M and N said...

awesome awesome awesome! good luck with the last months, you are almost there! we are still waiting patiently for baby turner!

any names yet??

The last Unicorn said...

I love your baby bump and I love those onesies! I think they would be great gifts too... maybe I will give them a try. Tell Bailey not to rush and get prego just to get a pedicure!

Hizzeather said...

I love your lovely lady bumps! I'm sure you're beautiful! Just suck it up and take pictures because you are going to want to see them in 5 years!!!!

Cute onesies! :)

Erin said...

I have a friend who used the hybnobirthing and she swears she didn't even feel anything. Crazy!

Proudfeet said...

Finally! You are darling, and I want full shots soon ya hear! Ok Grant, cutest husbs ever! And look at yout miss nester! Darling onesies!! Can't wait to see the little guy! So soon! So soon!!

Ashley Webb said...

Welcome back to the blogging world - I've missed you!! Your bumps are adorable. I'm sorry you don't feel your prettiest right now, but trust me - I still think that you are pretty darn pretty. :) I always wanted to use that awesome movie line when I went into labor too, but I don't think it happened. Maybe it did though - it's all kind of a blur. You'll have to let me know if the hypnosis works - maybe I'll give it a try someday...

deanna said...

You're too cute!
xoxoxo

Kelly deVilliers said...

I came on here to write an "earth to Callie...where have you been?" and then realized, "duh, she's preggers!" FUN!!

Austin and Sara said...

how exciting!!! love the updates...and the onesies!

Jen said...

I love ALL your bumps. They look just like mine. Except I am WAY bigger even though we are exactly at the same week. Sad but true. glad to hear everything is going well. And the onezies are adorable. I may try to make some once I see what gender this child turns out to be!

Nichelle said...

what a cute belly! i'm sure you're still pretty cute, but i do not blame you for posting without a head shot. i will not be taking any pictures of myself from now on. can't wait to see that little guy, he's gonna be so cute. i still think you're attractive too, even if i can't see your face

Beth schell said...

Cute bump! Looks like you picked a great husband! I've heard great things about hypnobirthing from friends. Good luck. Wish I could talk to you!

trueblue said...

week 8! wow, the home stretch! you can do it, callie!

Erin Spencer said...

I've been waiting impatiently for this update!!! So fun!! I'm so happy for you guys. I wish I could see your mom nesting...that would be fun. Man, I wish I could be there with you all. We'd have some really great conversations about men and women, we could analyze everything together, and we could all nest together!! I love you guys and miss you, too!