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08-31-2010

today is sylvie’s original due date. she is 3 weeks and 2 days old.

i can’t even imagine still being pregnant. it feels like she’s always been here in our arms.

earthquake! (not really.)

i woke up around 3 o’clock this morning thinking i was in the middle of an earthquake. i was tired, disoriented, and my whole body was vibrating and shaking. it turns out it was just sylvie doing a very spastic dance in my belly! it was bizarre to say the least.

i have a prenatal message booked for tomorrow afternoon. i am beyond excited. travis has been telling me to get one for a while, but i wanted to wait until i got really pregnant. well guess what, folks? i am really pregnant! i’ll be 34 weeks tomorrow, which means only 3 more weeks until sylvie is full term and 6 more until her due date.

speaking of that due date, i’m fairly convinced she will make her debut a little early. it may just be wishful thinking, but i have had a few dreams that she will be born on august 24th. the nurse who taught our childbirth class said she sees a spike in births during a full moon. travis’ grandfather, an OB-GYN, said the same thing. i just found out that august’s full moon is on the 24th. coincidence? maybe. then again, maybe not. only time will tell. as long as she’s healthy i could care less whether she comes early, on time or late. however, i would prefer if she didn’t hang out in there long enough to be induced. my midwife and i will try every natural method of induction first (herbs, essential oils, walking, etc.), but she won’t wait longer than two weeks past due to start medical interventions. i was over two weeks late and travis was 6 days early. baby girl, this would be a good time to start taking after your daddy! in fact, just go ahead and take after your daddy. he’s patient, kind, and can sleep anywhere and through anything. i, on the other hand, am irritable and an extremely light sleeper. eh, who am i kidding? you will be perfect no matter what.

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we had a wonderful visit with travis’ parents. they were kind enough to get us sylvie’s pack-n-play (which will also be her bassinet), a boppy pillow, and some other adorable baby items. we had a great time with them and i can’t wait to see them again after the birth.

later on this week my parents are coming in for a visit, too! my mom got us an elective 4D ultrasound for a a first mother and father’s day present. travis and i are beyond excited to see our little girl again on thursday! my practice doesn’t perform a third trimester ultrasound unless complications arise. this means that we have only seen sylvie twice, the last time being 15 weeks ago. i hope we get a good look at her chubby little face! the ultrasound tech told me that 34 weeks is the perfect time for facial picture. she won’t be super duper squished yet, but she’ll have a fair amount of baby fat on those cheeks. i really can’t wait!

now i think it’s time for a couple of hipstamatic nursery pictures!

i have a lot of work to get done (illustration commissions and cleaning) before our next batch of visitors. i had better hop to it!

33 weeks and 3 days.

i’m about to leave for my last shift of (paid) work. before i do i wanted to share some bump pictures travis took today.

and now for my mind-blowing moment of the week. this is our new carton of milk:

it expires the day after sylvie’s due date. i know i’ve said it before, but WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE?! speaking of time, i have to head out for my final shift as a bookstore employee. if my hormones let me make it through the night without tearing up i’ll be very surprised.



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due date.

my official due date is august 31st. travis and i have had fun guessing when little s will make her big debut. for no reason in particular the dates august 24th and september 4th have been stuck in my head. call it intuition if you like. it’s the same feeling i got, early on, when i just knew we were going to have a girl. if i had to guess, i would put my money on one of the those two days. what’s your best guess?


we also spend a lot of time talking about what she’ll look like. we did a rough punnett square to determine her eye color and got a 50/50 chance of her having either blue or brown eyes. i have a feeling, perhaps more intuition, that she will have her dad’s dark hair and eyes and my pale skin. what do you think her hair and eye colors will be?


travis and i have a rare evening off together tonight. we’re going to spend it eating popcorn and watching lost. i hope everyone has a very happy saturday night!

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