Oct 20, 2013

Letters to Baby K - Week 26


I missed week 25, oops! I guess that's what happens when life gets just a little too busy. I'm sure Peyton won't notice he's missing a week from his book when I put these all together for him. He is a boy after all, that don't notice that kind of detail, right?

Today, I spent some time with one of my best friends, shopping at our local monthly flea market and enjoying the beautiful Fall weather. The walking was much needed since I've fallen off my typical three days a week workout routine. I'm kind of terrified to even attempt to workout, even though I've been given the OK by my Dr. I feel that since I was so sick in the beginning and that now since I am so far along that if I try to start back up that it will somehow be way too stressful on Peyton. Especially after my whole bleeding/ER visit incident. I might just stick to some moderate walking around the block after dinner and some pregnancy stretches that are in my week by week pregnancy book. I haven't gained too much weight, about 18 pounds at the moment, which is right on target for how far along I am, so I'm not really worried about dropping it after the delivery. We shall see though.

I've also come to the realization that I am way more laxed in my preparation slash researching than I thought I would be. I mean, don't get me wrong, I ask my Dr. every time I go in, "what should I be doing now to prepare?" to make sure I haven't missed an important step like signing up for a class, registering at the hospital, getting a shot, whatever...but I just feel like I haven't done as much research as I would have expected myself to do by this point. I like to plan and research, which is strange for me to be so zen, like, whatever happens, happens. I do read my books that have week by week info, so maybe I'm just more prepared than I give myself credit for. I just feel like I may be missing something, you know? What were the best ways you prepared? As a first-time-mom, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

In other exciting news, I took my maternity photos this week and boy howdy, I think they're going to be gorgeous!! I have a WONDERFUL photographer who never ceases to amaze me with her photography/creative genius! Her name is Candace Moore of Minerva House and if you're looking for a Texas photographer be sure to check her out, you'll be glad you did!

We had the most amazing weather and lighting for our shoot...a little chilly, but hey, in Texas, I'd rather be cold at a photo shoot than a dripping puddle mess with my makeup all over the place! We started with two looks in Ft. Worth with the early morning sun. I'm talking I was out of bed at 5:00am getting ready! Just as we were packing up a beautiful Monarch butterfly landed on me and I squealed, "Candace! Look!" She of course, being the amazing photographer she is, jumped to action and started shooting and was able to capture some really great shots! I'd say that has some foreshadowing to a lucky pregnancy, don't you? We finished up later that evening in Dallas at White Rock Lake with two additional looks. I am so jazzed after seeing the sneak peek she posted on Facebook. I absolutely can't wait to see how the rest turn out! Here is the sneak peek below!

Don't they look magical!!? Gah, I can't wait to see the rest!

And finally, a Peyton update! During week 26 Peyton should be about the size of an eggplant. Weighing close to 2 pounds and measuring in at about 14 inches from head to heel. He's just getting so big!!

If this is your first time on the blog feel free to check out some of my previous pregnancy posts! I hope you'll stick around for the long haul!

Previous posts:
No Week 25, oops!
Week 24
Week 23
Week 22
Week 21
Week 20