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Dress: Nordstrom (runs big) / Bag: Tory Burch / Earrings: Kendra Scott / Sandals: Tory Burch (the best flip flops!)

It’s here, the homestretch of pregnancy!  It feels so surreal to be writing a 37 week bumpdate.  37 weeks, 38 tomorrow, but who’s counting? 😉  I can’t believe this is going to be my last bumpdate post, ever.  So many emotions and so many hormones all at once.

37 Weeks

If a picture can speak a thousand words, then I am sure these pictures can tell you how I am feeling at this point in pregnancy.  I have blown up like a tick thanks to swelling.  There is just no stopping it at this point.  I am definitely not someone who stays small and cute with just a belly during pregnancy.  (Like every other blogger seems to.)  By the end, I retain every drop of water that comes near me and just get puffier.  My eyes and nose are swollen at this point, how crazy is that?!

There have been a lot of frustrations with this pregnancy, including every symptom there could possibly be, plus checking off every issue that could arise it seems.  This has never happened to me before, so it’s been frustrating to say the least.  The baby had been breech until earlier this week, which was causing a lot of change in my usual birth plan, so we are crossing our fingers she stays that way now!

I finally feel like we have everything we really need on hand to bring a baby home.  Minus diapers.  For some reason I cannot motivate myself to buy any diapers.  I really need to get on that stat.  However, I am completely panicked that we haven’t finished unpacking and organizing the house.  Daily anxiety attacks over it aren’t helping much but are definitely motivating! My nesting has fully kicked in and I use the two hour stretches of energy I get during the day to do as much as I can.  The exhaustion, however, is so real.  Probably from being up all night, unable to sleep.  I can barely go a day without a nap.  Just preparing me for a newborn, right?

I really just cannot wrap my brain around the fact that this pregnancy is coming to an end and we could have a baby any day.  We know that this is our last one, so there is just a lot more emotion to it and finality.  I was so excited going into this pregnancy, but now it’s really hitting me that it’s over.  I’m trying to savor every last kick and hiccup I feel and getting more and more ready to meet our babe.

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Black Maxi Dress

My gratefulness for this dress is real.  I can throw it on and wear it all day, or toss it over a bathing suit.  It’s really meant as a cover up and is unlined, so make sure to check your layers underneath and the sheerness.  It runs large, so make sure to size down, and the straps are fully adjustable.

If it is 43248 degrees where you are too, this dress is a blessing.  It’s so lightweight and breathable.  Snag this and wear it for Summers to come; it’s a great classic black maxi dress coverup to have in your wardrobe arsenal for travel and or everyday.

-XO

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14 comments on “37 Week Bumpdate”

  1. Gorgeous mama, those last weeks are the hardest. I remember swelling up and just feeling so so tired ! Hang in there 🙂
    Love that Black Maxi Dress !

  2. You look BEAUTIFUL! I can’t even begin to think about the emotions that comes with knowing it’s your last one- but just think about how much you’re going to savor it and truly soak in every ounce of that fleeting newborn stage! Can’t wait to hear the big news!!

  3. So exciting! You’re in the home stretch girlie, and will be meeting your little princess any day now. I hear ya on the diapers! They’re the least exciting expense, and I can’t believe it took until a few months ago to finally do the subscription through Amazon Prime. It saves so much, and they’re shipped right to your door. Sending lots of *hugs* for the last of the uncomfortable days and hoping that she stays in the right position for delivery <3
    Green Fashionista

  4. Oh the homestretch…it’s always so bittersweet especially with the last baby. Praying you have a safe and healthy delivery and that baby stays head down.

  5. I am absolutely loving that dress! I will be 37 weeks Friday and I am ready. Everything hurts. The swelling is real. The emotions run amuck and I’m generally just ready to get this show on the road! Haha. You look beautiful! Although I can totally identify with feeling like a tick. I seriously don’t know how I could get any bigger! But I will. Anyhoo, glad she is no longer breach and I do hope she stays that way. Hoping all goes well and you get to meet your princess soon!

    • Thank you Trista! It’s a great dress to have on hand for basically anything! We are SO close! I am hoping that both of us will have some relief soon and a baby in arms!

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