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  1. S, you look truly beautiful. I can’t believe you’ve already come so far (though I recognize it probably doesn’t feel that way for you). Hoping I get get to sneak a peak at the last bit of belly at HLS. I saw Kath over the weekend and agreed that this could be the first of the Summit babies…we’re growing up:)

  2. Yay for dropping! My maternity photos came AFTER I dropped and I was all sad because they don’t show how big the belly was πŸ™‚

    Aren’t the crazy belly shapes strange? Have you been able to pick out body parts yet? That’s super strange. Also have you felt him turn? One night my whole belly went crazy and it was kind of painful in a weird way and Haun and I watched as Lu’s butt went from the bottom of my belly to the top. Crazy stuff!

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @Chelsea, We never did official maternity photos. I kind of regret it already!

      I only saw body parts two times so far. One time it was clearly his rump and another time it was definitely a foot or a hand because I saw all these little things swim by for a second. Bizarre!

      I never felt him turn. He’s been hanging out head down for weeks now (thank goodness). BUT! I have felt him move from side to side a couple of times. It is the coolest AND weirdest feeling ever.

  3. I dropped last week and didn’t notice it until I compared my weekly side shot photos- WOW what a difference! It’s very exciting πŸ™‚

    I wonder if you’ll have your baby before me? I get a lot of BH and at my last appt my doc told me my cervix was already soft (at 35 weeks), but I feel like it could still be a while, but you seem to be close!

    It’s going to be a fun and crazy next few weeks πŸ™‚

    PS- lopsided bellies are my favorite!

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life), When is your due date again? Mine is September 16! These updates are about a week behind so that I can write about what actually happened in that exact week.

      My doctor hasn’t checked anything in a couple of visits. I’m curious to see if he’ll do a check on Monday. I am still feeling September 12th for some reason.

      Are you breathing better now? I notice that I feel like I can breathe so deeply now. Such a weird feeling. I’m also waddling like a penguino ha.

      • @RhodeyGirlTests, I’m waddling, too πŸ™‚ I’m 36 weeks today, due September 6, so we really aren’t far apart at all! I am breathing more easily and have a lot of pressure in my lower abdomen. baby D sometimes kicks my cervix and I feel like s/he is trying to escape!

        There is a full moon on Sept 12, so it’s very likely you could have your baby then! My mom was a labor and delivery nurse and she said full moon nights were always super busy!

        I have my next appt on Friday and am anxious to hear if I’ve made any progress, even though I know it doesn’t necessarily mean anything. When is your next appt?

        • RhodeyGirlTests

          @Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life), Next appointment is Monday! I’m not positive he will do a check though.

          And when I wrote that bambino was kicking me in weird internal places that’s exactly what I meant.. I feel like he’s trying to escape!

          I’ve also had a lot of cramping.. less like BH and more like other types of cramps. You?

  4. Ali

    I’ve enjoyed your updates as I’m due about a month after you. We got the same crib. Wondering what mattress you decided on? (sorry if I missed it in a previous post) Also, does the wire part that supports the mattress move a little bit? Or did my husband do something wrong in the assembly process? πŸ™‚

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @Ali, Congratulations to you!

      We got one of the Naturepedic mattresses. It was $299.99 at Buy Buy Baby and we used a 20% off coupon. It’s kind of expensive for a crib mattress, but it is organic cotton and we figure we will use it for all the kiddies we hope to have. I know that with our crib all standard mattresses should fit.

      The wire part does not move at all – I’d have your husband recheck his assembly work or make sure that all the parts are there and nothing is missing. My only complaint with the crib so far is that the wood is so light that I can move it easily. For example, when I was putting the bedding on the crib kept sliding around. We might put a rug underneath eventually.

      Hope this helps.

      • Ali

        @RhodeyGirlTests, Thanks! I really appreciate your response. Good to know a standard size fits as some of the online reviews of the crib mentioned some mattresses not fitting – and good to know about the coupons, too. Wish a Buy Buy Baby was closer, but a trip to NH from MA isn’t too bad. Will definitely check out the wire part again! Also, I keep a can of Bar Harbor clam chowder on our shelf and it’s good for a canned clam chowder! (I get it at Stop & Shop)

        • RhodeyGirlTests

          @Ali, Oh one more thing! Buy Buy Baby delivers. I ordered the same mattress for my dad’s house in RI. There is no BBB even remotely nearby. The shipping was like $20 but they let us use 2 coupons for that one for some reason. I had to call to use the coupons to order it.

          And I didn’t read that about the crib. At least your know the Naturepedic size fits!

  5. Loving these posts! I had no idea about the lumpy lopsided belly! Good to know πŸ˜‰

  6. Ah, Sabrina, I saw cans of Clam Chowder from the Black Pearl in Newport yesterday as I was preparing to depart T. F. Green. I should have picked one up for you. So happy to hear you’re doing well. Keep it up, girl – your in the homestretch!

  7. I’ve been having mild period-like cramps at times. My doctor raised an eyebrow and this, but I told him they aren’t consistent and he wasn’t too concerned once I said I hadn’t had any bleeding.

    You can always ask them to check. They should do your strep b test soon, and usually check then because you’ll be undressed anyways.

    And I asked my doc about pitocin after delivery and he said it’s standard practice, so I’ll get it, too. Who knew?! Like you said though, baby will be out, so I don’t mind πŸ™‚

  8. I love that feeling when the baby drops and you can breathe a bit easier again. But then hate that anxiety you were talking about. I felt the same way since I’m such a planner and control freak.

  9. Looking good girl! Hang in there! Ask your Dr about the weight! They will try to give you their best guess. My doctor was spot on. The crib looks fantastic. And love that the man is so supportive.

  10. Stacy R.

    You look beautiful and ready for bambino! Enjoy the next few weeks with a little down town! You and PB should do a some last dinner dates as a family of 2, treat your self to a mani/pedi, go to the movies, or have a movie night at home just savor the last few weeks.

  11. I, too, love that every pregnancy is different- including the way women carry! I just find that so fascinating:-).

    Thank you for passing on the tip about laundry! I don’t think I ever would have thought of that on my own. Looks like I have a lot less to wash (at one time) now :-).

  12. Kristen

    You look fabulous!! Love the new belly pics tab! Very convenient for belly pic stalkers like myself!! I think we’re about the same size/height so I am always stalking your pictures trying to guess when I will finally look like I’m having a baby!

  13. Michelle

    I love the crib! Where did you get it?

  14. Thanks for the shout out! I STILL look back at my belly photos and ooh and ahh at them. And I so, so, so look forward to making more of them someday. It is so cool to see everyone’s bodies change.

    If you “feel” like you’re going to go early, you very well might!!! I kept having that nagging feeling, and once the doc started checking me (around 36 weeks, I think), she confirmed that I was right. And I went 1.5 weeks early. So listen to your bod and put your feet up for a few weeks.

    ENJOY the last few weeks!!!

  15. OMG sabrina! Two things: you look GORGEOUS! And two…VERY funny. JUST yesterday I FINALLY went on a mad search for those baby blocks- MAD search… and today, there’s the link! love that idea- getting them for a friend! Hope you are well and cant wait to see Bambino!

  16. Not that I know anything on this subject aside from observation but I think you’re going to go early πŸ™‚ Yes! A HLS baby would be amazing!! I hope I get to see you (and bambino) next weekend!

  17. I never knew that about the “lumpy baby belly!” Thank you for sharing! I’m now at 16.5 weeks, and I’m finally starting to pop a little bit. I’m so eager to really show because right now this miracle still doesn’t feel real. It’s the first time in my life I’ve wanted a bigger belly . . . LOL.

  18. Congrats on 33 weeks! I am feeling a little baffled at 30 weeks this week! Ack! I am really really trying not to waddle despite what my mom says that it is not lady-like! Ha ha. LIke I can help it! Hospital bag, hospital bag. I don’t have that done yet, but I did decided today before reading your post not to wash anymore past 3months clothing for baby girl. Makes sense! Thanks for your beautiful pictures!

  19. So close! I’m so excited to “meet” the bambino πŸ™‚ After I had the baby, I had to have my Mom buy me some granny panties to bring to the hospital. One reason was because all my tiny low-rise underwear would hit my scar and it hurt. Another reason, and this would apply to non-csection mamas, would be because the post partum sanitary napkins you have to wear (and definitely need!) are NO JOKE. They are H.U.G.E. They’ll give you mesh underwear to wear at the hospital but they are a PITA and I wanted some regular underwear. Nobody ever told me this, so I’m passing it on to you, LOL. I rocked the granny panties for a good month after my delivery, so it might be a good idea to have some on hand πŸ™‚

  20. mel

    You look fabulous! Can’t believe it’s getting closer and closer!

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