Week 39

the baloney bug

Just one week left until my due date.  One more week.  I’m still in a bit of shock that I could be having this baby any day now.

Friday is my last day at the office, which is for the best because going to doctor’s appointments has become a full time job.  I already have appointments scheduled past my due date.  The power of positive thinking, really.

Some other random updates:

I went from not waking up to go to the bathroom at night to waking up once a night to waking up every three hours.  Like clockwork, every three hours.

I wake up sweating because Brady has decided his new place to sleep is as close to me as he can get.  Up until a couple of weeks ago he slept at the bottom of the bed, then all the sudden he started sleeping up at my chest and pressed as close to me as he can possibly get.  It’s kind of the sweetest thing ever.  And only the tiniest bit annoying.

At my sonogram last week I got to see the baby practice breathing.  Who knew they even did that??  So proud of her already!

I’ve had more strangers comment on my belly in the last week than the entire first 38 weeks combined.  I’ve been getting lots of congratulations and I can finally get a seat on the subway.  Took nine months, but we’re there!

Not one single stranger has tried to touch the belly.  Thank goodness.

Yesterday I finally got around to packing my bag for the hospital.  It took a considerable amount of time deciding what top I’d wear home from the hospital.  Should I pack a maternity shirt or would I be able to fit into one of my normal shirts again??  The thought of being able to wear normal shirts again is pretty exciting.

the baloney bug

the baloney bug

Alright little lady, I’m ready whenever you are.


  1. Jean Remmert says:

    I have tears in my eyes as I read your blog! I can hardly believe that the time is here! can’t wait to meet Baby Girl!!!! Just say the magic words and Dad and I are on our way!!!!! LOVE YOU soooo much! XO

  2. Karebear304 says:

    I was able to wear a regular shirt home, but not pants. I brought some cute leggings, but I ended up wearing my yoga pants on the way out. Pack both loose and tight, just in case. I never wear yoga pants outside of the house, but the thought of real pants or even right leggings was stressful. I still think you’re going early!! I’ll give you till Wednesday!

  3. Definitely maternity pants or something stretchy. Also, I never thought about undies…you might want to grab some granny panties to have on hand because of postpartum bleeding, and when I had a c-section with Norah, all of my underwear rubbed my scar (hopefully you won’t have that issue).

  4. Don and I are anxiously waiting for your call and the the trip to meet Baby Girl! You look great , she fills you nicely and is sure to be worth the wait and “labor” of love. Call, call ….soon we hope!

  5. Caroline says:

    You are one hot mom already!

  6. I’m so excited for you!! I can’t believe how fast it’s gone by. Well, at least for me. 😉

  7. Merridith says:

    You look gorgeous! You could get your eyelashes tinted like I did so that when you have no time once baby girl comes at last you have something on your eyelashes ha! Will be praying for a safe and healthy delivery for you! So excited!

  8. Joan you are so beautiful and I am inspired heaps by you. Love the way you love life and your daughter with everything you are. Your humour and positivity i so uplifting. Yay for a new adventure and a fresh season for you and Jon! Love you both and your wee Gilbert to come. Miss you guys heaps, praying for a safe delivery for both baby and mommy. Sending you lots of love and hugs!

    Many blessings,
    Brett & Susan xx

  9. Love your top!

  10. I have a feeling you’ll be one of those women that will lose the baby baby as soon as the princess has been evicted but just in case, I’d take a regular shirt and maternity shirt. I was not that lucky and was so eager to get on one of those cool beds that weighs you. I only lost like 10 of the 40 pounds I gained during my pregnancy. So I guess all my weight gain was from all the bbq, fried pickles and ice cream I ate. Whoops.


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