Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pregnancy: Week 36

How far along: 36 of the happiest weeks! That is equal to 9 months. Only 28 days left! Are y'all as surprised as I am how quickly these 9 months have gone by!?

Baby Size: 8 lbs and 7 oz according to our anatomy scan today. Of course that's a rough estimate based on measurements. I have always dreamt of a chunky baby!
Gender: A princess :) 

Movement: My girl is always wiggling. I never really have to do my formal counting (although my Type A personality still does them!), like doctors want, because she is always moving around. I can't think of anything better. In case you missed it, here's a video of her kneeing my belly and rubbing it across! Sorry I didn't catch more of my belly in the video. I was too distracted looking at my belly instead of the camera!
Best moment this week: At our 2nd anatomy scan, about 7 weeks ago, the doctor was slightly concerned because I had a lot of amniotic fluid (but still within a normal range). He really wanted me to be careful with my diet in order to improve the fluids. Today I found out that my hard work has paid off. Don't get me wrong: I still ate less-than-perfect, but I tried to make smarter choices! I am proud of myself. Kensie's amniotic fluids have improved a lot!

Looking forward to: Reaching full term next week. I AM AMAZED OVER GOD'S GLORY for getting me to this point. I am totally in awe. Full term is such a milestone, and I have no one else to thank except God himself. 
What I miss: NOTHING. I love pregnancy.
Symptoms: I developed carpel tunnel while pregnant about a week or two ago. It has been pretty painful/annoying, but it's nothing I can't handle. Anything for my baby girl. It's on my right hand, and three of my fingers are completely numb: my thumb, pointer, and middle fingers. My doctor has me wearing a brace to help reduce the pain & symptoms, but I haven't seen any progress. At this point, my hands (and feet) are so swollen that there's too much pressure on my nerves, making them go numb.
Nursery: It's totally complete and easily my favorite room in the house. Check it out here.

Wedding rings on or off? Been off for quite a while. I'm still rocking my fake rings from Kohls.

Daddy-isms: Daddy has totally been in 'nesting' mode just like mommy has. He has been so helpful getting things ready for our little girl. He installed her video monitor in her nursery, and both car seats into our cars over the weekend. Getting everything ready is making us very excited.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for your goodness. Thank you for protecting Kensington and I for the past 9 months. I owe you everything. You will always get the glory for such a miracle. I am continuing to pray and trust that Kensie and I will have a safe and healthy pregnancy, along with a safe and healthy delivery. I pray that others will see your glory through the birth of my baby girl. I pray that if anyone doubts or doesn't fully trust you, that you would show them, through me, that you are capable of more than our expectations. You are able to do abundantly more than our wildest dreams. Praise You!

Completely unrelated to pregnancy, but I wanted to announce that Libby was the winner (randomly selected) of my Favorite Things Giveaway. Congrats Libby! 


  1. Congrats! That's so exciting. I hope the numbing isn't too uncomfortable.

  2. Yay for hitting 9 months! Love the video of baby girl moving, it's it the crazy experience, but so reassuring. I keep trying to find solutions for my swelling hands and feet, but haven't found anything that works yet.

  3. 9 months, AMEN AND AMEN! So happy for you! God is soooooo good and I'm so glad y'all are healthy and doing well. Hope the carpel tunnel goes away, stat.

  4. Congrats! I am so excited for you :)

  5. Ahhh so close!! I'm still holding out for June 8th! It will be here so fast!

  6. I am so excited and also in complete awe that you are in the home stretch. It seems like yesterday that you were announcing your pregnancy and now Kensie is almost here. Crazy!

  7. Can't believe you have 4 weeks left. They're going to fly by and your little girl will be here soon. I try my best to capture my belly moving but can't. Maybe when I'm further along.

  8. Gosh I'm tearing up reading this! I'm amazed over God's glory too!! So so so stinkin' excited for you, Allison! K is going to be so so loved. I loved seeing her move in the video!

  9. awhhhh so exciting!!!!!!!!!!! and so glad her fluid has improved a lot :) sounds like your princess is one healthy baby! I loved the video of her moving, God is truly amazing! I can't wait to be pregnant and see life move right inside of me!
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

  10. Wowwww....you are so close, Allison! 8 pounds huh? Sofia was 9 lbs 1oz and believe me when I say that I was 50% surprised at that cause she was so heavy while I was carrying her. I feel for you with those ankles, but you are almost at the finish line!

  11. Wowwww....you are so close, Allison! 8 pounds huh? Sofia was 9 lbs 1oz and believe me when I say that I was 50% surprised at that cause she was so heavy while I was carrying her. I feel for you with those ankles, but you are almost at the finish line!