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My Pregnancy: The Full 40 Weeks

It’s been a couple of months since my last post…

Phew…Well, here you have it. A quick recap of my growing belly during my pregnancy. I made it the full 40 weeks before our precious baby girl was born on March 5th, just 3 days late. I can’t believe that when I was 21 weeks, I thought I was so big already. That bump was nothing compared to the way it bulged out toward the end.

I will admit to feeling great for most of the pregnancy though. I credit that to attending pilates 5 times a week up until week 38 when it was just embarrassing to go to classes. I would show up each week and have my workouts modified for me by the best instructors in the business. I felt so thankful that pilates kept my weight in check and me feeling great and energized.

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I was so over it by the end and couldn’t believe that I actually was pregnant the whole time. I never thought that I would last 40 weeks being pregnant. Heck, I never thought I would actually be pregnant!

In the end, I had the worst edema ever and was super bloated in my hands and feet for 3 weeks before the delivery. Thank GOD it was winter time or I would have literally died. I never thought I would see my feet and or ankle bones again. I did eventually!

Overall, I actually loved being pregnant! I wouldn’t change a thing. I loved feeling my little one kick me, even in the middle of the night. It was fun to watch my body grow (a human) and change to prepare for the baby. It was fun to pig out on sweets and blame it on all the hormones too.

Up next…the birth story! It was so not what I thought it would be, but I wouldn’t have changed a thing. The best part about it is that we are enjoying every minute with our newest family member. You will get to meet her soon!

Boy? Girl? The verdict is…

We have just announced the sex of the baby… But first I’d like to tell you the story behind why we decided to find out what we are having. I really wanted to keep the sex of the baby a surprise and not find out until it arrived head first into this crazy world. I still believe that it is the only true surprise that you have in life. I mean, you can’t very well see through your skin unless you are a super hero. The thought of the ultimate surprise enticed me, how cool would it be to wait 9 whole months (forever in pregnancy months) and then bam your whole life changes and you have a cute little boy or girl.

You know who doesn’t think it’s cool, my husband. Domenic doesn’t like to be kept in the dark about anything…especially when it directly involves him. He is a planer, a thinker, a worrier, a stress case, a planner, a list maker, a planner and a, OH did I mention a planner? Yes, he really, really, really, really, wanted to know the sex of the baby and thought it would be the biggest punishment of our lives if we didn’t know if it was a he or a she before it arrived. “Can’t you just let me have this one thing?” he complained! So being the nice wife that I am, I caved and we found out the sex, even though I didn’t want to…

So instead of surprising ourselves in 4 more months, we decided to surprise our friends with the sex of the baby by making a gender reveal cake. We all know that’s what our friends and family really wanted right, a cake, to celebrate our unborn baby’s gender. Fun, but a little cheesy.

My BFF and I, more like I made a double layer cake with said baby sex color frosting inside. Here is the cake at the party. I made 2 boxes of yellow cake and stacked them together between a bed of frosting. I had rolled and hand dyed the fondant pink and blue and cut out the circles to decorate the outside of the cake.

The cake was cut during a birthday party for my mother in law’s 60th birthday, which she thought was for her, but that’s a whole other story.  

YAY! ITS A GIRL!!! Phew, I have secrets! Now everyone knows what we are having. Feel free to shop accordingly. PS, this isn’t my baby, just a friend’s baby who loved eating the pink frosting in the cake.

Kelly