Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bump Watch: 37, 38, 39 & 40 Weeks

This is the LAST 'Bump Watch' post you're going to get from me.  For some reason, that makes me a little sad!  Not sad enough to cry, though I do a lot of happy crying lately...  It's just that I LOVED being pregnant with my little TaterMan and am already looking forward to carrying a little sister or brother for him someday.  Yes, you read that right: I also LOVE being a mom!  I'm going to guess I have a very, very well-behaved newborn (hint: I totally DO) because it hasn't scared me off at all from doing this all over again.  Tate is amazing and I'm having such an incredible time getting to know him and developing a routine that works for us all.  And while I hesitate to say this out loud, I'm also getting enough sleep.  So...yeah.  I know it's early and I've only been at this gig for two weeks, but I'm just going to appreciate every blessing now and not worry about what routine-busting surprises might be yet ahead.  That being said, I'm going to hurry on to the belly pics before the Karma God reads this and decides to turn Tate into a cute little hellion! ;o)

Week 37

I was really getting puffy by this point!

And YES, I was excited to finally be considered 'full term' and at the safe & ready point, can you tell?

Week 38

Mark probably won't like that I'm putting a picture up of him that was taken as he was getting changed after his work day, but I thought it was important to include the ever-important daddy and 'Bump Watch' photographer in ONE of these posts!  I love him so...

Hello, double chin.  I don't miss you one bit (OR the 24 of the 30 total pounds I've lost since Tate was born - woo hoooo!!)!

Large and in charge!

Week 39:

These pictures were taken in the middle of the night on the day Tate was born...I'll share my birth story eventually, but it started when my water broke at 2:30am on 9/15/10 on the 1st day of my 39th week.   

You can bet your hiney I made Mark stop rushing about to capture my last TRUE belly pics. I was SO EXCITED, you guys.  

Just a little contraction; nothing to see here, folks! The contractions started around 3:30am - it was a pretty fast progression!

Here's one without the belly numbers for posterity.  I already miss that belly a little!  

Week 40:  

These are by far my favorite of all the belly pictures...because Tate was finally here!!

I cannot get enough of this little guy...

He looks hungry here, huh?  NOM NOM.

Sneak peek of the nursery!  I'll upload more nursery pics soon, but thought you deserved to see SOMETHING since I totally meant to show you some before I had the baby. 
I'll be back soon and will attempt posting a few photos a week until I can sit down and properly post again.  In the meantime, I hope life is treating you well - I certainly can say this is true for me...  :o)


  1. That's what you look like in the middle of the night, a million weeks pregnant no less? OMG, Amy, do you EVER have a "I don't feel pretty" day? I think not!

    And need I tell you AGAIN that I'm in love with Tate? That little man stole so many hearts the day he was born, mine included.


  2. OMG Dawn, you should see me right now! It's 5pm and I'm still in my PJ's...and I am typing this one-handed (my LEFT hand) while breastfeeding little Tate. I'm multi-talented! ;o) And I NEED a shower! When daddy gets home, I'm so doing just that.

    And for the record, my water broke and I hopped right into the shower knowing I wouldn't be able to do it again for a day or two. THAT'S why I look presentable, but thank you for your sweet words! XOXO

  3. Uh, yeah, I'm going to go with Dawn here! Amy, stop making it look soooo easy!!! I don't believe for a second that it was that easy ;-). I DO believe that you love being a mom though and that you are an amazing mom. I am sure that that is exactly why little Tate is so content. Hope the fur-gals are doing alright with the sudden shift in attention and that you continue to get plenty of rest and love, love, love this new chapter of your life (I know you will :))! <3

  4. Stop making me jealous! (in a good way, I promise) ;)

    Lots of loves to you and Tater and Mark.

  5. I LOVE the 3rd to last picture. You look so beautiful and Tate looks beyond adorable! Oh, and I'm loving that tree in the room! Can't wait to see the rest!

  6. These are so fantastic!! I also concur with the girls... you look way too good... in these pics, and the hospital pics too! Do you have a birthing stylist as well as midwife???

    I did the same thing--- SHOWERED when I knew the baby was imminent! And I also breastfeed and type one-handed (not right now, hence the capitalizations and punctuations)!!! Multi-tasking, a necessary talent!!! You're quickly learning the ropes! I am impressed ;)


Please leave a comment! It will be fun for Tate to look back on some day... :o)