Tuesday, September 7, 2010


37 1/2 weeks and feeling very ready to meet this little guy. I'm being patient though and knowing that he'll arrive when the time is right. Angus and I have been savoring our last days as just the two of us by going out to dinner, seeing movies in the theater, spending time outside, and just being together. We're both so excited about what lies ahead. It's all still quite surreal. As crazy as it sounds, I'm really looking forward to the labor and birth part since we've done so much prep and talking about it. I just can't believe that at the end of it, we get to stare into our little baby's face. It's freaking incredible.

Last week, I did belly henna to celebrate pregnancy and motherhood, and it was an awesome experience. SarahKate (www.skhenna.com) came to my house and did a henna design of my choice on my belly, hands, and feet and then took photos a few days later. The photos are definitely something we'll treasure to remind us of this awesome time in our lives.
In other news, I'm winding down at work which is probably good because the past two weekends I've spent with wicked colds. It's a tough transition to go from being around no one all summer to being around hundreds of kids with germs. It's been tough to let go of work especially since I've been back for a few weeks and have gotten to know the kids and gotten back into the swing of things, but I know I need to. It'll still be there after all of this. I just have to keep that in mind. It looks like my last day might be this Friday unless I decide to go into next week at all. My friend Becca says, "Cut the cord" which I think is pretty appropriate.

I was outside the other day in our neighborhood, and I ran into a few pregnant women taking walks. It turns out that there's about 6 women living in our neighborhood who are ready to give birth to boys within a few weeks of one another. Crazy! I definitely won for the biggest belly which strangely, I love. I love being pregnant and having a belly to be proud of. Call me crazy, but I feel like it's a powerful and healthy thing. All I can say is that this is going to be a BIG baby - a big, beautiful and very loved baby.


  1. Gorgeous belly! I love your attitude about all this pregnancy and delivery stuff. It truly is a miracle and worth every kick to the bladder, round ligament pain and fat roll. Congrats!

  2. Awww Ker. That is such a lovely post, and pictures. I have been thinking of you all. Love, love, love you.

  3. You look gorgeous & radiant! I can't wait to meet this little or big guy either :) Missing and loving you lots!