Friday, January 17, 2014

A non-horsey baby update

Someone recently commented and asked how baby stuff was coming along.

I am at 29 weeks as of yesterday and feeling pretty damn good! I finally have a good appetite. I crave fruit and breakfast food, like waffles. I LOVE WAFFLES!

I am still doing barn work and lifting 40-50 lbs regularly. Yesterday I cleaned Lucy's paddock, which was 2 very heavy 12 cubic ft wheelbarrows full of soaking wet manure and hay. Maddy has been cleaning my stall a lot for me, which is really nice! Carrying water buckets is the hardest thing for me, but I can manage fine if I need to.

Today Kenny and I had a maternity photoshoot and the photographer posted a sneak peek of the photos on Facebook, so I thought I'd share them! They came out so great.

The photos are by Dawn Temple of Bellaria Designs Photography

https://www.facebook.com/bellariadesignsphotography

http://www.bellariadesigns.com/

Yes, I was the nutter prancing around in a sleeveless lace dress in a big field,
barefoot in January in New England. Anything for a photo!

Cairo was featured in the photos, of course.



My due date is April 3, which seems both right around the corner and way too far away! We bought a crib last weekend and I scored a used dresser on Craigslist for $100 that needs to be sanded and painted, but for that price I will put in the work happily.

Things are coming together!

22 comments:

  1. Oh, beautiful photos, congratulations!

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  2. Becareful about lifting heavy things when you are pregnant, that is don't do it. I to scoffed at that old saying and continued to lift whatever whenever, because I'm a horse person. Thats what we do. Right? What no one tells until it is too late is thst lifting heavy things when you are pregnant causes your ab muscles to split down the middle. You can tell if its already happened by laying down on your back and doing a crunch. If your belly makes a pyramid your abs have already split. Now, this can be fixed with surgery or a lot of hard work with specific physical thrapy exercises (my case), but personally if I could do it over I would let someone else load my groceries and leave moving the jump poles to the barn rats. Just a public service notice. Lol. Glad your appetite has returned. Enjoy it. It all goes by too fast.

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    1. I have a doctor's appt on Wednesday and will ask her about all that. So far they've just told me to keep doing whatever I am already doing, because my body is used to it, and if I feel any pain or discomfort to take it back a notch. So far I've been ok but I don't want to get injured.

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    2. I never had any pain. The doctors told me the same thing. So i kept lifting heavy as stuff. But when we had a pt come to our parenting class (after it was WAY too late) that's when we were told about it. The most annoying part was that I had already noticed the pyramid belly at least a month earlier and thought it was just a cute pregnancy thing. The pyramid is actually your insides pushing through your abdomin and the real concern other than physical aesthetics post natal is you can herniate. So definitely talk to your doc about it. Just one of the many things no one ever tells you about pre baby.

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    3. Oh GREAT! Yeah, I wish I would have known about that! I did a crunch and there is a ridge going down my midline. Damn!

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  3. Beautiful pics, I loved right around 28 weeks, I think that's when the preggo belly is really cute and you get to see crazy things like feet pushing out of your belly. You look gorgeous and Cairo is adorbs as always. I craved fruit too (but also ice cream because it was summer lol).

    Agree with Renee ^. Also try to do some little get-aways together because they become pretty few and far between for most of us after baby.

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    1. I have certainly felt her feet kicking me (ha ha) but haven't seen them yet. I'd love to see that!

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  4. I adore those pictures, the balloons, you are gorgeous! While having a baby is still off somewhere in the future I look forward to it.

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  5. Lovely photos especially the ones with the balloons! You are almost there! People always said it will change your life and I was like oh, sure. But really, it does. Where did you get the dress? I pushed a wheelbarrow of hay and fed my own horses until a couple weeks before baby was born. I liked the fresh air, little bit of exercise and routine. Baby boy was born in April, due the 23rd and came almost right on time on the 22nd! :)

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    1. Thank you!! I am so happy with how the photos came out. I got the dress at Macy's, believe it or not, in the regular dress section! It is stretchy enough that it fit me perfectly, even with the baby bump. I got it in clearance so I was one happy camper.

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  6. Lovely pics! Can't believe you will have a little one in just over 2 months!

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  7. You are a beautiful mommy to be! Enjoy this time - it is so special :)

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  8. Ahhhh love the update and pictures!!! You look awesome!!

    April 3rd is so close!!

    You will love being a mom !

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  9. Congratulations! Those photos are great! I love the ones with Cairo in it. Ridgies are my favorite dog breed, though I may be a bit biased because I have one too.

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  10. It's no surprise that they're gorgeous, Kate. I especially love the last ones with the balloons and the perfect light.

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  11. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I was able to take care of my horses until the day I went into labor, actually mucked out the run-in 4 hours before contractions started- 4 days overdue, LOL! Oh, and the ab thing is called diastasis recti, there are exercises for it, avoid doing traditional crunches until the separation has long healed.

    Word to the wise: After the baby is born everything changes! It's amazing how much time you don't have for your horse anymore.

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