41 Weeks Pregnant Rant. 

I like communication. 
If you don’t communicate how is someone supposed to know how you feel? We can’t read minds. 

I’m not the worlds greatest communicator, but I do try to talk and process and let others know where I stand and how I feel. 

But right now, people are not listening to me! 

Yes, I am over due. Yes, my child is not born yet. Yes, I’m still pregnant. Yes, I have clearly said I’m discouraged some days. How many times do I have to say these things in a day? Can you kind people texting me all day long wanting to know every detail just let me have a small break from these answers? 

So I thought I would communicate to others to share what to maybe not say or really consider saying to an over due pregnant mommy. 

You shouldn’t say:

1. Don’t tell a pregnant woman she looks big. Don’t tell her she looks bigger than her previous pregnancy. Don’t tell her to her face, don’t tell her on her social media picture. 

2. “Enjoy your sleep now!” That’s not comforting. And if that over due mama is like me, we’re not sleeping! We’re in pain and uncomfortable and would rather be loosing sleep looking at our baby then trying to get out of bed every eight minutes to pee again. 

3. Don’t comment on her swelling if she’s aware she’s swelling. (If she doesn’t know she’s swelling then that could be a bad sign and maybe she should be told)

4. “Is everything okay? Is the baby okay? Is there a reason she’s not here?” Well, it’s normal for pregnancy to be 38-42 weeks and if my Dr. doesn’t think something is wrong, then please don’t stress me out with your questions. I’m super tired and not thinking clearly but now I’m thinking there is something wrong! Thanks. 

5. If you are not close friends with this pregnant woman, there is no need to text her every day asking,  “is baby here yet?????” That is just annoying. Thank you for the reminder the baby is not here yet, that I’m super uncomfortable and it feels like you’re being nosey. And if you are close friends, there is no need to text this because I’m sure if you’re close enough, you will be told when the baby is here. 

6. Sharing stories of your horrible over due labor stories. There’s no need to bring any sort of extra worry or stress to the poor mom. 

7. Tell her how to make the baby come faster with natural induction methods. Because let me tell you, I tried them all, and I’m still pregnant. Now if she asks you about these methods then feel free to share and help her out! But hearing, “oh go on a walk and have sex” is getting super old…

Things that are welcome to say to this mama waiting to meet her precious baby:

1. “Can I bring you anything to eat or drink?”

2. “Can I help you with anything around the house?”

3. “Do you want to get together and hang out, have some fun and make time pass a little quicker?”

4. I wouldn’t every day, but ask how she’s feeling, and if she needs anything. 

5. Seeing if she wants company and just sitting and talking or listening to her talk, dream, or vent. We feel crazy, it’s nice to have that friend we can just be ourselves with and not feel crazy for a little while. 

Being over due is rough for me. I’m in pain most days and I am so thankful today I get to see if the dr knows why. 

So yes, I know I’m a crazy person right now. 

I am not sleeping which makes me physically tired, and emotionally and mentally not on track with the rest of the normal population, but I would really love a break from the, “is she here yet??” Text messages. 

Especially if I have already told you, “I will let you know when she’s born!” 

I found these funny little pictures on Pinterest that made me laugh pretty hard. 

“How about you shut up and go get me a cookie” made me laugh so hard! I feel normal when I read these post and pictures others make! 

Thank you for reading my rant. 

xoxo kymberly

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Prepared Mother?

I think that’s funny.

The words prepared and mother in the same sentence. I mean maybe there is super hero moms out there that are able to be all knowing and prepare for the next day, (I would love tips from them) but I for sure am not one of them. 

It’s hard for me. I am a planner. I am organized. I like having a full calendar, but I love when my calendar is color coded and looks pretty. But most weeks there is a lot of late add ins and a lot of scratched out plans. 

I can’t ever be prepared. 

And this is not new to me. I have a two year old, I learned it years ago with him. Play dates fall thru due to illness. Late to church due to spit up and blow out diaper that needs an outfit change. So many factors that come into play when a little human determines your day that you can’t be fully prepared. You have to just roll with it. 

But I really tried to be prepared for this next baby. 

I looked up as much advice as I could about meal planning and freezer meals. How to prepare a toddler older sibling. What was recommended for the siblings to first meet. And not only siblings, but a big brother is different than a big sister. So looking into advice for toddler big brothers. 

I meal planned two months in advance, wrote hesitant grocery lists for those weeks, packed hospital bags, packed Nathan a bag for who has him during labor, got Nathan big brother gifts, stalked up on toilet paper, coffee, and laundry detergent. I wrote out Nathan’s schedule and his eating schedule for whoever has him when I’m in labor. I tried to do everything that every mom suggested to me. And I tried to do everything that I knew I wouldn’t be able to do with a newborn. Like clean the bathrooms real well, or be make some yummy dinners, or catch up on random laundry items like the rugs and towels. 

Then we found out we’re moving in a couple weeks. 

Well that changes things! 

So now add packing to the list before baby girl comes! Add deep cleaning to the laundry, dishes, and quality one on one time with my main little 2 year old before he isn’t an only child anymore. 

I caught up on my to-do list of cleaning and being “prepared”. I don’t want to come home with a new baby to a messy house! But then another week passes and I’m still pregnant and all those chores need to be done again. The sheets need to be washed, the floor needs to be mopped, the gold fish crackers need to be vacuumed up…. It doesn’t end. 

I can’t be fully prepared for her to be born and come home. 

Yes, all her laundry is done. Yes, her room and bassinet is all set up and ready. Yes, her diapers and wipes have been purchased for a good amount of future weeks. Yes, I am ready for her. 

But as prepared as I want to be and ready as I want to be, every day I am learning more and more that I am never going to be prepared and ready. The chores are not going to be done every week, as much as I stalked up on items, I just found were out of toothpaste, and we might not be fully stalked up on food like I hoped, and that needs to be okay. 

I just got to roll with it. I just need to breath and let life happen. 

It’s all going to be okay. 

xoxo kymberly

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40 Weeks & Discouraged. 

I’ve done this before. Carried a baby for 40 weeks, contractions started, pushing started, baby born. 

God made our bodies as women to know what to do in labor. I know every woman is different, and our bodies are different, and some of us can’t have babies, or our bodies don’t handle labor well. For you, I’m praying for you because I do not have those struggles. I’m talking more in the broad generalization that babies are born every minute, and those mothering bodies know when it’s time to push, when it’s time to contract, and when the baby is out and it’s over. It blows my mind! 

I had no idea how to push when I was in labor, my body took the lead and I followed. I was so amazed by my body that I love my after baby body better than my pre-baby body. 

But I sit here discouraged. 

For over two weeks I have been dilated and effaced, but neither of the numbers are getting bigger that show labor is going to be here. 

I am having horrible symptoms. A couple days ago I got a migraine that took most of my vision for over an hour. I am in a lot of pain most of the day that makes me not want to do anything but lay down. Then at night I can’t sleep, and when I do fall asleep, I get a max 3-4 hours. 

Then add a couple more normal symptoms like heartburn, swelling and living in 113 degree heat with air conditioner that doesn’t work, and you have a not so happy me. 

I am so thankful I don’t have a job outside of the home I need to be present for or that I’m not in school having to study or write a paper. 

I do however have a two year old that is my responsibility every day. I can’t take care of him to my best ability when I can’t see or when my head is pounding. I feel terrible. I feel like a bad mom. I can’t grow a baby and take care of the one I have? 

Why has my body done this pregnancy thing before, and now seems to be stuck on the same numbers? What’s going on here? 

I’m okay with having a baby late, she needs more time, then she needs more time. It’s the pain and symptoms with a toddler that are super hard on me. 

I’m really trying to be positive, or find good moments in the frustration. But truth is I’m discouraged and sleep deprived. 

Have you been in my shoes? 

I’m curious when she’s going to come. When her birthday will be. 

What she is going to look like. 

Until then I’m going to hold on to the truth that God promised me and a friend today shared with me,


God knows what’s going on with my body. I shall not be discouraged. He knows the end and how my body will deliver this baby! I shall hold on tightly to this truth. 

xoxo kymberly

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P’s Nursery. 

Well today’s the big day!! I have officially carried baby girl all 40 weeks of pregnancy! 

With N, contractions started at midnight on his due date and so far with this little one, nothing. 

So to keep my mind busy and not thinking about every pain or movement happening in me, I want to share her nursery. 

I didn’t get to do a nursery for N because we didn’t move to a two bedroom place till he was 2 weeks old. So this was very fun for me. 

Her room is missing two shelves in it, and the curtains. But besides those, it’s all done!! 

The shelves are going to go a over her dresser, above the bow hanger. I have white and gold glittered mason jars with flowers and picture frames to go on those shelves. 

I just went with colors for a theme and did pink and gold. Almost all the decor in her room was made for her! Just love the hearts of my friends that would go above and beyond to personalize her room with such love! 


xoxo kymberly

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Peyton’s Baby Blanket. 

I haven’t got to share my work on this blog yet. I love to crochet. It’s very relaxing for me. 

The first baby blanket I made was in Novemeber 2013. I messed up a lot, but still sent it as a gift because of the time I put into it, I just needed to send it to the baby I spent hours thinking about while working on it. 

After that blanket I learned a lot and made Nathan one. 

I have made a good amount of blankets and have given them all away. Haven’t got to sell any or really advertise that I would like to. 

But I wanted to share Peyton’s blanket I made! So excited it is finished and ready for her even in this 110 degree heat haha. 


xoxo kymberly

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My crochet Instagram Page

Crazy Pregnant Lady. 

So crazy for me to type this, but three days until my due date. 3. Tres. Three. That’s crazy!!! Little miss Peyton was a planned, very wanted baby! The burn on my heart to be pregnant again and have another child was all I could think about for weeks. 

This pregnancy hasn’t been easy but it’s so worth it. 

I am in so much pain every time she moves the last four weeks. She is out of room in there and I can tell because I feel her sharp elbow dig into me or her feet under my ribs. And as I have to take deep breaths sometimes with her movements, I whale up with tears feeling so grateful she’s in there moving. 

Let’s say she comes in the next three days. These are the last moments I will ever feel these movements from her from inside me. 

I feel crazy. 

I want her out, I want the pain to stop, I want to meet her, I want to hold her. 

And,

I want to keep her in because she’s safe in there. The world can’t hurt her. I’m not up with a crying baby all night. I don’t have to worry today about being consistent with my two year old and feeding a newborn. I don’t want these kicks and movements to be gone and never feel them again. 

I feel crazy. 

I want two things that are so opposite. To be pregnant and to be done being pregnant. 

Oh man. Crazy town. My poor husband haha. 

Anyone else feeling me on the hormones and emotions? 

I spend the whole day walking and eating pineapple. Doing squats and cleaning. Only to end the day so sad that there is still so much I want to accomplish before she arrives and I don’t accomplish anything for months. 

Peyton, I’m ready to meet you baby girl. But I want you to know, I love feeling your kicks and movements. I love seeing my belly move from your hiccups, and I love that so far you are not a morning person. 


xoxo kymberly 

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Photo found on Google 

Big Brother Hospital Gift. 

At this moment Nathan consumes most of my day every day. I spend my day working for him, playing with him, cooking for him, cleaning him, teaching him, and learning from him. He has my whole heart. 

Something that has been on my heart is how he is going to respond when I can’t be at his beck and call all day when Peyton comes. 

Months ago I started slowly having him play by himself. I would have him sit and color while I did dishes. I tried to do things that separated us, and allowed him to have time alone. So hopefully when I am feeding Peyton or putting her down for a nap, he knows he can color or play by himself just fine. 

But what about those first couple days when Peyton is born and I am in the hospital with her. Those first visits he has. I want him to feel just as special as she is. 

One of my friends told me she got both her girls gifts to “give” eachother when the youngest was born! Genious!!! So I went to Pintrest to get some ideas! 

My mom also got Nathan a gift for the hospital that is going to trump my little gifts haha. She got him a suit case and he loves to push around suit cases and open them and put stuff in them. So I didn’t go over board with what Peyton is giving him, because he’s going to be so focused with his new suit case. 

I still thought it was important to have something right away from Peyton when he first comes in. So that’s why I tried to get some of his favorite things. We want Nathan to be the first to come in and meet her. To feel special and have that family bonding time. So the gifts are in my hospital bag so they are with me and don’t have to worry about whoever has Nathan bringing the gifts. 

Nathan knows what he is giving to Peyton. I talk to him about it almost everyday, “whose Minnie Mouse is this?” And he tells me it’s Peyton’s, so hopefully giving it to her is fun and easy for him to do! 

Peyton’s Gift to Nathan:

  1. Coloring book 
  2. Apple Sauce (his favorite!)
  3. A mini doodler
  4. Mickey Mouse movie
  5. Noise puddy
  6. Mickey Mouse play pack (has a small coloring book, crayons, and stickers)

Nathan’s Gift to Peyton:

  1. Sunglasses (for his love of sunglasses) 
  2. Minnie Mouse Doll (for his love of Mickey)
  3. Her outfit

What did you do for your kids? I still have some time before she comes if you have any tips!!


xoxo kymberly

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