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Pregnancy Pics Comparison – Weeks 8, 18, 28, 38 – and an update.

by Christa on October 30, 2013

in Baby Gins,Pregnancy

How could I forget that Week 8 was Oceanside 70.3 with the little bean? Killer.


Week 18:


Week 28:


Aaaaand Week 38:



Today I had yet another weekly appointment at my doctor’s office.  She thinks I’ll have a baby in the next 48 hours!!! But she also thought I might have a baby before today’s appointment, soooo….guess we will wait and see.

Here’s hoping!

Oh, a little anecdote that my friend Katy said I should put on the blog…. I had heard that hooking yourself up to the breast pump could cause contractions to start (real ones, since I have fake ones all the time), so I decided to give it a whirl.  Why not, right??  So I bust out the Ameda Purely Yours and went to work.  I was sitting there, with a bottle in each hand, almost crying because hello – how did we go from double-fisting beer bottles to baby bottles in what seemed like an instant?  Shane was laughing and said, “Welcome to your new life.”  YIKES.  You just have to laugh at those moments.  It was an interesting sight, I’m sure.  We are a pretty private couple – I am happy to say that we don’t even use the restroom in front of each other, and yes I know we are in the minority on that.  Let’s leave a little mystery, people!  All of this baby stuff is definitely bringing us into more intimate moments – aaaaand I have to give birth soon.  Don’t even know why I bother with modesty these days.

Also, I was scared it would hurt but I’m happy to announce that it does not – never fear, ladies.  It’s not so scary after all.  :)

For my guy friends who read here, I’m sorry.  I promise to get back to race recaps as soon as I’m up and literally running.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Stacey October 30, 2013 at 10:02 am

In the next 48 hours?! Girl, I’m crossing my fingers and my toes for you! I cannot wait to hear all about your adventures. Even though you’re a private couple, I hope you continue to post funny stories like that. Hilarious! I can only imagine what awaits Billy and I…


Christa October 30, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Thank you lady! I guess I will share a bit more…I think it’s TMI but then I remember that’s what I like about most of the blogs I read – the overshares. ;)


Renee October 30, 2013 at 11:54 am

Christa, you crack me up girl with all your stories. I pray you have a quick and easy birthing experience. All I can say is that I’m glad it’s you and not me…ha!!!! Can’t wait to see pictures!!! :)


Christa October 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Hahah, thanks Renee!!


Alberto October 30, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Aaaaand THIS is the blog post I decide to catch up on. Breast pumps. Great!


Christa October 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Sorry, dude! C’mon, you’ve got kids. You know what’s up!


Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama October 30, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Love this story! With my first, I’ll never forget the first time my husband saw me hooked up to to the dairy farm, I mean, the pump. He got over it pretty quick! Good thing, since I nursed both of my daughters through their first birthdays. I became a pro at pumping on the go, before races, even in airplane bathrooms. YUCK!

Good luck & best wishes for a smooth, safe delivery! Meeting your little one is going to ROCK your world, in the best possible way!


Christa October 30, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Thanks so much Nicole!! I hope I can become a pro in the coming months/years!
I can’t wait for her to rock my world!!


Mary Ann October 30, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Yay! These posts make me smile….almost as much as seeing those puppies under your feet in each picture. Expert photo bombers. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers the next few days (years)! Go forth and conquer! :)


Christa October 31, 2013 at 11:25 am

Hah! You got it – they ARE expert photo bombers. Thank you MA!! :)


Dad October 30, 2013 at 5:35 pm

“Welcome to your new life”. Yeah, I had to laugh @ that one. Remember to tell Shane that in the very near future when you catch him holding up, staring and wondering how it went from thongs to “granny” panties.

And for what it’s worth, your mom and I visit the bathrooms separately as well. Who wants to be in there when your significant other is busy…….well, never mind.

Looking forward to meeting baby gins real, real soon. You’ll do great…… you always seemingly do, despite your anxiety and your apprehensions.


Christa October 31, 2013 at 5:19 am

Oy – I could go my whole life without you bringing up my underwear again. HAH!

Yes, we are looking forward to meeting her too – SOON, I hope. Thanks for the words of encouragement!


Angela Thomaa October 30, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Hey girl! Be careful with that. I was 1 week late before I was induced so I tried everything!! Nothing worked! I told the nurse I even tried pumping to bring on contractions. She was not happy with me!


Christa October 31, 2013 at 5:18 am

Really?? My doctor told me to do the same thing though. I wonder why the nurse wasn’t happy w/you??


Lori October 31, 2013 at 8:48 am

Could it be a Halloween baby?!?! Too funny about the pump – you are a champ though! Can’t wait to meet Baby Gins – she’ll probably come running or dancing out of the womb, taking after her momma!

We are thinking about you!


Christa October 31, 2013 at 11:26 am

I was hoping for a Halloween baby, she’s running out of time though – maybe???
Thanks Lori! She can’t wait to meet you either :)


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