Kiss My Apron: Bumpdate - 36 Weeks

Started off the new year in much better shape! My morning sickness has decreased from 7x a week to only 1x a week! At 35/36 weeks, I gained my first few pounds - finally! We have 4 short weeks to go until our due date, and I have already experienced contractions a couple of times. Other than getting sick once a week, I don't have many symptoms. All my tests have come back great, baby is measuring on track, and we are all ready for baby girl's arrival after the help from family and friends at our baby shower!

My baby shower was winter themed and it came out beautiful. It took a lot of hard work from my mom, aunt Tina, Kevin & I! We rented tables, chairs and linens, and I prepared all the activities myself. The shower was thrown at my parents house in Cutchogue, Long Island NY, and had about 40 people there. Here are some pics!

Head band making station

Elephant sign in guest painting

Time Capsule notes for Kora's Sweet 16                                             "Advice for the parents" cards
Hanging clothes lines

"Guess how many kisses"                                                           The best cheesecake ever!

35 weeks pregnant

We also had a maternity shoot done by our friend, and neighbor, Ali O'Brien! She did a wonderful job, and I'm so thankful to have these belly memories. I had hired a photographer and scheduled a snow shoot, but it snowed a lot more than expected and the photographer was unable to make it! Our friend, Ali, filled in and was a real trooper standing out in the cold with us to get some shots! Kevin also took some of me at my parents house. Thanks, Ali!!

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