What a week! Looking back now, it’s crazy to think this was my last week of pregnancy.  Sunday we took it pretty easy and just hung out around the house. We went to dinner at my mom’s house and the rest of the day just relaxed. Monday I had a doctor appointment and found out I was dilated to a 2 1/2 so we were moving steadily. We joked that it would be great to just have her this weekend so we could make sure we didn’t have her when he was out of town. My doctor will be gone over the day that I was actually due.

That evening, Trent and I went early to the Rio Tinto stadium to watch our favorite soccer team Manchester United. Trent had joked for weeks that I just couldn’t go into labor before then, and luckily I didn’t. I felt proud that I was able to hold it together. We had hoped that Wayne Rooney wouldn’t have been transferred by then, but he had already signed with Everton and so the chance of us meeting him and telling him his name inspired our daughters name, was now not a choice. Nevertheless, it was an incredible game and experience getting to watch them in our home city. To expand a bit on the above statement, Trent’s favorite player is Wayne Rooney. He one day joked about naming our daughter Rooney and while I laughed at first, I then realized how much I really loved the name. So it stuck and now we have our baby Rooney girl. We were so excited because a picture we posted at the game got reposted by the Manchester United official Facebook account. New goal is to somehow get Wayne Rooney to see a post from us and realize he was some good inspiration and send us some more jerseys! 🙂

Tuesday I spent getting things together around the house and editing. I was really trying to be on top of organizing and preparing in case she came soon. Wednesday was the same thing, pretty mellow overall. I had a shoot that night with some good friends, and then went up to Albion Basin to meet Tracy Layne for some photos and I am so happy we did. They were some of my favorites and the last ones before baby girl came. There is a full blog post of them one post back also! 🙂

Thursday was my final day of jobs and I was so anxious about going into labor before I worked them. I jokingly told people that I wanted to do all that I could so that it would put me into labor. Well looks like working a hard day with babies really paid off for me! That night we had bunco, and it was a great night and the weather could not have been better.

Friday we went out to the movie Dunkirk with our friends Cortney and Kevin. I had her take a photo of me and Trent and kept saying you never know if this will be the last one of us, and yet once again it was! So shouldn’t’ he take one with me whenever I want now?? That day I had spent a few hours at my friend Tracy’s and I am so glad now that I took some time to relax and spend time with friends before the weekend. Saturday we cleaned all day long. We organized our basement and got DI stuff set out, and really did a deep clean. I was so so tired that day and remembered thinking I felt so pregnant. She probably had been dropping all day prepping for that night. We went to dinner with our friends Bri and Jan and had such a good dinner, and then went to the REAL game. Trent has a video of me walking and I look sooooo pregnant. I was waddling so bad, and the heat made me feel like I kept having contractions. I had probably started labor earlier that day without realizing. That night my water broke and the rest is history. Our little Rooney joined us and we could not be happier. We are so excited for the life we have ahead of us.

Baby size : Small watermelon

weight gain: 130 pounds

belly size : 39 inches

Sleep: peeing every hour, and lots of rolling from her. I took lots of naps this week.

Cravings: pasta, water

Feeling: tired for sure! I feel like a broken record but I’m just super tired ha! I am feeling more patient with everything though and wanting her to come when she is ready! Also happy she is here now! 🙂

Peak moment: Going into labor! Hello baby!



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