CurlyNikki Version 2.0


Hola Chicas!

Let the countdown begin. According to my doctor I'm 1 centimeter dilated and 50% effaced! Which means...wait for it... absolutely nothing. Unfortunately, although I'm full term, they can't predict a thing from these measurements- - I could go as early as tonight or 2 long weeks from now. All I know for sure is that my body is gearing up for D day and that I've made 'some' progress. I have no real complaints... still feeling pretty good, but definitely on the verge of serving baby with an eviction notice. I want my body back!

I've gained 35 pounds and my legs and feet are like memory foam due to the excess fluid (my hubby's friend calls me Thick Foot). I'm up every hour during the night to empty my bladder and I think I'm literally eating us out of house and home. Emotions are still running wild- - I teared up in public again. This time, over my inability to find a box of Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies. After making three unsuccessful laps at the second grocery store, I could feel the tears welling up when I finally happened upon an end-cap with the cakes, cookies and pies. I was immediately fine, LOL. But then I cried the next night because I couldn't think of a side dish to cook with dinner.


My hair is beginning to shed a little more than it was, but it's still thick and luscious.

Here are some pics of my hair today (3rd day hair).
Very undefined and fluffy. I used Yes to Cucumbers + Aveda Defining Whip.


My granny, sister, uncle, aunt and 2 little cousins are already in town. Next to arrive will be my parents and my hubby's mother. Needless to say, my house is BONKERS! I love it though. Pray for me ladies... we're getting close and the contractions are becoming stronger and much more frequent. Of course, you guys will be some of the first to know when labor hits....and of course when the baby arrives. If I can't type between contractions, hubby will!

Later Gators,
Nik

p.s. Thanks to all of you that sent along diapers, wipes and butt cream! Lord knows I need it and I truly appreciate it! You guys are the best. Unfortunately, not all of the packages came with names, so for the anonymous senders, THANK YOU so much!

The shout out list:

Kim White
Stacey Johnson
PinkRage!
Reon Laudat
Evelyn Miller
Shira

Thanks chicas!!!

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Edited to Add:

So I just got back from treating myself to a much needed pedicure. The Sam Sausage toes and major cankleage I have going on will hopefully be balanced out by my pretty toenails :-)

Do you see how massive my feet and ankles are?! Everybody at the salon thought it was hilarious.


65 Weigh in!:
ShakLand said...

This is so exciting - I find myself tearing up remembering when I had my son. I'm so happy you have so much support around you.

Also, I remembered my hair shed as well after I gave birth, and it took a while for me to get back on track (probably because I was just too darn tired to do anything with it) but by the time my son was about 8-9 months, I have a huge curly fro (that was my best hair year ever! - I stare at photos all the time, lol!).

Anyway, good luck with everything, and apologize to everyone in advance for what you might say during active labor :)

Unknown said...

OMG your baby bumnp is so cute!! I'll pray i look this good when i finally do get pregnant :) Enjoy the family and we're praying for a healthy delivery!!

Naturalchic said...

awe your bundle of joy will be here before you know it.I can totally sympathize with the emotional highs and lows of being pregnant. I loved being pregnant and love being a mom even more..i wish you a safe and speedy delivery.

later gator

Unknown said...

What a cute pic! It seems like just yesterday you were announcing your pregnancy. I pray everything goes smoothly, and what a blessing to have so much help.

Moni said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers for a safe delivery and a happy, healthy baby. I know this the worst time for waiting, so I hope Baby Girl arrives soon!

Southernbellebronxtale said...

good luck with everything u make me miss my baby bum. keep the movie The business of begin Born in mind.

DreamchaZer said...

I promise....I check in all day like....Is she in labor yet?...Did she have the baby yet?? I'm so glad you'll keep us updated. You look so cute!!

G.Danielle said...

Nikki, I think you should get pregnant again immediately after giving birth. You are hilarious pregnant! And your little bump is cute.

Nicole said...

You look amazing!! Thanks for sharing all of these hilarious stories with us! All the best to you and the new family.

NappyLiz said...

Good luck, Nikki! Psychotherapists make the best moms =)
and I don't blame you for crying when you couldn't find the oatmeal pies. Those things are so good (especially the big ones)!

God Bless,
Liz

BreukelensFinest said...

aw u love us so! to be dealing with all that and still made time to put up a post?!? U are amazing! Good luck my dear!!

Jeannette said...

OMG I am so happy for you!!!!! Just relax, and thank you for letting us know the details. Because once baby arrives, your hands will be pretty full for a while. Big shout out to hubby for typing during your contractions! :)

Queen said...

She's even cuter in person... Love, the bestie ;-)

Anonymous said...

You're so cute... Pregnancy looks good on you. I wish you a very successful delivery :)

Anonymous said...

May God bless you, your delivery and your family! :-)

HGHG

Tiffany said...

Praying for you and baby to have a safe and healthy delivery :) I'm due in 4 weeks, and I don't know about you but the nerves are kicking in for me. But we just have to remind ourselves that our bodies were built for this, although this sista right here would like some drugs to cope ;) You look great, and everything will be just fine!

Jay-Jay said...

I gained 35 pounds also when I was pregnant with my daughter, 8 years ago. The weight will shed off. I'm actually smaller than before I got pregnant. The hair shedding is going to be crazy after you have the baby. I think that's just the hormones going crazy. I'm anxious for you to experience motherhood. Take LOTS of pics because they grow up so fast.

Jay-Jay

mood_indigo said...

I'm sooooooo excited for you!!!!

Anonymous said...

GET READY FOR LABOR!!! WHEN I WAS PREGO I WAS DILATED 1.5CM ON A FRIDAY AND DIDNT HAVE MY SON TILL TUESDAY NIGHT. I SPENT ALLLL DAY AT THE HOSPITAL AND 12HOURS IN LABOR. NOW MY SON IS 18MO AND I COULDNT BE HAPPIER!!!

LV said...

You are bringing back so many memories for me and my pregnancies with my two children. I pray that things go really well for you and the baby. You look great, and if you can, try to get all the rest you can now! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for you! Thanks so much for keeping us updated. That 35lbs must be all tummy! I hope I look this good when I get pregnant one day. You're in my prayers and thoughts. Hang in there...you're getting there. :) ~KF519

Kiki said...

Congratulations, you're almost there! I'm excited for you and I can relate, being 5 months preggo myself with my second. It's not the easiest journey, but certainly the most rewarding. I know you'll love being a mommy and I pray you have a smooth labor and delivery and a happy, healthy, curly baby!

devastatingdiva said...

Awwww...you look so cute. Can't wait to see pics of the little diva

momo7 said...

OMG your stories are HILARIOUS!!!!! God bless you and your family!!!!! You have a beautiful blessing on the way!!!!! OMG I'm so excited! LOL =) Eat an oatmeal cream pie for me! =) =P And u betta WERK that gorgeous belly gurl! That top is FIEEEERCE!!!!

luv-4-self said...

Although I am fairly new to Curly Nikki, I am happy to read about your journey. I have a two year old and I have certainly experienced all of your anxieties (and possibly many more) during my pregnancy! Just thank God for that support you have and use it while you have all of those extra hands handy! We are Super Women, but better at it when we have help. Even though motherhood totally changes our lives, there is absolutely nothing like it- and it's definitely not something you can ever prepare for, so just enjoy the ride. Congrats!!

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OloriOba said...

Girl!!! You have nothing to worry about. You look good!!! I pray I can look this good when I'm pregnant lol!! I pray for God's grace and favor in your childbirth and rearing of your child, Curly Nikki. Try and have a wonderful one :-)

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I hope you have a wonderful delivery. You are truly a beautiful person. I'm new to this community and it feels like home. You are really and truly blessed to have so many people who care for you, there for your delivery. I wish you nothing but good things. Can't wait to hear the babies name! And thank you for making us feel like a part of the family as well.

Thanks for all you do.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Nikki!!!! Yes it's almost time to welcome the precious bundle. I feel like I really know you and am anticipating seeing the newest addition. LOL. Enjoy every moment.

LBell said...

Gotta be honest...I've been checking in here almost every day waiting for the "She's on her way!" post. ;) Sending prayers and good energy for a healthy delivery!

Yvette said...

You look so cute super prego! lOl. Enjoy the help while it's there...once it's gone, you'll want it back (saying this from 3rd hand perspective).

Anonymous said...

So exciting for you and the family. I too am like a couple other posters who check daily (sometimes 2x) looking for news of your delivery. Praying for a speedy delivery like my cousin's wife who didn't realize that she was in labor and by the time she was in the delivery room the baby was crowning.

CURLYNIKKI said...

Thanks ladies! I'm waiting (im)patiently and hope that I can write that 'she's here!' post soon as well!

The sweet words about my appearance made my day! I feel sooooo swollen and generally unattractive. I don't realize how big my face and tummy are until I see them on camera...my sis keeps snapping pics, and I've banned her from posting them on her facebook! Thanks for the love, support and kind words.

Keep checking back... I think she's coming very soon!

Nichole said...

Lots of good thoughts and prayers going your way for a safe delivery and healthy baby.

SabaJ01 said...

Wow, look at those feet! They will go done soon...lol. Anywho, I wanna tell you something my mother told me to do when I was about to give birth to my daugher almost 6 years ago...She said, eventhough childbirth is completely normal, people forget that a person's body go thru alot during the process, even the baby. So say a prayer to thank God for what He's done for you, forgiveness of your sins, for the healthiness of you and your baby, and pray for anyone who has negatively crossed you in anyway to be forgiven also. She stressed to me the importance of a clear heart during this time because I was going through a tough time.

I hope you understand what I was writing...she also said, dont leave the house for 45 days!!! And she was serious????!!! I just couldnt do that.

Be blessed and have lots of fun with your baby!

KeetaRay said...

Aww, I just LOVE your pregnancy updates!! This is so exciting!! :)

Exhale1913 said...

"Lord, chile (in my Granny's voice - God rest her soul) won't be long now!!" I'm sooooooo super excited! I've had a baby in 07, 08, and 09, so it hasn't been long at all since I was in your shoes! No mucous plug, yet?!? You just wait until you see that, then it's on and poppin' for REAL!! at least it was for me with my first...Those emotions are just gearing you up for the flood that's going to open up when you that beautiful face staring up at you!! I remember it like it was yesterday with all three of my girls!!! Rest up, Mama!

Author of Blog said...

U r so funneeeeeeee I know the feeling I am 31 weeks myself !!! Congrats girlie!!! :) and thanks for sharing!

Nidries1 said...

LOL Nikki you crack me up. ("Thick foot" hahaha). You look soo super cute and I'm so excited for you. Congrats and have a blessed and smooth birth!!

Blondie said...

God Bless Nikki!

Don't feel bad, some of us get the "sausage" foot effect every now and then for no apparent reason!! :)

Anonymous said...

I agree! You are too funny pregnant. I have truly enjoyed reading your insights and can only pray that I will look half as good when I get knocked up. You're such a diva! Love it Nik!

Ailemac said...

Uhhh! You are still beautiful. Hang in there, it's almost over. A little secret: you may actually miss being pregnant once the little one is out...at least for a little while. Congratulation!!!

Anonymous said...

LOL! Those feet bring back memories...LOL! Wow. So worth it though...nothing beats being mom:) Wishing you the best!

Illumination said...

Trust me lady, you have truly set a new standard for being pregnant and fabulous. You rock! I am also joining Team Curly Nikki in prayer. Pack your bags girl. You and yours will meet the new bundle soon:)

GGmadeit said...

You look amazing!!! Congrats!! LOL @ the eviction notice. Congrats I wish you the best!! That hair is HAWT!!

Natasha said...

Lol lol, sausage toes! Sis, you are beautiful and you look fabulous. That 35lbs must be all baby and fluid. Hang in there and let yourself cry about snack cakes you're allowed you're pregnant! Congratulations we can't wait until your little princess arrives : )

luvinlife225 said...

Ahhh. Pregnancy is absolutely beautiful. Wishing you the very best.

Oh La La Chic said...

Thinking about you. And sending you prayers. YOU CAN DO IT!! You phenomenally you, can do it! Praise God for this new life.

Sista Curl said...

Thick feet! LOL In all my preparations for having a baby, no one told me my feet would swell up. I'll never forget going into Payless in my slippers to buy a cheap pair of shoes to fit my big fat feet!

Unknown said...

LoL, your pregnancy posts are cute! I'll keep you and your family in my prayers as you await the arrival of your princess!

Noveechops said...

Oh Pumpkin you are divine! I can't wait for
the baby to get here and girl I hear you
about the eviction notice. Stay sweet
and we are praying for you for a healthy
baby and speedy recovering.

TONYA said...

You look so beautiful!!!! Congratulations on your pregnancy...

twnz&1mo said...

Just make sure you put those feet up while you can. I never experienced feet or ankle swelling during pregnancy, but putting your feet up has to help some way. I hope you know you still are beautiful, especially since there is a new life inside you belly. And from what I see you are just "All Belly". I only gained 12lbs my whole pregnancy, and when he was born I didn't look as if I had a baby. I think this is going to be your case too. Congratulations!!

Shantel said...

Good luck Nikki, we will all be here praying for a safe delivery and a healthy baby!

ChrLvsBks said...

Your belly is beautiful! I love reading your updates and cute remarks. You are in my prayers and thoughts. I pray for a smooth delivery and many years of happiness raising your daughter.

The Melanista said...

Hey Nikki! You and your hubby in my prayers! I'm so excited for you guys! Wow!!! Those feet! I guess it comes with the joys of motherhood! I pray the delivery is effortless and that baby girl makes a healthy grand entrance! All the best to you and your new family! Smooches!

Doc said...

nikkiiiii!!! you're in my thoughts, lady! i also hope the big days goes well and comes soon!! :D:D:D:D

mmm- i love oatmeal cream pies ;)

Anonymous said...

Nikki, You are sooooo hilarious when you talk about your swollen feet. Girl, just hang in there a lil while longer and that beautiful baby girl will be here and all that you are going thru to have her will be a distant memory compared to the joy she will bring. By the way, the tearing up is totally acceptable so cry whenever and wherever you need to. God Bless.
Allnatural1 (Michelle)

Lynnieluve said...

Yea, Lil Nikki has taken over your body!!! You look too cute!!!

You have a TON of help so you guys are definitely ready......Now just waiting on little momma to make her grand interest!!

honeysmoke said...

You look like you're about to pop. Don't worry. That's a good thing.

Praying for an easy and swift delivery. All of that walking will benefit you. Can't wait to "meet" your little one. Stay off those feet as much as possible.

embracingmycurls said...

Your rockin' curls take away from your swollen ankles! ;)

fays said...

bonne chance sur votre blog c'est cool j'adore !

SoulfulSista said...

ahhhh, you are so cute pregnant! congratulations on everything and good luck!

Unknown said...

awww, poor baby~! summer pregnancies are AWFUL! good luck and let us know what you need as the the little one gets bigger.

Mel said...

Congrats! Oh my I remember the swollen feet. It did not go down no matter how much salt I cut out or elevated my legs. Only after I popped did it finally go down.

Anonymous said...

Many prayers and blessings to you, your family and
beautiful new baby.

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