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37 weeks
maternity jeans: Hudson
shoes: Alfani (very old)

As the days of dressy white blouses are coming to an end, I’m finding myself trying to wear my “nice” clothes as much as possible. And even that is a bit of a struggle because all I do now is work from home!

Nonetheless, it feels good to dress up every once in awhile.

I’m in week 37 of pregnancy. The baby is more active than ever and I’m getting more and more excited to meet him. In fact, I had a dream last night that I saw him and he had brown eyes. Now I’m curious to see if he will, or if he’ll get my blue eyes. 

I’ve entered the stage where people ask me, with much sympathy in their voice, “Wow, how are you feeling?!” As if they already know my response will be, “I’m miserable. . .thank you for asking.” But surprisingly, I’m not. And I’m very grateful for that.

Every once in awhile I’ll get a wave of fatigue wash over me, but I don’t have any perpetual aches or pains. Sleep is still going fine (which I attribute working out pretty darn regularly to) and food still tastes good. Occasionally I’ll have reflux issues, but nothing terrible. 

In general, my pregnancy has been a breeze from week 16 until now. Prior to that I had pretty bad morning sickness. I feel heavier, and I am heavier, and I have serious swelling happening in my legs and feet. I tried to zip my boots up yesterday and got only half way up my calf before I abandoned ship. 

Flats it is! 

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Hannah M. says · 11.27.13

Pregnancy looks really good on you! Such a sweet bump. Looking forward to “meeting” him too!

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Isla Macdonald says · 11.27.13

You look amazing for 37 weeks! How do you do it?!!

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Jennifer Munksgard says · 11.27.13

Enjoy this time! It goes so fast! I loved being pregnant… you won’t believe looking back how big you were! 🙂 Praying for a healthy, great delivery for you! Then the true fun begins! Life is never the same but none the less amazing!!! You’ll love your boy more every day and won’t see how it’s possible to love him more… but will!!!

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Joni says · 11.27.13

What have you been doing for workouts?

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Kate says · 11.27.13 Reply
Caitlin Cress says · 11.27.13

I’d love to hear a little about your pregnancy workout routine. Congrats! You look beautiful.

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Kate says · 11.27.13 Reply
Emily says · 11.27.13

Gorgeous! I’d like to know what kind of working out you’ve been doing too. =)

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Kate says · 11.27.13 Reply
Katie @ Loverly She says · 11.27.13

that blouse is so pretty! Oh, babies are just so exciting! never gets old.

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{Jessica} says · 11.27.13

Can’t believe how fast the time has flown. Your little guy will be here before you know it!:) You look great, Kate. So happy that your pregnancy has gone so smoothly. What a blessing! Knowing that you waited so patiently for this time in your life, I am just thrilled to death that all has gone so well for you. Gosh, so excited!!! Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Kara K says · 11.27.13

I was about 37 weeks too when I had this mantra that if I wore a scarf, you couldn’t tell I was pregnant. I had a friend’s mom tell me that only if my scarf was a poncho 🙂 She’s funny and one of those mom’s who apparently doesn’t have much of a filter 🙂 You look great! Love your polka dots!

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Lindsay Colvin says · 11.27.13

That top is gorgeous!! And you are glowing!

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Jen V says · 11.27.13

You look amazing! Great job on keeping up the workouts too! Praying for a safe delivery and looking forward to pictures of your little guy!

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Lin says · 11.27.13

I must say, you do look radiant!
I really look forward to following you and all your joy with your baby.
My baby is now 15 years old and I would give anything to do it all again. Beeing a mum is such a blessing and loads of fun.

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Ellen Johnson says · 11.27.13

You look wonderful and I’m glad you feel wonderful! The only good thing about the swelling is it’s the first thing to go after baby comes. And by first thing, I don’t necessarily mean immediately, but it definitely comes off before the weight! My swelling was gone before 2 weeks and it was such a relief! Be grateful that you can cover up your swelling 😉 My next baby is coming at the end of June and I’m praying I don’t swell as much because you can’t really hide it in the summer!

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Astin says · 11.27.13

My swelling (in my feet at least) was gone the minute my son came out, it seemed. The rest (my face…oh Lord, my face) stuck around for quite awhile.

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Ashley says · 11.27.13

Girl, you look amazing!! You are so pretty..

xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

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Christy Nicholson says · 11.27.13

You do look radiant! So beautiful.

P.S. – If you happen to be getting headaches along with the swollen feet, please call your doctor to check for pre-eclampsia!

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Tara {The Silver Lining} says · 11.27.13

You look amazing!!! Have a verry Happy Thanksgiving.

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Constance says · 11.27.13

I had my little guy (first child) two months ago and I adore him so much! He will take your breathe away and love him more than anything in the world (you will think how can I love something so much but also love more). The day after I had my son I had the energy to take a shower. Let me tell you, that is the best shower you will ever take! : ) Also, breastfeeding is exhausting (especially those first few weeks when you are home) but is the most rewarding thing you will ever do! It’s like mommy and son time and there is something about giving him nourishment that is amazing. It takes time for the milk to come in but don’t get frustrated. I recommend joining a breastfeeding group, really helps!

I’m so excited for you!

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Angie | Don't Worry. Be Happy. Keep Learning. says · 11.27.13

I’m due in 9 weeks and this was nice to read. I’ve been on the fence about a breastfeeding group that my hospital offers. I should look more into it. I’m hoping to breastfeed for as long as possible!

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Amy Sue says · 11.27.13

I felt great most of my pregnancy, but everyone would stop me and say things like “oh, honey, when are you due? You look miserable.” Oh thanks.

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Abby says · 11.27.13

You look absolutely beautiful! Your scarf is fabulous- I really like the color and of course the cute polka dots. 🙂
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
xo Always, Abby

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Melissa says · 11.27.13

I’m glad you’re feeling so good. 🙂 My third trimesters were not exactly picnics. But my boys were worth it. So worth it. Sometimes I feel like I’m going to explode out of my skin when I look at them, I love them so much.

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Ashley says · 11.27.13

Awwww let the countdown begin!! And you look fabulous!! 🙂 My little girl is 4 months as of 2 days ago, and not gonna lie, I totally miss being pregnant so eat it up while you can 🙂

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Shae Abell says · 11.27.13

I’m 39 weeks so I am right with you! I really haven’t been too miserable either, but it has amazed me what people say to pregnant women. The hostess at a restaurant asked me if I could fit in a booth. Really? It was a man though so I gave him some slack! I know you can’t wait to meet your little one because I feel the same way!

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Kim says · 11.27.13

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M Dee says · 11.27.13

Kate, you look gorgeous (as always)!!
Can’t wait to see the pics of you holding your handsome little guy!

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M Dee says · 11.27.13

oops, don’t know why I replied to a comment that was obviously weird and thus removed.

lol

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Kim says · 11.27.13

What kind of workouts are you still able to do while pregnant? Is it mostly walking?

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bashashhazbaz says · 11.27.13

you look beautiful!

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Heather Steele says · 11.27.13

Ohhh you are so gorgeous!!! Pregnancy suits you so well, congratulations!!! You’re almost there!!!

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Catie @ Catie's Corner says · 11.27.13

Kate you look beautiful!! If you get lucky, like I did, he’ll come at 38 weeks. My friends all hated me because, according to them, your first baby usually comes late. lol And don’t hang up those ‘dressier’ clothes after he comes, I wore whatever I wanted but always had a spit-up pad or receiving blanket over my left shoulder. I rarely had to change MY clothes.

Happy Thanksgiving! And good luck with the last few weeks. =)

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Angie | Don't Worry. Be Happy. Keep Learning. says · 11.27.13

I’m in week 32 with our first babe (a girl) and I, too, get the sympathetic “How are you feeling?” all the time. I’m feeling great, too, so I say it very enthusiastically! Many are surprised to hear it. I feel ya on the swelling thing, though. It saddens me to not be able to wear my favorite brown boots this winter. I’m not due until end of Jan. so I still have some great boot wearing time that I’ll be missing out on. Oh well, it’s all worth it! I hope the next few weeks are just as enjoyable as the last 20+ have been 🙂

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Dana says · 11.27.13

I’m a stay-at-home mom and whenever I’m dressed decently — which I always try to do anyway — and at an appointment, people will ask if I’m heading back to work. Well, yes, as a matter of fact, I am! So do whatever makes you feel good about yourself…you look fab.

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kristinwithani says · 11.27.13

You look great! It’s so weird to think about a year ago when I was praying for you guys to get pregnant and God’s will all wrapped up in to one. Sigh. Fun to see that baby grow.

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Brianna says · 11.28.13

Oh my gosh! You are so cute! I’m sure you guys are so excited. Only a few more weeks!!

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Jenny Silva says · 11.28.13

So happy for you. It seems like I know you personally because I follow your blog and follow the progress of your pregnancy. Pregnancy and motherhood is such a great journey and joy and it’s exciting that you will be experiencing it all as well. CONGRATS!!!

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Macy Sopia says · 11.28.13

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vasiliki panou says · 11.28.13

Congratulations !!!!You look so sweet!!!!

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Toria Mason says · 11.28.13

Beautiful! I adore the second photo, you look so amazing! 🙂

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Audrey says · 12.01.13

Just stumbled across your blog while searching for hair tutorials online. Love your blog! Congrats on your pregnancy too. I have a 10 mo old baby girl and she’s the light of my life. I also blogged while pregnant. I hope you’re feeling good! You’re almost there! http://www.casualglamorous.com

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Amanda B. says · 12.01.13

White is such a great color for you!

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runtspickins says · 12.02.13

What?! How are you even wearing those shoes right now!?! I am 35 weeks pregnant and I could not be wearing pointy toes right now, whew.

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Nicole @ Haute Runner says · 12.03.13

Beautiful!!

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Uliyah says · 07.10.14

It’s great to read something that’s both enjoyable and provides prgaiatmsdc solutions.

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Mossad says · 07.26.14

Great inthigs. Relieved I’m on the same side as you.

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Melissa says · 12.04.13

You are such a beautiful pregnant gal! 🙂 It was great meeting you at the Influence Conference this year. I’m really enjoying your blog.

Melissa
thebeesknees-mel.com

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Vivian says · 12.05.13

How beautiful! I am excited for you and your husband! I love your nursery, too. 🙂 ADORABLE!

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ShoeDiva007 says · 12.05.13

You are adorable! May God bless you and baby for an easy labor and delivery.

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Colleen McCloskey says · 12.09.13

It’s great your pregnancy is a breeze. I’d say mine is in the middle. For a long while I was still exercising regularly but with all my traveling recently, I think the regular exercise stopped around week 30. I still exercised some but not as regularly and now I’m regretting it. I’m more miserable just missing all the workouts.

PS you look super cute in your outfit there.

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Deborah Lika says · 01.05.14

You look Adorable … I’ve always have seen your hair tutorials .. You makes everything look so easy

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