Thursday, July 28, 2011


How Far Along: 35 weeks pregnant with 35 days until due date!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Up 5 lbs. from my last appointment. Not totalling up the weight gain for ya, sorry.

How big is baby: Baby is over 5 1/4 lbs and about 18 inches long, the weight of a honeydew melon. He's running out of room in my belly now!

Stretch Marks: Nope! Hoping they'll stay away *fingers crossed* Still loving my Mama Bee's Belly Balm and the fact that it keeps my belly from itching.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, almost entirely. Even some of my maternity clothes don't fit anymore and I find myself wearing the same thing all the time, so I'm thankful that I'm nearing the end.

Sleep: Sleep is no good. I can fall asleep just fine, it's the staying asleep or going back to sleep after I wake up to use the bathroom that proves to be difficult. Some nights are better than others, though.

Gender: Team Wiener!

Movement: Oh yes, non-stop it seems. Sometimes it hurts, but most of the time it's just really cool. I had a doctors appointment today and he kept moving all over the place trying to get away from the cold gel when the midwife was listening to his heartbeat :)

Food Cravings/Aversions: My marionberry pie craving was sufficed with an emergency meeting of Pie Club. Of course I had it with vanilla ice cream and it was glorious. The other thing I'm craving is taco pizza and I'm having that tonight!

Belly Button: Still an innie but incredibly shallow and weird looking. I don't think it'll pop out. <---- Same.

Symptoms: Leg and foot cramps, numb and tingly hands, difficulty sleeping, exhaustion, and getting fuller faster since baby boy is squishing my stomach. Add to this list terrible swelling in my feet. Last night we were in our Bradley class and my feet just ballooned up. Hubster said my feet looked how a latex glove looks when it's blown up, and I have to say that is a pretty accurate description. As a result, my feet almost didn't fit into my flip flops. That's bad!

What I miss: Feeling cute, and not fat. I also miss wearing real shoes and not just flip flops. There are all these cute wedges and sandals and I can't fit my sausage feet into them :(

Looking forward to: Maternity pictures on Saturday, baby shower on Sunday, and hopefully getting a lot done in baby boy's room!

My favorite husband quote/moment of the week: The latex glove comment was pretty cute, but I have to say that I loved him coming with me to my appointment this morning. We got to see baby boy and discovered that he is head down, just the way he is supposed to be, and Hubster pointed out little man's beating heart. We even got to see him practicing his breathing! It was so cool. I can't wait to see him be a daddy.

Weekly Belly Pics:

35 weeks. Yes, I'm wearing the same thing I had on last week. Nothing fits anymore!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

32, 33, & 34 Weeks (I'm a slacker)

How Far Along: 34 weeks, officially!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm pleading the 5th.

How big is baby: Baby is nearly 5 pounds and almost 18 inches long, the size of an average cantaloupe!

Stretch Marks: Still none! I've been lotioning up the belly twice daily now in hopes that I can keep those suckers away (and hoping that, above all else, genetics will stay on my side)!

Maternity Clothes: Oh good grief, yes. Although I'm still able to wear some tops and dresses that are non-maternity, just have to buy ones that are forgiving in cut and length.

Sleep: Sleep has been horrible. When I wake up to use the bathroom, I'm lucky if I can get back to sleep. I find myself lying awake and before too long baby boy wakes up and starts his drumming session. That, coupled with the road construction they're doing in front of our house (from 11pm-5am, WTF?!), sleep is a thing of luxury that I haven't been privy to as of late.

Gender: A moving, thumping, hiccuping BOY!

Movement: Definitely. He's found my ribs, too, and enjoys digging his feet up in them. He also likes sticking his butt out so often I'll look down at my belly and it is lopsided and so weird looking. I'm loving all the movement though, even if it hurts at times.

Food Cravings/Aversions: I have been craving marionberry pie lately, but other than that I haven't really had many cravings throughout this pregnancy.

Belly Button: Still an innie but incredibly shallow and weird looking. I don't think it'll pop out.

Symptoms: Leg and foot cramps, numb and tingly hands, difficulty sleeping, exhaustion, and getting fuller faster since baby boy is squishing my stomach. While nearing the end, I can understand why so many women are just done. Pregnancy is hard on the body!

What I miss: Bending over. With feet in my ribs, not such an easy feat. Also miss my cute, little clothes. Can't wait to get back to working out and taking care of me.

Looking forward to: Getting baby boy's room done! My brother came down this past weekend and remodeled our closets for us, which was much needed to give us maximum amounts of storage and usability in our tiny home. Now I just need to finish painting the trim in his room and then we can start setting everything up! And before I get any comments, it's no-VOC paint, which means it's fume free and perfectly okay for me to be around. Plus, we still open the windows.

My favorite husband quote/moment of the week: Hubster has been so lovely and attentive these past few weeks by helping me to relax with massage, relaxation exercises we're learning in our Bradley classes, and helping me heave myself up and off the couch on a regular basis. Not to mention, he's been working on all his days off to get our "To Do" list done before baby boy arrives which means he's not relaxing much. I'm so lucky to have such a hard working, dedicated man to call my husband!

Weekly Belly Pics: Finally! Don't have a pic for 29 weeks, but here are 30 and 31 weeks:

32 weeks

33 weeks

34 weeks