Thursday, May 10, 2012

34 WEEKS





How far along? 34 weeks.
Maternity clothes? I have officially entered the phase of pregnancy where I think nothing looks good. On Monday, I changed my outfit 4 times before I chose something suitable. Today I only changed twice. My maternity pants are uncomfortable and all I want to wear are sweatpants but even those are uncomfortable sometimes.
Sleep? Eh. Not great but not terrible. Usually if I wake up in the middle of the night I will either doze in and out for a bit or I'll just read until I'm tired again. Baby hasn't been kicking me awake lately, but he is active right up until I go to sleep.
Best moment(s) this week? Doctor's appointment yesterday.
My blood pressure is higher than normal, so we have to watch that. I personally just think it's because I'm stressed about having everything ready to go for my trainings next week. Baby was moving all over for the doctor which was great. Movements are much slower this week. You can tell he's running out of room. Doctor told me she would like me to start my maternity leave a week earlier than I had originally planned...which, in my fantasy world would be great and I would totally go for it, but in real life, not gonna happen. My husband is officially DONE with his first semester and we get him home for good this weekend!
Food cravings: Cake-like stuff. But I haven't been indulging. I did get a blizzard on Monday and I had a cupcake once this week. Can't remember when. Still wanting sub sammies. Oh and holy heck do I want Cheetos. Gross, right.
Gender: Bro.
Belly button in or out? Stretched as far as it could possibly go. "To the ends of the earth!"
Movement? Yeppers. Much slower movements this week. I thought I might have a hernia- but I've never had anything like that before or really even know what it was- all I knew was that there was a spot to the left of my belly button that was rock hard and has ached and hurt for nearly two weeks. Turns out that's where little dude is positioning his feet and legs, so its just him putting a lot of pressure on the abdominal muscle there. My doctor suggested I get on all fours each night and do the cat stretch to move him around a bit. I did it last night and it worked like a charm. Baby boy has also had the hiccups a ton this week.
What I miss? Being able to get up without assistance. I feel like an upside down turtle most days. Not being swollen. Definitely NOT as swollen as I was with Caderyn, but I am starting to swell in the feet and hands. Not having pregnant face. Ugh.
I also miss being able to roughhouse and play with my son. I would so love to chase after him, but can't.
What I'm looking forward to: My baby shower is Saturday. Yeah! Cooking some meals and freezing them. And, right now I'm starving so I'm really looking forward to lunch.
Weekly wisdom: I should probably listen to my doctor more...probably.
Anything else?
My feet are achy, but my knees don't hurt nearly as much as they did with my first pregnancy.
I so wish my boobs would return to a normal size. These things are freaking huge. HUGE!
Baby should be right around 5 pounds this week. Next week is the last week of my 8th month and then we're entering the realm of delivery countdown. Oh my!
My doctor said she would do an ultrasound at my next appointment. :) Yay!
I have must less energy/motivation to clean or pick up this week.
I want to eat, but don't really know what to eat. No intense cravings.
Trying to get everything ready for maternity leave so I can just train my people and RELAX.
I have a baby shower Saturday and I'm so excited to see people!
Is it weird that last week I felt incredibly huge and this week I only feel, so-so on size?













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