Wednesday, August 14, 2013

34 week Bumpdate!

This week: It wasn't too eventful around here and I finally got to relax a little bit. I've been trying to tie up loose ends and have been making lots of phone calls and appointments to prep for baby before I go back to work. It has been so nice to get to sleep in a little and go for a couple of walks a day with Rocky. I feel so much more relaxed now that my schedule is more flexible.

How far along? 34 weeks!

Baby's size: Baby P is the size of a butternut squash!

Total weight gain: 14 lbs. I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and didn't gain any weight in the past 3 weeks. I'm thankful for that, too, since I had such a high jump the last time.

Maternity clothes? Still a mix. I found another cute maxi, from Kohl's, that is not maternity, which I'm wearing in the picture. I love that the majority of the clothes I'm wearing are not maternity and I can wear them again next summer. All of my long or maternity shirts are starting to creep up...

Stretch marks: Hips and front of thighs now. Using all sorts of lotion but not as concerned as I thought I would be.

Sleep: No. It's hard to fall asleep and stay asleep. Rocky is a love bug, though, and is loving that I'm home with him in the morning because he moves into Jeff's spot to snuggle and lets me sleep in a little. He's an early riser so that's a big move for him.

Best moment this week: Our doctor's appointment. We got to hear the little miss' heart beating away (133) and had a great talk with our doctor. Our doctor is seriously amazing and leaves me with absolutely nothing to worry about. He's all "Why worry? You're not in control." Jeff told him he just wanted to stay north and he said "Well, that's good because I won't need your help." He said a bunch of other funny things that I'm not sure are appropriate for here but Jeff said later, "I'm not ready for this guy to throw one-liners at me when I'm in a state of distress!" haha it was a great conversation. I told him I didn't have a birth plan and he said I didn't need one and that he'll walk me through everything. He also started talking about when to go to the hospital and what door to go in, which means we're getting close! We also set up some of the big baby gear this week and that made it so real!

What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach and sleeping in general and just having energy. I'm so worn out, I can't even imagine going back to work full time in two weeks.

Movement: All day. She's cramped, though. I love watching my belly bounce around as she tries to break free.

Food cravings: Nothing really, just keep it cold.

Food aversions: Nothing new.

Gender: Baby girl!

Belly button - in or out? It's out for the world to see!

Wedding rings - on or off? On!

Symptoms: Nothing unusual. Pelvic pain when I move around and exhaustion.

Mood: Happy, excited, anxious.

Looking forward to: Having a baby! Our house looks like a baby lives here and that is getting me excited!!!!



  1. LOVE the dress and LOVE that Kohls has so many great options for us!!! Helps make us feel pretty!! are getting sooo sooo sooo close!!! Can't wait!!

  2. You look so good!!! You are almost there!! YAYYYYY =)

  3. Look how cute you look!! Only a few more weeks and she will be here. 14lbs. is awesome! I had my first weight gain my last appointment and it was HUGE 8lbs. They said that is normal but I was not a happy camper...of course it did not change my eating habits one bit, ha! Enjoy your last little time off before school starts!

  4. That dress is great - you have tons of great dresses!! I SO miss sleeping on my tummy! I swear I would get the best sleep on my tummy! Nice work on the 14lbs, I am double that!!

  5. Marcy has been "nicer" too! I've noticed she sleeps and won't make me take her downstairs as early anymore (:

  6. You look great! I am jealous about the no weight gain! I am seriously gaining 2 pounds a week!

  7. My belly was bouncing as I read your post! I had a great ultrasound yesterday (I'll be sharing soon) and it was crazy to see how cramped she is in there! And more growing to do... oy vey!