I can’t believe that we’re a week away from Thanksgiving and tomorrow is Friday! Last week went incredibly slow so I’m happy this one is going a little bit faster! It’s been a while (again) since I did an update and have had so many people reach out and see how it’s going SO I thought I’d share a fun bumpdate 🙂
This picture is from last Friday when I was 33 weeks but we take our bump pictures on Fridays so I’ll have to update this one with my 34 week picture tomorrow evening!
Let’s get started!
How Far Along? 34 weeks!
Size of Baby: Acorn squash (getting biggg!)
Gender: Clearly still waiting…… we’re down to 5.5 weeks though so hopefully it’ll be here before we know it!
Weight Gain: I’m up 30 pounds…. which is what I would like to have maxed out at for weight gain but oh well. The doc isn’t worried about it so I’m trying not to!
Maternity Clothes: Still wearing both – maternity and non-maternity. I just realized that I only have about 4 shirts I bought that are maternity so thankfully my sweaters are still fitting and the majority of my tops (it helps that I didn’t wear super tight stuff before I guess!) so I’m happy about that. I’m definitely only wearing maternity leggings though…. 99% of the time 🙂 I’m in the office today though and normally we have a “dress for your day” policy so leggings are good but I have a meeting with an agent in person so finding something to wear that is more professional looking has been a bit of a challenge…
Nursery: Oh my… we’re getting there!! We have the crib, dresser and glider all up and ready 🙂 I’ve washed all of baby’s clothes and the majority of the blankets and have started organizing everything. It’s the BEST ever! Logan is still working on the closet for me and then we’ll put things on the wall (still deciding on all that) and it’ll be perfect!! I’m LOVING the nursery and find myself just sitting on the glider for no reason at all dreaming of holding Baby G in there 🙂
Movement: Definitely on the move a lot! We had our 34 week appt earlier this week and the Doctor was laughing because Baby G wouldn’t stop moving, kicking, rolling from side to side! We got to listen for a long time (normally it’s just a few mins) since he was waiting for Baby’s heart rate to go back to normal…. Baby was just so happy apparently and wanted to show off 🙂 Baby’s heart rate has been pretty stable in the 130s the last few weeks BUT this week it was 145-150s he said!
Symptoms: Heartburn is still there… thankfully I do still have the meds which are helping but it’s a daily thing… and not just for a little bit but for the whole day! So I’m learning to live with that! Baby better come out with a lot of hair with all this heartburn – although Logan and myself were both pretty bald for a while so we’ll see! A new one has been my hands cramping SO bad at night! When I get up to go to the bathroom at night (multiple times), my fingers hurt so bad just moving them! They’re find during the day but it’s always in the middle of the night and when I wake up in the morning. Of course, I forgot to mention this to the doc because #pregnancybrain so I’ll have to follow up with him on that one.
Sleep: Sleep has been good… for the most part! I’m up peeing like 3-4 times a night which is a pain but otherwise, I’ve been able to sleep for a few hours in between! I am definitely having the WEIRDEST dreams ever but that’s normal with all my hormones!
Cravings: Nothing too crazy – still loving pizza, cereal, ice cream and #allthesweets!
What I Miss: I miss not having to pee every half hour and having clothes that just fit “normal” without this big belly! But I’m soaking it all in since Baby G will be here before we know it! I also miss being able to sleep on my back… my hips are a little bit sore from always laying on my sides!
Best Moment This Week: Hearing Baby G’s heartbeat so strong and sweet 🙂 That’s always the best! And all the movements from Baby. It’s amazing to look down and see my stomach moving while feeling it all. Also, still seeing Logan’s face when he feels Baby G move or kick after talking to him/her 🙂 literally the sweetest thing ever!
Looking Forward To: Getting the nursery completely done and hospital bag packed! I know I still have a little time and Baby will most likely come late since it’s my first but I’m a planner and since I can’t plan for Baby’s gender/name/nursery for gender, I can plan for these things! I’m looking forward to meeting Baby G – while I’m still very nervous about the whole labor and delivery/recovery/breastfeeding part, I absolutely cannot wait to hold our little Baby in my arms and know he/she is safe and healthy!
We have accomplished so much lately… we’ve finished our birthing classes, had our hospital tour last night and we have my breastfeeding class tonight (yes Logan is coming!) and it’s just so surreal. I know it sounds INSANE but it really does not feel like we are having a baby so soon! I don’t even feel pregnant 90% of the time (minus the big belly and peeing so often!). I’m not sure if most people feel that way – it doesn’t seem like it when talking to others – but I just think we’ve prayed and wanted this for SO long that it coming to fruition just doesn’t seem real! God is SO good!
Logan and I were talking the other night and I asked “Did it feel like this pregnancy has gone fast or slow?” and he said “extremely slooooooow!” and he’s so right! Sometimes I’m like, “how am I almost 35 weeks pregnant?!?!” and other times it’s like “Ok, we’ve been doing fertility treatments for forever so how come we still don’t have baby here?!” but we are just so blessed and excited to meet our little Baby that it doesn’t matter how long it’s taken to get here! But please Baby G…. grace us with your presence a day or two before Christmas so we can be home with you for it 🙂
Baby G, we are SO excited to meet you and feel so honored that God chose us to be your parents 🙂