How Far Along: 34 Weeks!
Baby is the size of: A cantaloupe!
Total Weight Gain: 30 pounds!!
Sleep: Meh- two nights not so good. I finally slept better on the third night by propping myself up and sleeping kind of half way sitting. I was waking up with major hip pain and sleeping almost sitting up was taking the pressure off of either side of my hips. Getting out of bed in the middle of the night to pee is literally, without a doubt, one of the physically hardest things I've ever had to do in my life. It literally takes all my strength.
Best Moment of the week:
*Getting the CRIB!!!!!! Every time I walk by the room I sort of stop short - it's so weird to see a crib in there! Isn't it so pretttty???
*Had our 34th week appointment. It literally goes like this now: Pee in a cup (literally...this is the hardest thing to do in the world...am I right?), take your weight, take your blood pressure, listen for heartbeat. Thank you, see you in two weeks. My next appointment is when they start to get into the nitty gritty though - I could potentially only have 2 or 3 more appointments before the baby's due!
*Zoey trying out the new Radio Flyer Wagon we got as a gift! She didn't really know what to make of it, but I envision many rides in here with her little brother or sister.
*Had dinner on Friday with my grandmother's best friend of somewhere between 40 and 50 years! My grandmother passed away in April 2012, and I so wish that she was alive now to meet what would be her first great-grandchild. Sharing some time with her friend, Jane, was very special and unique, and I know my Grandma would be so happy if she were here.
Worst Moment of the Week:
*I got two dizzy spells on a walk on Sunday. They were fleeting, and I was able to get home fine.
*Cramps on Saturday evening on our way to a friend's house. I had visions of arriving to her house and going into labor. Once I had water, they stopped so I guess I was dehydrated from the day.
Miss Anything: The usual stuff, but nothing out of the oridnary.
Food Cravings: Pumpkin Chocolate chip cookies - I can't stop eating them - but that's normal for this time of year so I don't think that's necessarily a pregnancy craving, just a craving that I'm giving into. I DEF. have gotten my cooking and baking bug bag. In the past week I've made Italian Wedding Soup, Sweet Potato soup, Apple Crisp, and about 8 batches of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (I'm freezing them or giving some away)
Anything make you queasy or sick: Nope!
Have you started to show? My boss is convinced that I am going to go into labor any day now because I'm so big. He thinks my doctors have my due date wrong. And I don't think he's joking. I've gotten a few surprised looks when I tell people I still have 6 weeks to go. I know it took me a while to really really show and look pregnant, but now, I'm making up for it on the back-end (pun intended). However, on my walk yesterday morning I told my neighbor I had 5 weeks left and she said "But you're so tiny!" So...I'm all sorts of confused...
Gender: I had a very vivid dream that I had a girl on Thursday night - which they say means you're having a boy. But now I've had two dreams in which I have a girl and one dream in which I have a boy - so somebody explain that one to me. Also again, like the last time, in my dream - my labor was a piece of cake: Over in 2 seconds and I kept saying "Oh my God it was so easy!" I'm sure that's exactly how it will be, too....
Anyway, still team Green!
Sleeping is getting harder and harder
I'm going to the bathroom more and more
Woke up with charlie horses in BOTH my legs on Friday morning. It hurt SO BAD, I was crying out in pain. My calf muscles were sore for the entire weekend after that. Massages from the hubby are helping.
Itchy itchy scratchy scratchy, still allll over my legs! Lotion helps.
My heartburn was not as bad this week as it was last week. I only got it slightly. I'm sure certain foods are triggering it, but I haven't been paying close enough attention to figure it out.
Workouts: Made it to YOGA! Yayaya!! It was fabulous!! It's amazing what a difference a month makes - not even really with my flexibility or strength but with my BELLY! I definately had to modify some things because my belly was getting in the way.
Mood: My coworkers asked me why I'm so calm. They said "Aren't you supposed to be raging with hormones and crying every day?" I really don't feel that hormonal...Iphone and google commercials always made me cry, and I don't feel like I've cried anymore than the usual amount.
Looking forward to: My friend's wedding this weekend!!! Post coming soon on "How to be an 8 month pregnant bridesmaid!" I'm just going to wing this one as I go. but I am SOOO excited to celebrate with her and all our friends. Also: the seamstress did an amaaazing job on my dress, it fits so well, and it looks just like the other girl's dresses even though I ordered a different style!
Maternity Clothes: I really hope/think I can hold out for the next 5 weeks with what I have on hand. My pants are mostly "capris" but if I unroll them and if it stays warm enough, I think I can make do. I also can't button up any of my coats - so again, as long as we don't get winter weather, I don't want to have to buy a warm coat for just a few weeks.
Stretchmarks: Small white ones on my hips, keeping up with BioOil
Rings on or off? Engagement ring off, wedding band on - though getting tight!
Bellybutton in or out? I think it's safe to say "out". I imagine my belly button is singing this: but without the flat stomach:
This week I:
*Mailed in my pre-registration paperwork for the hospital! Wahoo!
*Started on my "Thank You" cards for the shower, FINALLY
*Ordered some art and decor for the nursery
*Opened up a ton of boxes from our shower and just started trying things out. For instance, I wanted to try our mesh crib liner on the crib - but I discovered that it just doesn't fit on it right and will need to replace it with a new one. But this is why we're testing things out now!
*Scheduled delivery for my new glider/rocker! (this coming Saturday!!)
*Played around with my newly downloaded WordSwag iphone app:
Reading: The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain
Milestones: Baby weighs about 5 pounds and measures 20 inches. The baby is primarily building up fat and fingernails having probably reached the tips of his fingers by now.
Linking up with Kristin for Baby Talk Tuesday