Sunday, October 6, 2013

34 weeks... and 5 days


How far along: 34 weeks and 5 days (we've been pretty busy this last week so I didn't have a lot of time to do this post)

Baby is the size of: a butternut squash

Weight Gain: I don't know. I have my 35 week check-up on Thursday so I will know then.

Maternity Clothes: I am still in a balanced mix.  My work pants are all maternity at this point, but I have sweatpants and leggings that aren't that I still wear.  I just bought a pair of maternity jeggings a couple weeks ago and I am obsessed.  I can definitely see them being a staple in my wardrobe post baby.  They are wonderful and Brandon says I look good in them which really boosts my ego. 

Symptoms/Labor Signs/Sleep: I am still enjoying swollen feet and pregnancy carpal tunnel. Woot.  I am sleeping great which is nice - something I am seriously cherishing. I am told this is not normal so that makes me feel good and very lucky.  Today I am experiencing some pelvic pressure which is apparently a sign of labor, but I am not reading too much into it.  Brandon and I are just going to take it easy today and wait it out.  We're not really worried about it since I am not feeling any other signs of labor.  This may or may not be the smart thing to do, but I have chili in the crockpot and laundry in the dryer, so I am really not trying to go to the hospital right now.  Obviously, we'll bring these things to Dr. Masiky's attention on Thursday.

Food Cravings: I am still a big fan of skittles.  Still not to the point where I am going to go get them, but enough that if I see them, I generally buy them.  I have been drinking a lot of apple juice lately.  I am finding it very refreshing. I think I might be craving ice cream.  We haven't had any in the house lately and I have had several dreams about it, but when we were at the store today, I didn't buy any because I don't need it. Apparently, I don't see a need to satisfy any cravings.  I have been a big fan of baked potatoes and always talk about going to Wendy's to get one but have been too lazy to do so... seems to be a trend here.

What I miss: still my wedding rings.  

Movement: she is a very active baby.  She really responds to certain voices and sounds.  She is really responsive to football announcers and music - especially certain songs and bands.  It's really quite interesting.  I am excited to see how she responds to those same things after she is born.

Best Moment of the Last Week: our maternity pictures.  I had a great time doing them and it was so much fun.  Stacey is awesome.  I am seriously obsessed with her work and the way she works.  She is so nice and really funny and so easy going - it was so easy to be relaxed when working with her.  I am so excited to see how the pictures turn out.  She has put a couple of them up on facebook and I am in love.

What I/We are most looking forward to: at this point - we have nothing really going on between now and our due date.  I am excited for some down time with Brandon to just enjoy each other before Natalie arrives. We have had so many weddings and so many commitments this summer that I am ready for things to slow down before the madness begins.