Thursday, June 15, 2017

baby #2 | 34 weeks

How Far Along34 weeks! 

Size of the BabyBaby W is the size of a butternut squash box of cookies! (Cookies sound amazing but cookies mean carbs and carbs are a no-no. Whomp whomp.)

Pregnancy/Sleep/Labor Signs: I have said it approximately 579 times and I will say it at least another 426 but this pregnancy has been so different than my pregnancy with Natalie. I feel much better this time around. 

Sleep is starting to get a little bit questionable. I've made it this far so I guess that's only fair. I need to go buy some extra pillows for the bed which should help out.

No labor signs just yet. I did have a dream the other night that my water broke during a clinical team meeting. Since I missed the one for this month, I guess we'll have to see if it happens at the meeting next month on the 11th :) I have my first cervix check next week which is just crazy that we're already that far along and I am super excited to see how things are progressing at this point (if at all). Fun fact: I was 1/2 cm dilated with Natalie at 35 weeks.

Bump/Belly Button/Weight Gain: I am bumping. I feel smaller this time around even though I have gained nearly as much weight in 34 weeks (up a total of 35 lbs) as I did in 40 weeks with Nat.  I feel more confident and love my body so much more this time. It's liberating. Sometimes I almost forget that I have the bump. The other morning B was still snuggled in bed and I went to lay on his back and couldn't because of the bump and was like well shoot, when did this thing get here?

Cravings/Aversions: Nothing this week!

Big Sister: I could not be more proud of her lately. Last weekend while at the baby shower she was so well behaved. She had impeccable manners. She was a total rock star. I am so incredibly proud of the little lady she is becoming.

She also totally rocked maternity pictures this week and I cannot get enough of her sassy little self. I wish I could bottle up this age. Three has been hard but I think we're turning a corner!'s to hoping I haven't jinxed myself!

Miss Anything: Carbs and chai. While I haven't cut them out entirely (it's impossible and not actually good to do that), I have had to be much smarter about them and that has been terrible. Did you know a venti no water lightly sweet chai has 39 grams of carbs? And a regular no water venti chai has 56 grams of carbs? Hell, cutting those out should mean I am allowed to have bread but it does not. Ugh. 

Best Moment: We did our maternity pictures with Liz from Hough Photography this week and it was so much fun! Liz is seriously a dream to work with and I am already on pins and needles waiting for the final product!

Can't Wait For: We are doing more maternity pictures this weekend! I literally cannot get enough documentation of this last (planned) pregnancy.  This weekend's pictures are with the every so fabulous Monique! We absolutely love working with her! Also, my parents are coming to visit next week and I am so excited to see them! We are spending the whole day with them next Wednesday and then we're hosting everyone for crabs next Thursday. Eek!