Week 34

As of yesterday I am 34 weeks along!

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Why no picture you ask? My husband and I have been going in separate directions all week long and haven’t had a chance to snap a picture. As soon as I get one I’ll update this post with it, sorry guys!

Baby’s now the size of a butternut squash!

Baby can recognize and react to simple songs…time to start practicing your lullabies! In fact, baby will recognize frequently sung tunes after birth and probably find them soothing. Less cute news: She now urinates about one pint per day. Get the diapers ready!

This is what’s going on with me:

So tired. Seriously, if I didn’t have to get up to work, I might not get up at all. No really, usually by 9ish my guilt kicks in, and the animals become more than annoying, so I get my butt out of bed. If I’m off from work early I’ll usually fit in an afternoon nap. Everyone keeps telling me I won’t sleep after baby, so I’m trying to fit in the Z’s as much as possible now.

Side note: Hubby was extra amazing yesterday. Since he had the day off, he selflessly went shopping for our groceries so I didn’t have to do it after work. I think that was a first! I usually love to grocery shop, but it was sooooo nice to not have to worry about it this week. Way to go husband!!!

Weight gained: Gained a pound since my last weeks appointment where I had lost four. I’m at about a 40 pound weight gain at the moment. My doctor is totally okay with how much I’ve gained, and as long as the number doesn’t get much higher, I’ll be okay with it too. I am well aware that a lot can happen in the last six weeks, so I’m not getting my hopes up.

Workouts: My gosh work out?!?!? I am so stinkin tired! My workouts have consisted of weeding my garden and doing some serious deep cleaning in the house this week. Gotta make everything sparkling clean for baby’s arrival.

Symptoms: Can I say expanding belly? My sleep has been pretty good lately, and there is really nothing else that I can complain about.

Movement: The kicks and punches are happening less now. More lately, he seems to be switching positions in the belly and my whole tummy distorts as he finds a comfortable new position. Several times a day it feels like he is trying to stretch out and totally pushes on my ribs like he expects them to move out of the way. They cannot move little guy, please except that!

Food Aversions: Not much.

Food Cravings: Popsicles. Fudge, strawberry, cream filled, you name it. Pretty sure I could just live off popsicles until he’s born and I would be completely okay with that.

Sleep: Besides putting one of the sheets in-between my legs to avoid sticky sweat, (sorry, gross I know) it’s been good. We have a ceiling fan, a fan in the window, and sleep is usually pretty perfect.

Stretch marks? Sob, yes. I had really hoped it wouldn’t happen. However, I only have them on my lower abdomen and just a few on the left side, and two on the right. Lathering those suckers daily. Don’t. Get. Bigger!

Miss Anything? Swimming! I really want to swim, but I refuse to show off myself in all my glory, to anyone. So, I’ll be missing out this year. Sadness. . .

Belly Button in or out? Still don’t think its gonna pop out! It’s pretty flat though.

Wedding rings on or off? Since week 30 rolled around, it’s been officially off. 🙁 I miss it a ton!

Happy or moody most of the time: I have found I can be a really mean person, and really, I am sorry about it. I am constantly apologizing for something I have said. My poor family. At least I admit it right?

New Baby Items: Nothing. Waiting for my shower next Sunday. Super pumped about it!!!

Sorry this is short, I’m off to shower and work. It’s a late one today but at least I got to sleep in. Winking smile

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