I go in later this week for one more growth scan at the specialist just to be sure everything is just as it should be. But since that appointment I feel as if I have a whole new lease on life. Life is so fragile, and it can change in the blink of an eye...sometimes for the bad, but in this case, definitely for the good. I haven't been as proactive in keeping up with my weekly belly updates, mainly for the fact that I was scared to document the progress in such a fun way when I myself was so worried and lingering in the "unknown". I decided it was fitting to include one with this update since I bring good news to the table.
|33 WEEKS AND 3 DAYS|
How far along? 34 weeks 4 days
Total weight gain/loss: Well, I think it is around 27 lbs, I'm staying about the same as I did with Cole.
Maternity clothes? I wear a bit of both, still loving dresses...especially maxi's, as they hide my growing thighs! :)
Stretch marks? No, baby is still being nice to me so far!
Sleep: Why, oh why does my body think 4AM is an appropriate time to wake up???
Best moment this week: Ok, so this was a couple weeks ago...but it still makes for the best moment this week....hearing that out little boy is thriving, growing, and doing just fine!
Have you told family and friends: Um, yes.
Miss Anything? Sushi, and not being paranoid that I am constantly going to get some kind of food borne illness.
Movement: Goodness yes, lately he has been sticking one foot way out into my side....and both shocks me and makes me laugh because it tickles so much.
Food cravings: Ok, where do I start? Watermelon, fizzy drinks, Dutch Bros. raspberry/ passion fruit ice tea (seriously amazing), peanut M&M's, cereal, Trader Joe's herb and olive oil popcorn (this is the first time popcorn has actually sounded good to me, I ate it every day while pregnant with Cole and up until I got pregnant with this one). Oh, and I am still on the frozen organic burrito kick.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Actually, no.
Have you started to show yet: Yes!
Gender prediction: Girl....but as you all know I was so wrong!
Labor Signs: I still get braxton hicks often, haven't had any of my painful contractions lately so that it good.
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? This was a sad sad moment this week, I actually decided to stop wearing my ring...it still fits, but my fingers start to balloon up and I get nervous that I won't be able to get it off at the end of the day. My band still fits fine, so that will be what I get to wear from now on.....still pouting about it. :(
Happy or Moody most of the time: well, it has been an emotional past couple of weeks...but mostly happy now that we have good news.
Weekly Wisdom: Ok, if you are pregnant and you get heart burn...LISTEN UP! Coming from a person who has tried every flavor of tums under the sun....you need to go get yourself a HUGE bottle of the Tums Extra Strength Smoothies in peppermint. These are the only ones that don't leave me gagging and guzzling a gallon of water after taking one. Plus they make baby boy pretty excited, he does the happy dance every time I eat one! :)