I’m at the point where I can say that I may have a baby next month! Of course, it could always be the following, but you never know! Only 7 more weeks until we meet our baby girl. Everyone asks me if I’m ready and excited; I’m definitely excited, but I don’t think I’ll be fully ready until she is actually here 🙂
How Far Along? 33 weeks
Size of Baby: A Honeydew Melon! She’s about 18-19 inches and weighs over around 4lbs! Baby girl is slowly turning into a chunk! She’s almost reached her birth length, but will continue to pack on the pounds, about 1/2 a pound each week.
Weight Gain: 25 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight
Maternity Clothes: Yes! Still rocking’ my Target and Pink Blush Maternity go tos. Here’s a sneak peek of my PinkBlush dress from maternity pics:
I also bought another PinkBlush dress on clearance for my baby shower this weekend!
Stretch marks: None on my belly, just under my left breast! Still lathering up with cocoa and shea butter hoping it stays this way!
Symptoms: HUNGER! Yup hungry all the time, but I don’t always feel like I have room to eat. Mid to low back pain, but only when I’m trying to relax. Shortness of breath, gas and clumsiness! Story time – Y’all, I fell up the stairs on Sunday. It hurt so bad. My bad ankle rolled and my foot slipped down. Luckily I was able to bend my knees and thrust them forward so I didn’t hit my belly. I have some pretty sweet rug burns and bruises to prove it. The saddest part of the story is that I was excitedly bounding up the stairs to eat some cheesecake. #pregnantladyproblems. Instead of eating cheesecake, I ended up bawling my eyes out (mostly because I was scared and startled) and going to bed. Whomp whomp.
Cravings: Still pretty consistent with peanut and almond butter, smoothies, cold fruit (give me all the watermelon!), almond milk, bread of all kinds (I don’t discriminate), my Aunt Dianne’s potato salad, ice cream, all forms of peanut butter and jelly
Gender: A Little Princess
Mood: I feel like I’ve been less crabby lately and overall happy and excited!
Nursery: Did you see my updates from the last post? Since then we’ve gotten our glider set up and I’ll have the last wall finished after my baby showers 🙂 Here are a few new snaps I’ve taken on my phone:
Movement: I have a tiny dancer on my hands. I never have to worry about decreased fetal movement because Chloe always makes herself well known. At this point, her movements are much more defined and sharp. Some of them HURT! It’s fun to watch my belly do the wave when I’m just relaxing on the couch. She’s getting pretty cramped in there!
Sleep: Great. I know most people can’t say this, but I’ve been wearing myself out thus sleep is coming easy. I’m up early for work (between 4:15-5:30), so instead of taking a nap when I get home I stay awake, get a thing or two done around the house and relax. Then I’m ready for bed by 8:30-9:00pm, and I’m out like a light!
Workouts: Killing it! I try to workout with my strength classes twice a week, my spin class once a week and lots of walking. We have an indoor track at the gym which is nice for these hot summer days. I’m still able to take the pups out and about, but I can only go a short distance with both of them. I need JP for longer walking with my crazy babies. Quick brag moment – I taught a step class yesterday! That’s right, 33 weeks pregnant and on the step. I was exhausted afterwards, but it felt great!
What I Miss: Laying around comfortably on the couch and sushi…I’ve been wanting to go to Crave Sushi lately! I think an avocado roll is in my future!
Belly Button in or out? It’s an outtie!
Wedding rings on or off? On. I don’t wear them to work anymore because they get a little snug when I workout or if I’m hot.
Labor Signs: No, let’s keep it this way for 7 more weeks!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still meat. I do eat some, but never by itself.
Best Moments The Past 2 Weeks: Celebrating Caitlin’s bachelorette weekend, maternity pictures and my high school reunion!
Looking forward to: Chloe’s first baby shower tomorrow!!! And traveling to Georgia/North Carolina for Caitlin and John’s wedding weekend next week!