Um, can we talk about how much this bump has grown since my last update at 31 weeks?! Holy moly. *Insert wide-eyed emoji here.* And can we talk about how exhausted I look in this picture? My gosh.
Date: April 13, 2016
How far along: 34 weeks
Total weight gain: 25 pounds (gulp)
Maternity clothes: Oh yes. I borrowed some maternity sundresses from some girlfriends to get me through these last six weeks, and they are a true Godsend. It's getting pretty warm here, and I feel like I'm hot 24/7, so the dresses are welcomed, that's for sure! I'm also still rocking my favorite maternity yoga pants and the same three shirts every day. ;)
Miss anything? I just miss feeling like myself. I'm officially large and in charge, and I selfishly want my body back. I'm getting a lot more tired and winded when I chase after Walker these days, and I really miss sleeping on my stomach and side. But, I know it won't be for naught, and I'll have my body back and be able to sleep how I want and eat/drink what I want in a little over a month. :)
Cravings: The cravings have been abundant lately, which totally explains my 25-pound weight gain and ridiculous amount of face chub! (I swear I've gained it all in the last three weeks.) I've wanted hot fudge sundaes, ice cold watermelon, PB&J sandwiches and plums. (I also craved plums when I was pregnant with Walker…so weird!)
Movement: Yes! He moves all. the. time. I'm starting to be able to see little elbows and heels when he moves, which is totally weird and absolutely amazing at the same time. He loves to dance on my bladder, too. Eeeeek!
Belly button in or out? It's still flat, and I'm hoping it stays that way for the next six weeks!
Wedding rings on or off? Still on, but they're getting tighter. I'm very likely going to have to take them off soon and replace them with a lovely ol' fake one, but I'd rather do that than go through the debacle of having them cut off like I had to after Walker was born!
Sleep: What's that?! Seriously, I'm up 4+ times a night to pee, but I guess that's my body preparing me to be up that often with a newborn. I definitely miss sleep, but know I'll get it back eventually.
Best moment of the week: Having Brandon come home from his work trip last week and knowing he doesn't have to travel again until next month -- woo hoo!
Exercise: Ha, if you haven't been able to see from my cravings list above, I'm clearly not exercising like I should this pregnancy. (And I know I'm totally going to regret that in 6-ish weeks, but oh well.) But seriously, does chasing after a toddler count?
Anything making you queasy or sick: No, but I have had a couple of nights over the last few weeks where I've been nauseous and had to take my prescribed Diclegis to calm my stomach.
Labor signs: Still just some Braxton-Hicks, but nothing yet! (And I'm hoping he stays in there at least 4-6 more weeks, please, little one!)
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, but like it's been this entire pregnancy, I cry at the drop of a hat.
Looking forward to: Starting to see my doctor weekly and getting to peek at the little man via ultrasound next week! (And hoping he's still a boy…! Ha!)