36 weeks

apparently she is packing on the pounds still, about an ounce a day. and i think it is showing in my stretch marks 😥 ill load up on cocoa butter and shea butter and every thing else i can find when i get a chance. i dont think she’s “dropped” yet because i still feel kicks up in my upper ribs, and am still having a little shortness of breath. the heartburn has subsided somewhat though, happy for that. other than that im still at work and still trying to unpack the little boxes we have left. i want as little chores to do once she gets here.

How Far Along? 36 weeks.

how big is baby: over 18.5 in long and almost 6 lbs [ crenshaw melon ]

Symptoms: FATIGUE !!! swollen feet and ankles !!! hunger, less heartburn, nesting, forgetfulness, short of breath, back & foot aches, trouble sleeping

Total Weight Gain/Loss: im up two lbs from last week so im at 170. total weight gain of like 30-35 lbs?

maternity clothes? maternity pants for the win

Sleep: this is hard sometimes, sometimes one side of my body gets numb so i have to roll over but rolling over with such a big belly its hard to roll like that. my dreams are still crazy and vivid

stretch marks? yes D: wahhh

Food Cravings: idk really, just want to eat a lot

Best Moment This Week: having my family come up and help us unpack the house, take care of errands and set up her room ❤

Movement: yes, OMG i think shes trying to find her way out sometimes

Labor Signs: braxton hicks still, cramps and tighten of my belly at times. cervix is still pretty closed

Gender: a little princess

Belly Button In Or Out? i think its pretty much the littlest outie ever. i dont think its going to pop out like some peoples do

What I Miss: walking like a normal person, moving around quickly like i used to [getting out of a car is a process even], feeling energetic, eating sushi

What I Am Looking Forward To: having her room really done, like with everything in there. we got a lot done but theres the little touches i want to finish

Milestones: getting to the 9 month mark. O_O full term status next week!

Weekly Wisdom: take naps, make lists. who cares if you wear flip flops to work

my belly looks so bigggg

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sneaky peek

so this weekend was pretty eventful. i am so thankful that my family came up to help cause honestly i don’t think even half of it would have got done without them. we were able to exchange baby shower items that i got duplicates of and got some things that i was still needing. we got to unpack most of the house stuff and get things put away and set up. it feels nice to know where things are in the house lol.

but most importantly we started setting up little princess’s room! we’re cutting it a little close but hey its getting done.

crib is put together, dresser is coming this weekend and some decorations are up. we painted an accent wall (pea pod- in case you were wondering what color) and i put some wall decals up. i also got some other decorations from joann that i painted myself to go up and then i have a couple other pinterest inspired ideas to do, as if i didn’t have enough to do already i know i know. i just want it to be perfect, can you blame me? her closet is organized, just need to start washing her clothes, yes i bought the dreft, and get new rocking chair cushions.

sneaky peek for those who want to see? its not done yet, but i like to see the transformation pics. although i should have taken some before we started putting things in… oh well you get the idea.

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super cute couldnt pass up wall stickies that i found

20130529-105940.jpgletters for her name to go on the wall. for some added visual effect i tried painting the sides of the letters in a darker shade of pink. they were just wood letters from the craft store. the cardboard ones would have been more fun cause they’re thicker but they didn’t have all the letters i needed, sigh.

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this was actually a kids mask which is why there are no eyes but i thought it was a cute little fairy

 

35 weeks

so im trying to be better at blogging. thinking about changing the layout again and also plotting on how to decorate her room. we wanted to paint, but ive also seen “renters” wallpaper, heard of a method of starching fabric on the walls for decorations, and i have looked into wall decals. i think a nice tree in there somewhere would look pretty, ive noticed trees are pretty popular in nurseries? anyway my moms friend a couple of years ago made this beautiful tree on a wall using brown paper so it was 3D too. ive been toying with that idea.

babycenter app says: my uterus now reaches up under my rib cage [thats how she kicks me in the ribs !] and is crowding my other organs [ my bladder maybe? i feel like im peeing a lot]  if we could see inside, it would show theres more baby than amniotic fluid, which should mean she isn’t doing somersaults and stuff, but i think she is still, at least it feels that way. her kidneys are fully developed, and her liver can process some waste products. her main job now is to put on weight. which in turn means i will be putting on weight.

How Far Along? 35 weeks

how big is baby: over 18 inches long, and almost 6 lbs [a honeydew melon]

Symptoms: FATIGUE !!  swollen feet and ankles !! hunger, heartburn, nesting, forgetfulness, short of breath, back aches, trouble sleeping

Total Weight Gain/Loss: went to the doc and im at 168.2, that is 3 lbs up from last week and id say almost 30 lbs total weight gain

maternity clothes? yes.

Sleep: i toss and turn a lot trying to get comfy, i cant sleep without a pillow between my legs but i want to elevate my feet. its a struggle.

stretch marks? yes 😦 i need to find some pure shea butter

Food Cravings: idk really i just want to eat, and apparently thats all ive been doing. dwight was upset i wasnt eating anything the first trimester well it seems im making up for lost time.

Best Moment This Week: the baby shower we had this past weekend ❤

Movement: yes, OMG sometimes i have to stop what im doing to hold on to something cause its so powerful.

Labor Signs: braxton hicks, doc said my cervix is closed though and i have an ultrasound scheduled in 2 wks

Gender: a little princess

Belly Button In Or Out? its pretty much flat and you can see it if my shirt is tight over my belly but i dont think it is technically an outie?

What I Miss: walking like a normal person, feeling energetic, eating sushi

What I Am Looking Forward To: having her room done

Milestones: getting almost everything we need ? oh and reaching the point where they wont stop labor if i start.

Weekly Wisdom: take naps, make lists. who cares if you wear flip flops to work

hooray for bathroom pics again

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shower 2

sooo looking at the calendar seems unreal, i swear i don’t know where these past 8 1/2 months went. we are almost there. my little feet are swollen and im tired constantly. the hot flashes are ridiculous but everyone says im carrying beautifully and my baby girl is almost here. im happy, just tired. the new house is great, we still have unpacking to do but we’re getting there and im excited to decorate 🙂  <- corny crafter/DIYer moment

this past weekend we had our second baby shower back home.we did a 2nd round 3D/4D ultrasound but this little one really is making us wait. she didn’t want to show her face for anything!! we saw her smile and it’s like she was laughing at us trying to play hide and seek. the tech told us we could come back the next day since we really couldn’t see her at all on friday. she was more cooperative on saturday but she still playfully hid for most of the session. she does a good job of flipping, turning, and somersaulting all day except when we go into ultrasounds. -___-

the weekend was crazy and hectic and a big blur but the shower was absolutely beautiful ! my mom and all other lovely people who had a hand in it did an amazing job, and i am glad that someone wasn’t as absentminded as me and took some pics. i love the people that came to surprise us with all my heart ❤ and of course everyone else that was at the shower 🙂

and a couple of pics for those that couldn’t make it
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34 weeks

soo i fully intended on writing more after i wrote that really short post a couple of weeks ago but there’s been a lot going on and im back at that point where im tired again. and i move so slow. like soooo slow. dwight keeps making fun of my waddle lol, i mean its hard to walk normal when there is human life in your uterus pushing on your bladder and when your back and feet hurt and you’ve put on this extra weight and don’t have the same center of gravity anymore. 😛

quick update that will require a longer post later: we moved into the house! we are living in the house ! and now we have to unpack and get her room ready. maybe ill post some pics so my out of towners can see? mind you we have boxes in a lot of places so it’d be like the work in progress cause we have plans for what we want to do. and of course we need to get her room ready ASAP.

according to my babycenter app: she is almost 5 lbs and almost 18 in long (there is a weight pool at my job for people trying to see how much she will weigh. someone put 11 lbs O_O ) she is developing fat layers which will help regulate her body temp after birth and which is helping fill her out and get beautiful and round. her central nervous system and lungs are maturing and ive pretty much hit that time frame where if she comes it will be preterm labor. i should get my hospital bag ready. also ive been seeing the doc weekly now so i know her world debut is approaching fast.

How Far Along? 34 weeks

how big is baby: almost 5 lbs, like the size of a canteloupe

Symptoms: FATIGUE, hunger, heartburn, nesting, forgetfulness, short of breath, back aches, slightly swollen feet and ankles,

Total Weight Gain/Loss: im up to 165…. id say in total ive put on at least 25 lbs

maternity clothes? yes.

Sleep: its hard to do sometimes even though im tired. sometimes its easier to fall asleep on my right side but then i feel like i get the acid reflux feeling so ill move to my left but its definitely a struggle every night.

stretch marks? yes 😦 colored ones on my hips and not as noticeable ones on my lower belly

Food Cravings: idk really i just want to eat

Best Moment This Week: moving into the house

Movement: yes, OMG sometimes i have to stop what im doing to hold on to something cause its so powerful.

Labor Signs: yes. hello braxton hicks, ive actually been having these for a little bit now but i havent done a weekly update in a while soo..

Gender: a little princess

Belly Button In Or Out? its pretty much flat and you can see it if my shirt is tight over my belly but i dont think it is technically an outie

What I Miss: walking like a normal person, eating sushi

What I Am Looking Forward To: having her room set up and the baby shower this weekend

Milestones: finishing with my undergrad career !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! moving into the house !! reaching the point where she really could come any day now

Weekly Wisdom:um? make a list and dont stress if things dont get done

 

i will post a pic soon, i promise, but for real this time. oh and i should get maternity pics done asap. so much to do.

29 weeks

ill update on life later. pregnancy wise:

her muscles and lungs are maturing and her head is growing to make room for her developing brain. during this trimester about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited into her skeleton every day! her nutritional demands are increasing so i have to bulk up on protein, vitamin C, folic acid and iron.

How Far Along? 29 weeks

how big is baby: about 2.5 lbs (like a butternut squash) and a little bigger than 15 ” head to heel

Symptoms: fatigue, hunger, heartburn, nesting, forgetfulness

Total Weight Gain/Loss: umm idk where im at this week but in total ive gained at least 18 since pre-preg weight

maternity clothes? still working what i got but my choices are getting slimmer [the irony lol]

Sleep: i miss this. but yet im tired all the time. more irony. also when i do sleep i get leg pains in the night -__-

stretch marks? yes, ive spotted some on my back but considering how big my belly is im not completely surprised, i knew i wasn’t going to be that lucky

Food Cravings:lol, i dont even know. nothing crazy really just hungry a lot.

Best Moment This Week: my moms surprise party 🙂

Movement: yes, since they say she’s getting REM cycles of sleep in, ive gotten to the point where i know what times to expect her movements. i would say little movements but they arent that little anymore.

Labor Signs: no

Gender: a little princess

Belly Button In Or Out? i have almost joined the outie club

What I Miss: good restful sleep, eating sushi !!, walking like a normal person

What I Am Looking Forward To: being done with undergrad: 22 more days, doing the hospital tour.

Milestones: idk, remembering where i was in my train of thought when someone interrupts me? that counts right?

Weekly Wisdom: somethings pregnant women just shouldnt do... like put your jeans in the dryer, or try and paint your toenails

wee took this pic over the weekend and i kind of love it.

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