34 Weeks

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How Far Along: 34 weeks. WHAT? 6 weeks to go???!!!???

Size of Baby: A cantaloupe! My favorite! This is going to be a goooood week!

My app says that baby is around 4.75 pounds! That is really heavy! You try carrying around 5 pounds in an off-balance location! It’s no wonder I’m so tired…

Total Weight Gain: Honestly, I don’t know. We’ve been traveling, so I’m assuming that it has gone up more than my pound a week goal, but oh well!

Stretch Marks: First time putting on a swimsuit since getting pregnant, and I found two teeny-tiny marks on my thigh. I *might* have freaked out a little bit. Dang it, I thought I would make it to the end with no stretch marks. I guess not, and that is ok. People don’t see my thighs anyways.

Wedding Rings: Still on. No swelling this week, even with all the time I’ve spent on my feet!

Maternity Clothes: Yes, yes, yes. There is no going back now!

Gender: Baby girl.

Movement: In the morning, at night when I lay down, after I eat. She is still all off on my right side, and doesn’t seem to be doing any flipping or moving around my actual womb, just stretching out a lot, punching and kicking me. Sometimes I have a little freak-out when she hasn’t moved for a while, so I poke and poke at her. Last night she was clearly NOT pleased with being woken up from her nap, and just jabbed me back half-heartedly once or twice, like “c’mon Moooooom, I’m taking a nap here!”

Sleep: Ah, vacation is wonderful. We’ve been sleeping in, staying up a little later than usual, and making sure to fit some naps in, too.

….And yet I’m STILL tired.

What I miss: Energy. Feeling like a small person. Going a full day without some weird ache, pain or fluid.

Food Cravings: I’ve done pretty great this week with my cravings, considering that we have been traveling! Last night I really wanted some ice cream, and sweets are most certainly my weakness!

Food Aversions: Anything strong smelling, lately. It doesn’t matter if it’s something that I enjoy eating or not…if it smells very, very strongly, it makes me feel incredibly nauseous. Theo and I picked up a rotisserie chicken, and while I love the chicken, and even enjoy the smell, it was very sickening when it smelled really strong. Ugh…sometimes I feel like I’m back to the first trimester!

Symptoms: Exhaustion. Back pain, hip pain. Braxton Hicks. Lots of baby movement. Excitement and nervous anticipation about labor, birth and meeting our baby girl!

Best Moment This Week: Oh, so many great moments. Isaiah and Sarah’s wedding, having a vacation with my husband, taking the boat out, visiting the sleeping bear sand dunes, visiting Niagara Falls, time to relax…it’s been a pretty great week!

Worst Moment This Week: Lots and lots of painful traveling. We drove from Ohio-Michigan and now are on our way from Michigan-Connecticut for another wedding. Thankfully, we are taking our time and making it a three day journey with no more than 6 hours of drive time a day. But then there is the drive back…. Not kind to my tailbone or my back.

Exercise This Week: Lots of tourist-y walks! And swimming for the first time this pregnancy…it’s great, relaxing exercise!

What I’m Looking Forward To: Seeing some good friends tonight, seeing family this weekend, getting a puppy next week (gasp…did that just happen???).

P.S. Sorry that there is not a chalkboard….again. Next week, I promise. But I have some baby bump photos from our travels… 🙂

This was right before climbing up the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. They were massive. It was a two-mile hike one way….so four miles round trip. I probably made it about 1 mile in before we turned around. But remember that almost five pounds strapped to my belly? Yeah, that made it so much harder to go uphill!

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We stopped by at Niagara Falls…and got soaked. What an amazing place. We just stood there and watched water fall for a while….seems like such a boring thing to do, but it’s amazing. And everyone is right…the Canada side is way better than the America side.

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And how perfect is this adorable onesie? It’s too bad that it’s going to be baby girl trying to give Moose hugs, and I have the feeling that Moose will want absolutely nothing to do with sticky baby fingers, tail-pulling and hugs. I guess we shall just have to wait and see!

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4 comments

  1. Mary says:

    I LOVE the onesie!! It is so perfect; I wonder if it was inspired by the Moostache children’s book (:
    I also really really enjoy and appreciate your updates. You manage to answer all those unspoken and often awkward questions about pregnancy and provide a great reference for sometime in the future when it’s our turn q:

    • [email protected] says:

      I know, isn’t it adorable? I’m glad that you read the updates! That’s the only way I know anything about pregnancy…reading, reading, reading! So feel free to ask away…now or when the time comes!

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