Monday, November 19, 2012

34 Weeks

Wow! Time sure is flying by!! This week has been a blast! My hubby got home from his ship on Wednesday and it's been an easy transition now that he is working the day shift. We are in the process of moving and should be done with that in 2 days...just in time for Thanksgiving!

We went on a date and decided to go to Build-A-Bear to make Avelyn a teddy bear. Brandon actually thought it was so fun! He and I picked out the bear, stuffed it and even made tbe birth certificate. :) It sounds totally cheesy but I think B loved it so much! I mean, there aren't many ways for him to "connect" with the baby right now so this just made it a little more real for him. :)

Here's a pic we took at Build-A-Bear!


Here is one of B making the birth certificate. He was so serious!

 
How far along? 34 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss?  34-36 lbs
Maternity clothes?  ALWAYS!! Even some of these are too small now..very sad about that! But, you know, its almost over and I can lose it all then right?

Stretch marks? Still just those ones on my hip. Although there's some super skinny little lines on my stomach that I am HOPING are not stretch marks...it's really hard to say right now. Fingers Crossed!!
Sleep? Sleep is okay. I still get up about 5-6 times a night and lately I've been waking up around 3 in a night sweat!
Best moment last week? Making the bear with my husband!
Movement?  ALL the TIME!! I mean, doesn't she need to sleep??
Food cravings?  Hot Chocolate!

Gender? A sweet baby GIRL!
Labor signs? Just the Braxton Hicks right now!! :)
Belly button in/out? half innie half outtie
What I miss:  COFFEE!! and a Full night's sleep..although that is probably gone for quite some time anyway..

What I am looking forward to:  Our Dr. Appt. Wednesday where I find out her status.. it's hard to say her position because its just one BIG lump now..but I still feel kicking at the bottom so I don't think she's flipped.



Sunday, November 11, 2012

33 Weeks!

 Okay, so I skipped week 32...I could tell you it's cuz I've been super busy or stressed out or whatever but truthfully its because ...I weighed myself last sunday and I was at a total gain of 35 lbs!! I'm not gunna even pretend like I didn't freak out..5 pounds?! in a week?! uhhhhhh

So I questioned my Dr about it and while he said I was at the high end of the spectrum, the baby was super healthy and so was I so not to worry. Needless to say, I threw out the remaining junk food in my house, starting walking (very slowly) every day and lo and behold...I've lost a couple LBs..

My goal wasn't to lose, just not get all crazy outta control and end up with zebra stretch marks over every inch of me..so I think it was a great thing that I had that wake up call and I've been a little (not much) better about my diet. An added bonus is that I feel AMAZING after my walks!!

Another update for this week is that Avelyn is still breech. My Dr said that if she doesn't turn before 35 weeks he will manually turn her (from the outside). After looking into this process a little bit I've discovered it is/can be extremely painful (to the point of needing an epidural) and its always done in a hospital. They give you an IV with some medicine to relax the uterus and somehow they turn the baby. The scary thing is if ANYTHING goes wrong like bleeding or decreased fetal heart beat, they do an emergency c-section. I have a week and a half until my appointment where he checks to see if she has turned so prayer please that this baby magically flips over before then. I am also going to try going to a chiropractor.

Here is my bump pic!


Thats really from a week ago and I took it for my hubby after I got my hair cut..but the only other pic I have was a sneaky pic taken without my knowledge and I have like 3 chins...so not going to post it. haha


How far along? 33 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss?  33 lbs
Maternity clothes?  Definitely! I recently bought some under the belly jeans from Target for around 30 bucks and they are by far my favorite pants!! So comfy!

Stretch marks? I found a couple of these bad boys on my right hip/thigh area...accidently discovered while trying on said maternity jeans at target

Sleep? Sleep is the same....
Best moment last week? Finding this pink t-shirt and another shirt for less than $10 at Ross
Movement?  Oh YES! All the time!
Food cravings?  Fresh Blackberries!!

Gender? GIRL!!
Labor signs? Contractions are much less painful..i think these ones may be Braxton Hicks :)
Belly button in/out? half innie half outtie
What I miss:  Fitting in my regular clothes..getting in and out of bed with ease

What I am looking forward to:  Hubby coming home on Wednesday!! I am so grateful he will be here for my next appointment. I need him!