|It is funny that I look fairly normal either head on or from the back but the minute I turn to the side...BAM!...There is the bump!|
I can't believe time is flying by so quickly! It seems like it was January a few weeks ago and now we've just passed tax day and almost into May! This week marks my 34th week and the further along I get, the more anxious and excited I become! Our baby shower is this weekend so we are looking forward to hanging out with friends and family and enjoying the amazing weather we've been having!
How far along: 34 weeks
Total weight gain: 20 pounds gained so far
Maternity clothes: I can't even wear the capri pants and the black pants I purchased 2 months ago. Since the weather is warming up, I've busted out the maxi dresses and skirts and light leggings. I also added preggy spanx to the mix because the weight of the bump is a killer on my back and legs.
Stretch marks: I found a couple already :( I've been super religious about lathering up with coconut oil in the morning and at night but the hubs and I thought it would be inevitable since I was very slender in my pre-preggy size (5'5, 105lbs). I stepped up my coconut oil by mixing in aveeno oatmeal lotion mixed in and now doing it 3 times a day and trying to drink as much water as I can.
Sleep: Very slowly the sleep is starting to become uncomfortable. I've tried sleeping semi-upright and now am up to 5 pillows all around me. Eventually I get to sleep but its for sure a process! This little girl also does not favor my left side so I start on my right and somewhere in the middle of the night, end up on my left.
Miss Anything: Moving at a normal pace and being able to lift things that I never thought were heavy but apparently are. Oh, and very dirty martinis. :)
Cravings: I 've wanted more fruit lately. We venture to our local Farmer's Market on Sundays and I will head toward the apples and strawberries. If I'm at the grocery store, I'll pick up a container of cut up fruits to snack on while driving or hit up the juice bar for a yummy smoothie. I've been to the juice bar so much lately, they know my name! On occasion though, i'll want a donut, ice cream, pizza.... :)
Symptoms: Braxton Hicks are starting to become more frequent and intense but nothing else yet.
Belly Button in or out: Half in, half out.
Wedding rings (off or on): Sometimes on. My left hand swells sometimes so I'll take it off but my preggy brain will forget to put it back on and I thought I lost my band once already!
Mood: I had a mini mood swing this week which included tears but otherwise, I've been feelig pretty good!
Best Moment this week: The hubby and I stayed up past our bedtime and watching the lunar eclipse together. We are definitely enjoying our last moments pre-baby while we can!
Looking forward to: This weekend's baby shower! I'm super proud of the decorations that I made!
Exercise: Walking whenever I can (that means while i'm shopping around which has been A LOT lately lol).
|Can you see her face? :)|