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Week 34 Pregnancy Journal


How Far Along? 34 weeks

Size of Baby: A cantaloupe (17.75 inches). Our baby weighs 4.75 lbs now!

Gender: g-i-r-l

Weight Gain: Up a total of 18 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight -- but since I lost three pounds in the first trimester, up 21 pounds total from my lowest pregnancy weight.

Maternity Clothes: Absolutely necessary. Standard work outfits for me are either maternity jeans with tops or maxi dresses with a cardigan or denim jacket. On the weekend, it's maternity leggings, baby. Ahh, they feel so good.

Nursery: I am so excited to say that by the end of this weekend, we will be several steps ahead on our to-do list ... my aunt is coming into town to sew for us as a gift for Baby Girl! She is making our drapes, our changing table skirt, and the cribskirt. I have all of the fabric on hand and I'm just really excited to get everything looking so pretty!

   
Movement: Yes, enough now to wake me up in the middle of the night. Crazy!

Symptoms: Occasionally feeling tired or feeling lower back pain, but overall still feeling great. Had a TON of comments this past Saturday about "any day now!" from strangers. Umm, not so much. Six more weeks, thank you very much. And thank you for insinuating that I look absolutely huge. I'm thinking the dress I wore may need to get retired. :)

Sleep: Slept well this past week! We are loving our new memory foam mattress, although I'll be darned if we didn't go with the one type of mattress that makes it really difficult to roll out of bed. You just sink right in. I've also retired the Snoogle pregnancy pillow for now. I'm finding a pillow between my knees keeps me comfortable and on my side for a lot more of the night. It's definitely uncomfortable now to be on my back for a significant length of time.

Cravings: Still loving peanut butter and sweet tea. Jimmy Dean egg, sausage and cheese croissant sandwiches have also been a favorite for work lunches recently ... random.

What I Miss: Being nimble.

Best Moment This Week: I had a few big highlights this past week. First of all, Saturday I scored some major finds -- first at the Shower Me With Love warehouse sale (lots of Kissy Kissy and Magnolia Baby layette pieces on major sale) and then at a church consignment sale. And I'll be darned if I didn't completely go back on my word and buy a wipe warmer! There was a great one at the consignment sale that I picked up for $4 after everything went half-off. I figured that for $4, it was worth seeing if it helps to decrease 3am screams over cold wipes. And don't you worry, I sanitized the life out of that thing (twice).

Also, we had our hospital tour on Sunday. I can't tell you  how surprised I was to find myself so emotionally moved by the tour. The labor and delivery floor was everything I'd want it to be. Nicely appointed, calm, serene, lovely. The nurses all seemed so serious yet caring. Everything there was just perfect. And thinking that the next time we're there will likely be to meet Miss Priss ... that's pretty darn moving. I was able to hold back the tears on the tour, vowing not to be that girl, but as soon as Ian and I were in the elevator to the parking deck I lost it. It was just such a beautiful experience.

Looking Forward To: Nursery progress and seeing my aunt for the first time since Christmas, when I looked like I did in Week 22 below! She will definitely be able to feel Baby Girl moving around this time.

18 comments:

  1. I know I'm a mush, but I am fighting back the tears reading about your hold-it-in-till-the-elevator reaction to the hospital tour!!!! So, so, so excited for y'all. So much love!

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  2. I remember when my mom was pregnant with my brother so vividly (I was 10!) and this exchange MANY weeks ahead of her due date:
    Stranger " Any day now!"
    Mom "Actually no, I'm due in March!"
    Strange "WHAT? You're HUGE!"

    People are so freaking weird, right?

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  3. You look gorgeous, girlfriend!! I am so happy your hospital tour went well! :) :)

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  4. How beautiful you are! Baby girl's going to be here so soon!

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  5. You look great! And you're supposed to be big! You have a precious baby growing inside of you :) People are such idiots.

    Just get ready....I was never an emotional person (aka...hardly ever cried) until I had kids. Now I can tear up at the drop of a hat. My husband finds it hilarious.

    Can't wait to see the nursery! And what a sweet gift from your aunt!

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  6. You have to be the most adorable pregnant lady I've ever seen! We briefly met at the blogger ornament exchange back in December and I just wanted to pop in and say hello! -Stephanie

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  7. Cannot WAIT to see nursery progress!!!

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  8. Aww it made me teary eyed to read about YOU getting teary eyed. haha! I cannot wait to see the nursery!

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  9. you look amazing!! I am so excited for y'all!

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  10. I totally lost it on our maternity ward tour, too! That fabric looks gorgeous..I can't wait to see the finished product!!

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  11. I don't think I am ready to be even more emotional than I am now!! My husband told me last night that I am going to be huge. I then told him a list of things you do not say to your pregnant wife. If it's not "you look radiant" than shush!! :)

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  12. Can not wait to see all your nursery goodies put together!

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  13. You look SO cute! And I love that fabric, I cannot wait to see your nursery!

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  14. You still look so gorgeous, pregnancy really suits you!!! Can't wait to see the nursery!!!!!! Xx

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  15. Those fabrics are gorgeous and how special that your Aunt is making it all for you! xo

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  16. So exciting to see your aunt!! Can't wait to see the nursery!!

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  17. You look great! Love the nursery fabrics, Mary Jo's is the best!

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