Highlights and Lowlights of my Pregnancy Week 33-34:
I'm not quite sure if this week dragged or flew by!
While I was scrolling trying to find my last weeks post
I noticed I actually shared a lot of posts this week.
So in my head it feels like I was just doing my update Yesterday
but then again it feels like it was weeks ago.
We are officially moved into our own townhouse!!!
I haven't had time to unpack anything but the kitchen stuff but we are moved!
We are all still living out of boxes and lets just say I have been wearing some weird outfits this week.
Yesterday I actually wore my ONLY pair of maternity jeans.
I decided I don't like them.
Not only do they pull down on my stomach and leave me crampy.
They also just made me feel uncomfortable ALL DAY.
Needless to say I will be packing those away or better yet throwing them away.
Brayden has been a little hoot lately.
He has had such an attitude and thinks it's funny when mom chases him.
I turn my head for a second and hes in the dogs cage or climbing on everything.
He is back to waking up during the night. I am assuming its from being in a new place.
Plus he has had to sleep in our bed two night now.
Matt still hasn't had a chance to put up his crib.
I am realizing that my world is going to be turned UP SIDE DOWN very soon.
I feel tiny some days but other days I feel HUGE.
What a contradiction.
I fought with heartburn this week.
Also waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep.
Our bedroom gets so hot ive been sleeping with no blankets.
When I wake up my throat KILLS ME.
Monday when I took a potty break I actually noticed I lost some of my mucas plug.
I'm not worried or anxious because it wasn't bloody and they are known to grow back.
I told Elena she needs to stay safe in moms tummy for a few more weeks.
She needs to fatten up and mom needs to get her room ready.
We are suppose to pick up her crib next weekend.
(This weekend I have Army Drill)
On that note,
34 week bump board.❤
My dress is from our small town clothing shop
Braxton hicks more towards the evening.
Sore breasts and nipples!
Sore back at night
TIRED ALL THE TIME
This week's big developments:Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which will help regulate her body temperature once she's born — are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you've been nervous about preterm labor, you'll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies.
Your body week 32 of pregnancy: By this week, fatigue has probably set in again, though maybe not with the same coma-like intensity of your first trimester. Your tiredness is perfectly understandable, given the physical strain you're under and the restless nights of frequent pee breaks and tossing and turning, while trying to get comfortable. Now's the time to slow down and save up your energy for labor day (and beyond). If you've been sitting or lying down for a long time, don't jump up too quickly. Blood can pool in your feet and legs, causing a temporary drop in your blood pressure when you get up that can make you feel dizzy. If you notice itchy red bumps or welts on your belly and possibly your thighs and buttocks as well, you may have a condition called pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP for short).
Weight gain: +6 lbs
Stretch marks: I have slacked with my lotions this week because of the move and not knowing where they were packed away. I don't foresee it being a huge issue seeing as I was MUCH bigger with Brayden's pregnancy and that's where all my strech marks are from.
Belly button in or out: I noticed it has been slightly popped this past week. It's so cute.
Sleep: Sleep has been a struggle with Brayden's sleeping pattern and my struggle with the dry air in the townhouse. We are going to buy a humidifier.
Best moment this week: My best moment was also my worst nightmare. Love that we are finally moved and getting situated but hate the fact that everything is in boxes!
Worst moment this week: My worst moment this week is just simply the stress. I don't understand how people expect me to do a MILLION things at once. I just want to have one lazy day or even just one day where I can put all my effort to ONE thing.
Miss anything: I remember when I was pregnant with Brayden the last few weeks I just laid in bed and watched tv series on Netflix. Part of me is envious of all the free time I had last year.
Movement: Elena has been pushing off my hips and then shoving her butt in my right ribs and her feet in my left ribs. Sometimes it surprises me and almost knocks the wind out of me. It astonishes me how big and strong she is! Maybe the reason I feel her sooner than I felt Brayden is because my baby belly is smaller and not giving her as much cushion.
Cravings: I went through a craving of chicken ranch buffalo sandwiches from McDonalds but thankfully that has worn off. I can't say I am craving certain things I just know I have an increase in appetite now compared to past weeks.
Queasy or sick: I honestly never know when it's going to hit. Today I feel fine just tired but yesterday I felt almost unable to move. Just sick, tired, achy, crampy and all around pregnant.
Looking forward to: I am looking forward to getting Elena's room ready for her arrival!
Mood: I have my moments when I am unbearable but who doesn't. Matt gets the same way and hes certainly not pregnant. When he comes home from work he will be grumpy and I ask him why and he has no clue he just feels angry.
Upcoming events/appointments: Brayden got his shots yesterday and I have an appointment with my midwife tomorrow.
What I look forward to: Unpacking and feeling at home finally. Braydens first birthday, Elenas birth and marrying the love of my life this October.
Weekly Wisdom: I can’t tell you the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.
Starting weight 119 pounds - Starting waist measurement 31 inches.