Welcome back to baby belly land where you can come and judge the rotundness that has now become me. It's alright guys, I know I'm B-I-G and I've learned to embrace it over the last couple of weeks. But if we're being honest, I'm also over the douche canoes at work letting me know. I've been wanting to say, 'No shit Sherlock....there's a human in there...' but I've kept my mouth closed and have just brushed off their ignorance.
Enough about them though, let's talk about the babe and how he/she has grown over the last couple weeks.
this was taken @ 30 weeks at my baby shower
this past Saturday I was 32 weeks
Symptoms? Back aches, swollen feet, all around pressure in my belly, heartburn.....oh the list can go on. I can't complain because *knock on wood* this pregnancy has been pretty great thus far, but I'm getting to that point in the pregnancy where I'm just uncomfortable. Period. No matter what, whether I'm standing, sitting, laying, whatever, I'm just not 100% at ease and it takes me awhile to find a little comfort nook.
Gender? For those who may not follow me on Instagram (@lwlh), we are actually NOT finding out the sex of the baby. Yep, the horror, right? That's what I first thought too. B wanted to be surprised and of course I wanted to know but I know I would never be able to keep a secret like that from him so I'm stuck on the boat of the unknown. He owes me big for this : )
Excited For? Finally having the paint and carpet finished in the nursery, along with the rocker and crib already set up. We're just waiting on a dresser and then all I have to do is decorate and organize the baby haul. I need to make a couple trips to the stores but I have the idea of how I want everything arranged.
Maternity Clothes? All maternity on bottoms, but still rocking some regular shirts with the help of tank tops underneath. In the outfit above, I'm rocking 100% maternity.
Sleep? Like I said above, it's getting pretty rough to get comfortable no matter what position I'm in and the sleep is taking a hit because of it. I can also blame my 3-4 bathroom trips in the middle of the night too.
Movement? Oh yes!! I was worried at first and was thinking I wasn't going to feel them as good as mama's without anterior placentas but this baby is making its presence known now. I'll feel a hit or kick here in and their but lately I've been feeling alot of pressure on my stomach, like the baby is pushing out on it and it's been crazy. I think little homie is trying to make an escape plan.
Belly Button Status? Slowly seeing it's demise. Each day it gets shallower and shallower. I will soon be saying adios to it because I think it might pop.
Missing Anything? Being comfortable in general. I love being pregnant but sometimes I miss being me and being able to just get comfortable without a little bean bossing me around. I'll also be excited to sleep on my stomach again.
Milestones? Nothing crazy that I can think of....just getting into the final countdown of the pregnancy. 7 weeks 4 days. And now that I come to think about it....this will be the last month that we will be a family of two.
Cravings? My cravings are starting to waver and I think after the failed first glucose test, it put the nail in the coffin for my Fruity Pebble obsession. Though I've had nachos on the mind, but can't find a good place to get them. I just want some salty cheesy goodness.
Weight Gain? I'm thinking somewhere around the 25-30 mark give or take. I'll let my double chins take the lead on that. I have a doctors appointment on the 8th so I'll see then
And I can't end this without saying congrats to all the mama's out there that have announced their pregnancies since the last time I posted a bumpdate. Seriously, like 95% of the blog world seems like they're pregnant. What's in the water ladies?