3.24.2014

// Week 34 Update //

// 34 Weeks //
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little smoosh-face


What I'm loving:
-Maybe I've been blessed with particularly tactful encounters, but I've really enjoyed the handful of comments/conversations with strangers I've had over my growing bump the past week or so.
-Last Monday I had a lady date with Jenn to try out Copper Common. You'd think with classes being over and my internship wrapping up that I'd have all the time in the world to catch up with friends before dude makes his appearance, but between normal life tasks and periods of hibernation the gaps between friend visits grow long so quickly! That said, it was 4 hours of some great girl talk, a couple small plates, and a dessert run!
-At our appointment on Thursday we were able to sneak a peak at our bambino and since our last appointment he had flipped head down! Last time our midwife told us not to even give his breech position a worry since there was so much time for him to move, but you never know if you're going to be in that unlucky 3-4% with a stubborn head-up baby!
-This one's a little odd, but whenever I read or hear about birth stories or someone complains to me about their cramps I get Braxton Hicks contractions. I feel like I have quite a lot of them anyway, but it's so funny to me that once someone starts describing their labors, on cue my abdomen tightens up.
-All things considered, minus the normal discomforts and tiredness, I still feel like I have it pretty easy and am still enjoying this side of the adventure. I'm also really looking forward to the birth experience and am so grateful that so far everything has been so low-risk and is working right along with our plan of an unmedicated out-of-hospital birth.



What I'm not quite loving:
-So vain, but there have been a handful of incidents where I didn't realize how unflattering a dress is or how badly my bangs need some work until someone shared photos. Time to make a hair appointment and retire some clothes I do believe!
-Heartburn. Still. It went away [again] for a couple weeks and last night a banana and a glass of water had me up and reaching for Tums or Papaya Enzymes every couple of hours.
-Exhaustion. I'll always love naps, but damn, I wish I didn't need them with such regularity.
-Even up until the day my baby is born I thought I'd never be the type to be so over being pregnant- I'm not there yet by any means, but I definitely had a huge crying fit the other night over how badly I want meet my baby and how long it takes to grow little humans. [Seriously, I cried so hard that my face was so puffy and swollen the next day I looked like I could have recently been in a car accident.] Overall I feel 40 weeks is the perfect amount of time to prepare oneself and one's home, but just to have the certainty of having him in my arms and getting to see his little face and smell his little baby noggin... well, let's just say I'm growing less patient and more excited by the day.



In other baby-related news, I finally made a few baby-prep lists last night: pre-birth prep, postpartum gear, what to pack for my bag, baby's bag, Devon's bag, what to have in the car, plus a goal of to-do's before he arrives. We're still a good 5 1/2 weeks from our due date, but it's definitely time to get things wrapped up before he arrives. Friday is my last day of interning so I'm really looking forward to taking some time to spoil Owen with some day adventures and get the house in good order. My baby shower is coming up really soon as well and I'm so so  excited to see so many awesome lady friends at once!


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Apparently I only took like 3 pictures this week... two of those being photos of my dog. Oops!
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This face! Heart-eyes for days. 

4 comments:

  1. I've been getting a lot of Braxton Hicks too! And earlier than...well anyone else I know. I'm almost 26 weeks and I'm getting a few a day. It freaked me out until my doctor told me "as long as they don't hurt they aren't actually doing anything." haha! So exciting you're so close! <3

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    1. I think they're so awesome/bizarre! Though, I also think they freak my husband out a little :) I just like to imagine them as a way our bodies lay the ground work for what's to come. I don't know if you've noticed this - but sometimes I find that when clothes hug my lower abdomen it causes me to have more of them. So weird!

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  2. I can't wait to meet this little bambino! <3<3<3

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  3. I had so much heartburn, too!!! Everyone told me it would be gone as soon as she arrived, and I didn't believe them. It's totally true!! :) You are stunning looking by the way! Pregnancy suits you! :)

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