Sunday, April 21, 2013

34 weeks {a pregnancy update}.

How Far Along: 34 weeks, 2 days
Size of baby: almost 18 inches long, and almost 5 pounds. About the size of a cantelope.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: (as of 4/17/13) 28 pounds.
 Maternity Clothes: All maternity clothes. And nothing fits right.
Gender: BOY! Tyler Paul.
Movement: He moves, and he moves hard. My ribs and the organs under my sternum are dying. During the 11 hr car trip home on Sunday, he kept pushing his little bottom up under my ribs. I thought I might cry the whole way home.
Sleep: I've slept OK. Let's be honest though-- having to get up every 2 hours to pee really does a number on the whole "sleeping well" thing. 
Symptoms: I've really started swelling at night. It's always worse after I eat pizza, which is such a bummer since that's my go-to meal of choice on the t-ball nights or nights that I feel like I can't move another muscle to cook.
What I miss: At this point, I'm not even sure what I miss. In some ways I have bemoaned how I have felt over the past week. And then Drew looked at me today and said "you do realize that in a few weeks you will probably tell me how much you miss being pregnant, right?" Well played, husband. Well played.
Cravings: I crave sweets. A LOT.
Food Aversions: Not sure you can call it an aversion, but considering pizza makes my legs blow up and have cankles, I'm going to say that I will probably avert from that for the foreseeable future.
Best Moment this week: My little sister got married!!! It was a beautiful day for a wedding, and I can't wait to share all of the pictures (I have to sift through about 500 of them, so it may take a few days) that I got while we were down in Louisiana. It was a really quick trip, and it has left all of us a bit wiped out, so I am praying for a quick bounce back, as we've now got to gear up for baby Tyler's arrival!
What I am looking forward to: Now that most of our commitments for spring are out of the way, I'm really looking forward to focusing on getting things ready for Tyler. We have 2 showers this week, and then I am starting to make my to-do list to check off before his arrival! I honestly can't believe I'm already almost to term. This pregnancy has FLOWN by.

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