Monday, June 18, 2012

34 weeks

 My friend made an appearance this week :)

How far along: 34w
How big is Baby: Baby weighs approximately 5 lbs.
Maternity Clothes: Yes, always.
Sleep: Sleep is okay. It's getting more painful as the weeks go by. My sides ache, so I wake up partially on my back a lot.
Movement: He is still a wiggle worm and I still love it :)
Food cravings: Sweets and milk. Waffles with fruit & whipped cream ALWAYS sound good! And of course, cereal. Fried fish tacos really hit the spot one night. My lunch/dinner cravings vary day by day, and sometimes I am not in the mood for anything particular.
Food aversions: Nada
Gender: It's a BOY!
Symptoms: Braxton Hicks contractions. Painful, itchy stretch marks :( Overall achy in the evenings. Swollen ankles and feet. Backaches. Exhaustion. Peeing every five two minutes. 
Nursery Progress: It's almost done! Nick is going to hang the frames and shelves this week. I am working on the crib mobile, one elephant at a time, and thinking about sewing my own crib skirt.
Best moment this week: Listening to him on the monitors and seeing him take practice breathes on the ultrasound was really cool. All good news at my appointments - such a relief.
What I am looking forward to: Revealing the nursery. 

I am starting to get pretty uncomfortable now. The other night I rolled over and it sounded and felt like my hips split apart. Ouch. I guess they are loosening up to get ready for delivery. My blood pressures have been looking really good since our trip to L&D. The reality of delivering a baby has hit me. I am actually more worried about my recovery - I hate the thought of pain keeping me from taking care of Grayson. I just need to remember that the nurses, Nick and our families will be there to help too, and I can get through those difficult few days if I need to.

I CANNOT wait to see our little boy for the first time and kiss him all over!!!!! SO excited! :)



  1. I can't wait until you reveal the nursery, either! That rug is going to look so great!

    1. Er, um, yeah. So I actually sold the chevron rug, ha. It didn't really fit the way the room was going. And I still haven't found a rug that does, so for now there is only a small fuzzy one from Ikea ;)

  2. Glad that your blood pressure is looking better. Going to L&D and being hooked up to the monitors is a scary thing. I hope things continue to go well for you. Can't wait to see that nursery!

  3. Aww you look great girlie!!! Cant believe you are already 34 weeks! Cant wait to see your nursery as well!

  4. Um I can't wait for your nursery reveal! Yours is already further along than mine and Deklan is 7 weeks old- lol!!

  5. I'm glad things are going well!! You're getting so close. I don't know if it helps any, but I had a C-section and had no problem taking care of E. Once we left the hospital I didn't even need the percocet. And vaginal deliveries are supposed to be easier :)