Monday, March 23, 2015

34 Weeks (Bump #2)

maxi skirt: stitch fix

Total Weight Gain: 31 lbs.

Symptoms: It's starting to be quite uncomfortable to bend over, especially during bath time or helping Liam get dressed.  My appetite is also starting to decrease again.  And that pregnancy brain is in full force!  But otherwise, I'm feeling great!

Movement:  Tons!  Especially when I'm trying to put Liam to sleep; Finn is always going crazy!  He is officially head down, and has hit feet in my ribs (just like big brother).  I feel like this baby isn't quite as low anymore..  Perhaps it's all in my head, or maybe he moved up a bit since I stopped running.

Food Cravings/Aversions:  Fruit.  Champagne mangos & grapes were the big hit this week!  And I have just been craving some of those cotton candy grapes, but I can't find them anywhere!

Staying Active?  Very active this week!  I made it to the pool 3 times for some lap swimming.  I'm keeping up the same pace that I did with Liam, but swimming a shorter distance (only 1 mile instead of 1.5).  I also took three toddler paced walks with Liam!  The gorgeous weather has us outside constantly, and we'll start hiking again soon too!

Cries: A few.  Nothing noteworthy, just your typically pregnancy emotions running on high!

Nursery Progress:  Getting so close to completed!  We painted the walls and put up the arrow decals (I posted a sneak peak to Instagram)!  Conor also DIYed some wooden arrows that are already finished & hung as well!  We did stumble across a small issue, which is that the white/blue we chose for most of the walls made our trim look a bit yellow (something we were worried about), so now all the trim & doors need to painted a more stark white.  Hoping to tackle that project this week!  My maternity photos are scheduled for April 7th and are going to be a lifestyle session at home, so the nursery needs to be completely done by then...2 weeks and counting!

Birth Preparations:  A friend told me about a series of podcasts from doulas called "toRaise Questions", and I've been into podcasts ever since Serial.  The most recent episode is about hydrotherapy & water birth so I'm anxious to listen to it!

Looking Forward To:  My Awakening Your Birth Goddess class...should be an experience for sure!



11 comments :

  1. Yay for nursery progress, can't wait to see it! It sounds adorable!!!! And looking great!!!

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  2. I've been loving lifestyle photo shoots so I can't wait to see yours! That's great how active you've been... You really look great!

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  3. Glad you are feeling good, I can only imagine how hard it is to bend down with your belly.

    Can't wait to see the nursery or your maternity pictures. I know both are going to be fabulous!

    Great job working out, keep at it!!!! I've never heard of the those podcasts, thanks for posting about them.

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  4. I don't think you look like you're carrying as low this week either. That's crazy. Love the maxi skirt! And yay for maternity pictures! Can't wait to see how the nursery comes out. Hope you have a great start to your week, mama!

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  5. You look amazing! So excited for you guys! Getting so close! Do you listen to the Longest Shortest Time podcast? It's got a ton of episodes about childbirth and everything else new baby. Good stuff!

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  6. I can't wait for you to have your class!!

    I just talked to a friend of mine about being my doula and she agreed. Such a relief! I can't wait to talk over stuff more in depth with her.

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  7. Oh my gosh! You are getting so close! I can't wait to see your maternity photos. I know they will be GORGEOUS! Love that skirt you got from stitch fix too!

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  8. You look so cute in your new maxi! Love it. You can't beat the comfort of a maxi. That baby is going to be here in no time!

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  9. Get it, mama! I feel like this has been flying by for both of us! EEEEK! Amazing! xx

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  10. Stunning, lady! Hope these next few weeks are easy and you soak up every moment with your sweet baby boy!

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    1. Thanks! This is such an exciting time towards the end; I am just loving it!

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