Saturday, November 16, 2013

34 Weeks

How far along?  34 weeks
Total weight gain: Well according to the doctor, 33 pounds.  However, my appointment was later in the day and I had just eaten a big breakfast so I weighed myself again this morning and it was only 31 so...I'm going with 31.
Maternity clothes?  Yes, I love the maternity jeans!!  Still haven't been able to use my Bellaband though since my regular jeans are still MIA.  This is my life now.
Sleep:  Pretty good.  I've been having a lot of crazy dreams, which sometimes results in more restless sleep than restful I think.  Some of them have been really good though...or I thought they were anyway.  Example: I had a dream one night that Jenna was moving around and pushed her head against my stomach so much that you could actually hold it and see the outline of her ear.  I LOVED that dream because it reminded me that there's a real baby in there with ears and stuff and that I'm going to get to hold her so soon!  When I told Jacob about the dream, he made a face and said that it was really weird/creepy.  Haha ah well...agree to disagree
Best moment this week:  Four things (I'm starting to think I need to have a separate blog post for my favorite moments of the week.  Or I just need to start keeping a diary). One, my shower this past weekend.  Oh my goodness, SO. MUCH. FUN.  The girls worked so hard on it and I really had a blast!!  

Obviously, I couldn't stop laughing.  We're skinny posing here.  It is clearly not working on me lol
Two, Jacob set up the crib this weekend.  There's no mattress yet, but I just keep looking at it because it's so pretty and I love having it up!!! 

Three, we had our first Getting Ready for Childbirth class yesterday!  The class itself was really helpful and I can't wait for the next three sessions (especially next week when the dads learn how to give the moms massages. Um, yes please.)  Mostly though, I loved it because I started to realize that I'm going to actually be having this baby pretty soon!  I have good and bad feelings about that, especially since we watched a bunch of videos of people giving birth and they did not look happy.  BUT then I reminded myself that I'll be getting an epidural and I felt slightly better. Then they passed around a tray showing what 10 cm dilated actually looks like and I felt slightly was a roller coaster, really. 
Um...oh my gosh.
Four, Jacob planned a surprise date up to the Lost Maples State Park.  We got to walk around looking at the beautiful fall colors, have a little picnic, and just spend time together as a two-some (three-some if you count Raven!) before Jenna comes!

Miss Anything?  Still my brain.  I was sitting on the toilet earlier this week and couldn't remember if I had actually gone yet or not.  For real, my memory is THAT bad.
Movement:  She's moving a LOT more lately, which is a lot of fun and also sometimes weird

Food cravings:  [I like to ate ate ate] Apples and bananays
Anything making you queasy or sick:  The carsickness is starting to come back a little bit...not NEARLY as bad as it was before though, so I'm thankful for that
Have you started to show yet:  Whoa baby, have I.  While my belly has not [yet] been a magnet for strangers touching me, it has been a magnet for lengthy and very personal conversations with strangers.  I literally had a samples girl following me around a chocolate shop saying "AWWWW!!!" every time I moved.  I'm not kidding, she said it at least 8 times.  Normally, I would be happy about a person with a tray of chocolates following me around everywhere but in this case I couldn't wait to get away.  There are only so many ways that you can respond to perpetual (and GROSSLY undeserved) adoration like that from a stranger.  Anne Hathaway, is this what it feels like to be you?
Gender:  A little lady
Labor Signs:  None lately...I did feel quite a bit of downward pressure at the end of the day Friday, which made me nervous but my doctor said it was probably just gravity because I'd been on my feet so much that week
Belly Button in or out?  It's less of a halfsie now and more of a flat pancake with a fancy awning, like at a bistro
Wedding rings on or off?  Off
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy

Looking forward to:  Getting the nursery completely set up!!  We still have some gear left to buy, but for the most part we're ready to dive in and get everything settled!  We're almost ready for you, Jenna!!!

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