Pregnancy update: weeks 29-33

Thursday, January 19, 2017


How far along?
32 weeks and 5 days

Size of baby?
Head of lettuce


Movement?
All day, everyday. She is moving around all the time, it looks like an alien lives in my belly.

Symptoms?
Have been feeling great recently. No more back pain (knock on wood) and no headaches. Have been having Braxton Hicks constantly which is a little uncomfortable but not painful. A tiny bit of swelling in my feet after a long day at work but wearing compression stockings has really helped.

Workouts?
Still doing my best. They are getting a lot more difficult. Still trying to go to the gym 3-4 days a week and do cardio for 30 minutes then upper body weights and some legs. I get out of breath really easily and have Braxton Hicks during cardio so I am just listening to my body and doing what feels ok.


Sleep?
Pretty awful. I typically require 9+ hours of sleep a night to function normally, which has been my biggest fear about having a baby. However, I think God is prepping me for no sleep. I go to bed around 9 and fall asleep immediately, get a good 3-4 hours, then I am basically up the rest of the night. Thankfully I do feel like I am getting used to it. Sleepy but ok!

Gender?
All girl!


Weight gain?
About 22 lbs! Woah! It really doesn't seem like that much to me but I am soaking up every minute of it and not worrying about the scale.

Cravings/aversions?
Craving sweets allllll the time which is so weird for me. Usually I would choose salty over sweet any day but not lately. I have been eating candy which is also so unlike me. Always hungry and I snack on healthy snacks all day at work like apples, raisins, protein bars, greek yogurt, bananas, etc. Trying to eat healthy but allowing myself to eat dessert whenever my sweet tooth hits.


Nursery?
We've made some progress but it doesn't look like it. We finally picked a paint color and hired a painter who is coming next week finally. Also picked out fabric and trim for our curtains which are currently being made. They should be done in 2 weeks and I am SUPER excited about them! Found a gorgeous gold mirror at Hobby Lobby for over her changing table. Also having an abstract painting done for over her crib which is in the works. Hopefully in the next few weeks things will really start coming together.

Best/worst part of the week?
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that we had a scare last week. I went for my regular check on Thursday and my blood pressure was a little elevated. They checked it multiple times and it stayed up which worried my doctor, because my BP is always super normal. They wanted to make sure everything was ok so they did a stress test, blood work and an ultrasound which were all normal thankfully. What was supposed to be a quick 15 minute appointment turned into 4 hours. It was a treat seeing baby girl on ultrasound though. She already weighed 5 lbs last week and they said they expect her weight to double, so she would likely be 10 lbs if she goes to 40 weeks. Yikes. My doctor said we will do another ultrasound at 37 and if she's still huge he will induce me at 39 or schedule a C section at 40. This is giving me some anxiety but I'm trying to take it day by day... as long as she is healthy we will be fine!


As a side note: we found out our sweet furry baby has to have ACL surgery on her other leg. She had this surgery back in September and the 12 week recovery was brutal. We thought we were in the clear until she started limping 3 weeks ago. We took her to the vet who did her surgery and they confirmed that her other ACL is torn. We've decided to go ahead with surgery on Tuesday and hopefully she will be 5-6 weeks into recovery when the baby gets here. This has been stressing me out big time because I remember how much of a pain her recovery was... hence why my BP was probably high. We will get through it but it definitely throws a kink in my last 7 weeks of pregnancy.


Looking forward to?
My baby shower this weekend! All my best friends are coming into town to throw it for me. I feel so incredibly lucky and thankful. Going through infertility you dream about your own baby shower. It feels so surreal that we will be celebrating my baby girl this weekend with all my friends and family. I cannot wait!

21 comments :

  1. Almost on the home stretch girl! My adorable, petite mom had my brother who was 10 lbs. She said he was basically born a toddler! haha

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  2. You look great, friend! And yes, I'm totally a firm believer in that sleep thing. Even though my boys are sleeping through the night, I STILL wake up every few hours and just check on them on the monitor. Sigh. Hang in there, so close!

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  3. You are looking great!! Glad everything check out okay. I'm sure that was stressful. Hope you are able to get a little more rest, but glad to hear your body is adjusting to less sleep in prep for baby. Can't wait to see the nursery!

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  4. You look AMAZING!! Can't wait to see the nursery!

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  5. You're getting so close! Your baby shower is going to be soo much fun! I can't wait to see details! So glad you and baby are fine after that scare... not fun to deal with

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  6. I just stumbled on your blog & absolutely love your story! Congrats on your pregnancy, I can't wait to continue following along :)

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  7. I'm with Lauren ^ you look amazing!!!! Thankful everything was okay with you and baby girl after that scare! I'm excited to see the nursery and can't to see the pictures from your baby shower- so fun! So sorry about your fur baby having to have another ACL surgery...hoping for a quick and easy recovery for her and that's it's not too much on y'all! Have a great Thursday! :)

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  8. So thankful everything is okay with baby girl, but so sad about your fur baby! I hate that she has to go through that!

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  9. You look amazing!!! And so glad everything is good with you and baby! Enjoy your baby shower this weekend!! :)

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  10. Aww sorry to hear about your poor pup but glad to hear baby is doing well! Those lips and nose are precious!!

    xo, Kristina

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  11. You look amazing girl! All baby for sure! And I'm glad your scare last week wasn't anything major. You're getting so close to her arrival! So sorry to hear your fur baby has to have surgery again. I hope it's not as bad this time around and she recovers quickly! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  12. oh no to another ACL surgery! that's so sad. and you look so cute! yay for keeping up with the gym and listening to your bod. so close now! sending all the good vibes!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  13. You look so perfect! So glad baby (and mama!) are healthy. Her little lips and button nose are so cute. I hope everything with your pooch goes well and these final weeks are as easy as possible! :-)

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  14. Soo close!! Enjoy your shower this weekend and soak up every moment... such special and exciting times! :)

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  15. You look amazing!! Enjoy your baby shower - once all the things fill your house it gets really real!

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  16. Looking good! So glad that all is ok with baby girl!! Sleep has been the same for me too, I can fall asleep pretty easily and sleep really well til about 2 then I'm up! Like you said, prep for baby I suppose! Happy shower day, mine is today too!

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  17. Yay!! You look amazing. It's coming so quickly. Cant believe she will be here in a couple of months!! I missed the scare, but so glad everything turned out okay. Madelyn was almost 9 pounds at birth and she was 39 weeks. I can't even imagine if she went to 40!!! Sorry to hear about fur baby. I know how hard that is too.

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  18. oh gosh, i am so sorry you had a scare but so glad it turned out to be okay!!! whew. and i bet you are just going to be soooo happy when your nursery comes together! that is so exciting. and oh nooo, your poor pup. i hope she recovers so quickly! i hate that so much. and re: 10 lb babies... my mom had 2 of those ;) i always worried about "big" babies, but then she'd always tell me "fat squishes!" ha! and my bff had a last minute c-section because they were swearing to her that the baby was 10 lbs and freaked her out because she's tiny.... nope. 8 lb baby. oh well! they come out one way or another, don't they!! i know no matter what you will be so excited to have a little snugglebug in your arms!! it will be magical!

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