Wednesday, September 4, 2013

34 Weeks

How far along? 34 weeks, 3 days. Ignore the swelling... it's actually gone down since what it has been, hence the reason I waited for a picture. Yesterday, I could not even smile. lol 
Maternity clothes? Yes!
Stretch marks? Still just the annoying purple marks on my side. 
Sleep: Getting better, now if I can just get the neighbors dogs to quit barking at armadillos early in the morning! 
Best moment this week: Feeling the baby, can definitely tell he/she is getting stronger as the kicks become more intense. 
Miss Anything? Regular jeans and being cold. I so miss the goosebumps and chills. :) 
Movement: Lots of movement. Felt like a jungle gym this week. Baby has been feeling the need to kick my pelvic bone constantly.
Food cravings: Still have my chocolate milk in the evenings, but still don't think I would call it a craving as my body doesn't seem think I have to have it. 
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nothing out of the ordinary. 
Have you started to show yet: People are now starting to ask me if I am about due... nope still 6 more weeks... unfortunately I just look like I should pop now! 
Gender: Unknown. 
Labor Signs: No, thank goodness. 
Belly Button in or out? Still an inny... just about level with my belly depending on how the baby is laying! 
Wedding rings on or off? Still off. Stinks since Mike and I's first anniversary is coming up and it looks like I don't claim him. :) 
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy.
Looking forward to: The weekend. It's our one year anniversary Sunday and friends of ours is getting married on Saturday. Had my monthly appointment with Dr. Grant in Columbia. Baby is right on track and weighs 5lbs already!!! I was shocked. Little guy/gal already has tons of hair and chubby cheeks. From the ultrasound, the baby resembles Mike a lot. Grandma Holtmeyer and Grandma Elrod came along today, luckily baby showed off a little bit and let us see one side of it's face. These ultrasounds sure spoil a person! 

...Since the baby will more than likely be here a few weeks before Halloween, I went ahead and ordered a costume. It works for either boy or girl. Simple and easy. Thanks to thrifting and showers, we are covered with first halloween, thanksgiving and Christmas wear. Most of the Christmas wear came from mom's 'someday' stash that she's had forever. I should gather up all the clothes and shoes she has bought over the years on clearance, there's a lot!! 

...The baby has LOTS of quilts and sleepers for the first 0-6 months, girl or boy. I haven't counted, but I'm pretty sure I have received 7-8 quilts. Which isn't including the quilts/blankets I already had from when I was a baby. The quilt picture above on the bed is a rag quilt my mom made. I love it and it's so soft. 

...Mom and I have been pretty thrifty lately. Don't know the gender and yet it's hard to pass up a little western shirt or pair of jeans for a $1 or less. Last week I got a bag full of almost new clothes for $4.60. 

...Also found a stroller really cheap. Didn't want anything too expensive since I didn't think I would use it that much and when I do, it will just get dirty... like the Pig Roast next year. I may still get a good lightweight stroller for shopping trips, etc. Haven't decided yet. 

...Our TV finally called it quits last week. Nothing like a big purchase before the baby is here. Which we can't complain, I bought this TV when I was in high school so it's about 12 years old. 

...Hard to believe my 10 year class reunion is this year. Time sure flies by! 

...Very hard to accept all my swelling. It never goes down even with propping my feet up. At least I just have another month or so to deal with it. They did test me for preeclampsia a few weeks ago, thank goodness it came back negative. I couldn't imagine being put on bed rest for two months before the baby is here. All I kept thinking was not being able to get full paychecks before baby arrives and how it would affect my maternity leave after the baby is here.

...I'm still undecided on my maternity leave. I would love to take 12 weeks off, but I highly doubt that will happen especially being around Christmas time. I think we are going to try to make it work to squeeze in 8 weeks. It's time you never get back, yet money always gets in the way. Luckily my boss supports whatever decision I make and advises me to take the full 12, if I can. He was overseas and missed the first six months of his son's life, so he completely understands. 

...Finally the baby wasn't laying wrong in church on Sunday and I didn't feel the need to pass out. Hallelujah! 

...I would like to go ahead and put the car seat and car accessories in my car just so they are out of the baby's room, but I will try to wait. I'm sure people will think I am crazy if they see it in my car already at work! lol 

1 comment:

  1. OH I remember the days of swelling so well with Blake it does get better but it is miserable in the meantime.

    Nathan requested to get to see you sometime before his birthday maybe we could come make a visit to see you.

    So awesome you work somewhere that is supportive of you taking as much time as you need to for the baby makes a lot less stress!


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