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Baby Haguewood #2 – 34 Weeks

34 weeks pregnant

How far along? 34 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: +20lbs. Making progress.  

Maternity clothes? YEP! Lots of regular clothes, sweatshirts, and some maternity bottoms mixed in.  Other than a few more pairs of my all-time favorite maternity leggings and these amazing Pure Body Maternity Tees from the Gap, I didn’t really invest anything as far as a maternity wardrobe.  Once again, most of my pregnancy was during the colder months so I didn’t have to worry about Summer maternity attire.  I personally love a low-rise maternity pant over a full panel maternity pant.  My belly gets so itchy and I hate having a thick band wrapped around my midsection.  

Stretch marks? No

Sleep: Up most nights with pregnancy insomnia.  Lots of naps during the day while Reagan is still napping twice a day.  

Best moment this week: I had a few days this week were my production was through the roof.  Most days I feel like a mom zombie because I barely sleep at night. But not this week.  I still slept like crap but nesting was kicking in big time and I was able to check quite a few items off my to do list.  It feels so good to be getting closer to the end, and there is definitely something to be said for the piece of mind that “being prepared” brings.  I know if I were to go into labor at this time, while not ideal, at least we would be ready to go and could make the best of it.  Keep cooking in there little baby.

Have you told family and friends? Yep!

Worst moment this week: Rib pain has started this week.  The baby is sitting up high in my rib cage and likes to kick the right side of my ribs.  Ouch!  

Miss Anything? All the normal stuff at this point.  Mostly I’m just ready to not be pregnant anymore.  Its such a weird paradox.  When I wasn’t pregnant, all I wanted was to be pregnant AGAIN.  Now, i’m so ready to be DONE!!!!!!!! And I sort of don’t want to ever be pregnant again.  We’ll see what happens and what the future brings. 

Movement: Lots of kicks and rolls.  Lots of Braxton hicks contractions and intense tightening. 

Food cravings: Pecans and Craisins.  Ice water and plain seltzer water.  I think the sparkling water makes my tummy feel better.  

Anything making you queasy or sick: Everything.  My stomach is about the size of a golf ball these days and I tend to just graze on everything.  The though of eating a full meal makes me nauseous.   

Symptoms: Just normal 3rd trimester stuff.  Whacky sleeping, hip pain, light nausea, back and rib pain, some headaches, low energy, and difficulty breathing.  All of which go away right after the baby is born.  Hubby says I sound like Darth Vader on a regular basis.  

Have you started to show yet: Oh yes.  People stop me in the grocery store all the time.  The frequent comment I seem to get over and over again, “Is Reagan going to have a little brother or little sister?” Then I have to explain that we are not finding out the gender, which surprises EVERYONE!!!! 

Gender prediction: BOY!!! People say I look like i’m carrying a boy. I feel like I look exactly the same as my last pregnancy.  

Labor Signs: Lots of Braxton hicks contractions, tightening, and a few bursts of pain that feel like contractions.  They are so random and short though, definitely not real labor yet. But things are moving in the right direction. 

Belly Button in or out? Out

Wedding rings on or off? On but only when I go out in public.  My hands and fingers are starting to feel slightly swollen.  I didn’t get any swelling until around 37 weeks with my last pregnancy.  

Happy or Moody most of the time: Mixture of both.  

Looking forward to: Hitting the 37 week mark.  This is considered “term” for pregnancy which means that if the baby comes then we don’t have to spend any time in the NICU and baby will be fully developed.  Slightly smaller but still a healthy and functioning baby.  I will be ready to go anytime after 37 weeks.  

xoxo Friends,

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34 weeks pregnant

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Baby Haguewood – 34 Weeks

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***Sorry about the blurry photo this week***

How far along?  34 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: + 24lbs. (Getting closer to that 25lb. minimum haha)

Maternity clothes? YES

Stretch marks? None to report at this time…THANK YOU GOD!!! SERIOUSLY, THANK YOU!

Sleep: Generally YUCKY!!! I’m tracking around 3-4 hours a night and it is really starting to show.  I feel like the wheels are falling off the bus a bit and yet i’ve totally got this shit handled.  Pregnancy is a strange thing.  I’m super appreciative and have a BIG shout out to my hubby who has been so wonderful at helping me to feel grounded and in control.  He is calm and cool through this whole process and I am so thankful and grateful for him. Love you babe!!!! ***Now i’ll know if you actually read my posts or not….muahhhahhhha***

Best moment this week: We had our first Birthing Class which was awesome and SUPER overwhelming at the same time.  I was really excited to go and then once we started getting into the meat of it I was crazy paranoid and overwhelmed by all the information.  When we got home I was super anxious.  Like super super anxious.  I was really hoping that the classes would make me feel calm and informed about labor…NOPE…just anxious at this point.  I need some time to process all the information and then I know i’ll feel better and prepared about giving birth.  

Have you told family and friends? Yep!

Worst moment this week: Superbowl 50 is on Sunday and i’m really sad that I can’t let loose and have fun…aka…enjoy a few adult beverages. Shocking right….

Miss Anything? Sleeping, Drinking, and curling up into a ball on the couch to relax.  The little things in life we take for granted. 

Movement: All the time…ABSOLUTE BEST PART OF PREGNANCY

Food cravings: GUMMY BEARS…YUM!!! And randomly couldn’t control myself and stopped to get a mcflurry from McDonalds.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Feeling good but I do need to get the “Sweets” under control ASAP!!!

Symptoms: Major BACK PAIN this week.  I’ve kinda just given up on sitting down and relaxing at all.  Every time I sit my back will get super achy.  I’m on the lookout for back labor starting just in case.  Right now it has stayed pretty high and in one spot. Still not sleeping but I haven’t had any charlie horse cramps at all this week. YAY!

Have you started to show yet: YES, strangers look at me funny AND people want to touch my belly all the time. Please don’t unless I know you. Thanks. 

Gender prediction: I’m guessing Boy and the hubby has officially spoken up and is saying Girl!!!! Oh, and super exciting, we officially have NAMES picked out for each gender.  One more thing to cross off the list. 

Labor Signs: Nothing at this point.  But thanks to our first Birthing Class I now know what to look for when it comes to pre-term labor signs.  Hubby is on the lookout for these as well just in case i’m a little off from exhaustion and pregnancy brain. 

Belly Button in or out? OUT and hubby commented on how strange it is looking these days.  Yep, strange is an understatement.  

Wedding rings on or off? On but I have started to notice some swelling in my feet. Not really 100% sure at this point but they just look a little off…along with the rest of me.  

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy but I did have my first “I’m pregnant and super fat” meltdown in my car the other day.  I know i’m pregnant and the weight gain is a natural and healthy side effect of the little bundle growing inside of me.  It is more frustrating that I don’t feel like myself one bit and I don’t feel super healthy.  I get winded all the time and miss having my natural energy and workout high’s.  Everything is temporary and i’m already so pumped and motivated to get back to my routine post-baby.  

Looking forward to: Finishing the Nursery so I can do a whole post on our adorable little baby room.  Hubby made a comment the other day about how I managed to get my “dream nursery” and I am so happy and thankful.  It is just beautiful and I can’t wait to raise a little human being in there.  

xoxo Friends,

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