Thursday, July 3, 2014

Breadcrumb Week 34

This post is a few days late, but better late than never, right? 

How far along: 34 weeks!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Up 19 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight as of 6/23 

  • food aversions, specifically protein - I can eat beef and chicken if Keegan throws it on the BBQ
  • tiredness exhaustion 
  • loss of sex drive
  • constipation
  • getting winded easier
  • super vibrant dreams  
  • heartburn / acid reflux  
  • round ligament pains
  • fast heart rate
  • Swelling - I have my good and bad days with this
  • Braxton Hicks
  • I've officially had to go up a size in underwear. 
  • Gravity is my enemy - getting up from sitting to standing is painful and trying to roll over / get out of bed is an Olympic event.
  • I'm starting to realize what my limits are. I can run one or two errands, but I tire out pretty fast. 
  • Gestational Diabetes 
  • General aches and pains. Hello third trimester! 
  • Increased discharge
  • Charlie Horse cramps
  • I've noticed lately that my fingers are really stiff. They don't seem to be too swollen, so I'm afraid it's the start of pregnancy caused carpel tunnel. If so, I may have to talk to my boss about taking work off since most of the day I'm sitting and typing! 

Maternity clothes: All day, every day. 

Stretch marks: Yep, I've got 'em. 

Sleep: I have my good nights and my bad nights. Lately Mika, one of our cats, has been determined to scale the curtains on my side of the room, so that's waking me up. I'm also up every hour to pee (or at least it seems that way.) I still get my best sleep between 5-8 am when I have the entire bed to myself. 

Best moment last week: We had a baby shower thrown by Keegan's coworker. It was small, only about 8 people showed up, but it was wonderful. Lots of good food, good friends and just some time to sit and relax with people I don't get to see very often. 

Movement: Movements have started to hurt! My stomach is already so stretched out that whenever he rolls, or sweeps an elbow/knee across it, it can become painful. 

Food cravings: Water. I can't get enough! 

Gender: Our little man!

Labor signs: I've been feeling a lot of pressure "down low" as well as a general soreness in the belly region. Contractions are occurring more often, but no real pattern to them. 

Belly button? The top half of my belly button is totally flat, but the bottom half still has a bit to go before it's an outie.    

What I miss: I want a fountain Coke, alfredo, and a chocolate cupcake after delivery.    

What I am looking forward to: My family is coming down this weekend! My mom, sister and I are going to go through everything we have purchased so far, and then go shopping for anything else we need. We also have a baby shower thrown by my coworkers on 7/12. 

Baby Buys: None this week. Waiting until my family gets here to make the last minute purchases. 

Milestones: We had our last childbirth class. The class was wonderful and I'm so happy we decided to take it. We'll be keeping in touch with the lady who taught the class, she's become one of our biggest supporters throughout this pregnancy. 


  1. Oh my goodness. I hope your showers aren't full of games or you must be getting sick of them! You're so loved :) I want a coke so bad. I think I will treat myself to a couple sips in a month or so!

  2. Woo hoo for 34 weeks! Congrats on your shower. Sounds like a fun celebration.

  3. Have fun with your family visit!

  4. I'm so happy everything is continuing to go well!

  5. so glad this pregnancy is going so well for you!