February 02, 2017

BUMPDATE / WEEK 34


How far along: 34 weeks, 1 day

Baby size: About 4 3/4 pounds and almost 18 inches long.

Must- have items: Still chapstick, cocoa butter and a toilet because I go to the bathroom every 10 minutes now it seems.

Symptoms: Light acid reflux here and there (doesn’t bother me much this time though), my belly already feels super tight so I can’t imagine how it will feel a month from now, definitely feeling tired again (esp around 3pm, that’s my sleepy zone), lots of braxton hicks contractions here and there. I don’t remember having any really with Rowan but I’ve been having them everyday since 17weeks this time. My ears still plug on and off every day (so annoying) and in general I just feel like everything is pushed so far into my lungs that I can’t breathe most of the time. Lying down on my left side and drinking water is the key to being comfortable though, so if I can, I will.

Sleep: I have to wake up to use the bathroom a couple of times a night but otherwise good.

Cravings: Starbucks iced chai’s (the addiction is real). Then again, I always wanted them before the pregnancy so that’s just the norm more than a "pregnancy craving”. I’ve been eating a lot healthier for the past few weeks so I’m really proud of myself and preparing to eat super clean after having the baby. My beloved iced chai’s will probably be cut out then too so I’m enjoying them as my “sweet treat” each day until then.

Baby movement: All day every day.

Gender: Girl power!

Favorite moment: Yesterday, February 1st, because now I can officially say that “I’m having a baby next month!” and that’s really exciting.

Least favorite moment: Same as my favorite moment, because on the flip side of that, I feel like we’re coming to the end and I already miss being pregnant and I haven’t even had the baby yet! I’m trying to live in the moment but anticipation is building and I can’t help but look to the near future. Rowan was born in my 38th week and I have a feeling that this baby bird will be a little earlier than her due date as well. We may only have 4 weeks left! Who knows!

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