Up to this point I’ve been doing updates every 4 weeks, but I’ve decided to move to every 2 weeks, to match with my prenatal appointments.
This week I am 34 weeks – just 6 weeks to go! And only 3 weeks until Penny Bazinga is considered full term. I can’t believe how quickly this is flying by!
This week’s belly shots:
I like my outfit today. It’s comfy and the bright color makes me happy. Plus two people have already told me it looks great so that’s a plus hehe.
According to The Bump, PB is now the size of a butternut squash.
And according to the The Bump’s “Dad-to-Be Edition”>Dad-to-Be edition, she’s the size of a ukelele.
We took a newborn care class yesterday. J hasn’t been around babies much so we thought it would be helpful. Most of the info was pretty basic but the most helpful part was watching Happiest Baby on the Block. That doctor is the baby whisperer! I actually had the book already, as two friends recommended it, but hadn’t started reading it yet. J took it to work today to read.
I’m trying to schedule an appointment with our local police department to get our car seats inspected but they ate notoriously bad at returning calls. There’s a clinic (through the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center) in town on the 18th, so I might do that instead.
Sleeping – I’m not sleeping well. Partly allergies, partly J snoring, but probably mostly just that it’s hard to get comfortable at this stage in pregnancy.
Fatigue -I’m definitely tiring more easily. While I am having a very easy pregnancy (for which I am very grateful), that doesn’t mean that pregnancy itself is easy, and you don’t get any “days off” from being pregnant.
Per J’s orders, I did a lot of relaxing this weekend.
I did some light cleaning, then I spent much of the rest of the day like this.
Is there anything better than relaxing on the sunshine with a cup of coffee? How about adding a good book? I was too lazy to get up to get a better picture but isn’t this tree beautiful?
Prenatal yoga – I missed last week because K was here for my shower, and yesterday was just hard. Everything felt tough and I got lightheaded in a few of the standing postures (and anything that required raising my arms). I think it was a combination of things: the room was warm, I hadn’t had as much water beforehand as I usually do, and my sinuses were stuffy. I modified and did the best I could. Hopefully next week will be better.
Walking – Not as much as I want to, but hopefully this weather will encourage me to get out more frequently.
Breakfasts – I’ve brought back last summer’s favorite, vegan overnight oats!
Lunches – Still the dining hall during the week, until school ends. I made mock tuna salad this weekend and it really hit the spot.
Dinners – Lots of salad lately, or grilled veggie burgers.
Snacks – Crackers, fruit, dark chocolate.
Food aversions – None.
Food cravings – Green grapes, strawberries, breakfast potatoes (tator tots, hash browns, home fries).
Things I’m loving right now
The nursery – It’s really coming along! We organized most of our shower gifts (just need to work on the baby’s bathroom) and have started on some art projects. So fun.
Relaxing – I don’t have much longer to just lounge around, so I’m really trying to listen to J when he tells me to take it easy.
Supportive friends – My friend/neighbor T stopped by this weekend. She has an almost-3-year-old daughter and 5-month-old son. We talked about babies, birth, and breastfeeding, and she is so incredibly supportive and has offered any help I need when baby arrives. I have no shortage of friends willing to lend a hand or ear and it is so appreciated.