29 February, 2012

Thirty Four

How far along: 34 weeks!!! Crazy, crazy!

Weight gain/loss: Probably about the same as last week - total gain of 29 lbs.

Body changes: Not much that I can tell... Stretch marks, but I haven't really noticed any new ones. Boobs are still huge. =P Oh and I think my belly is growing still. No photo this week, though, because I spaced. Busy day today and I want to post this. I may add the photo later. =)

Updated to add photo:

Gender: It's a GIRL!

Movement: Lots, lots, lots. I feel her on and off throughout the day. Sometimes she gets really excited and moves/squirms a lot. And sometimes that hurts. Her kicks and punches are so much stronger now!

Sleep: About the same... I'm waking up now more because I'm in pain rather than that I actually need to go to the bathroom. But getting up helps the back pain, so I do. I think I'm sleeping harder which is making the back/hip pain worse. What can you do?

What I'm looking forward to: My baby shower this weekend!!! I am so, SO excited! I'm also looking forward to finishing her room {hopefully next week}, having an ultrasound {because of the hypertension} and doing maternity photos next week! Lots of exciting things happening!

What I miss: Um, being able to eat what I want, not having heartburn {I really wanna know how 150mg of Zantac a day is NOT helping}, and sleeping on my tummy. Oh and not having back pain every. single. morning/night.

Cravings: Basically everything I can't have. Although, I have found a way to have a little bit of chocolate/sweets here and there. It's a bit tricky, but it really helps me feel like I'm not completely deprived.

Symptoms: Intermittent heartburn, back/hip pain, occasional Braxton Hicks, and I'm starting to get tired really easily.

Best moment this week: Going to breastfeeding/child birth classes and feeling like I already had a good handle on the topics. More on those later, plus a review of the book On Becoming Babywise. =)

Getting my sewing "equipment" out of the nursery. It actually looks like we're having a baby now! {Well, you know, other than the obvious basketball I have where my stomach used to be. You know what I mean. ;-)}

Pics are from left to right when you enter the room:

Wardrobe, bouncy and dresser/changing table.

Rocking chair, crib and other things that need to be put away.

Looking much more like a nursery now, right?! The only downside to having a nursery instead of a sewing room is this:

Laundry plus sewing room. =/ The lighting is a bit better, but it's crowded in there. Not to mention it gets really hot in there when the dryer is going...and I have hardly any room to cut and iron fabric. Not the ideal situation, but I don't really have a choice anymore. Fortunately, it's had no effect on craftiness as I've done these two projects in the last few days:

Framed fabric to hang in the nursery.

Receiving blanket made from fabric used for decoration at our wedding. =)


Jenn said...

I'm jealous of the 29lb weight gain! I am sort of an "overachiever" in that department. LOL The nursery looks great! Love that furniture!!

Chantal said...

I'm so excited to be able to decorate Penny's nursery once we get to Alabama!

ROXY said...

I love the nursery! =) I can't wait to work on my baby's nursery even though her room will technically still be a guest room since she'll be sleeping in our room.

Rebekah said...

You're getting closer! I love the nursery. So sweet!

Steph said...

Looks great! I love the blanket made from wedding decorations. What a great idea!

JG said...

Oh, I love the pink and brown. :) Nice job!

Anna said...

I LOVE the nursery! It is looking so cozy. And the little things you made are great - I think it is so sweet that you made her a blanket out of the material from your wedding - nice sentimental touch! :)