September 2nd, 2013

Bump Update – 34 Weeks

Happy Labor Day! I’m celebrating by not going into labor, today or any time in the month of September (I hope.) I had a pep talk with baby girl about that very subject. September is wonderful but it will be much more fun as an 11 month old than as a preemie! Let’s hope she listens.



(PS- I let Dixie photobomb this week’s picture!)

34 Weeks (9/2/2013)

How far along? 34 weeks
Baby’s Size: Butternut Squash
Maternity clothes? Yep! I feel like in my bump pictures I don’t look bigger but I get more and more uncomfortable, even in comfy maternity clothes. I can only sleep in a tank and underwear now. (And let’s not even talk about how miserable “sleep” is.)
Best moment this week: Getting to spend some time with friends Saturday! I have been sick most of the week so I’m glad we got to get out and have fun a little too. It was B’s last Saturday off for, well, ever.
Miss anything? Comfort and normalcy. I can’t imagine what it’s like to not feel exhausted/stretched and be able to exert myself again. Just doing anything that involves even a hint of ab muscles (FILLING THE HUMIDIFIER!) makes my stomach feel pulled and makes me feel exhausted. I apologized to B for having so many issues with my chores. It wipes me out just putting the sheets on the bed. I can’t wait to be able to do normal things and feel normal doing them.
Movement: She doesn’t really have a pattern anymore… sometimes she’s mellow, and sometimes she’s insane. She moves her feet around the top of my belly a lot, and this week started to kind of get into my ribs a bit. Yayyy. This week also one of my friends got to feel her move/kick, and I realized she was the first person besides B to even try! I keep saying, even with the uncomfortable ones, feeling her movements will be the only part of this that I miss.
Food cravings: Taquitos and mac n cheese. NOM!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Sick this week but not how I usually am! I got a sore throat Tuesday that wiped me out. Wednesday I went to the doctor and found out it wasn’t strep, so I was basically told “there’s nothing we can give you, good luck!” By Friday I felt almost 100%, and got to enjoy Friday and Saturday. Then Sunday I ran an errand and since it was a billion degrees and the car has no AC, I think the heat just wiped me out, and now I feel sick again. I had a headache all day yesterday and developed horrible congestion. Last night I think I was up 20 times. So today I’m taking it easy, even though I wish I was buying yoga pants 30% off at Old Navy. Womp.
Gender: Sweet little GIRL!
Labor signs: Nope, and no thank you!
Symptoms: This week the sickies have taken over and I’ve just been SO. TIRED. My exhaustion is probably part being sick and part pregnancy in general. Exhausted and aches and pains all over. Pregnancy is fun, y’all!
Belly button in or out? Innie but still gross and weird and headed outward.
Happy or moody most of the time: I think tired has trumped moody or happy this week, but B would probably say moody!
Looking forward to: B getting into his normal schedule (starts this week!) Feeling less sick would be nice too. And B has promised to do a LOT of baby stuff this week on his days off (Wednesday and Thursday) that I’m unable to do, so hopefully he’ll have me feeling better about what we’ve gotten done!

Being sick totally killed this week, which stinks because it was B’s last week of being home somewhat early. And I was ready for bed around seven!

I’m starting to really lose any ability to put up with stuff. People piss me off. I can only assume this is hormones mixed with just being in pain all the time. Plus, all the negative “just wait til…” comments really irk me. Mentally, I’m ready for her to be here and to just figure it out. I’m sick of unsolicited advice. Logistically, though, we are NOT ready. Although it’s nice to know that by 34 weeks most babies will be fine without too long of a hospital stay. While there are SO many benefits from cooking a baby the full 40 weeks, it’s starting to get to the point where baby is pretty much all developed, and her growth is just her packing on the pounds! And she seems like a chunker! I know that this month will go really fast.

I’m also anxious to see how I look by the time baby girl is getting here. I honestly don’t think it looks like the bump has grown over the past month or so (although it’s measuring perfect!) so I am thanking my long torso I guess. What do you think?


It’ll be interesting to see if my bump catches up with my discomfort in the next six weeks or so!

Hope you all enjoy your labor day!

9 comments to Bump Update – 34 Weeks

  • You’ll definitely be getting more uncomfortable. That will be fun. I always think I haven’t changed either, until I go back and look at my pictures! It’s so funny how much you do grow!

  • Keri Taulman

    Hang in there momma! Your precious girl will be here soon enough and then let the fun begin!

  • You look fantastic! I am already feeling tons of aches and pains, so I can’t even imagine what you’re dealing with! Is that tank you’re wearing the Old Navy ones I’ve heard you rave about? I’m trying to figure out what I need to get for some back support all day at work!

  • You look good, mama! Jealous of your long torso! I made Jeff put the sheets on the bed today because putting the crib sheet back on yesterday was enough to make me feel like I just spent an hour at the gym. I feel ya!

  • The just you wait comments are the WORST!

    I’ve been horribly moody this week, but I blame it more on dealing with idiots while I try to sell the furniture in our spare bedroom (soon to be nursery) than actual hormones… although I don’t think the hormones are helping, lol.

  • I am sick now, it sucks being sick when pregnant! I’ve decided it’s in human for pregnant women to be sick. :o)
    Your baby will be just find if she arrives this week, but I’m sure she will stay put for awhile longer. :o) (Mackenzie was born at 34.5 weeks and only spent a week in NICU and NO ONE can tell she was a preemie. They told me she’d always be in the 25% for weight and she was 90% by 5 months. :o) ) Besides that now ‘wait till’ advise from me! I’m at 24 weeks and I’m already over people and can’t stand them. :o)
    Hang in there mama!

  • Your bump is BARELY bigger but you’re adorable as usual. I’m sorry you’re still feeling icky :(

  • I hate those “just you wait” comments. Also the ones talking about how huge I’m getting. Gee, thanks. Also, I’m with you on the uncomfortableness. Turning over at night is a project. It doesn’t help that I’m sweating so much that I stick to the sheets.

    We’re in the home stretch though!

  • I think we have the same phone cover! Is it an Otter Box? Love the puggy “photo bomb” I’m obsessed!

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