// 34 Weeks//
How far along? 34 weeks yesterday!
Baby’s size? About 4-5 pounds. Read more.
Days until next doc appointment? 2 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? About 25 pounds. …but Thanksgiving is coming! yum ;)
Maternity clothes? Remember last week when I complained about rain boots not fitting? My amazing MIL bought me new rain/snow boots for my birthday without even knowing about the old ones! And they’re hounds-tooth with lime green inside, so cute.
Stretch marks? Yes, but no new ones!
Sleep: As of this last week, sleep has become interesting. I still only wake up one time to roll from one side to the other, but for some reason - maybe because I sleep so hard - the process makes me angry. There’s nothing to be upset about. It’s quick and sometimes painless, but the anger draws it out and makes me wake up grumpy. Anyway, I’m working on it.
Best moment this week: So much this week! Spokane baby shower/luncheon last weekend was awesome - loved seeing new and old friends. Lots and lots of nesting! A surprise work shower luncheon. A La Leche League meeting. All great stuff!!
Movement: Tutu has developed a new relationship with my bladder. Enough said. :)
Food cravings: It’s getting to the point where I loathe food because of how miserable it makes my poor cramped stomach area.
Missing anything? My sista! Even though I don’t see her that often anyway, knowing she’s half a world away makes me miss her more. :)
Labor signs? Nope.
Belly button: Innie, although stressed.
Happy or moody? Pretty happy I’d say! I have noticed that I seem to be moving into a different space now. One where I am really valuing any opportunity to move at my own pace, both mentally and physically. Being alone and going slow and little noise is pure heaven right now.
About this week:
Baby showers are the best. I mean really quite amazing how women come together to support each other, offer advice and encouragement, and offer an outpouring of supplies and gifts for the new member of the family. I like to imagine woman all over the world doing the same thing, in different ways, to support each other through pregnancy and birth. I know the support in motherhood will be equally as sweet.
Sweet favors filled with yum.
La Leche League. If you’re not familiar with it, LLL is a national organization started over 50 years ago by 7 women who wanted to share correct information and support breastfeeding women in their communities. We have several options for meetings and support groups in Spokane, which is sweet.
To be honest I was pretty nervous about going. Would it too hippie? Would they force their opinions on me? You get it. What I found was total opposite. There was a small group of 5 - two of us pregnant, two with 5 month olds, one with a one week old, and the sweet, kind-hearted group leader. All around my age’ish. We talked about potential situations brought on by holidays and how to prepare for them. Some people had specific questions about what they’re experiencing. Mostly we just shared general “don’t worry, that’s normal”s and “it’ll get better”s and “try this” and “if you have any trouble, call me, any hour of the day” type sentiments. Perfect.
Surprise Work Baby Shower - I ♥ surprises!
I’ve decided to coin my friend Ashley as my “professional nester”. She was so helpful after my final shower. She helped me think through where things should go, take tags off stuff, and just really think about how I will practically use all of our items and nick nacks. A serious life saver when pregnancy brain hits and, left to my own devices, I probably would’ve just sat on the floor and played with hair bows for an hour before remembering what I should be doing.
Look at all the laundry Dad DJ did!!
All Donald again :) How cute are these?!