How far along are you? At the time of this post, I am actually at 34 weeks!
How big is baby?: According to The Bump app at 33 weeks, Baby P is the size of a pineapple, measuring 17.2 to 18.7 inches and weighing in anywhere from 4.2 to 5.8 pounds. He is keeping his eyes open while awake, and starting to coordinate breathing with sucking and swallowing.
Symptoms: Just generally feeling…bigger. Much less mobility and definitely pretty tired as I round out the third trimester. Still experiencing some back pain (but only when I’ve been on my feet a long time). Noticed some swelling in my fingers the past few days and some carpal tunnel too.
Sleeping: I’m definitely exhausted by the end of the day. Work has been crazy busy, trying to get projects in a good place before maternity leave (not to mention my boss and colleague who are also going on mat leave shortly after me.) Needless to say, days are busy and I sleep HARD. I love spritzing lavender pillow spray on my BumpNest pillow and generally wake up once (around 4am) to go to the bathroom.
Cravings/Aversions? Lately, cereal and milk. Specifically Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Golden Grahams with skim milk. And strawberry and chocolate milk have also been consumed in large quantities- not gonna lie.
Fears: Our day-long childbirth prep class was last weekend…and it hit me like a ton of bricks. Kinda terrifying, but such an incredible feat when you think about what our bodies can do to birth a little human miracle! Regardless, just trying to not think about the details and think about that snuggly baby in my arms at the finish line!
Miss Anything? I really do miss running. I see friends and other bloggers planning out their race schedules, and I want to join in! The weather is actually spring-like now, so it makes me want to hit the pavement!
Generally Feeling: Reflective. I am literally in the home stretch and can’t believe how fast it has gone by. I am starting to visualize what it will be like to hold the little guy in my arms and what he will look like.
Looking Forward To: We’ve got a jam-packed calendar filled with a few more classes, two more showers, prenatal yoga classes and a shower for a friend from college that lives nearby and is due a week apart from me. So much great stuff on the horizon!
What I’ve Been Loving: That I’ve still been able to workout 5-6 days a week. I generally walk 3 miles/3 days a week, do my prenatal Tracey Anderson DVD once or twice a week, and prenatal yoga class. Really keeps me feeling flexible, energetic and healthy!
Maternity Clothes? Yes, majority is maternity, but I mix in a few non-maternity pieces, like this recent outfit and this one. Also picked up some essentials from Target for nursing and the hospital (robe, yoga pants, etc.)
Boy or Girl: Boy! Still considering names to add to our “top five” list. At the shower, we played a game where guests wrote down a boy name for every letter of the alphabet. Will look through these to see if any good ones pop out (besides Harry Potter, Usher and YoYoMa, obviously). Such creative friends/family I have!
Movement: Definitely! Lots when I’m at my desk at work, and when I am laying down. I’ve noticed more “drags” in addition to kicks or punches, which is such a weird/cool feeling!
What I did/got for baby: Starting to pack the hospital bag and put finishing touches on the nursery like designing some wall art, getting window treatments up and working on a handmade mobile, along with a bunch of stuff around the house aka major nesting! Poor T- his “honey do” list is growing a mile a minute!
Handmade hat and bootie set from my friend (and fellow blogger) Emily. Check out her shop here.
Can’t wait to push the little man in this out in the neighborhood!
Also got some hand-me-downs from a friend who has two boys. Everything is getting washed and put away…and I have a little helper!
Best moment of the week: The baby shower! Read the recap here.
And my progress over the past few weeks: