You've been with me now for 34 weeks. Sometimes I feel as if the time has flown by. Other times I feel as if I've been pregnant forever. All I know for certain is that I cannot wait to meet you!
We were given a beautiful shower this weekend. Everyone is already so in love with you and has spoiled you with lots of presents. You have a very full closet of precious clothes waiting to be worn - I sure hope you like to dress up, my girl! You've got more dresses, rompers, bows, shoes, and hats than any little girl could ever need.
I think you've decided that it's getting boring hanging out in my tummy because you sure do quite a bit of wiggling, rolling, and moving. You're an active little one and your dad and I just love to watch you as you squirm around. I wish I could hold you in my arms so you had more room to move but I know you'll come when you're ready. Hope you're comfortable in there, little one.
xoxo Your Momma
I know it's not a "bump picture" but I wanted to share my one maternity photo. I decided against maternity pictures, but my friend (an amazing photographer) wanted to take a few pictures at my shower this weekend. This is what we got in before the rain started to pour down. She did just what I asked and disguised just how big I am these days. Thanks so much JP for hiding most of my jiggly bits & making me look so much better than I do!
Now on with the update.
How Far Along: 34 weeks
Gender: A girl! Blaire Harper
Size of baby: According to my BabyCenter emails, she's approximately four and three quarters pounds and 18 inches long. It boggles my mind that she's that big!
Total Weight Gained: I think it's time to stop answering this question. If you saw my post on the four cartons of ice cream in my freezer, you understand why.
Maternity Clothes: Oh yes, I've even started to outgrow some of them. That's quite a hit on the ego when a maternity item starts feeling snug. I swear some of that stuff is not meant for the 3rd trimester. At least, that's what I tell myself.
Movement: She's moving so much now and it feels so strange. One night I was quite certain she'd had enough and had decided to claw her way out through my belly button, Alien style. It was hilarious - and just a little bit creepy.
Sleep: Sleep is getting tough. I wake up many times a night to turn over and try to get comfortable. More nights than not, I'll wake up for a couple hours in the middle of the night. I almost always get back to sleep after so it's not so bad. Certainly nothing compared to what lies ahead!
What I miss: I wouldn't trade a thing I'm missing for Baby B! But I do miss my face. It's buried under three chins and puffy cheeks. Looking forward to getting that back. :)
Cravings: I'm not consistently craving anything these days. Still love my cereal and ice cream. I'll miss having those every day when I get back on the WW bandwagon.
Aversions: With the exception of the swampy Florida heat, not a thing!
Symptoms: A sore lower back. Feet that puff up by the end of the day. Disappearing ankles. Unjustified, occasional crabbiness. Nesting.
Best Moment this Week: The amazing shower my family and friends hosted for us. It was so fun to spend time with everyone and see how much they love Blaire already.