[Thanks to Eric for this week’s iphone pic!]
In just over a month I could be holding our sweet little girl in my arms for the first time. Time is flying!
I find myself saying to Eric, “Can you believe there is a BABY in there…a real, live baby…who gets hiccups, sucks her thumb, and likes to wiggle to music?” He’s like, “No way! I thought you just had some weird growth!”
haha….poor thing just has to humour me at this stage…
By week 34 the baby can weigh up to 5 pounds and almost 20 inches. She definitely feels heavy on my insides lately! I also can’t get over how big her body parts feel under my skin – especially her back. I love feeling her feet poke through my skin…I picture the cutest baby feet in there. My Braxton Hicks contractions have also increased in intensity this week. They aren’t what I would call painful, but I definitely feel twinges of discomfort when my stomach hardens up. Eric is amazed by how hard my stomach feels…it’s like a brick!
I had another osteopath treatment this week and I continue to see improvement in my sciatic area pain. [I say “sciatic area” pain because I have no idea if it’s sciatic related or just muscular – apparently sciatic pain is quite rare from what I’ve read.] Anyway, I feel like I got my life back. I can enjoy daily walks again and normal movements don’t hurt nearly as much. It’s a flippin’ miracle!
Days until due date: 37 (umm what!)
Number of OB appointments left: 5 (one per week)
Nesting or resting? This kitchen reno has killed my nesting mojo. I don’t want to clean or organize a thing. And you know how mess leads to even more mess? It’s a vicious cycle. I want to nest, but I just can’t be bothered to because it’s so chaotic in this house right now. I’m sure the urge to nest will kick in once the reno is over after the 1st week of September…then it’ll be full steam ahead! I guess you could say I’m more interested in “business nesting” lately. I’m trying to get all my ducks in order with the business. We’ve been working on updates to the blog this week (an updated design and installing a recipe rating system), and we’re still working hard on the app and new business.
Ravenous or Nauseous? My nausea hasn’t been bad this week, which is great! Food is more exciting and I’m eating non-stop. And I’m drinking a ton of water. Biggest craving of the week = cereal with homemade hemp milk. It was my first time making hemp milk. I really love that it doesn’t have to be strained because you keep all the wonderful protein in the drink. I blended up 1 cup hemp hearts, 4 cups water, 2-3 large pitted medjool dates, a couple shakes of cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Now, I’ll warn you that hemp milk has a grassier/earthier taste than almond milk, but I found the flavour improved greatly after chilling. My first batch was gone in 24 hours! Yup, I guzzled that stuff. It’s been quite chilly here this week, so I’ve been all about my morning mug of french press coffee. I’m also on a big salsa and chip kick.
Shopping or saving? I found myself searching for a cute delivery gown online (yes, they exist) this week. For a moment, I was convinced that I needed something cute to wear while in delivery. hahaha. Then I realized I probably won’t care what the hell I’m wearing (if anything!) when push comes to shove. Needless to say, that purchase did not happen. I don’t know how I would’ve explained that one to Eric. So put me down as saving I suppose!
Calm or cranky? I’ve felt fairly cranky and emotional this week. It feels hormonal…almost like PMS. I’m hoping it passes! The long walks really seem to help my mood though. I always feel so happy during and after a good walk outdoors! Nothing beats it.
Last time I cried: Watching this Pamper’s marketing ploy/sweet, touching video about baby’s 1st birthday.
Baby names: We no longer have a first and middle name in the #1 spot, but we now have 3 names (first + middle names, that is) tied. I honestly have no idea which one I prefer…and I don’t think Eric does either. I’m thinking it might be a game day decision after we see our baby girl!
Ok that’s a wrap for this week. Have a great weekend everyone! I’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors enjoying this glorious, non-humid summer weather.