How far along?: 33 weeks 4 days
Baby is the size of a: Durian Fruit (am I the only one who has no idea what these are?!)
Total weight gain/loss: 10 lbs! I went to the Dr. last week and had not gained a pound (actually lost a pound) since last appointment 2 weeks prior! I guess I owe thanks to Sley for limiting my chocolate milkshakes…
The Bump: Just when you think your stomach is stretched to the max, somehow, it keeps growing. My skin hurts so bad sometimes I can’t even let the water hit it in the shower and as soon as I get home from work, I immediately want to take my shirt off (even before my shoes). But I must admit, I love my belly and the little rolls and jabs that I get all day long from Ava. When she’s moving, I can see it but when trying to video it, it doesn’t show up well (probably because I’m not going to post a bare belly photo).
Pregnancy symptoms: crazy dreams-like most of them I’m either fussing someone out or am about to fight someone…tired-like no matter how much sleep I get, my body is exhausted!…hungry-I feel like I eat all day long and it’s never enough…the top of my belly hurts from all the kicks, jabs, and stretching…I cry for no reason and have anxiety attacks thinking of off the wall things (hormones)…my bladder is SHOT…bloated…swelling…back pain around 3:30 everyday…my pelvis feels like it’s going to give out…sore “down there”
Food Cravings: Mexican, sushi, a cold bologna and cheese sandwich…eh, who am I kidding…food! Soon I’m going to turn into a chocolate chip granola bar. Every day, Sley packs my snacks for work which almost always consist of goldfish crackers, 2 chocolate chip granola bars, 1 rice krispy treat, and a baggie of grapes…I love him.
Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: not this week!
Sleep: has gone back down hill. I made the mistake of leaving the nursery unfinished after our shower Saturday (stuff on the floor not put up) and I woke up at 2 and couldn’t go back to sleep. Maybe it’s the time change that has thrown me off too but ever since that night, I’ll sleep good from about 11:30-2:30 then it’s off and on…not to mention Ava is like her daddy and thinks 5:30 is a good time to wake up and jump around…I’m NOT a morning person and Sley is so it looks like Ava will be hanging with her daddy in the mornings!
What I miss: being able to breathe, not leak on myself, SLEEP.
Weddings Rings On or Off: Off. I haven’t tried putting them back on since I took them off last week. Don’t want to risk getting them stuck!
Any Names Picked Out Yet: Ava Catherine
Gender Prediction: Girl!
Movement: Is more pronounced and frequent. I love feeling her move, it’s just getting to be uncomfortable sometimes, leaving my ribs and the top of my stomach super sore after she settles down.
Maternity Clothes: I got my 3 new shirts from ThredUP that I ordered last week! 2 of them fit and are SUPER COMFY. The other is made from a material that doesn’t give so maybe I’ll be able to wear that after the baby.
Labor Signs: I had some major pains Sunday morning on my left side and after doing research, found out it was a gas pocket that got stuck so 2 TUMS and a few minutes later, I was good to go! I didn’t know what I was feeling but it was constant pain, not contractions, and it didn’t stop when moving positions so I knew I was probably ok.
Best Moment of the Week: Saturday we had my best friends baby shower! I had sorority sisters, family, and friends all attend. It was so nice to chat with the girls I grew up with (who are all mothers themselves now) and just hear their stories. Of course, Ava got some really nice things and we are so so thankful for Paige and her mom giving us the shower and for all who came!
What I’m excited about/looking forward to: This coming up Saturday is our last baby shower thrown by my mom and grandma!