Monthly Archives: August 2014

34 Weeks

34 weeks

How far along: 34 weeks and the size of a butternut squash – almost 18 inches long and about 4 3/4 pounds. She is getting so big!

Gender: Baby Girl

Belly button in or out: Out.

Sleep: Still waking up multiple times a night for different reasons – bathroom breaks, heartburn, and tossing and turning since it is now pretty much impossible to get comfortable.  I’m really looking forward to being able to sleep comfortably on my back again pretty soon.

Best moment this week: Our long weekend in Charleston was just what this mama needed!  I had three things on my list for our “babymoon” – spa day, amazing meals, and relaxation at the pool and/or beach.  We successfully checked every item off the list and had a wonderful time reconnecting without all of the stresses and rushing around that we’ve become accustomed to.  It was wonderful and much needed.

Miss anything: Energy and moving around comfortably.

Movement/Symptoms: The latest thing I’m experiencing is some pretty intense pressure in my pelvic region (sorry if that’s TMI) which I’ve read is completely normal.  It is sooo uncomfortable, though.  It’s the worst when trying to stand up from bed, couch, etc or when just walking around.  Other than that I’m still battling this heartburn daily, but I know it could be worse…

Cravings: Jeni’s ice cream.  So so good.

Looking forward to:  UGA football!  We will be attending our one and only game this season on Saturday in the opener against Clemson.  We sold the rest of our tickets, so we’ll be sticking closer to home after this weekend anxiously awaiting Molly’s arrival.  GO DAWGS!!  🙂

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33 Weeks

33 weeks

It’s official – the pregnancy hormones are in full force this week!  I’ve had a few different sob sessions where I can’t seem to pull myself together.  It can be triggered by anything – an article, commercial, movie, conversation, you name it.  I end up laughing in the middle of ugly crying because I know how ridiculous I must look, but I can’t make it stop!  Today my cry sesh started when I ran across the last half hour of Father of the Bride 2 – which I’ve seen dozens of times – and Nina and Annie (mother and daughter) are having babies at the same time.  I was out of control, and Mike was just staring at me like I was from outer space.

How far along: 33 weeks and the size of a durian fruit – about 17 inches long and a little over 4 pounds.  I had no idea what a durian fruit was until I happened to be watching Real Housewives of OC last week and saw Tamra and Heather trying it while in Bali!  Did anyone else happen to see that??  I thought it looked pretty similar to a pineapple but maybe a little bigger.

Gender: Baby Girl Molly June!

Belly button in or out: Out.

Sleep: Still suffering from back and shoulder pain from the uncomfortable position I have to sleep in these days, but I am having a prenatal massage this week, and I CAN. NOT. WAIT.  

Best moment this week: This has been a pretty great week with a few great moments to choose from – aside from my almost daily breakdowns!  Monday we had the hospital tour, and Mike and I were both really impressed by how nice the maternity unit is at Northside.  It almost feels like a spa when you walk through the front doors – so serene and peaceful.  We really enjoyed the tour and felt like things were getting a lot more real at that point!  Friday my sweet coworkers threw us a shower, and that night our amazing friends thew a dinner celebration in Molly’s honor.  It has been such a busy summer, so it was really nice to see friends we haven’t seen in awhile and catch up with everyone.  Today we started getting the nursery in order, and we are feeling great about how it’s coming together!  We have the furniture in and assembled except for the glider that we are still waiting on.  Now I just get to accessorize and organize.  I’ll be sure to share pictures on the blog once we have it finished!

Miss anything: Energy and not crying at the drop of a hat :).

Movement/Symptoms: Molly is still extremely active these days.  I had my 32 week appointment this past week, and my doctor said her heartbeat was over 160 bmp which means she was moving around a lot.  As far as symptoms, heartburn seems to be getting worse and worse each day!  

Cravings: Everything sweet under the sun.  Also supremely spicy hummus.

Looking forward to: Mike turns the big 3-2 this Thursday, and we’ll be leaving around lunch that day to head to Charleston for a long weekend!  We are combining Mike’s birthday celebration with a Babymoon – our last real getaway before Molly is here!  We are filling our weekend with amazing food, relaxation by the pool and beach, and one morning that I’m really looking forward to – I’m spending a few hours at a spa getting a prenatal massage (Hallelujah!), facial and pedicure while Mike spends some time checking off a big item on his bucket list – playing the ocean golf course at Kiawah Island.  We are both really looking forward to getting away for a few days to unwind and relax!

32 Weeks

32 weeks

How far along: 32 weeks and the size of a squash – about 16 3/4 inches long and 3 3/4 pounds.

Gender: Baby Girl Molly June!

Maternity clothes: Yep.

Belly button in or out: Out.

Sleep: Sleep was pretty painful again this week.  I wake up around 3-3:30 in the morning each night to use the restroom and then am awake for awhile trying to get comfortable enough to fall back asleep.  It’s frustrating, but I guess I should go ahead and get used to this.  🙂

Best moment this week: I slept until 8:45 this morning somehow, and it was the most glorious thing ever.  It’s been nice to have a somewhat lazy weekend because I know these days are going to be very few and far between – if even existent at all – in the future!  We also made some more nursery decisions and purchases this weekend which felt really good to mark off the list.  It’s coming together slowly but surely.

Miss anything: Energy, sleeping comfortably, and being able to walk for 5 minutes without constantly feeling like I have to pee.

Movement/Symptoms: I’m still feeling some pretty hard kicks in my ribs, but lately it’s been a lot more rolling and feeling like it’s her butt or head pushing up against my insides.  Baby girl is definitely growing and getting stronger each week.  I’ve had a pretty easy pregnancy as far as symptoms go (knocks on wood), but the heartburn has just started getting intense these past couple of weeks.  If that’s the worst of the symptoms, though, I’ll take it!

Cravings: Fruit (although the pineapple has definitely been contributing to heartburn lately), ice cream – I had Jeni’s last night which is my favorite in town!, chocolate, the usual.

Looking forward to: Taking a hospital tour of the maternity ward tomorrow night!

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31 Weeks

31 weeks

 

How far along: 31 weeks and the size of a pineapple – a little over 16 inches long and 3 1/3 pounds. 

Gender: Sweet baby girl!

Maternity clothes: Yes.

Belly button in or out: Out.

Sleep: Well… that one week of good sleep was nice.  It’s back to feeling unbelievably uncomfortable with at least a couple of times waking up per night.  My back and shoulders are really starting to ache from sleeping on my side.  I am counting down the days until my prenatal massage in a few weeks, but Mike has been awesome about rubbing my back almost every night until then. 🙂

Best moment this week: This has been a good week! We got the whole inside of our house repainted (including the nursery), and we are loving the fresh new look.  We’ve also had a great weekend that included our first baby prep class – Baby Essentials.  We learned all about diaper changes, bathing, swaddling, feeding, holding, soothing, etc.  We both enjoyed it and learned some new things, and Mike may have been the best swaddler in the class!  I was very impressed.  My dad then came in town yesterday, so we went to dinner with him and watched a movie at our house before he hit the road again this morning.

Miss anything: Sleeping comfortably, standing up easily, and being able to see my toes. 🙂

Movement: Nothing has changed here… Molly is still quite the little soccer player.  She was all over the place in our class yesterday, so Mike and I just sat and watched my belly changing shapes which never gets old… or less weird.

Cravings: Sweet and spicy.  Had some delicious jalepenos wrapped in bacon last night.  Mike took one bite and his mouth was on fire for 10 minutes, so I gladly devoured his too.  Also had another krispy kreme donut today.  I figure one a week isn’t that bad, right?  Especially since I could down at least 5 a day and be happy.  🙂

Looking forward to: A pretty low-key week around here which will be nice.  Hoping to continue “nesting” by cleaning out the house a little more and getting this place in order.  We’re getting there!

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