Weight gained: 4.9 pounds in week 33 (a nice bounce back from the 5.8 pound loss from week 32), and 1.7 pounds in week 34, for a grand total of 34.4 pounds!
Workouts: LOTS of walking. I’ve taken Hudson for a few walks. One down a quad trail. We might not do that again, since we found a couple tick on Hudson after that. I’m hoping I can get some day time swimming in once I’m off work, since I won’t have to go to bed at 9pm to wake up at 5am anymore!
Symptoms: I can’t roll over or sit up out of bed in less than 3 minutes anymore. 😛 and during week 33 I had excruciating rib pain. I had a massage and that seemed to help a lot. Now I’ve just been pushing baby away from that area when I feel pressure under my ribs. Week 34 brought vaginal pain, and hip discomfort. All perfectly normal, I’ve been assured. Feet are slightly swollen, but still not nearly as bad as when I my asthma was out of control.
Food Aversions: None
Food Cravings: Ice!!!!
Baby Bump: Sooooooooo present. I knock things over with it, and my students sometimes run into it on their way in or out of my classroom.
Sleep: Terrible. I can only sleep for 2-3 hours at a time, and then I wake up and I have to pee, or am sore/stiff from laying in the same position. But it hurts to roll over in bed. My belly, my ribs, and my vagina all protest. In the morning, Michael has been coming around to my side of the bed to help me up.
Maternity clothes: As you can see above, my belly is testing the limits of maternity wear. Michael has graciously offered to let me wear some of his yoga pants, since none of mine fit.
Stretch marks: 7 or 8 now. They’re still light.
Miss Anything: Rolling over on my own, getting out of the tub by myself. Wine.
Fun & Weird Stuff From the Week: Hmmmmmm, nothing notable
Baby Items Purchased: Apparently I’m nesting. I went to Wal-Mart to buy toothpaste for my hospital bag…. and came out with a new pad for our change table, a minky cover for the change table, sheets for the bassinet, receiving blankets, water resistant “pads” for the bassinet and change table. I ordered a couple Baltic amber necklaces (through a Co-Op… I couldn’t pass up $5 a piece, compared to the normal $20 a piece). I’m sure there are other things I purchased… but just didn’t keep track of. Oi Vey.
Looking Forward To: Being done work!!! And finishing the nursery 😀