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Pregnancy Update: 36 weeks

Wow! Time flies! 9 months pregnant! Onto the 10th month that no one really tells you about! (all because of how they count the weeks!)

Not too much to update but definitely getting a bit bigger!


35 weeks.

Saw the doctor since I am going weekly now and he said that baby girl has moved ‘out’ a bit. Not a bad thing, shes just shifted her position.


Then we have 36 weeks! I think its about the same! I can’t really tell anymore!

So the usual updates on the hot topics!

Food: Nothing new here. I have days I’m not as hungry and days I’m starving. Its odd, but doing alright. No new cravings or aversions that I can recall!

Sleeping: This has been up and down. I had a few nights I was having major issues staying asleep, but then a few nights I have been sleeping more soundly. I’m very thankful for those nights! I am trying to get to bed a bit earlier and that is helping me get up earlier than 9am! Oops! But its all good! I am enjoying the rest!

Energy: Still going down a bit. I have pushed it a few days but this is definitely way down.

Exercise: Minimal. I ended up just being tired and chilling recently. Not much to report in the way of the Gym. Doing cleaning and other things – walking around stores etc is my exercise these days. Maybe I’ll get back to it, but I am not forcing it.

Baby Movement: She is still moving quite a bit! Getting lots of punches on my right hip bone and kicks and pushes up top!

Belly Button: pretty flat ish. I guess I have a strange belly button!

Wedding Rings: ON

Weight: up 2 more pounds – 1 pound/week which is healthy!

Countdown: 4 weeks or so?! who knows!!

Pregnancy Update: 34 weeks

Wow time is flying!! Already at 34 weeks! Less than 3 weeks to full term! My oh my how time flies!!

The last two weeks have been about the same! But here’s the picts!



33 weeks! The shirt might hide a bit, but definitely getting a good real bump!



Still hitting the gym! Definitely getting the looks these days there! I went I think 2-3 times each week the last couple weeks. Its about all I can manage right now. Definitely getting more tired! Last week I did a shoulders and legs workout. Then some cardio.



These pictures are fun to me! Just hanging out with the baby girl!



And onto 34 weeks! Boy oh boy! you can really see it better here! haha.

And just for fun, I did a comparison shot for you:



You tell me – Do you see a difference?? Maybe a little one??

Updates on the usual…

Food: This is getting harder. I can’t eat near as much at a time, and have to be really careful about eating before bed. The heartburn has gotten pretty bad a few times. One thing I have found is that protein shakes do really well.  They digest faster I guess and so don’t cause as many issues.  Not really any cravings for the most part!

Sleeping: This is maybe getting a little worse. It is harder to get to sleep sometimes (due to heartburn) but then I have been able to sleep only getting up 1 or 2 times a night. I have to admit that I have been sleeping in quite a bit – as in till like 9am! Sometimes I’m not getting to sleep until midnight and so to get about 8 hours of sleep, I end up sleeping until 9. Kind of an odd schedule but its working out.

Energy: This has definitely gone down hill. I do not have near as much energy – see also the sleep above! Also seen in not getting to the gym as much. If I do a lot one day, I really have to take it easy the next day. It has only been a bummer a few times, but I am trying to enjoy the relaxing time!

Baby Movement: This little girl might be some sort of soccer player! She is always kicking pretty hard. She has favored the right side for kicking. Definitely painful a few times!

Belly Button: Sill IN!

Wedding Rings: ON!

Weight: about 14-15 pounds. Doc said this last week that I am just fine and he’s not worried at all.

Countdown: 6 weeks. What?! That is no time at all! Crap! Gotta scram to get a few things done!! hehe.

Pregnancy Update: 32 weeks

Wow! Time seriously Flies! I am at 32 weeks and now going to the doc every 2 weeks! So insane in my mind how fast time flies! I know it will go faster when baby girl is here!



I will show you 31 first! Definitely starting to pop out! Its been a good few weeks. My pregnancy clothes definitely fit for real now! Not much else fits!



Last Saturday I met up with a bunch of local running girls and we went for a run/walk on Alki and then Nicole and I had to take a fun bump picture! (thanks for the pic!) She is about 2 weeks behind me! Kind of a big size difference I think!



With all the hot weather I decided I needed to get a few more things to make it through to the end. I picked up these great shorts at Target for $20 and then snagged a few of the last maternity tanks at Old navy for $9 each. Its hard when you have to almost buy all new clothes for just 2 months of wear!



And 32 weeks! Feeling pretty good! Enjoying the nice weather!

Now for the usual updates:

Food: Not too many cravings still. I still have an aversion to Chicken and Broccoli much to hubbys disappointment! However these days I pretty much get heartburn from about anything I eat. It makes eating not as fun to be honest.

Energy: I would say this comes and goes. Some days I feel pretty good and others I struggle to do much. But I am not worried about it to be honest. I am trying to truly enjoy my time at home and the relaxing!

Movement: This girl is active! She moves a lot! She has definitely been pushing a lot harder. Not gotten too much of the ribs etc yet that is ultra painful but its enough to make you be like “OH”. haha. But As weird as it is, its definitely fun!

BellyButton: Still sorta in/flat!

Weight: 13 pounds. Definitely gained 5 pounds in the last 4 weeks, but it was likely necessary. However the same jeans i’ve been wearing all along still fit. The doc says I am measuring perfectly. I am not worried!

Countdown: 8 weeks! What? seriously? dude.

Pregnancy Update: 30 weeks!

Wow time goes by SO fast!! This week is officially 30 weeks!

We’ll get started with this week’s picture and then recap some.



Definitely getting a lot bigger these days! Sorry for the sleepy picture. It was right before bed!

So to recap – back to 27 weeks – It was my next to last week at work. I still hit the gym:



As you can see not too bad! Still wearing my normal running shorts. The shirts are a bit harder to come by!

I tried to dress up a bit for work one day and it came out pretty cute!



Your typical work bathroom photo! However I see a lot of these around! This was the same day of my 27/28 week dr appt!

However that doctors appointment involved this:



The dreaded Glucose drink. Ok I followed the instructions. I drank it cold and someone told me to use a straw. Piece of cake. I chugged that whole bottle within 3 minutes (you have 5). It really wasn’t that bad. I also had to get a RhoGAM shot at this appt because I have -ve blood type. That puppy HURT. huge needle full of cold medicine. However good news is that I passed this with flying colors and also have normal Iron levels! All is good in baby girl world! (warning – as much sugar is in this thing it WILL give you quite the sugar crash a few hours later.)

The following week was my last week at work! You can read about my announcement here. I then headed home to VA to see my parents and have a baby shower! Here is the outfit I wore for the shower:



Definitely gotten bigger pretty quick here! Might be the dress too. Very comfy dress! I got it off Zulily!

And then the aftermath of having a baby shower in a different state is flying home with all the stuff (thanks frequent flyer status from work for free checked bags!) and having a pile that looks like this:



Yeah.. My first week at home involved sorting this mess and trying to make it into useful bins and condense it as much as possible! I feel successful about it now and its much more organized!

Coming back I had a lot more time and hit the gym a few times as well. Here is the 29 weeks:



Rockin out a fun new tank I found at Target which allows for the baby bump! I have really enjoyed spending more time at the gym lately!

Now for the random updates:

Food: No new cravings or anything. Been a bit hungrier lately so trying to make sure my intake is healthy!

Energy: I’m doing pretty well when I manage it properly. I have had a few days where I have seriously overdone the activity and pretty much pay for it the next day in just exhaustion. So I’m trying to balance things a bit better.

Movement: We have a gymnast on our hands. She loves to move around and push so far! She still has space so she is all over. The last few days the movement has really increased. its kind of strange!

Swelling: I had a bit when I went to VA because of the warmer temps and whatnot, but otherwise nothing to note. I am still wearing my rings!

Belly Button: innie/flat. It has not popped out yet. Looks quite strange but its still in-ish!

Weight: at the last appt for 28 weeks I have gained 9 pounds. I feel pretty good and don’t really notice the weight yet. Not feeling too off balance either.

Countdown: 10 weeks! eek! almost to single digits!

Pregnancy Update: 27 weeks

Another couple of weeks have passed and I would have never thought time could fly by so fast! I know it will be even faster after baby girl is born!

Things have been pretty busy but are actually settling down a bit more recently. So that is a plus!

Currently I am 27 Weeks:


Yeahh i definitely look at lot more prego these days! It has kind of happened all of a sudden! But its fun! I don’t feel crazy big!

I think the pelvic tilting also makes me look at lot bigger. I know if I’m standing a lot I can really feel it.

I only have this one picture from week 26:



I headed to the running store for a walk while a lot of people went running. I can still see my feet!!!

I have not been very good about working out the last couple weeks – I have been quite tired from just life in general I guess.  Saturday I headed to the gym and did some weights and elliptical.  Cardio is always more fun when there are fun things to watch!  Like watching Serena and Maria play!



I am still doing OK with my workout clothes. I definitely got a few looks though when I was doing my weights!!

This weekend was beautiful so we headed out to the beach for a nice walk. It was pretty slow, but the weather was nice and the people watching was hilarious!!!



I must credit the hubs for this awesome picture! Yes somehow we actually live here and it does really look like that! We were realizing that this last week was the anniversary of us totally moving here 4 years ago! Man time flies!

The general questions:

Food: I am doing alright. I have been still watching what I eat for the most part and I take my lunch to work, so that really helps. The last few days I have had some sweets cravings.. Lets not discuss my baking at the moment.. But otherwise, its going OK. I am just typically tired and so cooking is not as easy!

Energy: To be honest the last week or so has been hard. I haven’t been staying up late, but getting up to go to the gym didn’t happen at ALL last week. It kind of made me sad, but I really needed the rest I suppose. When I did go on Saturday, I felt fine. Just have to make sure I’m heading to bed with plenty of time to sleep! Sleeping is still going alright – have woken up a few times with some crazy hip pain..

Movement: This little one is getting bigger! She definitely makes herself known in good and bad ways! She has gotten a bit lower recently on occasion and really putting some lower pressure on which is not exactly fun! But she also has gotten into routines of moving after I eat quite a bit. She’s getting big enough now that you can sometimes see from the outside her moving!

Swelling: I have not had much swelling still. Only occasionally on my hands when I am walking or doing activities.  And sometimes in the mornings if I have not had enough water. I have been pretty good lately about getting at least 3L of water a day. I think it seriously helps!

Scary fact: I have one more week in my second trimester! what the what?!

Countdown: 14 weeks!!

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