Over the last week or so, the fact that we’re having a baby has felt so REAL, in both some wonderful ways (finishing up the nursery!) and some kind of terrifying ways (ahem, birth class). I can’t believe how close we’re getting to meeting our baby boy, and even though I’m still pretty nervous about becoming a mom, even the smallest preparation has been comforting. Dave and I have also been talking a lot more lately about what it might be like on a day-to-day basis to have a tiny new family member, and that makes me so excited!
How far along: 33 weeks
Baby size: A cauliflower blossom (or, as the “Parisian Bakery” setting on my app says, three chocolate croissants–yum!)
Weight gain: 28 lbs
Stretch marks: Nope!
Sleep: Not good. I stopped taking Benadryl at night since my itchy hands and feet have gotten a lot better (super grateful for that!), but I haven’t had a solid night of sleep since. I’m not a good sleeper in general, which I am hoping the baby does not inherit from me, haha!
Maternity clothes: Working from home four days a week now has meant a whole bunch of workout clothes :) I’ve started thinking about what I’ll want/be able to wear in the weeks after baby arrives when I’m nursing and not back to my pre-baby weight yet–if any mamas have tips, I’m all ears!!
Movement: Lots and lots, especially if I drink something cold or eat something sweet
Best moment this week: We put some finishing touches on our nursery and I love the way it turned out so much!! Here‘s a little peek. The only thing left to do for the room is to order our glider.
Food cravings: Super cold ice water and Diet Dr. Pepper. I also seem to have a major sweet tooth right now that I am not-so-successfully attempting to keep in check :)
Anything making you queasy or sick: I’ve had a couple of days when I felt really off, but I’m not sure what caused it.
Missing anything: Normal clothes, sleep, and unlimited coffee–those last two might be related :P
Symptoms: Lower back pain, heartburn, shortness of breath, and occasional Braxton-Hicks contractions
Looking forward to: Taking maternity photos on Thursday! We’re doing something a little different that is meaningful to me, and I can’t wait to share :)