Thursday, March 3, 2016

34 Weeks

Weeks along: 34

What's new with baby: Baby M is now between 4-5 pounds and about the size of a butternut squash/basketball hoop. Between now and 40 weeks he's mostly just packing on the pounds.

Maternity Clothes: Yes

Symptoms: Lower back and belly pain, but I think that comes with the territory at this point.

Cravings: Fruit and Reese's eggs. I think everyone can agree, Reese's eggs have the perfect ratio of chocolate to peanut butter :-).

Workouts: Four workouts this week, which I'm calling a win! Did two 2.5 mile walks and two 35 minute elliptical sessions. I've kind of backed off the weight training as it seems like my body is a fan of cramping up when holding/lifting weights, but I'm going to shoot for at least 2-4 days of activity as long as I can. At this point I consider anything where I'm required to waddle/move around as a workout.

Baby Purchases: We purchased the rest of our registry stuff we needed. Thanks to all of our friends and family, we only had to buy a few nursing/pumping odds and ends. I know I've said it before, but this kid is already spoiled, and we are blessed to have so much support.

High point of the week: Meeting our new niece! Nathan's sister had a beautiful baby girl this past Wednesday, and getting in some baby snuggles made us even more excited to meet our own little guy. She's a beautiful baby, and I can't wait to get all of the cousins together for some play time.

Concerns/Issues: Labor and delivery. This hasn't changed, and probably won't until it's over and done with.

Missing: Mobility, sleep and my old body. This is the first week that I started to feel more self-conscious about how I look. Up until now I've been loving the bump (and I still do most days), I just already feel huge and can't imagine growing for another 6ish weeks.

Sleep: Still sucks. Last night I woke up at 1:30 in the morning wide awake and seriously contemplated getting up for the day. Luckily I forced myself to go back to bed, but getting a 2 hour stretch of uninterrupted sleep is rare right now. I'm sure my body is just getting me ready, but it would be nice if that kicked in the last 2 weeks of pregnancy instead of the last 6 :-)

Looking forward to: The weekend and spending it outside! We've been fortunate to have 60-70 degree days here and it's been so nice to go on walks, enjoy the weather and sit on our porch swing with the pups.


  1. is it weird that i crave reese eggs and I'm not pregnant? That's weird right? You're looking great! almost done!

    1. Oh I most definitely craved Reese's eggs prior to being pregnant. They just happen to sneak into my diet pretty regularly these days ;)