Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pregnancy Week 28 - 34

Baby Sweat @ 29w5d ~ this is probably one of my favorites.  It's Baby Sweats nose, lips, and chin, with a hand/arm covering up the rest of the face.  Simply adorable.

Baby Sweat yawning @ 29w5d

Baby Sweat profile @ 29w5d ~ 3/5/14
Week 28: 2/23 – 3/1 (eggplant)
Hello 3rd trimester!  Time is flying by.  I had my first birth dream this week.  I was at the hospital in labor and out you came with the doctor’s announcement: It’s a BOY!  I’m completely confused by what you are (boy or girl) and can’t wait to find out. 

Week 29: 3/2 – 3/8 (acorn squash)
You are now waking me up in the middle of the night!  Like clockwork I usually feel you around 4:30am – 5am.  I feel like this will be one of your future feeding/bonding times.  March is jam-packed month full of preparation for baby. This week we’ve taken the hospital tour, interviewed pediatricians, and went to an all day Express Birth Class.  We also got to see you at another ultrasound!  You are getting big and weighted in at 4 pounds 4 ounces.  The specialists (again) won’t look at my blood sugar numbers, and we are now contemplating switching doctor’s.  This feels me with lots of different types of emotions as we are only 10 weeks away from meeting you!

Week 30: 3/9 – 3/15 (cucumber)
We had our make it or break it doctor appointment on Wednesday.  We were at the doctor’s for more than 3 hours, and thankfully got all of our questions answered, and have decided to stay where we are.  It’s just beyond frustrating, and I can’t help but think “If I only knew”.  But this is the first time I’ve gone through this, so I really didn’t know any better, but now I do know better for a possible next time.  I also took a baby/child CPR class.

Week 31: 3/16 – 3/22 (pineapple)
Two big events this week.  I’ve officially started insulin.  My husband is again a rock star giving it to me when he can, so I don’t have to.  I know this is best for baby (and me), but I’ll be super thankful once this pregnancy is over to stop this medication.  Secondly is a second Denver baby shower!  Right now a good night’s sleep is hard to come by, and at this point in time I feel that it will be for the next 18 years.  Baby likes to wake me up, and it’s super difficult for me to move and get comfortable.

Week 32: 3/23 – 3/29 (squash)
I’m officially uncomfortable.  And baby likes to put pressure “down there” which I really don’t appreciate.  I definitely took for granted the ease of just moving around.  Getting up off the couch or adjusting in bed, now seems like a chore.  We took our Baby Care class this week, just in time for Chris to go out of town for some work training.  I’m super thankful that my mom flew in to cover his absence. 

Week 33: 3/30 – 4/5 (durian fruit)
We had a growth ultrasound today, baby is a little more than 6 pounds, and in the words of our doctor a “squirmer” and doesn’t hold still.  I’m getting highly emotional thinking about babies arrival.  I physically feel ready for baby to leave my body, but emotionally and mentally I’m nowhere near ready, although I don’t think anyone is ever truly ready for the “Mom” role. 

Week 34: 4/6 – 4/12 (butternut squash)
I don’t know what’s going on but I don’t feel good.  I pretty much slept all day Sunday, we left the house to go to breakfast and Target, and again to church.  Thankfully Sunday was my last day volunteering to do the tech service for the 505.  I had body aches and chills.  As ready as I am for this pregnancy to be over with, I feel like baby needs some more time cooking.  I experienced my first round of contractions, and found that a warm bath does wonders and gives me a good nights sleep (for the most part).

1 comment:

Emily Foley said...

The discomfort of the third trimester, oy! Even just turning over in bed, from side to side, is excruciating and takes so long. I used to have to sit all the way up to turn over, then readjust all the pillows under my tummy and between my legs...the worst. It's coming so soon now!!

So I have to say, my favorite part of being pregnant is childbirth. I know that seems weird but I loved it. It's really hard but you just feel like a rockstar afterward, and you get to hold the tiny little baby and it's all worth it! I'm so excited to find out if it's a boy or girl. I've been thinking boy.