Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bumpdate: 34 Weeks

Due Date: August 5, 2015

How far along?: 34 weeks, 6 days

Gender: It's a BOY!

Name: Huston Robert  {more details here}

Total weight gain:  The scale at home is still holding steady at 27-28 pounds gained in total, but I'll get the "official" number at tomorrow's OB appointment.

Stretch marks?: I'm not sure what is going on with my body, but those faint little white lines I was seeing on my sides have all but disappeared...and that line down the center of my belly {linea nigra} seems to be getting lighter too.  My tummy is getting really stretched out though, so veins that I've never seen before are now visible. 

Symptoms: After three visits to the chiropractor and sincere dedication to doing the stretches he suggested, the pain in my right hip seems to be improving. Thank goodness!  

Maternity clothes?:  For sure...and it seems like dresses {mainly maxi dresses} are the only things that are comfortable to stretch over the bump these days.

Sleep:  Sleep has actually been pretty good. I was traveling for work last week and spent two nights tossing and turning in a hotel bed, but once I got home, I've been sleeping better than I have for the past several weeks! I've even made it the entire night in our bed the past three nights {no moving to the couch because I'm too hot or can't get comfortable without the back of the couch to support me}. Being one that had difficulty sleeping pre-pregnancy, I'm definitely not going to complain about my current sleep patterns because I know it could be much worse.

Cravings:  Only watermelon...really cold watermelon. I've found that most meals I just have to sit down and make myself eat something because I haven't been feeling hungry. We went out for dinner last week when my mom got to town and I ordered mashed potatoes and asparagus. Seriously. The waiter was so nice and didn't even act like it was an odd request. I must admit that I do still have a raging sweet tooth though...I'm never going to turn down something dessert-like.

Best Moment of the Week: The baby shower my girlfriends hosted for me in Dallas was this past weekend, and it was absolutely perfect. Beyond perfect. The decorations were spot-on to match the orange and teal colors of his nursery, and the food {especially the cake!!!} was delicious! Grateful doesn't even begin to describe my feelings for all the love our little guy has been shown at each of his baby showers.

My fabulous shower hostesses....THANK YOU!

And I also have to give a shout-out to my mom {Baby Huston's "Grammy"} for coming to town a couple of days early to help us prepare for Baby Huston's arrival. Ryan had been trying to get us started on organizing "stuff" in the nursery over the past few weeks, but I was just so overwhelmed with everything that I didn't even know where to begin. I guess he and my mom sort of teamed up to force me to make some decisions and actually get some stuff done. Sooooo...even though I was a little jealous they were enjoying delicious adult beverages when I couldn't partake, these two most definitely deserved these cocktails...

Workouts: Ummm...can I just skip this one? Exercise has been non-existent aside from the stretches I've been doing to strengthen my hip...BUT...now that my hip is feeling better, I'm hoping to start the short little walks around the neighborhood again.

Mood: I'm feeling total mixed emotions. One minute I'm ready for his arrival, and the next minute I'm nearly having an anxiety attack over all the things left to check off the "To Do" list. I just want everything to be done and perfect before he gets here...even though I know there are things we're going to forget.  I'm 150% excited to meet our sweet baby boy, but I'm also still terrified as to whether or not we'll even know what to do once he's here...not to mention the genuine fear I have of the whole labor/delivery process. If there's one thing I truly am sure of, it's that this little guy will not lack for love. 

Nursery: I can finally say that his room is really starting to come together. It's still a work in progress, but it's actually starting to look like a nursery. I think we've got the furniture arranged in the most effective way {his room has lots of doors that seem to just be in the way!}, so now we're mainly down to decorating/accessorizing and organizing. Lots of tiny little things to be organized! 

Movement: I think he's running out of room to shift around in there, so his movements are a little less frequent...but I can feel each and every single movement with more intensity than I ever could in the past. I still find it so sweet that he truly moves on his daddy's command...the minute Ryan starts reading or talking to him, he gives a little kick or jab to let us know he's part of the conversation. It melts my heart for now, but this momma might be a little jealous if he's that much of a daddy's boy after he arrives!

Wedding Rings:  On.

Belly Button: In.

Looking Forward To: Just getting everything done and in order for his upcoming arrival. I'm now restricted from traveling, so we'll have some time at home to get a few of the last-minute things done and checked off the list...hopefully within this next week! 

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