Baby boy is around 5 pounds - woohoo! I think his growing is for sure showing by my growing belly. He's gaining fat and getting rounder.
Body: I'm honestly feeling really good. Yes, I get uncomfortable more easily and I definitely feel the extra weight, but overall no major complaints. When I'm sitting for long periods of time, I find I need to readjust often to stay comfortable. At work, I get up to walk around away from my desk sporadically just to move a bit. Heartburn continues to be my worst symptom, and Tums really take care of that. I've had some random aches (maybe braxton hicks contractions) while walking that stop me suddenly. Nothing that persists for any length of time. We were walking out of Chipotle on Saturday and it happened, and my husband was like "maybe baby boy is coming today!" No, thank you, not quite yet. I'm ecstatic to meet our baby boy, but I want him to bake for at least another month just for his own health.
|My hubby got me this dress from Kohls - I love it! |
It's non-maternity which is awesome because I certainly plan to wear it later on as well.
Cravings: I wanted lots of carbs last week. Cheesy pasta please! However, my favorite meal of the week was on Sunday. My husband and I went out to lunch with my mother-in-law and I got (amazing) hummus with pita, and a monster salad of greens, mushrooms, tomatoes, and green onions with a tasty vinaigrette. It was crazy hot out on Sunday and this meal hit the spot.
Sleep: I fall asleep quite fast at night normally. I've been sleeping pretty good. I wake up every night to use the bathroom, but sometimes not until really early morning. I'm (still) tossing and turning throughout the night, but that's certainly to be expected. I love that when I wake up in the night I often feel baby boy's kicks.
Best Moment(s): Feeling his kicks! I feel a lot of movement close to my ribs these days. Not sure if that means he's kicking me or giving me punches. Either way, it's crazy cool.
And baby boy's room is now completely organized!!! This thrills me. I washed all his blankets, towels, clothes, and put everything away. It's a relief and such happiness to have his room setup. We plan to have him sleep in a bassinet in our room at first, but it's still nice to have the crib all setup because I plan to use it for naps.
The fact that our baby boy's room is all setup (aside from a few decorations) is a beautiful relief. It makes me feel so much more ready. Now I just need to pack that hospital bag! That will happen this weekend. I'm so happy to be at 34 weeks. Six weeks seems like forever and really close at the same time.
Last night I had a dream that I was giving our baby boy a bath, but the lights were off so I couldn't see his face very well. He was laughing and splashing and I was yelling to my husband to turn on the light so I could see what his face looked like. I don't remember any of the dream after that. I thought that was an interesting dream though because I'm certainly so excited to meet and see our little guy!