Pregnancy Week 35

by Mexigarian on February 12, 2015

Holy cow. It’s been a while since I last posted. Time has gone by so fast and now I’m closing in on 40 weeks. Aaaaah! Between baby showers, family issues, looking for a new job and just plain existing, I haven’t had the chance to post. That and I’ve been lazy. I wake up with my task list and by the end of the day, blogging has been pushed back yet again.

Eric and I took a quick trip to Santa Barbara and that, my friends started the achiness, in my body. Long road trips no go after 32 weeks. We stayed active and had a great time exploring the town.

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I love this picture.

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Hard to peddle with a bump in the way.

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After the trip I noticed some weird crampiness and went to my OB office when I found out I had a UTI. –sigh- Went on antibiotics for a week and assuming it went away. I hope. The Weekend getaway was definitely needed as it was nice to just get away from it all at home. Granted we had reality to get back to once home but little vacations like that are perfect. I know it’s going to be hard to do things like that when the little squash arrives.

Speaking of which, here’s the usual round up of questions and answers.

How far along are you? Currently, 35 weeks 3 days. Baby is the size of a honeydew melon.

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The above shots were when I was 32 weeks along.

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Above is 33/34 weeks.

Total weight gain: Ugh. I haven’t checked since last appointment where I gained 7lbs in 2 weeks. Let’s just say my mind was not happy.

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I can barely squeeze into my running jacket. I officially cannot fit into my running pants or shorts (except one) and it’s getting difficult to decide what to wear besides yoga pants, maxi skirts and dresses. The maternity jeans still work, it’s just I’m far more comfy in the free flowing stuff.

Aaaaaaand I had to cave and get new bras. Only 2 since I’ll probably have to get some nursing bras later, but man, the difference helps. I need to get more sports bras since the ones I currently have are crushing me.

Sleep: Up once or twice a night to pee and it takes me a while to get comfy but maybe 6-7 hours a night?

Movement: More like rolls and slithers. The kick punching is dwindling down as she grows and has less room to shake her thang, so it looks like some sort of creature moving under a sand dune. Tremors anyone?

How have your workouts been? Water aerobics, yoga and walking. Cycling hurts. The saddle does not love me. I’ll have to get back to it after she’s born and only once I get medically cleared.

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Food Cravings: Nothing. Nada. Zip. Honestly, my cravings have all vanished and I’m like ‘meh’ when it comes to food.

But then again I had this sucker the other night:

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I only ate a quarter of it before I got full. Eric ended up eating the rest later on in the week.

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing at this time I guess.

Stretch marks: I have spotted a few light ones. Been rubbing lotion on it, but we all know the marks are genetic. If your mama or papa have them, chances are you’ll be getting them to. Thanks parents!

I’m also still an innie if you would like to know.

How have you been feeling: Tired. Achy. Past week and a half I have been getting some weird sensations on my right side of my abdomen. One if under the bra line, closer to the center of my body near the ribs. Dull ache that can go away or get all stabby like. Some other dull and stabby feelings in the back side near my kidney and in front. I went into for blood work this week just to be sure it’s not some sort of hypertension issue or problems with my gallbladder or liver. Crossing my fingers it’s just the kid sticking her feet in my organs and pressing on them. I’ve got another appt with my OB this week so we shall see what the results are.

Best moment so far: Baby showers! Got to see family and friends for my baby shower (theme was twinkle little star and lambs) and my sisters baby shower just this past weekend (woodland theme).

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From mine above.

Sisters below.

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Above photo is well after the shower and we’re all exhausted and some decorations have been taken down.

Our little sister organized and planned both showers and with help from my mom, in laws and family, managed to set things up and throw some lovely parties.

What I’m looking forward to: Meeting our little girl in a month’s time. Weekly appointments start next week. I don’t plan on being checked or anything and just let labor come on it’s on time. Whenever she’s ready. I just want her to stay in there until after 39 weeks, but she’ll make her appearance when she wants.

Eric was 17 days early. I was right on time. I wonder what she’ll be.

My sister is due a few days after me so the family is placing bets who will deliver first.

Anything else: Nope.

Hope everyone is doing well. I know I should post more with things other than pregnancy, but honestly, nothing much else is going on. I do plan on working on the nursery this weekend. It’s been a mess.

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Part of the insanity.

So a lot of house cleaning planned for the weekend along with walking and yoga.

Tell me, how are things with you? Anyone get Presidents Day off? Any fun plans?

Hope you have a great remainder of your week!

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Pregnancy Week 29+30

by Mexigarian on January 9, 2015

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Hey! Hope the 1st week of the the New Year is treating you all well. I still can’t believe we are in 2015 and closing in on the middle of January. Gah! Thinking about everything that needs to be done before the baby gets here wears me out.

Get the nursery cleaned, set up nursery, move studio to garage, clear garage area for studio, clean my side of the office, wash all the baby clothes/diapers etc., read baby books, write on novel. . .  the list seems endless.

Yep, worn out.

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Lando resting on my shoes after a long walk over the weekend. He’s been getting more walks now and loves it. Best four legged walking buddy ever. I hope to keep the walks happening with him once the bambino gets here.

Speaking of which. Update time.

How far along are you? 30+5 days

Total weight gain: 22-24lbs? Not sure. I’ve been avoiding the scale.

Baby bump:  Butternut squash. 17 inches, 3lbs. 

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I have really got to clean my bathroom mirror. . . and tone my arms. Lol.

Sleep: Still with the twice nightly wake ups. Now I’ve been getting up to go to the bathroom for one of them. The other one I just pop awake for no reason and then have to force myself back to sleep.

Movement: Still moving in there. Thank Goddess. sometimes she freaks me out when she doesn’t move for a while. I’m kick counting ( feel 10 kicks/movements within 2 hours) and when she doesn’t hit 10, I’m look, oh no, what’s wrong?? There were a couple days where she was pretty slow going but now she’s back at it. Feeling her move is great for my peace of mind and it’s fun trying to figure out where she’s positioning herself. I honestly have no idea if what I poke is her head, her butt or some limb.

Last week she loved hanging out on the left side of my belly. This week she has taken up residence on the right side and seems to fancy herself the xylophonist playing on my ribs.

Best moment thus far: Feeling her move is always great. Especially when she responds to Eric’s voice.

How have your workouts been? Still be doing the whole water aerobics, prenatal yoga and walking spiel. I’ve managed to get some running intervals too in there, but very minimal. My IT band and hip, especially on my right, do not like them movements.

I had a huge boost in energy on Sunday and managed 5 miles. Like, that’s a lot. Generally, it’s been 2 to 3 miles, but I was rearing to go for those 5. Granted, I conked out in the afternoon (after yoga), but damn it felt good.

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It’s boggling to think I was doing 10ks as base workouts and loving 1/2 marathon trail runs, and now 2 miles wears me the eff out.  I know it will come back after my body readjusts, but damn, I am itching for some trail running!!

I brought out my BIA the other day to use for my walk and the last workout on it was this:

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Damn, I hope to get to that 12:30 mm again. That was my last training run before SFM and I was feeling horrible. Hindsight and all that jazz. I promise I will try not to complain about my runs when I get back to marathon training. Mostly.

Food Cravings: Still loving the spicy. And mustard. And the other day I NEEDED some Hungarian salami. And I’ve been wanting tuna. I have some albacore in the pantry, but I keep reading chunk light is better to eat, so I’ll have to get a small can of that to satisfy my craving for the mercury laden fish. Yum.

My madre insists I indulge my cravings because apparently if you don’t, the baby comes out looking like that food craving. Soooo baby could possibly look like Hungarian Salami and tuna salad.

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I’ve been keeping up with the healthy eating along with some indulgences, trying to get enough protein, calcium and fiber for my body. I’m balancing the 90% healthy with the 10% junk. Or at least trying too. My brother gave me a box of mochi ice cream which I have been attacking.

Anything making you queasy or sick? Poultry still wins this. Slather the chicken in some sauce, mask it with spicyness and I’m good. Give it to me plain, baked and looking like a breast and I want to upchuck.

Gender:  Girl. I got a boatload of girly pink clothes from my mother in law. Not ALL pink, but a fair amount.

I had a funny though the other day. What if the baby turned out to be a boy? (not really a possibility since it was like 99% confirmed girl) We don’t even have a boy named picked out. We discussed a few for possible future boys, but haven’t settled really. I’d be stressed to decide on a name.

Symptoms: Hips. IT band. Same issue. Same story. Rolling, sticking and stretching. Stuffy/bloody nose and pregnancy brain. My memory is that of a goldfish right now.

How have you been feeling: Feeling pretty good actually. I did have a ‘holy shit, I know nothing about birthing a baby’ moment and freaked a bit. Then I got some childbirth books and just started my birth prep class at my delivery hospital and I’m feeling okay. Still debating about a doula, but Eric says we’ve got this and is reading one of the books I had ordered on natural/unmedicated childbirth and how to be a good labor buddy/support/punching bag.

Mentally, I’m chilling out with the changes now. We’ll see how I feel when I get bigger as the uterus hijacker grows even more.

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I do have my worry wort moments. Like, I hope I’m not leaking water/amniotic fluid. I hope the running intervals didn’t tangle her in the umbilical cord. How will I know I’m having real contractions versus Braxton Hicks? Ah. Soooo many worries.

And now as I write this, she’s stabbing me under my belly button. I’m pretty sure she chipped off a piece of my rib and whittled it into a shank. Ouch.

What I’m looking forward to: Little vacay with Eric. We haven’t been on a vacation with just the two of us for a LONG time. And my baby shower at the end of the month. Looking forward to seeing friends and family.

Anything else: Nope.

So there’s the update. 10 weeks to go until the 40 week mark. Praying she stays in there until at least 39. Ack. Can you believe it? 10 weeks??? My mind just exploded.

Have a good one!

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