Wednesday, November 14, 2012

34 weeks

I am sitting on the couch, drinking hot cocoa, trying to catch up on my blogging, and watching my belly bounce up and down because sweet pea has the hiccups AGAIN! This is definitely one of those moments where I take a step back and thank God for all of his blessings. 

Over the past 34 weeks, both Jimmy and I have fallen in love with our daughter. We feel like we already know her! It's crazy how that works. 
The way pregnancy and birth take place should be more than enough proof that there is a designer-God! How thankful I am to be able to rest assured that he has it all under control (even the scary parts, like labor)!

That brings me to my question of the day:
What are you/were you most afraid of in the pregnancy and birth process, and how did you prepare for it?

How far along? 34 weeks

Movement? She has a leg that has made it's home underneath my right rib cage. She likes to push out on my ribs and kick them so mercilessly! Little punk.

Weight Gain: 17 pounds 

Maternity Clothes: You want to know something amazing? I have this pair of miracle jeans that still fit me from before I was pregnant. They are my favorite jeans to wear now because the maternity ones bug me. I can't get them to stay up with just that stretchy thing!

Best Moment of my week: We spent the weekend with our friends Matt and Nicole. Nicole got to feel her kicking a lot! I'm enjoying our little weekend trips while I can because I know we won't have them much longer.

Worst moment of my week: I've been getting nauseous quite a bit again:( No fun!

Sleep: I get a good night of sleep here and there, but my back has started to bother me a little and it's just hard to find a comfortable position ya know?

Miss Anything: My energy and being able to pick up heavy things! I am trying to get the nursery ready and it's hard to accomplish anything when I am not supposed to move furniture or lift heavy boxes!

Cravings: Chocolate and sweets...I am learning self-discipline!

Aversions: eggs, peppers and onions. 

Gender: Still a girl! I have the doctor check every time to make sure lol. You can read about her gender reveal party here!

Belly Button: People are starting to point out my belly button's presence it's so obvious. You try stretching out your belly that much and keep your belly button from doing something weird!

Labor Signs: Still the Braxton Hicks contractions. They get a little bit more painful every time. That's ok though...I want to be prepared!

Other Symptoms: Stretch marks, fatigue, swollen ankles and hands, back pain, nausea-all completely worth it!

Mood: Tired tired tired. Nap please?

Looking Forward: Getting nursery projects done. Check out one of the tulle pompoms I'm making for the corner of her room!
I've got so many other fun projects I need to get working on too! 
Thanks for following along with my pregnancy updates and for your sweet comments! I love reading each and every one of them!
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  1. your belly is just the cutest!! those tulle pompoms are awesome decoration for her nursery

  2. Ooh, I love the baby hiccups! My little boy got them daily!
    I also love the tulle Pom Pom. So cute!

  3. Oh my goodness! That tulle pompom is adorable! Are you going to show us how you made is? :) No babies for us yet, but I am afraid of the nausea that comes with being pregnant. I HATE throwing up and actually have not for over 15 years! I just know that it is coming ;)

  4. My biggest fear about pregnancy was that I would need to have a c-section and an epidural. I just had to put it out of my mind. Then at 32 weeks I was put on bed rest due to high blood pressure and the fear was being induced, which happened at 38 weeks, inducing me didn't work after two days, let me tell you the epidural and csection were the easiest things about the whole process, it is funny how that happens! No matter what happens you will be able to make it through. It is amaZing what our bodies can handle.

  5. You look GREAT for being 34 weeks along! I think I gained 17 pounds by the time I was half way! haha

    This post makes me sad that I'll never be pregnant again. I miss being able to feel every little movement inside of me. We've been blessed with the two we have :) I don't think I could handle another one, hah!

  6. Nothing prepared me for childbirth lol. There were things that helped (birthing classes, internet sites, birth stories, parents advice, birthing videos) but nothing truly prepared me for that day!! My worst fear was the IV, & it was just as terrible as I thought it was going to be, 3 1/2 months later & i'm still thinking about how much I disliked it. It didn't hurt to be put in, just had a lingering hurt for my 27 hours of labor lol.

  7. You're too cute :)

    I was most afraid of the pain that comes with contractions & the epidural administration. The contractions before your water breaks are bearable {I think, anyway} but once your water breaks-- they go from zero to sixty. Epidural was a walk in the park and hurt less than the IV. Hope that helps ease your mind a bit. Your body just knows how to handle it all; it's hard to explain, until it happens to you.


  8. Oh poo I forgot to answer your question....umm I was pretty afraid of tearing and I am not going to write what I did on here. If you really wanna know then you should message me privately :)

  9. I had to be induced with my first son, so I remember having the fear that my second would come so fast and I wouldn't know how to tell the difference between Braxton hicks and real contractions. Ended up being induced anyway and so now I wonder what will happen with this baby :)

  10. How exciting to be so close to meeting your daughter! So happy for you!
    Stopping by from Mommy Mixer.

  11. Love the tulle pom poms! And your baby belly is adorable! I'm a new follower from Mommy Brain Mixer.

  12. I was 35 weeks yesterday and I've started getting nauseous again too! Not a fun thing to be dealing with right before the holidays. :-)

    I think the thing that "scares" me the most is the pain. But I remind myself that God made my body to give birth and, usually, labor and birth happen without complication. Labor and birth takes me to the end of myself. It's truly work that you can only do well through His strength! Remember Philippians 4:13!

  13. Birth isn't as bad as everyone leads you to believe. For me it was not nearly as bad as a toothache!!

  14. I'm not sure what I was most dreading...I think I was in denial about labour really. You can't imagine it until you've done it. It's not that bad though...not if you're expecting the worst!
    I was probably most worried about there being something wrong with the baby when she was born but everything was fine!

  15. What a sweet update. I don't have anything helpful as far as advice goes, never done the labor and delivery thing! :) Praying for you and your baby girl!!!

  16. You look so tiny! I'm only 25 or 26 weeks and I'm sure I'm bigger than you. :) Then again, this is my third... :) and mine also like jabbing one foot under my right rib. This pregnancy, my right rib has been hurting almost since I began showing several weeks back.

    The things I was most scared of... the pain, I guess. It does hurt. But when you hold the baby, its all worth it. Seriously. Those first moments of holding both my daughters are the all-time best moments of my life. Amazing. So focus on that when the pain hits. Oh, and when the pain is the hardest and you don't think you can handle it anymore - it's almost over. :)

  17. you are beautiful! i just love how your little updates!!

  18. I am right there with ya on wishing I could do are ya making those adorable tulle poms...would love a link!...Nicole from My Preg. Link up

  19. You're so right, the miracle of pregnancy is a wonderful example of God's amazing design. Labor is no different and as another commenter said is not as scary as people make it out to be. Most people have no experience with real natural birth as God intended, but oh my the real thing is AMAZING! I'm praying for a great experience for you! Thanks for linking up with the Tuesday Baby Link Up! I hope you'll join us again tomorrow!


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