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Pregnancy Updates: Weeks 30-36

As I mentioned, it’s been hot, I’ve been tired and have been a major blogging slacker. I want to remember this pregnancy so since AJH is taking an extra long nap today, I decided to try to catch up!


How Far Along: 36 weeks (9 months)
Maternity Clothes? Dresses are definitely way more comfy than pants, so I wear a lot of long dresses (the short ones are harder since the bump is sticking straight out), and long skirts with maternity tank tops.
Stretch Marks: Not yet!
Sleep: The sleeping issues have finally hit me…I am still able to get pretty comfortable except for some hip pain (from sleeping on my side), though I’m having a much harder time falling back to sleep after my 550th bathroom break of the night! Since I typically wake every two hours to “go potty” I think this baby is definitely trying to prepare me for the night feedings!
Best Moment this Week: Having AJH lay on my stomach and talk to her baby sister.
Miss Anything: Getting a full night’s sleep, which I know won’t be happening for a while!
Movement: I was feeling a lot more movement for a while, and now I think she is so crammed in there she has run out of room! She moves around a lot but I can tell she’s kind of stuck in one place with not much room to really kick or swim around.
Food Cravings: I am still craving cold things…ice cream, sherbert, and popsicles.
Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: Nope!
Gender: A girl
Labor Signs: At my 35 week appt. I was 70% effaced and 1 cm dilated. I feel a lot of pressure and pushing from her (esp. on my bladder!).
Symptoms: Besides going to the bathroom every five minutes, I’m still pretty short of breath, even when sitting completely still! I have heartburn from time to time and other yucky things you prob. don’t want to hear about! My feet also get pretty swollen while out in the heat and I’m getting pretty tired.
Belly Button in or out? It’s technically in and completely flat, but it’s so stretched out that it’s kind of protruding now!
Wedding rings on or off? I had to take them off last week because it was over 100 degrees and they were feeling pretty tight. I’ll prob. be on the safe side and keep them off until after the baby so they don’t get stuck.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Starting to get a little grumpy..more tired, more pain, and this heat isn’t the best combination!
Looking forward to: Our last ultrasound today!


Here are some pictures from some events in the past few weeks.
They’re not great shots, but they’ll be good to look back on next time around!


I hope to make some more updates in the next few weeks if all goes well!


Nine Months Pregnant, a Haircut, and (Finally) a Blog Post 1

Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed because you haven’t blogged in almost a month and you have about a million things you want to write about but you have no idea where to start?

Well, that’s how I feel right about now.

I’m nine months pregnant.

(everything I wear looks like a tent, if of course, it’s big enough to fit over the massively protruding belly)

It’s hot.

I’m tired.

I’m trying to soak in every last minute with this little girl…

(practicing her baby-wearing skills while I try to figure out how in the world to work a Moby wrap)

Before baby girl #2 arrives.

Today we went to a fancy salon and she got her first haircut…

Along with two suckers and a pink balloon.

Life is good.


As Annalee would say, “I did it!!!”

I did a blog post!!

Now that the pressure is off I can get back to doing them more regularly, like whenever AJH sleeps.

Or I can just lay on the couch in the AC.

Wish me luck!

Baby Bump…Week 28 2

Here is the latest in my pregnancy diary….

How Far Along: 28 weeks (7 months)
Maternity Clothes? I can still fit into most of my stretchy pants, and baggy shirts, but have to wear maternity clothes for the most part. It’s starting to get warm so I’m wearing lots of tank tops and comfy pants!
Stretch Marks: Not yet!
Sleep: I’m still pretty comfortable except for the constant bathroom breaks.
Best Moment this Week: Passing my glucose test!
Miss Anything: I still really miss not having to go to the bathroom every 5 minutes. I feel like the bathroom breaks are much worse the 2nd time around!
Movement: I’m finally feeling more movement on the outside, but not actual kicks.  It seems like this baby is already way more calm and relaxed than AJH has ever been!
Food Cravings: I am craving cold things…ice cream, sherbert, popsicles.
Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: Nope!
Gender: A girl
Labor Signs: N/A
Symptoms: Besides going to the bathroom every five minutes, I’m still pretty short of breath, even when sitting completely still! I think it has something to do with the way the baby is positioned and your body needing more oxygen during pregnancy.
Belly Button in or out? In and completely stretched out…it scares my hubby!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Our 3D ultrasound next week!

Stay tuned for more details in a few weeks!