Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pregnancy Update #6

I have no ass. None. Why couldn't I gained a little during pregnancy?

How far are we: 34 weeks and 6 days

How big is baby: Connor is about 17.2 to 18.7 inches long and weighs about 4.2 to 5.8 pounds - he is about the size of a butternut squash. He has grown a lot in the last 2 weeks. But I'm still pretty comfortable. I don't have fingers and toes in my ribs too much. And if I do, it's nothing painful.

Total weight gain: 24 pounds total. I gained 3 pounds in the last 2 weeks. I blame that on the fact that I had pizza for dinner 4 nights in a row. No shame here, either! But 24 pounds isn't bad. I am actually still "smaller" than I was last June when I started using MyFitnessPal, working out and calorie counting. Crazy, right?

Maternity clothes: Mostly maternity. Although, the blue shirt I'm wearing in the picture above is non-maternity. I love being able to use some of my Fall clothes. I am trying not to spend too much more money on maternity pieces. 

Stretch marks: NONE! And I am so happy that is the case. I don't show a lot of skin but I am so happy to know that my body is stretching and growing without having to deal with pain in the ass stretch marks!  

Movement: He goes through periods where he moves a ton and other times (like most of yesterday), he doesn't move to much. 

Sleep: I've been doing okay. I tend to get up 2-3 times a night to potty and then I can go right back to sleep. I did wake up this morning at like 2 a.m. and layed there until almost 4. I was wide awake but was not about to get up for the day! No way in Hell!

Best moment this week: At our third 3d/4d ultrasound, we got to watch Connor open his mouth and insert his big toe. As strange/gross as that could be, it was so sweet. He was sucking his thumb beforehand. I am okay with him sucking his thumb, I am going to attempt to have a baby that is pacifier free!

Food cravings: None. Which saddens me. I read these posts on The Bump about girls eating this or that and I haven't had any cravings. I do eat more pizza  than ever before but that's just because I'm letting myself enjoy it before I give birth and try to get back to pre-pregnancy weight.

Labor signs: None and I hope it stays that way until at least October 3rd. We will be 37 weeks then and whatever happens after that point, I am perfectly okay with.

Belly button in or out: In and according to James, close to popping but I think he is wrong (of course).

What I miss: Being able to tie my shoes or paint my own toenails. Both tasks are darn near impossible in my current state.

What I'm looking forward to: We are having our maternity photos done on September 30th. I'm looking forward to having a Fall photo shoot!

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