How far along:
33 weeks! (This was pre-written awhile ago, I’m currently 37 weeks!)
Size of Baby:
Pineapple! (17 inches)
His punches and kicks are definitely getting stronger and there’s a lot less tumbling around since he is starting to run out of room in there.
This has been SO botchy due to the allergy situation — I almost feel like I’ll sleep better with a newborn schedule if the rash goes away because at least the sleep I will be getting won’t be painful.
SO much swelling! My legs feel really puffy and swollen most days even while wearing compression socks. I have lines on my wrist from water retention and the rings have been off for the past month or so. Also, lack of appetite / things sounding good despite being increasingly more hungry than usual.
Bump / Body:
Bump continues to get bigger every week!
A lot of jeans, tees, and cardigans are in heavy rotation right now as it gets colder outside and there’s a select number of items in my closet that I still feel comfortable in.
Cereal, fruit, PB — same as the last 4 week update!
My new treadmill arrived, so I’ve been using that multiple days per week — it has been SO nice to have this option at home.
Sleeping on my stomach, non-maternity clothes!
Andy has started painting his dresser white so it matches his crib and nightstand. We also ordered a TON of baby gear around Black Friday time so we just need to sort through that and get organized before he arrives.
Loving his new recliner — often times I will sit in it and sip coffee while reading on Saturday mornings.
Loving all of the kicks and seeing glimpses into his personality. Not sure if it’s a coincidence or not, but if we talk about him, sometimes he moves immediately afterwards! ha ha. Also, washing a bunch of his little clothes, toys, and blankies has been such a fun experience — everything is SO cute and SO tiny!
Can't Wait For:
I’m counting down the days until he arrives! I’m SO looking forward to January and just staying home to cuddle and take care of a sweet little baby all day.