12.03.2014

Week 35 Bumpdate


The details:

*Camden is now the size of a coconut! His hearing is fully developed! His kicks and huge rolls hurt after a while, too, now. Rocky even gets startled by some of his kicks when he's cuddling with me, haha. He's so active that I've started to wonder if this kid sleeps ;) Not to mention, the frequent need to pee when he's all pressing on my bladder... 

*Doctor checks my cervix for progress next week!! I'm already really antsy/excited about it!

*Cravings? Cold and fresh, anything. It's like a repeat of my exact cravings from the 1st trimester! I can't get enough of: smoothies, fruit (craving oranges big time lately-some days I eat 3 of the little cuties!), chocolate covered frozen bananas, yogurt, etc. 

*He has been getting the hiccups almost everyday for the past couple weeks! Billy felt them the other day, too.

*Overall, I still feel pretty comfortable (except getting in and out bed-woof!) but I'm definitely OVER wearing maternity clothes. Over. them. completely. 

*No swelling yet!

*Officially "on a break" with the gym! I put my membership on hold, but am still planning on going for walks here and there and doing some small exercises at home. 

after my last gym workout...


*Labor Signs? None yet except the normal Braxton Hicks that I've noticed are happening much more frequently. I'm also really starting to think about those upcoming contractions that are ahead of me. Since this is all new to me I'm over here like, "what will they feel like?"..."when and where will it happen?! Will I be at home, work, or out running an errand?"... "will I even know when I'm in active labor?" So many questions! I suppose it's all a part of the baby waiting game that everyone talks about (I should mention here that I'm never good at waiting...)

Other important things to note:

*Enjoying: Driving around with a car seat in the back of my car (it's installed and ready to go!), sleeping in while we still can, and that I'm still feeling good! Thankful for that!
*Disliking: My entire wardrobe....itching to wear my normal pants and tops again!
*Random happenings:
    +Baby booties. This personalized name blanket. MUST HAVES!!
    +I cleaned all our bottles and my pump parts last night. Loving this Boon Lawn countertop drying rack we got as a gift...
    +I'm resting and relaxing a lot more lately. Billy has been such a big help, too. Actually this entire pregnancy he has been amazing and I haven't given him enough credit!
    +I've started asking family and friends to make guesses on what day they think Camden will make his arrival, so I can see who (if anyone) will be right!! I'm weird like that and like to hear people's guesses! 

So far I've got.....

Billy-Jan. 9 (one day LATE!)
Me and Jackie (my sister in law)-Jan. 3
My Dad-Jan. 4
My stepmom AND best friend Lindsay-Jan. 5
Steph-Jan. 2
Kevin (my brother in law)-Jan. 6

Soooo...it looks like most people think I will go into labor a week early. I'm really surprised no one has guessed a December baby!?! And in this case, I hope everyone is right and he holds off until Jan!
  
*Looking forward to: The BIG doctor's appointment next week and having a little boy to love on, and call our own, soon!!

Now can I ask for your help mama's? If you have any recommendations on what to pack in our hospital bags (or what NOT to pack), leave it below in the comments!

I'm off to Pinterest in the mean time to give me some answers about this... ;)  

25 comments :

  1. You're almost there! Enjoy these last few weeks just you and Billy!

    Where is the sweatshirt in your gym pic from? I'm 20 weeks and need a little more loungewear and stuff to wear to the gym. Also, what maternity tops are you working out in?

    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Charla! Thank you, we are trying to do JUST that! ;)

      It's from Target! Here's the link: http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=460203002&pid=uid25-9009995-95

      Also, I didn't really buy any maternity tops. The one I'm wearing is from TJ maxx and I bought most of them from there but just sized up on them.

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  2. I am completely with you and totally over maternity clothes!!! So ready to move my regular wardrobe back into my closet!!
    As for the hospital bag I recommend making sure you pack both long sleeve and short sleeve shirts for your husband (your body temp will change a lot throughout your stay and our poor husbands have to sit through it all! ) You also really don't need very much for the baby..going home outfit and maybe one other outfit. The hospital provides so much! Oh, I also remember thinking I won't bring the bobby this time around either, the hospital has so many pillows to help with nursing! Pinterest has great lists, so I'm sure those will help you out too!!
    Hope that helps!!! You are getting so close!!! Enjoy the last few weeks!

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    1. Ahhh, yes! Me too! Those are great suggestions, too. Thank you girl!

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  3. I packed everything under the sun, and our daughter ended up having a heart issue so she was transferred to a different hospital. Therefor my bags also turned into our overnight bags for a couple of night NICU stay. Anyway, be prepared for anything is my advice! What I should have done, and plan to do for any future pregnancies, is pack a "definitely need" bag and a "just in case" bag. Put things you know for sure you want in the bag to bring in the hospital, then leave the just in case stuff in the trunk. Thank way you have it, but aren't taking up space in your room with it. Not to mention lugging it around

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  4. Oh how fun. The last few weeks are so anxious as you wait for your first little one to make their debut. As far as hospital bags - the first time I went into labor a month or so early and brought basically nothing with me - do not recommend that the second time I brought WAY too much stuff. A going home outfit for you and baby - cords for your phone, camera and tablet (if you bring one), snacks! bottled water and lots of it (my hospital served tap water, yuck), undies that are comfy adn you dont care if you ruin and comfy pants, nursing tanks and t-shirts, our hospital supplied everything for baby and even toiletries for me so I didnt end up using anything i brought except the going home outfits and our phone and camera (alot). Oh and your boppy pillow and car seat (my hospital inspected the baby IN the car seat before they let us leave.

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    1. Bottled water...what a good idea. Thank you for the suggestions! I wrote them down :)

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  5. Take your Boppy/u-shaped pillow. This made all the difference in nursing for me. Blessings!

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    1. After many people saying the same, I think I will! Thank you Jessica!

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  6. We are so darn close!! And you look so cute...I'm beyond jealous that you have no swelling. But I totally swelled last time so why would I expect any different?! :) I'm definitely thinking I will have a December baby, but only time will tell! I have my first "check" today, so maybe that will give a hint! I definitely would take your Boppy to the hospital and a couple of nursing bras/camis. And I needed a few sets of nursing pads by the time we went home as well the first time around....anything special you want baby to have/wear, car seat (obviously!). You really don't need much but I'm an overpacker so I take a ton anyways! :)

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  7. I gave you my recs for the hospital bag :) I'm going to guess NYE baby! I hope he's the first one born in 2015, then you get all kinds of free stuff... wouldn't that be fun? :) You're so close and you look great!!

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  8. I hope he holds off, as a December baby (December 31st) it's not all it's cracked up to be! Either way as long as he is healthy that is all that matters but tell him to wait until January ;)

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    1. haha! Yes, honestly as long as he is healthy we don't care what day he comes and it will be the best day ever I'm sure. We are getting so excited! (And I hope he's listening and waits until Jan :))

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  9. Yay - coming down to the home stretch! Here are a few of our picks for the hospital bag! http://babybumpbundle.com/a-few-favorites-for-your-hospital-bag-on-labor-day/

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    1. thank you Michelle! Off to read it!

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  10. Girl you look fantastic!! Looks like you haven't gained a pound except the little man in the belly. The count down is on...so crazy!!! I am going to guess and NYE or New Years Day baby! I think Camden wants you to have one last Christmas with just Billy ;)

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  11. I didn't pack any baby clothes, just a going home outfit. I love a newborn baby in their hospital whites! Also a power strip so you can have your phone charging right next to you :)

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  12. I hate to tell you this, but you may get stuck in the maternity clothes a little while longer, even after C is here! :( I didn't fit into my regular shirts until a month or 2 after my daughter was born!! And jeans took even longer. Sorry. Maybe you'll be the exception though!! Make sure to bring your baby book to the hospital so they can do his footprints in it for you! I actually didn't take too much to the hospital and I was glad! All you really need is maybe one baby outfit (plus a going home outfit), comfy pajamas and a going home outfit for you, slippers/socks and chargers for your phone and camera! Take as much as you can home from the hospital...you're paying for it anyway! :)

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    1. I've heard that and definitely wasn't planning to pop right back into my old clothes, but at least it will be around the corner! haha! That's a great idea about the baby book and my girlfriend told me the same thing...to take home everything! Thanks for the tips! :)

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  13. You look so great, girl! Cannot believe how close "we" are to meeting lil Cam!!!

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  14. The hospital pretty much provided everything that you really need. The only think that I chose was my own pads the hospital pads are a little annoying. You only need one outfit for baby to come home in and besides that definitely a cell phone charger and maybe some hard candy.

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    1. Hi Cindy! Thanks for the suggestions! I'm an over packer by nature so I hope I can keep my list down, haha!

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  15. Haha - I have two guesses! The one is THIS WEEK just like my little Ellie (but I don't want that for you right now!) and my second guess is on his DUE DATE, the 8th Jan xx

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  16. I was glad I brought an extra outfit for Lucy b/c I didn't realize there'd be a hospital photographer to take her pictures. I second what everyone said about taking as much home from the hospital that you can. Every time they'd wheel Lucy in her cart to the nursery, they'd restock the diapers so when they brought her back, we'd put them in our bag and then they'd restock again ;) I wore yoga pants, a nursing tank, and a zip up hoodie both days I was there and was very comfortable. They will give you tons of pads too and even these frozen ones which are amazing after a vaginal delivery (probably TMI but it's true!) Don't bother bringing books or magazines b/c that's the last thing you'll be doing. Once your sweet boy is here, you'll just stare at him for hours on end :) One more thing we brought was a bag of Cheryl's a Cookies for the nurses to say thank you. We put them at thr nurses station by my L&D room and I swear we had better care b/c nurses kept stopping by to check in & say thanks even though they weren't assigned to us ;) And make sure you eat & drink, if you can, before going to the hospital b/c once you're admitted you can't even have water (only ice chips & Popsicles) and I was dying for a glass of water!

    Enjoy these last few weeks before your life is turned upside down (for the better!)

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  17. I love your positivity! I swear it helps so much through pregnancy as well as labor and delivery. I give this advice to everyone I know who is about to have a baby: It's time to put a towel in your car, at your office and in Billy's car. You just never know when that water is going to break and let me be the first to tell you - it's weird. haha. :)

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