6.16.2016

34 Week Bumpdate

Before I get into my bump date...

1. My girlfriend Angela just had her baby boy, Jacob Joseph Kurtz, this morning! How cool is his birthday?! 6/16/16! I couldn't be more excited for her! We've gone through our pregnancies together so it's very surreal to me that her baby boy is here because that means one thing...I'm next!

2. My heart is broken into pieces hearing about Lane Graves, the 2 year old boy who was grabbed by the alligator in Orlando. Me and Billy have actually stood right in that same water where that little boy was, years ago when we vacationed there. We just keep thinking about if that were Camden and how absolutely horrifying it would be. Words can't describe how my heart aches for this family.
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Onto my bump date...

How Far Along? 34 weeks, 2 days! 6 WEEKS LEFT!

Size of Baby: A cabbage

Weight Gain: About 20-21 lbs I'm guessing...next appointment isn't until next week

Stretch marks/Swelling: None yet! I luckily don't have any swelling yet, but that could change especially with this heat! 

Symptoms: I'm not going to lie, these past two weeks I've been really uncomfortable. Baby is head down and VERY low, so I've been feeling a lot of pressure and just overall feel heavy and huge. I didn't feel like this until I was like 38 weeks with Camden. I'm on my feet practically all day when I'm home with him because he is so busy, and my legs just feel like bricks by the end of the day.  Physically I feel like I'm ready to have this baby now, but obviously I know it's best he keeps cooking! (I wouldn't mind though if he was say...a week early :))

I also got news at my last doctors appointment that my platelets are low (just like how they were when I was pregnant with Camden) which means I will have to be put on a steriod again for the last 4 weeks of my pregnancy in hopes to get them up before delivery. However, even if they do get them up they could still drop during labor like they did with Camden and if they go low enough then I won't qualify for an epidural. I've been TRYING not to freak out about this since I can't do anything about it, but it's a little unsettling. I NEED THOSE DRUGS! Just praying that when the time comes I will be able to get one.

Cravings: Any and all desserts

Gender: Still a boy

Mood: Getting very excited and like I mentioned the other day, my nesting is at a whole other level (thank you for all your advice!) I'm going around our house cleaning and organizing everything. Next on my list is installing the car seat base in my car and playing around with the double stroller

Nursery: Done! Shared pictures here.

Movement: All the time...baby boy is very active! I can feel all his hiccups now too! 

Sleep: Still been good sleeping, except as of lately I typically have to get up once per night to go to the bathroom.

Workouts: Surprisingly enough I've upped my workouts the past few weeks - I've been walking and jogging more often which I've found actually makes me feel a little better. Especially when I focus (and remember to) stretch a lot afterwards!

Anything making you queasy or sick: No

Best Moment This Week: It wasn't this week, but it was the other week when we had our 3D ultrasound. Getting to see baby boy was AMAZING because he was in the perfect position and was showing off for us! He was smiling, resting his hand on his face, and we found that him and Cam look SO much alike! It was so sweet and the ultrasound technician gave us like 30 pictures!

 

Looking Forward To: We have our hospital tour this Saturday (because I'm delivering at a different hospital this time) and my parents are actually babysitting Camden all day so we have the entire day to ourselves! We are so excited to have a whole day together and to do whatever because it'll probably be the last time we have this opportunity for a LONG time... :) 

Happy Thursday! 

5 comments :

  1. Looking good girl. Can't wait for Baby #2! <3

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  2. Oh my heart breaks for that family in Florida too! When I read what happened all I could think of was that it easily could have happened to anybody. Sure when you think about it, it's Florida and you need to be mindful of the water because there are alligators everywhere, but when you are from an area that doesn't have alligators you tend to forget that. It's devastating.

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  3. You look so cute Mama!! Will be thinking of you these next few weeks. I had a (planned) no drug labor and while it was incredibly tough, I promise you will be okay and you can do it!! I say this offer encouragement and to let you know if you need anything or have questions about it to be prepared in such a case, just holler! Otherwise -- I wish the best for you so you can get that epidural! :) I hear they're amazing!!

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  4. Such an exciting time!! You're doing great <3

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  5. Love these bump dates and so excited for you friend x

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