It’s time for another bump update on the blog… we’re already 34 weeks and having just 6 weeks left literally blows my mind. When anyone talks to me about it, I start laughing with a wild, panicked look in my eyes. I’m adjusting really well over here. Alright, here we go..
Due date: June 7, 2016
How far along: 34 weeks, 1 day
Baby’s size: Baby boy is the size of a cantaloupe according to the Internet
Boy or Girl: BOY!!
Development: Baby weighs 4.5 lbs now and is over 17” long from head to toe. He’s gaining weight and getting chubbier and cuter by the day over here. He can also hear me and I’m supposed to start talking to him a lot, but I feel crazy doing that so I’m just talking to people (James, my family on the phone, people at work, etc.) and I’m hoping that he is used to my voice by now.
Symptoms: Oh, I had a new thing this past week… swollen feet. It’s been a real treat, you guys. By the time I get home from work, the tops of my feet (I wear flats most of the time) are puffy and the skin feels stretched and sore. Then I take off my shoes and its not pretty. I also need a pedicure but I can’t reach my toes right now… I had taken a photo to post, but thought I’d spare people.
Sleep: This past week and a half has been insane for me (us). We flew to Calgary last weekend to visit my sister and then I had a conference for work last week for 2.5 days and had to sleep in a hotel for 2 nights and had full days of conference activities and then evening activities at night which meant no downtime for this super pregnant girl here. Then we flew to Ontario this past weekend for 48 hours at 6:30 AM on Friday and got home late Sunday night and I’m away for work again this week, so like… I’m sleeping fairly well considering that I am physically and mentally drained almost each and every night.
Cravings/Aversions: None, I’ve got a normal appetite and no aversions. Most days I’ve been wanting healthier things like salads, grilled fish tacos, etc., I don’t know if that’s because I’m actually craving them or just because I’m terrified of blowing up like a blimp for these next few weeks left. Probably the latter.
1// Someone at work this week told me that my face has gotten fat… umm, thanks…?
2// In more uplifting news, James had his hand on my belly on Monday night and could feel the baby hiccupping. I’d never felt him hiccupping or noticed that this was even happening, and was like “How do you know that?” and then he put my hand it and we could feel rhythmic jumps in my belly in the same intervals that hiccups are. It was so cute.
3// We hired a doula this week and I’m glad that we have one more thing crossed off of the list. She seems a little bit…eccentric, and let’s just hope that she can calm me down during labour and not annoy the living hell out of me. I’m sure the mere sound of James breathing near me while I’m in labour will be annoying, so I wish her luck.
4// My beautiful cousin had her baby two weeks ago and he was 9 lb 11 oz (she’s a rockstar, I would have died), and I met him on our short weekend in Ontario. I fell in love with this little boy and got SO excited that him and our baby are going to be only 2 months (ish) apart in age and they can be BFF’s like my cousin & I are. It was hard to believe that one of those (hopefully a smaller version) is living inside of me right now. In other news, another one of our cousins just announced that she’s pregnant and due later this year, so that means we have 3 new babies coming into our family this year and I can’t wait for Christmas when we can have them all lay awkwardly on a blanket together under the Christmas tree. Not that I’m planning that far ahead or anything like a weirdo..
Mom friends – did you hire a doula? Was it helpful?
Any suggestions for swollen feet?