Friday, April 18, 2014

Little Peep Bumpdate {33 weeks}

Everyone likes to see the real stuff right? Well here are some real-life, unedited pictures from this week. 
Nooooooooooo of course I didn’t take the new stroller for a jog test drive
through the house……while playing chase with the dogs ;-)Mischievous MamaStroller funBig Belly33 week collage
Date: 4/9/14
How far along: 33 weeks
Fruit-size comparison: Durian.  Um has anyone ever had this? or even heard of it?!?!?
Developmental milestones: Little Peep’s skeleton is continuing to harden; however the plates which will form his skull will not fuse until after birth so that he can fit through the birth canal.  Little Peep is also starting to coordinate his breathing and swallowing (which I actually saw him do at our doctors appointment this week). 
Maternity clothes: Dresses are becoming the most comfortable things to wear to work since I still have yet to purchase maternity pants for work.  My belly band coupled with my zipper are just too uncomfortable at this point, because the zipper stabs me in the stomach.  Since I'm so close to being done I feel like if I've made it this far without work pants I might as well just keep going.
Weight gain: 25 lbs total
Stretch Marks: Yep, and I sure am proud of those little kisses from heaven
Sleep: Heartburn has woken me up a couple times where I have almost puked on the Mr.  Imagine being woken up by that.  Not cool!  I told him it was true love running to the bathroom with my giant belly so as not to wake him that way.  He thanks me greatly :-)  Other than my potty breaks, which are about 6 times a night now, and the occasional heartburn puke party, I'm sleeping pretty good.  I may get out of bed a lot but I fall back to sleep with ease.
Best moment of the week: We had our doctors appointment last Thursday (4/10) and Little Peep looked pretty good.  His heart rate was 143 and he was still head down.  I don't have any swelling and my blood pressures is still low.  My fundal measurement was 33.5 weeks.  We got to have a short impromptu ultrasound and saw him breathing.  That evening we had one of our prenatal consultations with our doulas and it went pretty well.  Over the weekend I had my first labor and delivery dream and it just got me so much more excited to see what my dapper little man will look like. 
Movement: This boy loves to move all around and I love it :-) The Mr. says he can feel Little Peep moving while I'm sleeping.
Cravings: Sandwiches and oreos :-)
Gender: A little boy!!!
Belly button in or out: Still sporting my "flattie"
Wedding ring: On
Anything making you queasy/sick: Nope
What I miss:  This might sound weird, but I’m missing that I had so much time between the present and my due date.  Everything is just moving so quickly.  I have enjoyed every single day and symptom of this pregnancy, and I’m sad that it’s almost over.  Of course I can’t wait to see my baby boy, but I think I’m also going to miss this beautiful stage in my life; this precious first full pregnancy is almost over and so a chapter of my life comes to a close with it.
What I’m looking forward to: Next weekend is Easter weekend so I'm looking forward to a 3-day weekend with my hubby. This will probably be the last big meal I prepare before Little Peep's arrival.
Labor signs: Braxton Hicks contractions
Symptoms:   My heart burn is real lava pouring out of me, and my potty breaks are something I do a bazillion times a day.  Now that Little Peep has dropped so much I think he is using my bladder as a drum set hehe.  As a neuroscientist I know that with the experience of pregnancy the brain changes in order to enable greater multitasking abilities.  I have noticed that within the last couple weeks I am able to juggling more things than I could before.  Thank you pregnancy for growing my corpus callosum!
Nursery: Done, and I can’t wait to add the final piece, Little Peep, to complete the room :-)  We started to put together some of the baby gear that we have received this week....and from the pictures above you can probably tell that we're testing it all out on the pups.  Thank goodness they are so tolerant lol
Emotions: I'm feeling more and more ready everyday.  With work and home and getting ready for his debut, I'm feeling more ready. I've read. I’ve prayed. I’ve chatted with other mams. I'm ready to do this (not just yet of course, but I'm not buried in anxiety or fear).  I’ve got a peace about these last few weeks.
xoxo Darby


Brooke @ Pieces of the Reese Life said...

Love the action shots! Not too long and he will be here :D

sherri lynn said...

you look amazing Darby! And yes I have heard of a durian... it is a weird spiky fruit that is super stinky!

also I never knew that your brain changed during pregnancy to enable better multitasking skills! That is crazy!

Jessica K said...

Durian is a stinky stinky food, actually outlawed in public vehicles in other countries! I think it has spikes. Maybe I am wrong!! I love the stroller fun! Those pups have no idea what's coming! And you lady, you are looking wonderful! I loved my pregnancy as well. Miss it! It is a wonderful chapter, but when it ends, the next one is even more beautiful! Happy Easter friend!

Emily said...

You are seriously the cutest.

Unknown said...

You are too cute! BTW that's interesting that your brain changes in order to be able to multi-task. That makes SO much sense!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

WHAT is a durian? I need to google that.

Love the chase/stroller pics.

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