Weeks 33-35 Pregnancy Update + Baby Bump Picture!

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Boy have I missed you all! I missed a few weeks of my pregnancy updates as we moved and didn’t have internet! Now that it is back on and running, I thought I would just bundle the past few weeks together for you to get caught up on everything!

I had a doctors appointment earlier this week, and all is looking good still. I will go at the end of the month for my ultrasound to ensure he is still growing properly and everything is looking good. Have the 2-vessel umbilical cord has made it to where I get ultrasounds every 4 weeks to ensure he is doing okay. So far we have had no troubles! I then will have a doctor appointment right after and get checked for the first time to see if I am dilating and do the strep-b test. Not gonna lie, I have heard getting checked can hurt, so I am a bit nervous!

It is just unreal we are so very close the the end of this pregnancy! In a little bit baby Clay will be here, I just can’t wait to see what he looks like, and get to cuddle him!

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So here is my 33-35 Pregnancy Update, hope you all enjoy!

Size of Baby: Being 35 weeks he is the size of a honeydew melon. Weighs approximately 5.25 lbs. He is growing bigger and bigger each day, and getting ready to come join the world in a few weeks!

Movement: This little guy is so active lately! You can really tell he is growing as his movements are so much stronger. If I have my hand in the right spot when he moves you can almost feel his arm or leg, it is really neat. I love getting to experience him moving around in there, it is like I learn his personality!

Body and Changes: This belly is growing bigger and bigger daily I think! I have noticed I have a bigger appetite lately. I am eating bigger portions and eating often, as I can’t quite get rid of the starving feeling! I have been having a lot more braxton hick contractions, they are getting uncomfortable! I also have been having issues with my hip, it just hurts and makes it hard to walk around with ease. I have a waddle, and sometimes the thought of getting up and moving around makes me want to cry! I’m just uncomfortable and low energy.

Sleep: From my last update, I am happy to say I am sleeping a bit better. Some nights I am still up a lot, but other nights I sleep pretty good through the night. Last night was perfect, I only got up once and slept the rest of the night. I won’t lie I am still exhausted, and I have started napping here and there to help give me some energy!

Emotions: You never know how I will be! Emotions are like a roller coaster still, up and down. I think with the move and knowing our due date is around the corner I am a bit more on edge hoping to get things ready as I can for when he is here!

Belly Button In or Out: Still in, but super stretched!

Morning Sickness: My morning sickness has for sure come back a bit stronger. It never fully went away but it wasn’t as strong as how it was in the beginning and now it is a bit stronger. This morning was a really rough start, but I am feeling a bit better now!

Cravings: KFC chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans, ice cream, fresh fruit, and starting to crave sour stuff again.

What I Miss: Moving around at a normal pace. It takes me forever to do anything, I am just slow from hurting and being uncomfortable!

What I Am Looking Forward To: Meeting Clay! I can’t wait to get to meet him and see his sweet face, hear he is perfect and can start our new life as a little family!

Next Doctor Appointment: September 29th.

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32 Weeks Pregnancy Update

32 Weeks Pregnancy Update

Here we are again with another weekly update! I am not officially 32 weeks along and here to share the latest stuff that is going on with little baby Apley! He is growing bigger and bigger, as is my belly! We had my 32 week sonogram on Monday as well as a doctors appointment right after.

The sonogram went good, we got a call he is in the 54th percentile of growth, and still measuring ahead a bit. She said everything else looked good and they are going to let me wait and see them in 3 weeks instead of 2. Doctors appointment went good as well, it was super quick, just measured my stomach, listened to heart beat, and talked to the doctor for a minute. I think possibly at my next appointment or potentially the one after I will start getting checked to see if I am dialating and such.

Without further chatter, here is my 32 weeks pregnancy update! You can see what has been going on, and at bottom see a sonogram picture!

32 weeks pregnant Size of Baby: He weights about the same size of a large jicama, which I am not sure what that even is. I am growing like crazy in my tummy area, and I have read that means he is gaining and growing as well. He is plumping up and gaining almost half of his body weight by the time I will deliver.

Movement: He is moving around good, every sonogram they always say how active he is! I can tell he is growing bigger because his movements are so much stronger. I can feel when he rolls around in there, sometimes it does feel a little uncomfortable, but I am so thankful to feel him moving and know he is doing good!

Body and Changes: I am growing so much each day, it seems like my belly is just getting bigger and bigger. I am having so much more aches and pains, in my hips and pelvic area. I know it is my body stretching and doing its thing for me as I am getting closer to deliver.

Sleep: Well, sleep isn’t going that great. I am up multiple times through the night to go potty, and then I can’t get back to sleep. I normally wake up around 2 and stay up till 4-5 am, then I can sleep for a little bit. It makes it hard to have the energy during the day, but I know this is something that most pregnant women go through.

Emotions: Man oh man I am all over the place. We are closing on our new house on Monday, so I think this plays a big role! But, I am super emotional all the time, I cry often, and get super emotional out of the blue! Plus, I was talking to my doctor and he said in the end it is normal to become extra emotional, as you are preparing for birth and the start of a new chapter having a baby!

Belly Button In or Out: Still in, but super stretched!

Morning Sickness: I have been dealing with a lot of nausea lately. I have found when my belly seems to be growing a lot I will get nauseated quite a bit. Luckily medicine helps get it calmed down most of the time!

Cravings: Corn bread, peaches, alfredo noodles, and protein a lot. Anything with meat or cheese is always something I want. I still have yet to have a weird mix of food cravings! I also have been wanting sweets a lot.

What I Miss: Having energy! I am just wore out a lot, or get wore out super quick, so being able to have a normal energy level would be great.

What I Am Looking Forward To: Having him here and starting our lives with him. I can’t wait to see his face and get to hug and kiss on him!!!

Next Doctor Appointment: September 14th.

toesHere is a little picture from the sonogram we did, of his little toes! How cute are they?!

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30 Weeks Pregnancy Update + Bump Pictures!

30 Weeks Pregnancy Update

I can’t believe it is time for my 30 weeks pregnancy update, that just boggles my mind! This pregnancy has flown by, it seems like yesterday we found out we were pregnant! We are so so excited to start this new chapter in our lives. We get told all the time to enjoy our lives now, but we have lived a married life for years just Adam and I, so we are looking forward to having our little guy with us to make new memories with, and to love on!

We have been buying some baby items and getting stuff prepped and ready! I can’t believe he is so close to being here. One thing I really wanted was the 4Moms Mamaroo Bouncer , and my sister got it for me! I can’t wait for him to swing in it for the first time!

Thank you all who have been following our journey so far, we can’t wait for you all to get to see little Clay and watch him grow up with us! I know he will be such a blessing in our lives!

30 Weeks

 

Size of Baby: Clay is the size of a cabbage this week! He is just growing away in there! I think I have felt him have hiccups here and there, which was really cute! It means he is doing exactly what he should in practicing to breath.

Movement: He seems to be very active, he loves to just wiggle around in there various times of the day! It is such a special feeling to be able to feel him moving around and feeling his kicks and movements get stronger and stronger!

Body and Changes: I am just growing away! I haven’t noticed stretch marks yet, but I think they will be coming very soon. The past few weeks my belly has been growing so much more. Been a bit more tired than what I have been!

Sleep: Sleep and I have not been seeing eye to eye. It takes me a long time to get to sleep at night. Then I wake up multiple times a night and sometimes I can’t get to sleep so I stay up for a few hours. But I know it is preparing me for when Clay is here and him being fed and changed and stuff.

Emotions: A lot more emotional now-a-days! But I read that is totally normal. I have been having a little more anxiety as well, but they say that is normal too! It is a huge life change coming up, I worry will I be a good mom, and do things right, and so on. Plus the whole thought of labor and delivery is scary as so many things can happen, the pain you hear about, it is a lot to take in. But I have a good support system to help calm me down if I am freaking out a bit.

Belly Button In or Out: Still in, but super stretched!

Morning Sickness: Being nauseated here and there is still going on. I think it is something to deal with the rest of my pregnancy. It is SO much better than in the beginning, but it is still a struggle! I keep telling myself the end is so close and hopefully soon it will all go away!

Cravings: I have not had any off the wall cravings with mixed foods and such. I just love sweets, fresh fruit, potatoes still, and really wanting cheesecake all the time!

What I Miss: Being able to do stuff and my belly not getting in the way. We are moving and starting to pack and carrying boxes is a little awkward when I try to move it, as my belly is sticking out pretty good!

What I Am Looking Forward To: Holding Clay for the first time. Getting to share that special moment with Adam, and we can meet our son for the first time! I truly am so excited for that moment!

Next Doctor Appointment: August 24th! We have a sonogram in the morning and then doctor appointment right after!

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29 Week Pregnancy Update

29 Week Pregnancy Update What a crazy week this has been. I have had some busy days and days where I didn’t feel that great. But, I know each day we are getting closer and closer for Clay to get here. I can’t wait to meet him, cuddle and love on him! I never knew I would love someone so much before I have even met them! It is such an incredible journey, so I am excited for October to get here!

So here is my 29 week pregnancy update, for you to check it out if you have been following my journey! I would love to hear about your pregnancy journey as well!

Size of Baby: Clay is the length of a butternut squash! Over the next 3 months he is going to be going through a major growth spurt. I read I can notice less movement as he is growing away there becomes less room in there to move around as freely!

Movement: I am still feeling him move around quite a bit. I have to be sitting back more to feel him kick around, I think due to the anterior placenta.

Body and Changes: The other day I noticed a little change in my bump size. I talked to my sister and she said that it was normal. Could be him moving into a new position. Other than that I feel I am slowly growing and gaining more weight.

Sleep: I tend to wake up a few more times through the night than I have been. Sometimes I get up around 2 am and stay up till about 4:45 when Adam gets up for work. Then I normally can get to sleep for a few hours.

Emotions: Depending on the day, depends on my emotions. I find getting very emotional when I think about Clay being here, and I dream of how it will be to be a mommy! Sometimes I get upset for no reason or feel like crying out of the blue! Hahha just the perk of being pregnant.

Belly Button In or Out: It is stretched pretty good but still an inny!

Morning Sickness: It is a hit and miss. Still having nausea here and there. I have had a bit of a sour stomach or burning. I am not 100% this is morning sickness or just not feeling good.

Cravings: Back to wanting cereal often, right now it is Cocoa Pebbles again. Craving carbs a lot and fruit.

What I Miss: Fitting into clothes good, I feel like my belly is at an awkward stage, so I don’t feel like I look good in anything that is very tight.

What I Am Looking Forward To: Meeting our little Clay!

Next Doctor Appointment: August 10th!

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28 Weeks Pregnancy Update – Officially 3rd Trimester!!!

28 Weeks Pregnancy UpdateI am officially in my 3rd Trimester, YAY US!!! I can’t believe we have hit the 3rd trimester, I feel like this pregnancy has flown by! We had my 28 week sonogram appointment yesterday, everything looks really good, he is growing really good, and everything is measuring good, and he is healthy! He weighs 2lbs 14 oz (give or take 2 oz), so that is really good, he still measures a week ahead! It was so nice getting to see him, and boy he has grown so much since our 20 week sonogram we had!

This 28 weeks pregnancy update, has really hit us quickly! We are getting closer to moving so I have that at the end of August and then we have some time to get his room ready in the new home!  Then shortly after we will bring home our little baby boy! I am so very excited for that new chapter for our lives!

Size of Baby: Clay is the length of an eggplant this week! His brain has developed more tissue and formed grooves on the surface. I read he should have more regular of a sleeping pattern. He weighs 2 lbs 14 oz, from what the sonogram showed yesterday! He is still measuring ahead, my official due date is October 22nd, but it shows from sonogram, October 11th. He can also blink his eyes, which is so neat!

Movement: What an active little guy we have, he moves around all the time! He is head down, and that shocked me, his little head and arms are pretty powerful, I thought for sure he was doing ninja moves to my bladder, but now I know it is his head and arms most likely! He will move around when you talk to him at times, which is my favorite thing!

Body and Changes: A lot more pains have started taking place lately! I have been told and read once you hit 3rd Trimester you will feel more pain. My hips and pelvic area have been hurting a lot. I feel pressure as well at times, and it hurts to get up out of bed, and move around at times. Then there are days I am feeling pretty good and not much pain at all. Exhaustion has for sure set in, I get so tired all the time! Some days are worse than others, you can tell my body is in overdrive helping to grow this little guy! Bump is still growing away, I am very blessed even through the pain to be able to experience this blessing!

Sleep: Last night was a rough one, I got up at 1 am and was up all night. I had a lot of nausea and then the feeling like I couldn’t fall asleep. I have been way more tired throughout the days, so some days I just rest as much as I can.

Emotions: I find that I am doing okay for the most part. I think we all have moments where we get anxious about labor and delivery, fear the unknown, or get emotional for no reason! Some days I feel a bit down for no reason, other days I am totally fine, it is just hit and miss!

Belly Button In or Out: It is stretched pretty good but still an inny!

Morning Sickness: Still dealing with the nausea here and there. Last night like I said was a rough one, and today I am feeling it. I am just lounging on couch resting, hoping soon it goes away.

Cravings: I have some low acid Orange Juice from Minute Maid I am loving, Shredded Mini Wheats still! I am kinda getting the craving for mexican food like I did in the beginning, and a weird one is Burger King Whoppers! I am not a huge Burger King fan, so to crave them so much is odd to me!

What I Miss: Being able to shave my legs easily or bend down with ease and not hurt if I move wrong! It is a strange feeling to have to think about your body movement so much!

What I Am Looking Forward To: Meeting our little Clay! After seeing him on the sonogram, I just can’t wait to meet him! Each day we fall more in love with him, I can’t wait to hold him and see who he will look like!

Next Doctor Appointment: August 10th!

 

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