39 Week Bumpdate!

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How far along: 39 weeks … aka I am a ticking TIME BOMB.
Gender: SOON.
Weight gain: Over 30lbs.
Maternity clothes: Jeans have become the most uncomfortable thing that I can possibly wear right now. So it’s all the leggings and soft GAP tees and drapey sweaters when I need to wear clothes (aka, when I have to go out) and it’s giant sweatpants, hubs’ tees, pajama bottoms and a housecoat when I’m at home.
Rings on or off: Non-existent. I really can’t wait until I can wear them again!
Labour signs: None, but I think that (hopefully) the pelvic pressure that I’ve been feeling this week is baby making its way down!
Belly button in or out: It’s decided to go about as far out as it can get!
Sleep: From what I’ve heard from other Mamas, I’ve really lucked out in the sleep department this pregnancy. I’ve only been having to get up once throughout the night to go to the bathroom. I’ve also figured out a wicked pillow set up, that basically doesn’t allow me to move AT ALL and is fairly comfortable (as in my head I can usually get to sleep quickly!). Now, if this babe could give me a few days to recoup from the wild few weeks I’ve had from finishing up work and let me sleep a bit more, that would be GREAT!!
Best moment this week: I kind of hate to say it, but my best moment (and most bittersweet moment) this week was definitely finishing up work on Friday! As thankful as I am to have been so blessed with the opportunity to have my own classroom, my body was definitely starting to slow down and it was becoming much more difficult to find the energy and patience for my sweet little kiddos.

Worst moment this week: Well, my BP was a little bit above normal my last appointment, so then I had to go back and get it checked again the next day, as well as test urine (although they never said in particular what they were monitoring for until after the second BP check, I knew it was for pre-eclampsia). Luckily, everything was relatively okay and we can proceed as normal.

Miss anything: Not taking 10+ minutes to get out the door in the morning. Socks AND boots AND a coat have just become such a hassle these days, especially when I have to get them on all by myself. 😦 Seriously, I’d say the only downfall to being pregnant during the winter months would be the ice, and having to put winter boots on (ANY KIND OF WINTER BOOTS!)
Movement: Strong little kicks and jabs and punches everywhere! I’m seriously going to miss this part.
Cravings: None.
Looking forward to: Having some time off to myself, to just relax (sleep in!) and do some last minute cleaning (like getting on top of this laundry situation!).
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38 Week Bumpdate!

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How far along: 38 weeks.

Gender: We will soon find out!

Weight gain: I think about 30lbs … yeeks.

Maternity clothes: PLEASE. At this point, I assume everyone knows that maternity clothes only only work while out and about, and as soon as I get home, I am just in all the comfies.

Rings on or off: Non-existent.

Labour signs: None.

Belly button in or out: I think it’s trying to push its way out … and almost succeeding.

Sleep: Good. However, the relaxin is totally taking over my body and the pelvic/hip soreness is becoming a thing. I’ve been trying to figure out way to unstack my hips while sleeping at night because that relieves some of the pain. I have a few more weeks to master the art of pregnancy pillow placement. Might be needing some extra pillows for back support.

Best moment this week: Well it was a 4 day week for the kids which was nice. Meant a Friday to just work on report cards. Although these might just be the death of me! However, I will get through it, because next week is my last week of work!

Miss anything: I miss being able to walk normally … both in terms of speed and without a waddle. Yes I guess I miss going places fast and not in pain.

Movement: No need to be counting kicks here. Seriously. This kid moves ALL THE TIME. Possibly even when I’m sleeping but my body just enjoys sleep so much that movement definitely doesn’t wake me up at night.

Cravings: Nothing that I ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT. I’ve been indulging in some sweet treats (like all the ice cream!)… but I guess my days of this are numbered. sigh.

Looking forward to: I’m looking forward to getting some rest before this tiny human arrives. Whose bright idea was it to work until 39 weeks anyways!? oh right. MINE.

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31 + 32 Week Bumpdates!

You guys. I am sucking horribly at these bumpdates! It sure is difficult staying on top of life with the chaos of the holidays that’s for sure! And my sweet little primary class was definitely no help in keeping me on track. So, I am skipping the 31 week bumpdate and will just do 32 weeks (I’m assuming they would both be very similar anyways as the weeks just keep melting into each other!).

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How far along: 32 weeks!

 

Gender: Unknown … the general consensus at this point is a boy … I am not convinced.

 

Weight gain: I would guess somewhere around 23lbs. I forgot to weigh myself at my last appointment, but there is another one coming up soon!

 

Maternity clothes: are everything. Hopefully I will be getting some more at Christmas!

 

Rings on or off: They are off. The sausage fingers have become an actual thing these days and oh my goodness my fingers are just so stiff and sore, especially in the morning when I guess they haven’t moved much. It’s a terrible feeling. I knew that the swelling might be a thing, but definitely wasn’t ready for the stiffness/soreness.

 

Belly button in or out: Innie … on its way into an outtie I think. Or a nothing.

 

Sleep: Pretty good. I can’t wait to catch up on all my sleep during the holidays! Hopefully my body (and this tiny human) let me sleep in some!

 

Best moment this week: Well, I have discovered through conversations and some reading that the 1 hr GTT is definitely not accurate. Anyways, I did the two hour one and everything was fiiiiiine! So give me all the delicious Christmas treats and cookies and chocolate and gingerbread.

 

Worst moment this week: Turns out my blood is going to have to be monitored every few weeks. Which means more needles for this Mama. Sigh.

 

Miss anything: Beer. Again. Especially with the holidays creeping up, I know there will be beer and wine everywhere!

 

Movement: Yup! This little bubs is moving around lots and it is the most amazing (and kind of strange) thing I’ve ever seen and felt.

 

Cravings: Cinnamon rolls. I think I have to make some over the holidays!

 

Looking forward to: TWO WEEKS OFF. Except I am told that two weeks off and then going back to work after having the chance to relax and sleep is actually even more exhausting. Celebrating our last Christmas together as just a couple (and our puppa!), spending time with our families. I’m super excited at the fact that Christmas falls early this year so we have a whole week after Christmas/New Years to just do nothing. Okay, we probably will do SOME things. Like wash/put away baby clothes and start packing hospital bags. WHAT.
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27 Week Bumpdate!

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How far along: 27 weeks!

Gender: Unknown, looking forward to seeing what guesses are this weekend!

Weight gain: I would say 17+lbs at this point!

Maternity clothes: I think I still have to invest in a few more tops/sweaters and pants and then I should be good to go. Thanks to Instagram, this hoodie was suggested to me. Now it’s just a matter of getting to the store and buying it!

Stretch marks: They have made their presence known!

Rings on or off: I have been wearing them less and less these days. They DO still go on, but I get super nervous at the end of the day. Do I just ditch them altogether at this point,or sweat it out? I’m a little afraid of them getting STUCK.

Belly button in or out: Still in, but shalloooow.

Sleep: Good, but I have been finding that by the evening I am just EXHAUSTED. And when I get into bed I am OUT. Unfortunately, I still can’t sleep past 7:30am ON WEEKENDS!?

Best moment this week: Organizing all of the wonderful gifts we got for baby into his/her nursery. Missing a few important pieces of furniture to get it ALL set up, but hopefully (weather permitting) we will be able to get them this weekend! AND taking a little trip over the border to pick up some Christmas presents and wander aimlessly around everyone’s favourite happy place … TARGET.

Worst moment this week: Ugh, we had to cancel our sweet little day trip to Le Nordik Spa over the weekend because of weather … which means this Mama is in need of a local pre-natal massage. Any recommendations YGK friends?!

Miss anything: Sleeping on my back. That’s all I want to do.

Movement: Movements G A L O R E. And I can feel them all the time; standing, sitting, walking, driving, laying down! It seems to still be just little jabs/kicks/punches here and there but I -think- I’ve started to feel rolling … like the baby is moving but cannot be felt on the outside … just sort of twirling around in there. ANYWAYS.

Cravings: Clementines and all things cinnamon and sugar. Luckily I found a wicked and relatively healthy oatmeal recipe that involves cinnamon and sugar and I have been eating it for breakfast when I have time.

Looking forward to: Our busy weekend ahead! A concert, some (hopefully Christmas) shopping, picking out some final pieces of furniture and details for Baby L’s nursery and my second baby shower that is being thrown by my side of the family! SO SO SO excited to see all my friends and family members this weekend!

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24 Week Bumpdate!

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Happy Halloween friends! I hope you all have a chance to get into the festive spirit! We are a little late to the game buuuut will be carving pumpkins hopefully before the first Trick or Treater comes to our door. And you can bet I’ll be eating pumpkin seeds by the handful (or will it be candy!?)

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How far along: 24 weeks!

Gender: Unknown … my gut says GIRL, everyone else says BOY.
Weight gain: Guesstimated 15+lbs (the Halloween-sized chocolate bars are probably NOT helping!)

Maternity clothes: YES. Actually so much more comfy than regular clothes at this point. ALSO, what is it with pregnancy pants not having front pockets!? Do they just assume we will not need front pockets?! I think I will be investing in way more leggings at this point.Super comfy and can be dressed up or down! … I tried on my winter coat and it’s S N U G already! Have to start researching alternatives before the cold weather hits … and STAYS.

Stretch marks: None

Belly button in or out: Still hanging IN there!

Sleep: SO MUCH. I am waiting for the pregnancy insomnia to hit.

Best moment this week: Hubs and I finally knocked Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village off our Fall Bucket List (actually has been on our bucket list for a few years now). The night was beautiful and it was such a spectacular display!
Also, GETTING MY FLU SHOT! Not. Actually, I spent that morning taking a little time for some self-care; I normally don’t get the flu shot but I have heard the flu will be bad this year … so I did that in the morning, then treated myself to a white hot chocolate downtown before walking around and window shopping in our beautiful city. It was a great way to just relax and take some time for myself.

Miss anything: S T A R B U C K S  L A T T E S. I KNOW those Holiday drinks will be making their appearance coon. All I can think about are Caramel Brulee Lattes!

Movement: I honestly don’t even know if this tiny human sleeps? Always poking and prodding me. I think he/she likes to hang out on the left side of my belly … of that’s where his/her arms and legs like to hang out at least! I have caught a few glimpses of movement on the outside as well — AMAZING and soooo weird.

Cravings: Anything and everything sweet — trying to consume more fruits than candy. (Seriously though … do I stock up on cheap Halloween candy tomorrow when it’s all on sale or just let it go?)

Queasy or sick: None

Aversions: No food aversions — just smells; cooking eggs and cooking ground beef (BLEH!). I can eat them though!

Looking forward to: NOVEMBER. There is SO MUCH happening — baby showers, CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, and a sweet little  babymoon staycation for hubs and I! If time could just slow down, that would be great!

Hope you all have a great Halloween friends!

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23 Week Bumpdate!

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How far along: 23 weeks!
Gender: Unknown, and the guesses are mixed.
Weight gain: 15+lbs.
Maternity clothes: When I have to … otherwise it’s sweatpants/leggings and sweatshirts for this lady! Also, why is the weather so nice?! GET COOLER ALREADY!
Stretch marks: No
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: Wonderful. Literally my favourite part of the day. I am certain I am out as soon as my head hits the pillow. Trying to get as much sleep as I can.
Best moment this week: Celebrating our second wedding anniversary! So nice to have a sweet little date night with the hubs. We ate dinner at our favourite restaurant, saved room for delicious dessert and took a quick little stroll around our downtown. Last wedding anniversary we’ll be able to do that on a whim (which makes me a little sad actually)! AND … Little bubs must be working out in there! Lots of movement throughout the day, and especially when relaxing in the evening. Kicks and rolls and whatever else he/she is up to in there! And it is actually one of my favourite (but super weird) things to experience. I LOVE IT.
Miss anything: Sleeping on my BACK! Also, I had to sit down the other day to put on socks? Oh, and I miss remembering things … and making sense. Because that has just gone OUT the window now.
Movement: Yes! See above!
Cravings: With Halloween upon us, I may have bought the smallest bags of Halloween chocolate and candy … and now they are gone. Oops. Random cravings of the week included taco salad from Wendy’s and Rice Krispie squares (which I have yet to make), hot chocolate (Starbucks one is delishhh!) AND SUSHI.
Queasy or sick: Neither! But indigestion likes to pop up every so often …
Aversions: Same old!
Looking forward to: Checking some more things off our Fall Bucket List (which I will share soon because you know, it’s already fall!!), getting a start on our nursery!
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21 Week Bumpdate!

IMG_3393How far along: 21 weeks!
Gender: Unknown and it is safe to say it will be a surprise until this little bubs comes out!
Weight gain: … perhaps it would be best to not know?
Maternity clothes: Still mainly bottoms … my lounge wear is baggy enough that it still works. I have transitioned to hubs’ t-shirts for sleeping though!
Stretch marks: No
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: In bed by 10-11pm, up around 7am, unless it’s an early work day! Sleeping right through the night (aside from the 5am washroom breaks!)
Best moment this week: 200% feeling baby move around now!
Worst moment this week: CATCHING A COLD. Being sick is SO not fun. I have no idea what what medications are safe to take, so I just sweated it out. Hot water, lemon & honey, chicken noodle soup and Fisherman’s Friend have definitely been my friends this week. AND ALL THE WATER
Miss anything: Feeling NOT sick!
Movement: Yes! They are definitely not a fluttery feeling … more like little jabs every so often. Can’t wait to feel more!
Cravings: Nope.
Queasy or sick: Just some mild indigestion here and there.
Aversions: Same old. Although I am going to purposely avoid everything extremely salty, garlicky, and full of spice because those are just horrible things to consume for me.
Looking forward to: Midwife appointment later this week … and hopefully planning some fall activities!
Also, I am officially IN LOVE with these dresses from dwell+slumber! One size fits most, buttery soft fabric that is super comfortable, they can be styled in so many ways AND pregnancy and nursing friendly! If you are an expecting mama, I HIGHLY suggest you check them out (although shipping to Canada is a little ridiculous, but there definitely are ways around it!)!
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