The last month has gone by in a flash – Ill be sharing lots of the particulars of events like these two below over the next week or so, but in the meantime, here’s an update with the pregnancy!
How far along: As of today, I’m 33 weeks and 4 days, cruising (more like waddling) through month 8
Baby’s size: One of the apps I like now compares the baby’s size to something other than a fruit or veggie if you want – quite entertaining. So we’ve got a cauliflower blossom or honeydew melon, and then onto the good stuff: 3 chocolate croissants (Parisian bakery theme), a junior tennis racket (fun and games theme), or a ferret (the creepiest of all comparisons found on the “weird but cute animals” theme)
Movement: This little man likes to scare me by moving a lot one day and then hardly at all the next (or at least he’s moving very subtly). That being said, in the last few days, his movements are so big and sometimes painful – he’s strong! Sometimes, my whole body will jump with a big jab or shake from our little man. Ill definitely miss this.
Maternity clothes: I am holding onto one pre-pregnancy, non maternity dress (that was long-ish to begin with), but other than that and some longer t-shirts, it’s all maternity all the time. I am so thankful for Allison and Emily – fellow tall gals! – who generously lent me some of their maternity clothing over the last few months.
Symptoms: Since around 32 weeks I’d have to say that just generally slowing down has been the primary symptoms I’ve experienced. Just walking slower, grunting (cute, right?) when I have to get up from a seated position, 1 (?) swollen foot, and just feeling really tired. I’ve really loved being pregnant, but the thought of another 6 weeks+ of him (and me) growing, terrifies me. I already feel as big as a house.
Looking forward to: September! Lots of fun stuff going on this month, so I feel like it’ll fly by: Labor Day weekend, Barr’s birthday, cooler temperatures, nesting, a baby shower here in Charlotte (and with that comes plenty of fun visitors ), prenatal classes and just getting closer and closer to meeting our son.