Saturday, February 25, 2017

34 weeks: Cankles and achy legs


After a 5-day weekend my poor body was not ready for a busy week spent mostly on my feet. My ankles started swelling and my legs have been aching...is it Spring Break yet?

How far along?
34 weeks

How big is baby?
Butternut Squash or a Basketball hoop (these random objects get more and more random each week)
 ~17.7" and ~4.63 lbs

What's baby up to this week?
This week he may be recognizing and reacting to simple songs, if I am singing them (poor kid) and while he won't be getting much taller in the coming weeks, he will be putting on about a 1/2 lb each week until he is born

Symptoms?
Fatigue, shortness of breath, swollen ankles, sore legs and lots of Braxton Hicks contractions...my uterus ought to be nice strong come d-day! 

Maternity Clothes?
This unseasonably warm weather is nice...except for the fact that I don't have anything to wear. I have been squeezing myself into any short sleeved shirt I own that I can! I just can't justify buying more clothes this close to the end.

Sleep?
I am still not having any trouble getting comfortable (knock on wood) but I do wake up a few times in the night to use the restroom. A few nights this week it took me about an hour to fall back to sleep after my second bathroom break (around 3:30) but luckily that was over the weekend so I didn't have to get out of bed early...but other than that I am so, so, so grateful that sleep has been coming so easily. 

Missing Anything?
Breathing ;)

Craving?
Still milk...I could seriously put down a gallon of that stuff if it wouldn't send me into a diabetic coma #IWishIWasKidding

Aversions?
These peanut butter protein granola bars that we have in the pantry...I was desperate the other day and grabbed one and it was a huge mistake. I managed to keep it down...but the following day when AJ had one in the car I had to roll down the window because it was gag-worthy! Yuck!

Emotions?
Feeling pretty good this week...It was a busy week and I have been extra tired, so I have been craving some down time/alone time.

Movement? 
He has now moved himself up under my ribs...seriously, I can feel his feet digging up under the right side of my rib-cage. This doesn't help my breathing situation at all ;)

Best Moment of the week
Our family baby shower was hands-down the best moment this week! Baby Smith is so very loved (and VERY spoiled) and it was so nice to celebrate his impending arrival with all of my favorites :)

Pregnancy Brain Moments
One morning this week (thankfully before the kids arrived) I walked into the boys bathroom thinking it was the girls bathroom. Luckily my brain registered the urinals right away and I high-tailed it out of there ;)

Looking forward to?
We have 2 more showers this week...my friends are throwing me one on Saturday and I get to celebrate with my co-workers on Wednesday.

Projects/Baby Gear purchased?
I finished his quilt this past weekend and we got tons of great stuff at our baby shower. Little Man's closet may have more clothes in it than ours does ;)

Running?
 This has been my toughest week of running yet. My legs and feet are definitely feeling the effects of the added weight and being on my feet all day for work doesn't help at all. I had a couple of runs this week where my legs felt like giant sand-bags. I can push through a lot, but achy legs and third trimester fatigue has made it a little tougher. I'm not giving up yet...because bad runs happen (even when I am not pregnant) and I am hoping I have a few good weeks of running left!

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