After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

34 Weeks!

Today I'm 34 weeks!!!!

I saw my midwife a week ago, and she gave me pills to take if ever the contractions get out of hand again. That will hopefully make them stop without another trek to the hospital. And I haven't had to take them yet. :) On that visit, I graduated from strict bed rest to partial bed rest. No going for walks, no taking the kids to the park, but I can get up and do a few things, and then lay back down for a bit. My midwife said my body would be sensitive at first and to go slow. Boy was she ever right! Not knowing what would over do it, I've ended one day with some contractions, and one day throwing up (sorry if that's too much information...just logging the pregnancy for the baby). But, I'm thrilled to be able to get up here and there and do things for my kids a bit. We also had an ultrasound this week to make sure baby was growing on target (due to the 2 vessel cord thing). Not only is baby NOT inhibited by the 2 vessel cord, baby is big! Baby measured 10 days ahead, is thought to weigh 5 lbs and some ounces, and "has a big head". :) Baby's big head was also covered in fuzz! Oh, I just LOVE baby hair and I can't wait to caress baby's sweet fuzzy head.

33 weeks
Feeling HUGE!

Pregnancy stats;
* As of last week, I'd gained back the pound I lost last month.
* There's a HUGE divot in my bed where I sit while in bed.  Sleeping in the divot is not comfortable so when I go to bed at night, I lay the opposite direction, with my head at the foot of the bed.  :)  Once bed rest is over completely, we'll need to flip the mattress for sure!
* I've started getting uncomfortable at night.  Shifting a lot, getting up a lot, getting up early just to be done with it.  Oh I remember these feelings well.  :)
* All cravings are now gone.  I still love lemon in my water, and cucumber sandwiches, but I don't crave them.  I don't crave anything.  Quite honestly I have no appetite at all.  I just try to make sure that whatever passes my lips is healthy, since I really don't care what I eat.  I haven't even had the need for an Oreo binge lately.  Sad day. 

1 comment:

  1. You look gorgeous! Glad you are able to move around a bit now!!