How Far Along: 34 weeks.
Size of baby: 15.2-17 inches long and 2.5-4 pounds aka the size of a squash (according to the Bump). I'm still not a fan of their measurement comparisons. They don't seem consistent.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +32 was my last check-in, but I haven't weighed myself since then. I feel really good and relatively mobile, unless I have to get up off the sofa.
Maternity Clothes: Same as last week. Apparently it is a big deal that I'm still wearing my "cute shoes" too, according to several coworkers. I am still wearing tank tops and cardigans most days for work and rotating all of my maternity dress pants. Scarves, belts, and blazers are a nice addition to my outfits for school. I'm so lucky that I have friends who have shared their business casual/ work attire with me! I've shared the wealth too by giving away a bag of summer maternity clothes that were passed along to me, but definitely won't fit!
Movement: Baby decided to change positions. I noticed after our last birthing class. Her feet/ legs had been on my left side and up in my ribs for weeks, but now they are on the right side under my ribs, with an occasional feeling like she has one foot on either side of my belly button and is pushing off the inside. I'm feeling hiccups down near my pelvic bone, so I think she is still head down... I hope she starts making her way into prime deliver position soon. There continues to be a lot of squirming and rolling
Wedding Rings: On. No swelling of my hands or feet so far!
Symptoms: The hip and pelvic pain come and go in several different forms. Most recently I have experienced the "pulled abdominal" sensation and the "kicked in the vagina" feeling in the front with SI pain across the back. I'm going to check with my midwives about having a chiro take a peek at my and adjust if needed, as well as try the Webster technique if that is needed too.
Sleep: Waking up every two hours to use the bathroom and worry about senseless things, like "Why are they digging up the street tonight?"
What I miss: Laying on my stomach and warm weather.
Cravings/Aversions/ food in general: No cravings or aversions. I made a delicious Strawberry and Nutella French Toast for breakfast two times this week that is worth mentioning. I used Ezekial bread to make the french toast then spread Nutella between the two slices and topped it with fresh berries. It was a great treat.
Workouts: Free weights, yoga, and walking.
Best Moment This Week: Getting a lot of things organized at home thanks to our two snow days! Seeing how excited Tate is about being a dad!
Worst Moment(s): I overdid it at the gym on Sunday and experienced contractions for about 2 hours. They weren't terrible, but I propped my feet up, drank a tons of water and mentally packed my birth center bag. Also, trying to do the math to see if I may have to go back to work for a few days at the end of the school year. We do not know how many days we have to make up and if it is a lot, I may end up returning for any teacher work days without students (meetings, tear down of the classrooms, etc.) after Memorial Day so I don't have to take days without pay.
Shopping: Cloth diapers and adorable covers!