Time is both flying right now and really, really slow. There’s a part of me that’s so ready to be done with pregnancy and have this little nugget in my arms to cuddle and love. There’s another part of me though that’s really nervous for this next chapter. Between having a baby, a PCS and buying a home, there is a lot of stress in the Moore household right now, and it’s definitely taken its toll this past week. All that said though, I’m doing my best to savor these last few weeks as a mama-to-be.
How far along: 33 weeks
Gender: We’re not finding out!
Weight gain: 16 lbs
Maternity clothes: I mostly wear maternity clothes these days, though I’m holding onto my old faithful trick of wearing a hair tie to close my jeans. Other than that, I live in maxi dresses and really long tank tops with cardigans.
Stretch marks: I swear I’m going to have to do a full post on this after baby is born, but I’ve been using pure coconut oil from the start, and I don’t have a single stretch mark. The great thing about coconut oil is that, though it’s a solid, it liquefies on contact with body heat, so it’s like a pure, natural moisturizer. I rub it all over my breasts, belly, back and sides both night and day, and it’s been working perfectly.
Belly button in or out: It’s still an innie, but it’s getting flatter.
Sleep: Hit or miss. If I nap during the day, I don’t sleep well at night. If I drink too much in the evening, I don’t sleep well because I have to go to the bathroom all the time. Some nights though, I just sleep like the dead.
Best moment this week: Everything was pretty darn good this week, so I really have no “best moment.”
Miss anything: I miss running, as well as working out, in general. With this baby sitting so slow, constant round ligament pain and some serious sciatica, running is out. I do lunges, dips and walk as much as possible, but even walking gets hard because baby is cramping my lungs and I need to pee every 15 minutes or so.
Movement: Baby is a mover. I always worry a little if he/she is not moving because it’s pretty much consistent these days. I get lots of kicks in the ribs, as well as pokes to the bladder, but I appreciate them as much as you can 😉
Cravings: Ice water and cannoli (which is weird because I’ve had cannoli maybe 3 times in my life)
Food aversions: Avocado
Looking forward to: My 34 week appointment is next Wednesday, then I’m switching to weekly checkups…how crazy is that?! I’m also flying to NY next weekend to look at houses for Ryan and I because he’s in the throes of his 150U course, and his instructors won’t give him any leeway. There’s a house we want to make an offer on, but we need to do it in person, with an inspector and my father, so it’s up to me. Luckily, my no-fly order isn’t until the week after. Yay for small saving graces!