Friday, July 24, 2015

39 Week Bumpdate



Hi! Remember me? I know I've been gone, but these last few weeks of pregnancy have really gotten to me! I'm completely exhausted or completely wired. Neither of those are conducive to sitting down at my computer and spilling out my heart on my blog. I'll be back regularly soon!

So these past few weeks have been interesting. Based on our little scare last night, this could be my very last bumpdate! Read on to find out what happened :)


How Far Along? 39 weeks 


Size of Baby: A watermelon. Y'all I have a watermelon inside of me. A little human watermelon. Remember when your dad or grandpa told you not to swallow the watermelon seeds? Well, it looks like I accidentally did! On average babies are 7-8lbs this week. Who knows how big Chloe will be! Any guesses?


Weight Gain: Up 31-33lbs from my pre pregnancy weight. I've been holding onto some extra water the past several days and my weight is fluctuating.


Maternity Clothes: Same, Target and PinkBlush! And lots of spandex!




Stretch marks: Still none on my belly. Continuing to lather up with cocoa and shea butter!


Symptoms: Serious back pain...this may have been the cause of our hospital run last night. Being starving or not hungry at all. Rib pain. Exhaustion or influx of energy, hello nesting!


Check out my new work station! This was from Sunday's nesting session. Now I have a place to work on my blog and workout planning when baby girl arrives. Her swing fits perfect right next to me!

Cravings: Ice, peanut/almond butter, bread, salads, smoothies, fro yo!  All the same things as the last few months.




Gender: A Little Princess


Mood: Ready to not be pregnant and to meet my little girl. I'm trying to soak up and love the last few days of pregnancy, but it's so hard given how my body feels!


Nursery: Absolutely complete. Pink, gold, girly, ruffly, princessy and perfect in every way.


Crib, animals, collage wall, glider and can you spy a little princess?

Movement: All the time still! At the hospital last night, the nurse even commented on how often she moves! She said it was super healthy and they loved seeing that on the monitor. Way to go, Chloe! You're a tiny dancer, ninja gymnast, rock star!


Sleep: Multiple potty breaks every single night. I also wake up very thirsty and have to drink water which doesn't help the multiple potty breaks. Falling asleep either comes very easily or very hard. It's such a fun and vicious cycle. I'm just getting prepped and ready for the lack of sleep I'll get when she's here.


Workouts: All the walking! I'm going to walk this little girl out! Yesterday I got a pedicure and then hit the mall so I could walk around inside with the air conditioning! It was so nice since it's too hot to walk outside most of the day. {We're talking heat index in the 100+ range for those of you not in Texas} If I sleep enough and wake up early enough, I'm all about getting to the bayou or trails with my puppies though!

This Wednesday was also my last day of work until I go back in October! I'm going to miss my awesome classes and coworkers until then!


You can't tell, but I had 17 people in class! 

What I Miss: Relaxing comfortably and walking normally.


Belly Button in or out? It's an outtie!


Wedding rings on or off? Off. 


Labor Signs: Yes! So here is where I tell you about what happened yesterday. Around 1pm I started having really, really bad back pain. It sucked. I was out and about so I tried just walking around and stretching it a bit, but nothing helped so I went home to relax. I tried sitting on my stability ball, laying on my ball, yoga stretches and a heating pad with no relief. I finally told my mom around 6pm and she told me to get in the bath and call the doctor if it still persisted. Emily came home and rubbed my back to see what she thought was wrong. She said that my muscles were incredibly tight and that it was as though my back was permanently clenching like you would make a fist.

I got out of the tub with slight relief from the work Emily did on it. We all sat down and ate dinner then all the pain came back again. It was a constant hurt with occasional periods where it hurt worse. I ended up calling the doctor and she wanted me to go in and get checked to see what was going on. Naturally, we had to get a picture just in case it was my last bump pic!




We all got together and very calmly drove to the hospital. I had a feeling we would be going back home, but I know I didn't want to! My mom primarily had back labor when she had me, so it was better to be safe than sorry. Once we were there I peed in a cup, they hooked me up to the monitors and asked me lots of questions. We tracked Chloe's heart rate and my contractions. I was having contractions, but they weren't regular or terribly painful. I could still talk through them, but they did make me need to take a deep breath because it was hurting my back as well.

After they monitored me for about 30-40 minutes, they decided to give me a muscle relaxant and a long list of reasons for me to call the doctor should they arise. The good thing is that I have an appointment today in just a few hours, so my doctor knew that she'd be able to talk to me and see me herself.

Moral of the story: If you're pregnant and something is off, call your doctor. It can't hurt to go in and it's kind of a fun and less stressful trial run! Emily, JP and I were able to figure out how all the monitors worked and how to read the stats. Yes, we're nerds and we thought it was super fun!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, I'm a very hungry girl.


Best Moments The Past 2 Weeks: All the love I got from the gym on my last day of work!

Looking forward to: Chloe's birthday! Come on baby girl...the sooner the better because you are full term now!


Time for our every 10 week comparison! I started with my chalkboard at 9 weeks, so we have four pictures this time!




In case you're interested, check out some of my other bump posts:
We're Pregnant!
15 Week Bumpdate
16 Week Bumpdate
18 Week Bumpdate
Gender Reveal Party
20 Week Bumpdate
22 Week Bumpdate
24 Week Bumpdate
Bump Around the World
29 Week Bumpdate
31 Week Bumpdate
33 Week Bumpdate
Couples Baby Shower
35 Week Bumpdate
Family Baby Shower


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Friday, July 10, 2015

37 Week Bumpdate

I know this blog has pretty much just turned into a place where I talk about Chloe with bumpdates, nursery pictures and baby shower recaps. I promise it won't be like this always. I'm just trying to remember this time while I can. I won't be pregnant for much longer and it's something I really want to document! I'll be back to my regular fitness, health, recipes, family, travel, usual blogging self before you know it! Let's just meet this little girl first!


How Far Along? 37 weeks 


Size of Baby: Winter Melon! That means nothing to me except anything that is a melon isn't very small! She's anywhere between 19-21 inches and is about the full length she'll be at birth. My little girl is still working on packing on the pounds and is anywhere between 5.5-8lbs! Based on my fundal measurements, she's still on the small side. Healthy small of course! But who knows just how accurate those guesses are!


Weight Gain: Up 29 lbs from my pre pregnancy weight as of yesterday's doctors appointment. Still right on track!


Maternity Clothes: Same, Target and PinkBlush!


Dress: Pink Blush Maternity
Photo Credit: Marci @ Three Peas Photography

Stretch marks: My belly is still stretch mark free. Continuing to lather up with cocoa and shea butter!


Symptoms: Back pain, rib pain, shortness of breath, congestion, slightly swollen ankles (swollen for me at least!) and painful jabs and kicks from Miss Chloe!


Cravings: Ice, peanut/almond butter, toast, Cheerios, grapes, smoothies, snow cones, salads, Sonic peanut butter Oreo shakes. I prefer cold foods except for dinnertime.


Gender: A Little Princess


4th of July with Daddy and Moose photobombing!

Mood: Happy and excited for baby girl to make her grand appearance :)


Nursery: Pink, gold and white. I just love it!


Crib, animals, collage wall, glider and can you spy a little princess?

Glider and bedside table reading station

Dresser and changing station on her polka dot wall between the bathroom and closet

Guest bed and Beauty and the Beast

Movement: As I tell my doctor each time, she's still moving like wild. At our appointment yesterday, my doctor checked to see if I was dilated and felt to see if she was head down. Good news, she's head down and she felt Chloe's head! Well this made Chloe go berserk! Her heart rate sky rocketed and she was squirming all around. We couldn't help but just laugh. On the plus side, it's a sign of fetal awareness and alertness!


Sleep: I sleep well every few nights because I just get to the point that I'm so exhausted. When I sleep well, I'm out. When I don't sleep well, I'm in and out of sleep and usually have to go potty more than once. 


Workouts: Walking is my current go to. I walk the track at the gym and I take the dogs out on my days off. I've really enjoyed morning walks on the Bayou or at Memorial Park before it gets too hot and humid out!
I'm still teaching 2-3 classes per week at the gym. I participate in the Tabata class on Monday, rest during my Wednesday strength class and participate in my Thursday morning strength/cardio class. I do about 75% of the workout at a 50-75% intensity! It's definitely getting harder, but I'm trying to sweat just a little bit!


No, I didn't do this workout with them. I was exhausted. Wednesday's are rough for me!
But y'all should give it a try! My class loved it.

What I Miss: Feeling comfortable and without back pain!


Belly Button in or out? It's an outtie!


Wedding rings on or off? Off. They fit, but they're snug and with my hands swelling a bit from the heat and humidity in Houston, I just don't like them on my hands.


Labor Signs: No, let's keep it this way for a few more weeks! I'm 1cm dilated and 60% effaced. Doctor says to expect her arrival anytime between 39-41 weeks (July 24-August 8).




Anything making you queasy or sick: I still don't really want meat. I'll have some every now and then, but never a lot. I did have one of my daddy's ribs on the 4th of July!


Best Moments The Past 2 Weeks: Chloe's second baby shower, 4th of July with friends and family and officially meeting the term mark. If she comes anytime, she won't be considered preterm or early! 


Looking forward to: Julie coming to visit next Saturday! Relaxing over the next couple of weeks. We don't have anything too exciting planned until baby girl makes her arrival. Just enjoying our last few weeks with our family as is!





Time for our every 10 week comparison! I'm loving my 17 week Olaf picture. I can't believe I was at Disney 20 weeks ago! I'm ready to go back :)




In case you're interested, check out some of my other bump posts:
We're Pregnant!
15 Week Bumpdate
16 Week Bumpdate
18 Week Bumpdate
Gender Reveal Party
20 Week Bumpdate
22 Week Bumpdate
24 Week Bumpdate
Bump Around the World
29 Week Bumpdate
31 Week Bumpdate
33 Week Bumpdate
Couples Baby Shower
35 Week Bumpdate
Family Baby Shower

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