Sunday, August 10, 2014

Bumpdate: week 34

How far along are you? 34 weeks  
Total weight gain: 29 lbs 
Stretch Marks? None on the belly. 
Sleep: Decent. Loving our new mattress :) 
Best moments: Bonding with Ryan over all this "parents to be" stuff. 
Missing Anything? My shoes. 
Movement? Yes. I can visualize her in there better the bigger she gets. 
Food Cravings: Nothing in particular. 
Symptoms: I'm so puffy. I don't wear my wedding ring anymore because every morning it feels stuck. And my feet look chubby- the flats I bought a size down are tight now. 
Belly Button in or Out? Out. 
Happy or Moody? Moody. 
Looking Forward to: Seeing what the heck this babe'll look like. The last ultrasound we had was at 20 weeks and we're not planning on getting another one. I think her profile looks like Ryan's and I have a feeling she might have big ears (we both had big ears as of us still does...).  As for skin and hair color?? No idea. I'm betting on brown eyes, though. 
So it doesn't seem like baby has dropped yet- breathing is still a little difficult at times. Although when I was at a mom/baby specialty store the worker kept insisting how low I was carrying, and she couldn't believe that my due date is next month as opposed to this month. Huh?? Maybe it's because I'm pretty short so my bump just looks closer to the ground than the average mom. Once I do fully drop I'll probably still have trouble breathing since my torso is so short. 
Overall, strangers haven't been rude or anything. I hear so many stories about strangers coming up to pregnant women to touch their bellies, or people giving them bad advice. People ask me questions, but no one has touched me...yet(?) *knock on wood* But I'm not sure how bothered I'd be by it since it hasn't happened. 
This is unrelated, but I finally saw The Fault in Our Stars a couple of weeks ago. *SPOILER ALERT* It was pretty dang good! I wish that the scene where Augustus was crying at the gas station was more like the book- they left out a part that would have shown how vulnerable he really became, where he talked about wanting to be someone's hero and how he felt like his life was meaningless if he couldn't do that. That part is what made me cry the most in the book. I also wish that the trip to Amsterdam would have been during spring, like in the book. I was looking forward to the outdoor dinner scene with all the blossoms falling from the trees as they people watched. One more thing- Hazel seemed like such a loner in the movie. I wish they would have mentioned her friend or how she was no longer able to relate with her old friends and vice versa. 
What I loved- (1) Augustus was perfect. They picked a good actor. (2) The Anne Frank House! I didn't realize just how painful it would have been for Hazel to climb all those stairs until watching the movie. And that kiss. Yes. (3) I think this movie was as accurate as it could be. I understand that you can't fit all the good parts into a 2 hour movie. I think The Hunger Games saga needs to realize this and bail on a two part finale. It only worked for Harry Potter. 


  1. You are so cute! And I totally agree on the two part thing. Only harry potter!

  2. thank the heavens for strangers not touching your belly. i don't understand why that's something people think they can do? idk i feel like i would chop their hands off haha. yayyyyyy you're getting close!! that little babe picture is so cute.

  3. Aw, I can't imagine how excited and anxious you must be to meet your little one! You are just glowing! And here's the the day when you can wear your wedding ring again!
    xo TJ


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