34 weeks - Pregnancy Update

Monday, 8 January 2018



Wow I feel like this whole pregnancy just flew by! I am not high risk or have any complications with the pregnancy, thats been easy (minus the extreme morning sickness and the heart burn). What really was horrible, was that in my second trimester I broke a back molar which happens sometimes with pregnancy because it weakens your teeth. I couldn’t save it and had to get it pulled, but ended up getting Dry socket which is excruciating pain! I would have rather have broken bones than experience that again. I got put on some strong (baby safe) pain meds for two weeks while it got better as well as antibiotics. By 25 weeks, I started having a very sharp pain in my upper right side, which didn’t go away for three days. I decided to call Telahealth and they advised me to go to the hospital. A few tests later, and I was diagnosed with Gallstones. These are painful even with pain meds, and ultimately landed me back in the hospital a few times after that as well. I have seen a specialist to make sure I wouldn’t be at risk for having an attack so bad before I have baby that I would have to have surgery. 
All those rolls, kicks, and jabs are the most beautiful and reassuring thing for me. The little life inside of me is happy and moving about, and theres nothing more precious than that feeling!
I am currently on my way to go see baby P in her growth update this morning, and I am so excited to see how big she has gotten since the last update. 
I have to say…I appreciate all of you so much! The support and love you have shown me has really encouraged me. I read every comment you write on all my social media, and it blesses me more than you know!
I found this little question sheet for bump updates so I figured I’d fill it out to close this 34 week blog post:

How far along: 34 weeks!
Gender: Girl! 
How big is baby: Baby P is the size of a cantaloupe, and she can now react to simple songs we play for her. 
Have you started to show yet: Yes!! I was was so excited to show off this baby bump! I just started showing in the last few weeks.
Weight Gain: 40 lbs!! 
Maternity Clothes: Sometimes. I wear maternity dresses and tee shirts, but I just have been wearing my normal leggings because they are the comfiest. I normally wear a lot of casual wear so it works with my belly! I didn’t want to spend a ridiculous amount of money on maternity clothes, and since I’m not really THAT big compared to a lot of other women at this stage I can get away with over sized regular clothing atm.  
Stretch Marks: Nope, I have religiously been using coconut oil every day and night.
Belly Button in or out: In, apparently my mom’s didn’t pop either. Tony looks every day if its popped! Haha. 
Cravings: Fruit and veggies. I wish I could eat more fruit but it is so highly acidic that it give me heart burn. 
Anything make you queasy or sick: Nothing that didn’t make me sick before I was pregnant 😉
Happy or Moody: Happy! Surprisingly and I’ve had a lot of energy during these last two weeks for some reason! I’ve even made it to the gym and yoga a few times this week. 
Movement: Lots of it! And I love it so much. There’s no way to describe it other than amazing and beautiful.
Sleep: What’s that? Or should I say what’s good sleep haha. I toss and turn all night! Unfortunately a good night sleep won’t be coming back for a while!
What I miss: I thought I would be saying wine, but I really don’t miss that at all. However, what I do miss is working out, jogging and CrossFit! I miss sleeping good without my hips and arms going numb at night. I also miss wearing some cute clothes, they no longer fit properly but that will just be my motivation to get back in the gym.  
Looking forward to: Meeting our baby girl! February is right around the corner. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Xoxo,
Stephanie

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