Survey Says: 34 weeks preggers

Thursday, December 5, 2013

I hope everyone had a superb week!  Crazy that another week has flown by and I will be 35 weeks tomorrow....INSANE!

This week has been quite interesting for me.  While work has been slow (which is nice), I have officially encountered the swollen weeks of my least I know the end is near.  I no longer have ankles and am really trying to embrace the new cankles I have.  My feet barely fit in my shoes and I have considered sneaking in my bedroom slippers to work.   My wedding ring also does not fit anymore.  With 5 weeks left to go, I am praying the swelling does not get worse or I feel I may look like a circus freak.  I might just start charging people $0.50 to look at me.

Also, when and if you get to talk to my husband soon, will you tell him its REALLY rude to look at your wife and tell her she looks like a defensive lineman!  This seriously happened as soon as he got home last night from traveling for a few days for work and I quickly asked him if he could pack his bags and get back on the road.

We have a bad ice storm heading our way tomorrow lasting several days so our baby class may be cancelled and this lil momma, or shall I say defensive lineman, will be hibernating like the bear I am on the couch surrounded by our Christmas decorations, a nice fire, cozy blanket, and mean husband :)

....wish me luck on that.

Have a fantabulous weekend!

XOXOX, Sherri

Survey says...
Written Thursday, December 5
How far along?: 34 weeks and 6 days

Total weight gain/loss: Ugh!  I really retained a lot of fluid on my trip home and the scale showed it. In 2 weeks I gained 5.4lbs.  I partially blame my Thanksgiving dinners and delicious baby shower cake for that.  Total is 33.9lbs.  I am also holding A LOT of water and the swelling is starting to take over.  My shoes barely fit and my wedding ring is a no go.  I know I will lose a lot of the weight gained after birth due to water retention so I am not really worried and trust that I will get back into shape as soon as my body allows.  But with 5 weeks left, I am curious how the weight gain goes from here on out.

Maternity clothes?: All the time.             

Sleep: 50/50.  I wish it was great but Ryan is really pressing on the bladder now.  Russell was AMAZED Monday night when I got up to pee 4 times in 1 hour.  No. Joke. 
Best moment of the week:  Getting through the week.  On Monday my grandmother (mom’s mom) was diagnosed with lung cancer and then we were told 30 minutes later that Russell’s uncle has very bad heart failure and there are really no options for him but to make him comfortable as long as possible.  There were lots of tears, questions, and little sleep.  Please keep our families in your thoughts and prayers as we sure need them.

Movement: Jabs, jabs, and more jabs at his momma.  Some can get pretty intense.

Food Cravings: Nothing strong. 

Gender:  Boy!

Belly Button: Starting to pucker out.  I am sad.

Stretchmarks?:  On the boobs.

What I miss:  Easy mobility.

What I am looking forward to: Our baby class at the hospital this weekend.  I am so excited to see how Russell is during the class.

Weekly Wisdom: Ryan is the size of a butternut squash and he is making SHARP jabs at his momma all the time now.

Milestones: Babe is one step closer to his due date.  5 more weeks!


              Friday- Rest

Saturday-Travel back to TN Day

Sunday- Rest

Monday- Rest

Tuesday- 1 hr treadmill cardio.  Hill intervals.

Wednesday- 30 min treadmill   

Thursday-  Pure Barre DVD