Baby Bump Week 34 - 33w6d
My 34th week baby bump story

34 weeks

How far along: 33 weeks 6 days (Babys lungs might be done!! Only six more weeks!)
How much do I weigh: 57,8 kg (+9 kg = 19.84 pounds)
Belly size: It’s getting bigger, I feel it due to my normal panties getting tighter

Baby Bump Week 34 - 33w6d

Baby Bump Week 34 – 33w6d

Belly button in or out: Still not out
Sleep: Getting up once a night, I wake up when my bubby’s alarm goes off (or before). Sometimes I have trouble going back to sleep. I still can’t complain though ๐Ÿ™‚
Food (non) cravings: Nothing special
Symptoms: I’ve started drinking raspberry leaf tea, I’m not sure that it will shorten my labor but I like it and I need fluids anyway, so I might as well drink raspberry leafs. I’ve also been doing Perineal Massages for a week now… yeah…

  • I’ve got a clogged nose which is quite exhausting
  • Trouble breathing
  • I don’t know if this is a pregnancy symptom or just my eyes in general but I can’t see things far away too good. I see them blurry, it’s quite bad.

Maternity clothes: Always. Everything seems to be getting tighter now though, everything on me seems to be getting bigger now. I think I need to go shopping again.
Stretch marks: Nope
Miss anything: I miss warm weather, because then I could just wear comfortable dresses. Everything I put on now is too tight, it seems. I’m already wearing my nightdresses which I actually bought for the hospital but they’re the most comfortable at the moment.
Looking forward to: A nice big brunch today with my mom and a live Jazz band.
Best happenings this week:

  • Sunday: went for a one hour walk with my bubby and then drove out to my parents.
  • Monday: had an OB appointment. Blood, urine and blood pressure are fine, CTG is good, my cervix is closed and the neck of my uterus didn’t shorten (yay) and is still at 3,8cm. I should still go easy on myself for the next two weeks and then, the doctor said, I can pretty much do what I want to do. My little man weighs around 1990g and is doing just fine.
  • Wednesday: Cleaned the kitchen for hours (really cleaned it), worked a bit, continued packing my hospital bag(s). Wrote my birthplan. My bubby went for a few drinks that night so I made rice (we have sooo much rice!) with a pumpkin-sauce. Squash Risotto actually.
  • Thursday: Cleaned the oven and fridge. In the eve we went to the civil registry office to father my bubby ๐Ÿ™‚ (a lot of papers to fill out when you’re not married)
  • Friday: Cleaned the dishwasher. Now it’s all shiny again. Didn’t feel that good due to my clogged nose and watering eyes and all the sneezing. We had pumpkin-soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner. It’s the first time my bubby had a grilled cheese sandwich. We both had two ๐Ÿ˜€
  • Saturday: Had coffee and breakfast and relaxed, then went for a walk and drove to friends at 18:00 to have raclette. Got home around midnight.

Movement: Lots and as he is getting bigger his movements start to hurt at times.
Gender: Baby-Boy Bruno
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and sometimes moody (due to all the sneezing and nose running and eye tearing)
Sports: No gym. My OB doesn’t really want me going to the gym for another two weeks. So my plan on going to the gym until the end of my pregnancy is obsolete. I’ll pause until April 1st for now because I’ll probably be scared to go to the gym after my 37th week anyway because I’ll always be scared that my water will break while I’m on one of the machines ๐Ÿ˜€

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Baby Bump Week 33 - 32w6d
My 33rd week baby bump story

33 weeks

How far along: 32 weeks 6 days (only 7 more weeks!)
How much do I weigh: 57,5 kg (+ 8,7 kg)
Belly size: I don’t think it grew too much the last week

Baby Bump Week 33 - 32w6d

Baby Bump Week 33 – 32w6d

Belly button in or out: It’s not sticking out, well, maybe a little on the top, especially after I’ve eaten.
Sleep: I get up once a night and then I have trouble falling back to sleep. I wake up when the bubby gets up for work at 6am and am happy I can stay in bed. I normally get up between 8am and 9am.
Food (non) cravings: I do prefer pickles now

  • Contractions in the morning (at least I think that’s what it is – PMS similar cramps)
  • I have to go to the toilet lots

And that’s about it I’d say
Maternity clothes: Always, but also bought some normal jogging pants in size S this week
Stretch marks: None
Miss anything: Last night in bed I though I’ll really miss my belly once the baby is born. When I see him moving in there I always have to smile. I’m constantly rubbing and touching it and I think that’s what I will miss two months from now. BUT – ask me in four weeks again ๐Ÿ˜€
Looking forward to: My next OB appointment tomorrow, I hope my cervix didn’t shorten
Best happenings this week: I’ve survived my first week of maternity leave and it was good. I have little todo tasks for almost every day so I always have a goal. I get up, drink my warm milk with coffee and do the household. I eat breakfast and surf the web. Then I slowly get ready to do my tasks.

  • On Monday I bought a folder for all the documents concerning the baby and filed them, met with my mom and sister and niece Emmy to go for a walk, chat and have cake.
  • Tuesday I packed some things into my hospital bag, made a list with all the important phone numbers and addresses which I hung next to the door and did other organizational things. I pre-cooked a meal for the evening (feta cheese in a casserole dish with chickpeas, tomatoes, carrots and lots of olive oil and veggie-burgers) which we ate after my prenatal class. This time we learned about the tear of the perineum and how to avoid it ๐Ÿ˜€
  • Wednesday we had salmon with red lentils, it was very tasty. I went out to get some shopping done and came back four hours later. Quite exhausting. Now we finally have a working water cooker though.
  • Thursday: the bubby left for work at around 5:30 am and I was awake quite some time before going back to sleep. Got up at around 8:15 am. I went for a 2 hour walk and picked up a book I ordered, went to the drugstore to get some magnesium, bought meat at the butcher, stopped at a bakery and the last stop was our local grocery store where I bought some ingredients for Friday eve’s dinner (and sweets for my hospital bag) – gnocchi with mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, ham, mozzarella and cream. Nom!
  • Friday: Drove into the city at around noonish and got informed / bought a dryer. Yay! It’ll be here in about two weeks maybe. Met with the bubby after he finished work and we drove home together.
  • Saturday: We went for a nice walk in the afternoon and then went out to eat at around 4:30pm. In the eve we watched “Dallas Buyers Club”. Nice relaxing day.

It’s fun “playing” the good wife for once and doing the household and cooking ๐Ÿ™‚
Movement: A lot of hiccups. This is the first time I really feel him having the hiccups. Sometimes it feels like he’s stretching his body and pushing his head (or booty?) into my crotch. It’s a weird feeling and I just hope nothing of him will be looking out down there any time soon.
Gender: Baby-Boy Bruno
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Sports: Walks and Household ๐Ÿ™‚

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Maternity-Leave To-Do List

Seeing I have a bit time until our baby comes I had to make a maternity-leave todo list to not just sit around everyday, so here it is:

  1. Pack my hospital bag
  2. Make a list with questions/notes I have to take with into the delivery room
  3. Get informed and buy a dryer
  4. Buy a folder for all the papers concerning the pregnancy/birth/baby
  5. Drive to IKEA and just look around, not on a Saturday and not with 1 Mio. people doing the same thing
  6. Buy things we are missing in our household
  7. Get informed about Baby’s insurance
  8. Wash the bathroom carpet
  9. Wash and dry the baby clothes and toys
  10. Clean the washing machine and the dishwasher
  11. Dust the high kitchen shelves (without falling)
  12. Go through my closet and throw out clothes I never wear
  13. Go through my bathroom shelves and through out the stuff I never use
  14. Clean the fridge and freezer
  15. Have a brunch and wellness day with my mom ๐Ÿ™‚
  16. Make a cost calculation
  17. Drive to the urban district I love but haven’t been in ages
  18. Go out for breakfast, coffee and cake more
  19. Explore the city we live in
  20. Make a first-aid course for babies/kids
  21. Have a pedicure
  22. Make an appointment with my midwife
  23. Meet with friends and family

I’m starting my maternity leave at 32 weeks pregnant.

baby bump weeks 8 - 32

baby bump weeks 8 – 32

Now the belly I’ve had before pregnancy doesn’t seem so big anymore ๐Ÿ™‚

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Baby Bump Week 32 - 31w6d
My 32nd week baby bump story

32nd week

How far along: 31 weeks 6 days
How much do I weigh: 56,9 kg (+ 8,1 kg)
Belly size: I am trying to eat more to gain more weight. Yesterday eve I ate two big plates with spaghetti and a veggie-tomatoe sauce and had ice-cream for dessert ๐Ÿ™‚

Baby Bump Week 32 - 31w6d

Baby Bump Week 32 – 31w6d

Belly button in or out: It’s coming out a bit, a tiny bit
Sleep: Pretty good, getting/waking up once (not) every night
Food (non) cravings: Nothing special
birthday girl

My Birthday 2015 – I’m 31 weeks and 2 days pregnant ๐Ÿ™‚

Symptoms: Heartburn
Maternity clothes: One pair of jeans is getting a bit too tight around my belly so now I have exactly one pair of pants which still fit good without giving me trouble breathing. Let’s see how long.
Stretch marks: None
Miss anything: I’m feeling good and everything is pretty fine so I’m not missing anything yet.
Looking forward to: I’m looking forward to not getting up early on Monday morning to go to work ๐Ÿ™‚
Best happenings this week:

  • Sunday: Had a lovely birthday-baby-shower-brunch
  • Monday: Had a lovely 33rd birthday. I didn’t go to work so in the morning I baked some cupcakes, then the boyfriend and I had a lovely breakfast and went for a nice walk in the early afternoon. It was very sunny so we stopped at a coffee shop and had coffee and cake. In the eve we went out for dinner.
  • Tuesday: On Tuesday I had my second prenatal class. We learned about contractions and when we should drive to the hospital.
  • On Wednesday I baked some more cupcakes which I all brought to work on Thursday to celebrate my birthday and maternity leave.
  • Friday: I had my last day of work for this year ๐Ÿ™‚

Movement: Lots! His feet are kicking the right side of my uterus
Gender: Baby-Boy Bruno
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and getting more and more excited for the baby to come
Sports: Not allowed at the moment

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cupcakes & doughnuts

Happy Birthday to me, I’m turning thirty-threeee ๐Ÿ™‚

On Sunday I invited my mom and sisters for a lovely brunch and I got some useful presents for baby-boy Bruno and me. It was a lovely day, we had good food – lots of fruit, good bread, sausage, eggs, marmalade… and after the brunch the bubby and I looked at a very nice house to rent. We didn’t take it though seeing a big street was right next to it and that’s too dangerous for kids (I thought) – he thought it’s probably too noisy.

On my birthday, Monday the 19th, I took a day off of work and bubby and me went for a nice walk, had coffee and cake, looked at the stroller we ordered and in the evening we went out to eat.

I had my second prenatal class this week and we learned about contractions, it was quite interesting, of course ๐Ÿ™‚

The evenings I spent baking. As it is my last week of work before my maternity leave, I’m bringing American goodies to work.

cupcakes & doughnuts

cupcakes & doughnuts

Ah, I love to bake cute things like that!

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Baby Bump Week 31 - 30w6d
My 31st week baby bump story

31st week

How far along: 30 weeks 6 days
How much do I weigh: 56,8 kg (+ 8 kg)
Belly size: Growing and growing ๐Ÿ™‚

Baby Bump Week 31 - 30w6d

Baby Bump Week 31 – 30w6d

Belly button in or out: In / Even
Sleep: I get up once a night at mostly the same time, 3:00 am
Food (non) cravings: pickles
Symptoms: sometimes lower back pain
Maternity clothes: always
Stretch marks: none
Miss anything Things I don’t miss:

  • Getting my period each month and bleeding 7+ days
  • Getting pretty bad PMS each month
  • To make my belly look slim after I’ve eaten a big meal

Looking forward to: Seeing the stroller we bought. We have never seen it live before as it’s a new model, first coming to the stores in 2015. We ordered on Wednesday because we were told it can take up to eight weeks for it to come and well on Friday (so two days later) we get a call from the store – our stroller is already there ๐Ÿ™‚
Best happenings this week: This last week was quite busy

  • Monday: Met with the doctor who will be delivering our baby.
  • Tuesday 4pm: Visited the nursery next door. We were four moms and one dad at the information-afternoon that day. The manager told us all about the nursery and then we all registered our (born) little babies. We’ll get informed sometime in April / May if we get a place for the time we wished for. I registered our little baby-boy for March 2016.
  • Tuesday 5:30pm: Had my first prenatal course. We are 16 women! It was good, quite long I thought but it’s nice to be with a midwife and 15 pregnant women and just talk about pregnancies, babies and the birth.
  • Wednesday: We ordered a stroller and a car-seat
  • Thursday: Went to the gym
  • Friday: Had an OB appointment. Little peanut didn’t show us his face but he’s 1,5kg and everything is just fine. He’s got 7cm big feet! My cervical length is a bit reduced so the doctor wants me to take my maternity leave two weeks earlier than planned, which means that starting tomorrow I’ll be working my last week!! I’m not allowed to go to the gym for two weeks and I should not have s*e*x (bummer ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) the next two weeks

Movement: A lot, yes ๐Ÿ™‚ Mostly his back is laying on the left side of my uterus and he’s kicking the right side of my body.
Gender: He showed us his genitals very nicely on Friday. Two big balls, one little thingy in the middle.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Sports: I went to the gym twice this week but have to stop for the next two weeks. I can go for walks though, let’s see if I’ll do that.

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