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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Baby Bump Week 30 - 29w6d
My 30th week baby bump story

30th week

How far along: 29 weeks 6 days
How much do I weigh: 56 kg (+ 7,2 kg / 15.8 pounds)
Belly size: Growing

Baby Bump Week 30 - 29w6d

Baby Bump Week 30 – 29w6d

Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: I can’t complain. Baby-Boy Bruno mostly goes to bed the same time I do so it’s quite in there ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sometimes I get up once in the middle of the night, sometimes not. I really can’t complain.
Food (non) cravings: Nothing special
Symptoms: Can’t complain here either. None really. When I lay too long on one side I feel like my hip is falling asleep and feels really uncomfortable which reminds me of bedsore ๐Ÿ™
Maternity clothes: Yes please
Stretch marks: None
Miss anything: I miss to have more space in our apartment. I need to get rid of some plants – too much!
Looking forward to:

  • My next OB appointment in five days.
  • Buying the last big things we need – a stroller, a dryer, a diaper garbage can.
  • Best happenings this week: Nothing really exciting and worth mentioning happened.
    Movement: Lots. As Bruno is getting bigger each day/week I feel lots more going on. His kicking/slapping/turning/hitting isn’t uncomfortable yet so I’m lucky.
    Gender: Baby-Boy
    Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
    Sports: Walks

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Baby Bump Week 29 - 28w6d
My 29th week baby bump story

29th week

How far along: 28 weeks 6 days
How much do I weigh: 55,8 kg (+ 7 kg) I know I’ll scratch the 60 kg but I hope not to go over. We’ll see. The babe will gain 2 – 2,5 kg for sure and something in my body will probably gain as well, probably the fat! The amniotic fluid isn’t getting more, I read that, I’m not sure about my uterus. My boobs might still get bigger.
Belly size:

Baby Bump Week 29 - 28w6d

Baby Bump Week 29 – 28w6d

Belly button in or out: Half half, still more in though
Sleep: Quite good. At the moment I don’t have to run to the bathroom when I wake up, I just wake up and lay awake for some time, but not every night.
Food (non) cravings: Meat
Symptoms: I’m becoming a stick-in-the-mud more and more. Even to just turn from one side to the other side in bed seems like an effort. I’m happy for my UGGS.
Maternity clothes: I got some new tops from a friend, some warm pullovers. Bought one new pullover at H&M in size S which kinda looks like a sack but I’m pretty sure it will fit me in March as well. Seeing I don’t want to spend a lot in maternity clothes I’m ok with not feeling too good in the clothes I’m wearing, but they’re not that bad either.
Stretch marks: Nope ๐Ÿ™‚
Miss anything: Every week I think of something I might miss but really, this whole pregnancy till now I haven’t really missed anything. It’s a different lifestyle, it’s temporary and I’ve been adapting myself to it. Of course I prefer my power workouts where I come out of the gym-room all sweaty but I’ll be able to hopefully do that a few weeks/months after my birth. I’ve got different priorities now like not getting my heart-rate up too high so I’m ok with my current lifestyle. As long as our baby is doing fine I’m doing more than fine.
Looking forward to: Buying a dryer
Best happenings this week:

  • Well, we bought a new TV which wasn’t expensive but is quite big (40”). Watching Homeland, the Big Bang Theory and different documentaries on the “big screen” is really quite a pleasure (we watched them on a 13” laptop before). Plus now we can finally listen to music and not only on the laptop! I love listening to music ๐Ÿ™‚
  • It snowed – lots! Sooooo pretty. Now it’s raining again and way too warm so the snow is melting again. It was nice as long as we had it.
  • Bought another cute outfit for Baby-Boy Bruno

Movement: <3 <3 <3 Gender: Baby-Boy Bruno (in-uterus name ๐Ÿ™‚ )
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Sports: *cough* still on my Christmas vacation and enjoying doing nothing at the moment.

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fortune cookie
My fortune for 2015

I got a fortune cookie at our local grocery store today and this is what it says

fortune cookie

“Newcomers will appear in your life during the next few weeks”

It says “Newcomers will appear in your life during the next few weeks.” Hah, that’s pretty much true, in about 10 weeks maybe? ๐Ÿ™‚

Baby Bump Week 28 - 27w6d
My 28th week baby bump story

28th week

How far along: 27 weeks 6 days
How much do I weigh: 54,8 kg (+6 kg) different scale than usual
Belly size: Nice and big

Baby Bump Week 28 - 27w6d

Baby Bump Week 28 – 27w6d

Belly button in or out: Still in, kinda, kinda even maybe
Sleep: Not so good this past week, probably because of all the Christmas excitement haha
Food (non) cravings: nothing special
Symptoms: Can’t sleep that good at the moment and I got my linea negra
Maternity clothes: As usual, my dad gave me some sweatshirts to wear for the next months as well (seeing my boyfriend has a size XL or XXL which I am NOT wearing as a 5 feet 3 inch person)
Stretch marks: None
Miss anything: Alcohol! Alcohol to be merry ๐Ÿ˜‰
Looking forward to: Still having lots of vacation! Sleeping in! Just doing nothing and relaxing before busy January starts
Best happenings this week: The beginning of my vacation.
Movement: Daily!
Gender: Baby Boy
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Sports: It’s Christmas time so…. I’m on Holiday ๐Ÿ™‚

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