Thursday, July 3, 2014

Dear Baby Cook | 31 & 32 weeks

Hey lovie. These past two weeks were crazy for your mom and dad. We had your first baby shower, which was such an event, full recap coming soon! And we protested our taxes. You’d be so proud of your daddy J and we settled so many things in the house for your arrival, you put everyone to work! keep moving around in there, mommy loves it, but try not to squish her lungs too much so she can breathe better. lol. 

ok folks. I havent blogged in a 2 weeks. It's just been a whirlwind. Here's my bumpdate, and I hope to post all the happenings around casa de cook very soon. 

How far along?  32 Weeks. Which is 5 Weeks from full term. #mindisblown
31 Weeks

Baby size:  
I don’t have an exact here, supposedly almost 4 lbs and 19 inches. I can’t wait until Monday to get a more accurate idea at the dr.

Mood: a roller coaster. Excited, then having serious anxiety, then camped out on the couch watching The Wire. Matt and I watch it together almost every night, and have gotten through 4 seasons in a few weeks.

Wedding Rings: on, but getting hard to put over my knuckle.

Weight gain: 
I don’t know. I keep forgetting to hop on the scale since I moved it into our master bathroom and out of her bathroom. I still shower in her bathroom daily since stand-up, glass showers are not my fave.

Maternity clothes: 
For sure. I think besides boxers I bought in large from Old Navy, pretty much every item I wear is maternity. Oh, and two work jackets I bought in a size bigger. My t-shirts officially don’t cover my belly, and I have to wear hubby’s to sleep at night.
Stretch marks: still just small ones on my left thigh/hip. Using bio oil every single day.

pretty good for the most part. I keep waking up on my back and having to get back on my side. I don’t know why I start falling towards my back, I guess it’s just gravity!

Still a girl 
32 weeks
Movement: Her movement has just been my favorite thing. I can feel limbs, or see her switching shapes completely. She may have turned head down last night. I saw her moving side to side, as in her WHOLE body was moving. It was crazy. I can’t wait to see if my intuition is right, and she is in fact head down.

Best moment this week: 
finding a pediatrician and daycare. I was legit having panic attacks about these two things. Now that they are semi- settled I feel 100 times better. I do not know why, but I was feeling like a serious flop mom for not having these things accomplished sooner and crying my eyes out about it. Once I got a hold of folks, It was a huge, huge burden lifted off my shoulders. Last week, in week 31 - definitely our first baby shower and working on the nursery!

Looking forward to: 
being completely done with the nursery and all other items! Half way there! It is totally doable to finish all necessary things in the house by 36 weeks. I just need to not procrastinate. 

Food cravings:  
reese’s peanut butter cups, and the usual cinnamon roll. 

Anything making you queasy or sick:  

Labor signs:  

What I miss:  
Matt and I are closer than ever. It’s so true that your relationship with your husband changes, and you really fall in love with them again, in this totally new way. But I have to say, I feel like he’s my best friend, and I can’t wait to feel like his girlfriend again. You know, wear cute clothes, and be totally game when he wants to do something v. “oh babe I can’t do that. I’m hot. I’m tired.” Or, “no I don’t’ want to go Galveston. I want to clean the house!” He probably thinks my desire to work/clean/organize the house is insane at this point, but I’m just nesting hard-core. I feel a tad guilty, and can’t wait to be less hormone-crazed and physically capable of being a good wife. I know we will have a ‘new normal’ with the baby, but The Wire marathons, maternity clothes, and laughing/talking about all the crazy things happening to me will have to do for now 

back pain and discomfort. Shortness of breath. Big time. This might be a combo of stress, and physically having less lung space. But sometimes I truly have to remind myself to breathe.

climbing 3 flights of stairs multiple times a day. Getting anything done in the house requires some serious stair climbing. Does this count?? Lol.

Random things I don’t want to forget: I officially bought shoes in .5 size up.

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Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey said...

Tess you look amazing!! Everything will get done just in the right amount of time! Just breath!! (As much as you can!) :) Hope y'all have a happy 4th of July!!

Tess @ AModernSuburbanitesLife said...

Thank you dear! I'm breathing I'm breathing! The anxiety is a very new thing but I think it's under control!!

shay said...

You look adorable!! Glad to hear everything is going well. She will be here before you know it!

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