Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dear Baby Cook | 33 & 34 weeks

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Ok. I'm writing from my celly, don't have the bump survey format to copy/paste, and frankly don't have the energy to go hunting for it. So I'll be shooting from mah hip on this one!

So what is most memorable about the last two weeks? Well. I'd say today (Wednesday, As I type this in bed) is the day my body officially started to show signs of giving up. Don't worry, I laugh as I type this. But my feet look like the flintstone kind.  I swing back and forth between baby pushing my diaphragm causing a serious huff and puff session to get my breathing correct, to her floating down and playing soccer with my bladder. 

I'm glad I know my coworkers well. Because not being able to poke fun at myself as I huff and puff while waddling to the bathroom for the 37th time would be a would be a serious shame. 

What I couldn't live without this week: my house slippers. Chafing cream. Bio oil. Zantac. 

Mood: meh. Just kinda waiting for my third wind to get my butt in gear. Maybe it won't happen! I'm telling ya, it's getting more and more tempting to just wing it. She's in charge and I can't control this. I've done enough to be able to manage anyway.

Wedding rings: off at the moment. I can get them on, but it hurts to pull it over my knuckle. I pick and choose what days to wear it. update: I wore it today, but I might have to leave it on. It's seriously painful to get it over my knuckle.

Sleep: getting a lot of it for being so prego. I toss and turn a lot, and have woken up at 5 am twice this week, but I'd def say I'm rested as possible. It's walking in the heat that causes an indescribable physical exhaustion.

Weight gain: 21 lbs.

Stretch marks: just the little ones on my thigh still. I still can't believe that.

Favorite moments this week: The Heights moms group meet up, and our hospital tour! Everything really clicked at the hospital tour. Then I really started planning our maternity pic session yesterday. You know, when I woke up at 5 am. Just gotta get my thoughts to the photog! 

Looking forward to: I am so ready for our big ultrasound on Monday. I just want to know how big she is, is she head down? What's going in there!?? Then maternity pics and our family baby shower next Sunday. And spending this weekend with my mommy. 

Random things I don't want to forget: I'm really trying to strike a balance between over preparing and winging it. I don't want to become too attached to anything before she's here. I read a ton of happiest baby on the block. I want to pack my hospital bag, but worry it will make me SO impatient. And I got a little freaked about breast feeding this week.

That's it in a nutshell! only 2 or 3 more of these bump posts. Crazy stuff. 


Rhiannon Lorenzo said...

you look great!

Emily said...

tessy you look awesome!!

brittany @ g squared said...

So with you. My body has given up. Currently experiencing my afternoon bout of hot flashes.

I started packing my hospital bag, and let me tell you, it wasn't easy. I have a list. And was really excited to get started. But it's been sitting in our room half packed for over a week. I add like one item a day. It's pathetic!

Alisa Marie said...

Awh you look adorable! I totally know what you mean about your body giving up on you, that's the way I was at the end of my pregnancy too! Swollen feet are the absolute worst!

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