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After a Long Absence… 36 Week Bumpdate!

21 Jan
36 week bumpdate

4 Weeks(ish) Left!

Helloooo blogosphere! After an extended disappearing act, I’m back and ready to party. And blog. And have a baby… because I am so sick of being pregnant 🙂

First of all, I apologize for having absconded my duties for so many weeks. Months. Eh, who’s counting?

Second, I have a lot of updating to do! I’ve been reading my brains out about childbirth and infant care, and I’m ready to share everything I’ve learned with the world. Get excited.

Now to get down to business, here are some of the changes that have taken place since my last post:

Heartburn: Omg. It’s like the oven has been turned up a few hundred degrees. I have gone through soooo many packs of Tums it’s just ridiculous.

Serious Drop in Energy: I have been sleeping ridiculous amounts at night. And during the day. It’s a little crazy how tired I am all of the time! The only problem is that sleeping has become incredibly uncomfortable. I can’t sleep on my back, I can’t sleep on my tummy, and I can only stay on each side for so long before my hips start aching. Not fun.

Stretch Marks: The Greatest Tragedy of All: A little piece of me dies a little every time I see a new one. And yes, I am keeping tabs on all of them (this is a pretty big statement because there are just so many of them). Breaks my heart. Right now they are growing like weeds on my hips and are just starting to form right under my bump. Too much info? Sorry! At least I’m not posting pictures… yet.

Swollen Feet & Ankles: This might be the most bizarre of all. I was really excited to get some Le Chameau rain boots (hello, I live in Seattle, the land of the endless monsoon). Who else owns Le Chameau rain boots? Yes, this trendy duchess:

Me and Kate are twinners.

Me and Kate are twinners.

We’re both pregnant and we have the same boots! Unfortunately, my ankles have been so swollen these days that I can’t get them on. Sad, sad day.

Apple Juice Cravings: Michael has figured out that this is the key to my heart:


Heavenly. I could drink it every moment of the day.

Hoarding Baby Items: Diaper bag, car seat, stroller, diaper genie, ergobaby carrier, play yard, swaddling blankets, boppy pillow, rocking chair, you name it. If my baby needs it, I’m all over it. Around Christmas I realized that this little boy is coming sooner than I thought, and then the collecting began. I feel like a little rat hoarding baby things in the corner of our living room (because we haven’t quite figured out what to do with it yet…). You should see our stash, I kind of love it!

I’m getting pretty excited about this little boy coming and it’s actually starting to feel real! In the meantime I’ve been practicing my swaddling skills…


It’s kind of fun! I read the book The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp and it convinced me that swaddling the little man is going to make life a lot easier. More on that later though.

Happy Monday everybody! You’ll hear more from me soon 🙂

24 Week Bumpdate

29 Oct
Baby Bump 24 Weeks

That awkward moment when you realize that I’m actually a (pregnant) member of the undead… Kind of reminiscent of Twilight, right? No? Okay, that’s fine too.

New this week: During my first trimester, I remember I was just wiped out allllll the time. I went to bed early, woke up late, and usually took a nap during the day. Second trimester? Totally different story. I haven’t taken a single nap this trimesterT Until this week, that is… I was so tired this week that I actually took 3 naps. I’ve heard that when you get into the third trimester you get tired all over again. I’m still about a month away from that point, but I think my body is prepping for it. Or maybe I just need more sleep at night…

Other exciting developments include ever-increasing heartburn (so fun) and my first stab of round ligament pain (in the middle of the night when I rolled over).


That belly is really starting to look gigantic. I feel like things have really started cooking think week. And I had three strangers comment on my bump! I think that means I’ve clearly moved out of the she-could-stand-to-lose-a-few-pounds phase and am safely in the what-a-cute-pregnant-belly phase. It’s good to be here 🙂

23 Week Bumpdate

21 Oct
23 Weeks

23 Weeks

New this week: Nothing new this week, actually. A lot of kicking and punching (I think he’s attempting to get his black belt in utero). More heartburn (I’m almost out of Tums). Another emotional breakdown (I’m starting to feel really bad for Michael… he’s turning into quite the experienced counselor).

I feel like I’ve ballooned this week… Either I’ve gotten really fat really fast or little man is going through a huge growth spurt. He almost weighs a whole pound! I heard (on Grey’s Anatomy so I know it’s true) that babies can usually survive if they are born early at around 24 weeks. 1 lb. is the magic number. Not that I’m thinking I’ll deliver early, but I like to know that things will (probably) be okay if anything should go south.

Does that make me sound paranoid? I think it might be a symptom of pregnancy…

21 Week Bumpdate

7 Oct

Baby Bump 21 Weeks

(Sorry about the white-on-white!)

New this week: H.E.A.R.T.B.U.R.N. This is going to sound really dumb, but before this week, I didn’t think heartburn was real. But now I can’t eat anything without that telltale burning in my chest. It is the most bizarre sensation. Luckily, I have my perma-companions with me for such times…


I’ve started thinking of these as little dessert candies instead of fast-acting antacids.

Bonus: In the name of accurate record-keeping, I should probably let you know one more new thing this week. Pregnancy has had a huge impact on my bra size. TMI? Oh well. I remember having a 1-woman dance party when I graduated from an A to a B cup (where I’ve been for the entirety of my adult life), and let’s just say that I have been dancing my way up 3 cup sizes. No joke.

One more thing, SO sorry about not posting my second kale recipe! My stove broke on Wednesday and it messed up my entire schedule. It’s fixed now, but I’m gonna make it next week, so stay tuned 🙂 I know you all are beside yourselves with anticipation, but, alas, you must wait a few more days.

In the meantime, I am going to enjoy watching what’s left of this with him and eating a few of these.

Happy weekend!