Bump Diary #16 – 34 weeks

How far along are you? 34 weeks and 5 days
How big is baby? This week Baby weighs as much as a rock melon. On average around 45cms long and weighing just over 2.1kg and with her lungs almost fully developed.

Body and changes:

– Weight gain Still haven’t weighed myself on the scales but feeling like my tummy has gotten quite a bit rounder this week.

– Stretch marks I can see some new stretch marks on each side of my belly button and am continuing to moisturize and oil it up in the mornings and evenings.

– Sleep This past week has again been quite good in terms of sleep despite the fact that our little one has been sick and coughing throughout the night. Mr D has been waking up in the middle of the night saying random things like all of a sudden blurting out really loud, “Mummy sing to ME!” and “Put it back!”. It’s both funny and scary at the same time as he blurts it out from nowhere. I think because I knew it was my last week of work before leave, I felt more relaxed in the evenings even though it was hectic during the day time.

– Maternity clothes I bought the most comfiest red cashmere blend dress from Uniqlo and teamed it up with some brown lace up boots and a black blazer last Friday. I normally wear lots of black dresses so it was nice to change it up a little with a bright number.

The Other Stuff:
Baby has been moving and kicking heaps lately and is now positioned head down. Hopefully not long to go now until we meet our second bundle of joy! I haven’t yet packed my hospital bag but am aiming to do so this coming week so once that’s done I’ll let you know what I packed. I remember I bought a couple of brand new nighties and pj’s last time round but then made Wes go home anyway to get me some of his old comfy t-shirts…there’s something comforting about soft, worn-in clothes.
I haven’t had the chance to exercise much at all this past week and am hoping that I’ll get some these next few weeks leading up to my due date. 

Eating out a lot this week due to my last week of work before leave starts and a weekend of celebrations including our wedding anniversary and Father’s Day. We had the most perfect dining experience on our Saturday date night, I can’t wait to post about it.

Feeling relieved and relaxed knowing that mat leave was starting today and that I could get busy with de-cluttering and cleaning around the home. Nesting has kicked in! I’m also feeling so, so happy that I’ll be spending my days with my favorite little man!

Needing find an interior decorator to help me pretty-up the home. I just feel like everything is mis-matched and all over the place. It’s probably not so bad and I’m just being picky!

Wanting to get out and walk more. Sunshine please come back so we can get outside!

Watching Mr D play with his toys, draw, read and test our patience and his authority.

Bookmarking pages from “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”. I’ve been reading the pages with information about labour, different situations and pain relief options. I’ve also been looking again at different types of cars and the hubby and I saw a Landrover Discovery parked next to us the other day and now I just want to get to the nearest showroom to check it out.

Noticing big my tummy is now!

Enjoying being surrounded by such inspiring and thoughtful work colleagues. It has been a busy week but not without its feel-good moments. Being showered with such thoughtful words and gifts has left me feeling so grateful and humble. I felt sad to being going on leave but then I remembered all the mid-week coffee dates and lunch dates coming up with my girlfriends and am pumped for that!
I also really enjoyed shopping for Father’s Day and anniversary presents…there are so many cool things out there and the hubby was super excited when he opened up his pressie on Saturday night – a Shrine Daypack. It has so many compartments and is so neat that even I want one!

 One of the cool things I wanted to get the hubby – the Mod laptop 2 by This Is Ground, brown paper packages tied up with string, a gorgeous bouquet from Humble Bundle Melbourne, a delectable collection of chocolates from Haigh’s Chocolates.

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Daddy: What are you grateful for today Daniel?
Daniel: Thanks to God for the doors and windows and roof (he’s been commenting on how strong the wind and rain is recently and I’m thinking he must be relieved that we’re indoors and comfy in bed!)

Have you been continuing to practice gratitude in the past week? What have you been grateful for?