36 weeks!

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Oh my goodness, I can’t believe it’s week 36 already!  I totally missed Week 35 as it has been two crazy weeks!!  My brother came to visit from Toronto, my Mom celebrated her big bday bash early since my brother was in town and I’m not due just yet, and just a lot of other awesome get together with friends and out of town guests.  I even had a couple of belated bday dinners with some of my girlfriends too as I was so busy on my actual bday week.  I think I’m starting to get a taste of the life of a busy mom, although I’m sure I’ve hardly scratched the surface of that.  😉  lol.

Pregnancy Update:

How far along? 36 Weeks  (I’m actually 37 weeks now as I’ve been doing these updates a week in advance)  I’m officially full term!

Baby is the size of a:  Honeydew!

Total weight gain: 23 lbs

Baby is a:  Girl!

Stretch marks? I think I saw  two little faint lines underneath my belly.  Not surprised…I’m totally stretched to the max right now. lol.

Sleep:  Those crazy dreams have made a reappearance.  I’m also sleep talking a lot  (as my husband told me)

Best moment this week:  We finally went to our prenatal class that we booked months back.  It was definitely very informative and I have to say I really enjoyed the massage techniques my hubby learned to ease my somewhat achy back.  😉

Worst moment of the week:  I had to cancel my massage appointment because my doctor said that it’s probably best to take it easy since the baby is still breech.  I guess she doesn’t want me to risk going into early labour prior to my caesarian date.  I was so looking forward to that massage…oh well, gotta do whats best for the bay bay!!

Have you told family and friends:  Yes!

Miss Anything?  Being able to wake up in the morning and not feel like I have a ton of pain down on my girly parts…lets just say everything is starting to feel heavier and more uncomfortable.

Movement:  Yup!  I enjoy balancing  items on my belly and watching her kick it off.  She seems to know when I have something on top of her.  haha.

Food Cravings:  My blood work came back and apparently I’m on the cusp of being a little low in iron.  Hence, I’ve been loading up on spinach salad, eggs and cherries this week.  I even had a little bit of beet salad the other day with my brother as he said its good for me.  Ugh!  I hate beets!!

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.

Have you started to show yet?  Totally!  Random strangers ask me when I’m due.  =)

Belly Button in or out?  Still looks like a weirdly shaped cinnamon bun but I’m officially calling it an outie.

Wedding rings on or off?  On.  I keep forgetting to put it away for now.  I’m just glad my fingers haven’t swelled up yet.  I think wedding rings will officially be off next week though.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!!

Looking forward to:  Buying the last minute items (*cough* I’ve avoided the breast pump until now…) and getting a hospital bag ready to go in case my water breaks at any time!


A Ray of Sunshine

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Woo hoo!  It’s officially the first day of Summer!  Although I won’t be vacationing on a different continent this Summer, I am looking forward to meeting our little bundle of joy in less than two months!  Time is flying by so quickly!  I better keep up with my to do list before she arrives!  =)  Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend so far!  The sun is out! =)

Pregnancy Update:

How far along? 31 Weeks

Baby is the size of a:  Pineapple!

Total weight gain: 17 lbs

Baby is a:  Girl!

Stretch marks? Nope…not yet.

Sleep:  Definitely needing my mid-day naps for sure!  I basically come home from work and sleep until my hubby wakes me up for dinner.

Best moment this week:  Enjoying a well deserved date night with the hubs.  We watched a wonderful cirque du soleil show, had a delectable dinner at one of my favourite restaurants (Chambar) and finished the evening off with a foot massage at home.  I usually don’t like people touching my feet, (I’ve never enjoyed pedicures…) but ever since I entered my third trimester, I seem to love a good foot rub before bed time from my hubby.  =)

Worst moment of the week:  Not being able to sleep very well.

Have you told family and friends:  Yes!

Miss Anything?  Being able to walk fast.  I’ve always been a fast walker so I really feel like a granny now when I’m waddling next to my hubs at the mall or taking twice as long to take a flight of stairs.  But hey, I was still walking faster than him up until I was 6 months preggers.

Movement:  Definitely!  I’m totally cool with it though.  She can keep doing her somersaults in there as much as she wants.

Food Cravings: I’ve had gelato every night this week so I’m guessing I’m craving ice-cream.  I also had a huge craving for a sandwich this week and decided to go big and eat one of Safeway’s gigantic gourmet sandwiches.  I had the chicken bacon guacamole sandwich on ciabatta…oh em gee, my mouth is watering just thinking about it again.  I love sandwiches but have been avoiding them throughout this entire pregnancy so far to avoid any bacteria in deli meats.  Needless to say, I couldn’t resist any longer…so I caved.

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.

Have you started to show yet?  For sure!  Servers at restaurants always say congrats to me and the little one right before they take our order.  Random people on the streets ask when I’m due too.  It’s great to see my big belly putting a smile on peoples’ faces.

Belly Button in or out?  In, but ever so slightly.  My friend asked me if I have my belly button pierced the other day because it looked like it was protruding so much underneath my shirt. Nope, it just looks like that right now.  I’m still waiting for it to pop out.   Maybe one day she’ll just give it a big kick in there and voila, it’ll become an outie! 😉

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy

Looking forward to:  The baby showers my friends and family have planned for me.  I’m so excited to see everyone!! 🙂

6 months!

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Pregnancy Update:

How far along? 24 Weeks

Baby is the size of a:  Cantaloupe!

Total weight gain: 10 lbs

Baby is a:  Girl!

Stretch marks? Nope.  I actually haven’t been very consistent in putting the bio oil on every night…better get back to the routine soon.

Symptoms:  I’m definitely starting to waddle when I walk now.

Sleep:  Pretty good!  I’ve had some wild dreams this week though (we won’t get into that…haha)

Best moment this week:  The little one inside has been moving so much but every time I call my hubby over to see it, she stops moving.  It’s like she knows when Daddy is around and is scared she’ll get in trouble for kicking mommy so much.  This week, she finally moved for him to see and feel.  It was nice that he finally got to see it for himself!

Worst moment of the week:  Getting my glucose test done.  It was a two hour, three needles and one sugary drink experience that I am not looking forward to again.  Honestly, out of the three things, I dreaded the waiting part the most!  Thankfully, my mom and I kept texting each other about where to go for lunch after to make the experience go a little faster.  I had been fasting to do the test and was really really ‘hangry’ by the time I got to the lab.

Have you told family and friends:  Yes!

Miss Anything?  Nothing much…maybe just some good salmon sashimi.

Movement:  So much!!  There was one night where she literally kicked me for 20 minutes non-stop.  I recently also started experiencing pain on my right side when she pushes up against my ribs.

Food Cravings: Still tropical fruits (papaya, mangoes, pineapples), orange juice and unfortunately burgers and fries.  I don’t just mean any burger…I like the A & W uncle burger which has a bigger beef patty.  I’m just trying to take comfort in knowing that they don’t use any added hormones to their beef.  😉

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.

Have you started to show yet?  Oh yes.  I’m still considered a bit small to a lot of moms but my OB said the baby size measures at an average size.  That makes me feel better. =)

Belly Button in or out?  In, but it’s getting shallower everyday!

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy!

Looking forward to:  lots of catch up time with girlfriends and checking more things off the to-do list.