This week was full of highs and lows, on a positive note I feel like 35 weeks is such a huge milestone for me to reach! I don’t wish to have this baby at 35 weeks but if for some reason I happened to go into labor there is a chance she wouldn’t have to go to the NICU and that makes me really excited!! On a negative note I have been so uncomfortable all week literally felt like I wasn’t going to make it to my baby shower, I thought for sure I was going to be delivering this baby before hand. I’ve still had “construction” going on in my house all week so that is just stressing me out, I’m so over having this guy in my house sawing and drilling away, all I want to do is relax on my couch and take a nap but instead I have to worry about keeping Kaiden out of his way and not to mention when someone is in your house working and your just laying on the couch it literally makes you feel lazy and if their judging you. I don’t know, I’m probably being so paranoid and being 8 months pregnant, I’m sure people understand. But anyways I took Kaiden to his eye appointment on Wednesday, he ended up falling asleep on the couch so I had to carry him in all the way from the street and up the stairs, by the time I got inside I was so out of breath and had the worst side pain ever. It was on the right side of my abdomen, directly under my belly, and it hurt so bad I could barely walk. I’ve had this pain before usually after walking very far or if I get up to quickly but this time it wouldn’t go away. And then to top it off the carpet cleaning company was coming in 1 hour and I still had a disaster of a mess to clean in the living room and all bedrooms. I just wanted to cry, the stress of everything, and now this pain was just almost to much for me to bear alone. I really contemplated calling my husband to come home from work and tell him that I just couldn’t deal with the construction, carpet cleaners, and taking care of the kids all while feeling this way. But then I had to stop and remind myself that my husband is just as busy and stressed at work and that I really needed to get a hold of myself and get this handled. So I would pick up a couple toys and then sit back down for about 5 minutes waiting for the throbbing to subside and then repeat, it took forever but I finally got it all done. When you research the pain online or even in my “What to Expect when your Expecting” book it talks a lot about ligament pain but then there’s also “Placental Abruption”! I know, I know, this is totally the NICU nurse in me, but since the pain wasn’t going away and literally was lasting all day, all I could think was “OMG what if something is seriously wrong?!” Placental abruption usually occurs in the last trimester of pregnancy and it’s classic signs and symptoms are abdominal pain, uterine tenderness, back pain (all 3 symptoms I have), vaginal bleeding, and then contractions (luckily I didn’t have either of those). Here I am sitting here self diagnosing myself yet at the same time telling myself to get a grip I just pulled a ligament while doing something I shouldn’t have in the first place. This pain lasted all day and then I even woke up in the middle of the night with it, I told myself if in the morning it was still happening that I would call the doctor but by the morning the pain was gone but instead I just felt really crappy. My stomach just felt so tight and heavy all day, I almost felt like maybe I was getting sick, and I just wanted to sleep all day. So definitely wasn’t having the greatest 2 days right before my shower, I told my husband that I felt like this baby was going to be coming soon. But by Friday morning I started feeling back to my normal self and then Sunday was the shower and I felt great!
If you don’t know my about my previous pregnancy I went into labor right after my baby shower, so as you can imagine I was a little nervous that would happen again. So this time around I wanted to start my day off with absolutely no stress involved. I laid around in bed until I felt ready to get up and then myself and my favorite two boys headed off to a yummy breakfast, I stuffed myself with pancakes, eggs, and bacon and then it was time to go back home and start getting ready. My husband took Kaiden to my daughters softball game, so it was nice and quiet and relaxing for me to get ready.
On the way to my Baby Shower, I was so excited, I feel like the day of your shower is seriously one of the best days ever!
I chose a Baby Sprinkle theme, I wanted something very girlie with pastel colors, yet very simple and nothing to fancy. Because this is my 3rd baby I didn’t want a huge big deal made out of things, I have all of the big stuff from Kaiden and then I have 2 year old triplet nieces so I’m not lacking anything when it comes to the clothing department. At first I wasn’t even going to have a shower but my mom quickly reminded me that every baby deserves to be celebrated!
My sister in law is so talented when it comes to chalkboard prints, I can’t even write on a chalkboard period without it looking like a Kindergartener let alone different types of fonts and a picture.
This was right when you walked in the door, it was the party favors and sign in book
Pink and red starbursts in little mason jars
A little book for the guests to sign in. I personally love the idea of getting a children’s book and having all the guests write a sweet little message inside. I still have Kaidens book from his baby shower and I just think it’s something you’ll forever cherish and read to the kids when their little as well.
How cute is this little drink station? I absolutely loved the little clouds attached to the straws!
For dessert they did an ice cream bar, there was tons of yummy ice cream toppings and then cookies and donuts all covered in frosting!
I just absolutely loved these little clouds and raindrops! Such a cute idea!
I only had about 20 people at the Sprinkle but you should have seen the gift table! I seriously should have taken a picture, I couldn’t believe how many gifts people brought, not to mention I couldn’t imagine how much stuff I would have gotten had this been a normal shower where I invited everyone we knew. All in all though it was a great shower, I am so thankful for my mom, mother n law, and my sisters for throwing such a great shower, I truly am so grateful for everything! After all was said and done and after gift cards I was able to purchase everything else that I needed off the registry so we are now ready to start setting up for this little missy and just wait for her to make her appearance. I got so many cute clothes too(this baby is going to be so stylin), and then we even got the most important thing we needed too which was the double stroller.
Here’s what baby girl looks like this week…
This week, according to BabyCenter, baby girl weighs around 5 1/4 pounds (about the size of a honeydew melon). Because it’s so snug in my womb, she isn’t likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times she kicks should remain about the same. Her kidneys are fully developed now, and her liver can process some waste products. Most of her basic physical development is now complete — she will spend the next few weeks putting on weight. (just don’t get to big please, mommy is scared!)
Weight Gain: 181 lbs (a total of 46lbs this pregnancy) I definitely think I will be hitting the 50lb weight gain this pregnancy. But in all honesty I’m not stressed about it! What can you do? I would way rather have a healthy and term baby then be worrying about how much weight I’ve gained!
Movement: Still lots of rolling from side to side, you can definitely tell she’s running out of space in there but every now and then I’ll get some jabs. The coolest thing is watching my belly move from her, it’s so crazy to see how my belly literally jumps up and down from her crazy kicks!
Best moment this week: My baby shower and waking up the next morning still pregnant!
What I’m looking forward to: Another doctors appt. this week, making it to 36 weeks, and the best part of all…setting up all the baby stuff and washing all her adorable clothes!!