Tuesday, August 23, 2016

35 Week Pregnancy Update

Man, I didn't realize it's been so long since I did one of these!  I had my 35 week checkup at the doc yesterday, and now I'm going every week.  No dilation yet, which is good.  I'm definitely ready to meet her, but she needs to cook a bit longer.  Speaking of "her", I'm ready to share the name...

Yep!  Our little space baby is Phoebe.  It was our first choice, and we kept coming back to it.  Still no middle name, though.  We're working on it.  I didn't change my last name when I got married, so she'll be taking Josh's last name.

The nursery is almost done and has been quite a project.  I really love how it's turning out.  We still need to hang peg board over the changing table and put up all the awesome art we've received, but our little celestial nursery is almost done.  I did the constellation accent wall a few weeks back, and I have a whole post coming on that specifically.  It's the constellations in the sky in September in the Northern Hemisphere.  I think it turned out really fun.

Food has been so hit or miss lately.  I barely have room for dinner, and heart burn has been so bad that I haven't wanted anything at night.  However, I have felt ok this week, so Sunday I went with my girlfriends to the Farmer's Market and picked up stuff to make this dinner above.  It was pasta, veggie crumbles, kale, zucchini, freshly canned mushroom tomato sauce, fresh baked bread with local pesto, and a little cheese on top.  Very yummy.  I actually got gifted a Hello Fresh box from NeverHomeMaker, so I'll be doing a review of that soon, too.  If you haven't checked out Ashley's blog, definitely go over and give it a read.  There are great vegetarian recipes, parenting posts, running inspiration, and homesteading.  I've been reading for like 7 years now, and it's one of my favorites.

Only a month to go!  Thankfully, the heat broke last week, and it hasn't been too bad weather wise.  


Days til Due: 32

Cravings:  Ice cream.  Quinoa.  Edemame.  Sprite.  That's basically my diet right now.  

Weird Symptoms:  The heart burn is still raging, although it's been a bit less this week.  I can't lay down if I've eaten within the last 2 hours, or it's horrible.  It's probably my least favorite part of pregnancy.  I've also developed a weird blood blister on my finger.  I'm going to the dermatologist tomorrow to have it checked out.  Hopefully it's nothing.

Currently loving:  Sitting in the nursery.  The recliner we bought is super comfy.  I'm also loving lunch salads full of quinoa and ice water.  I think strangers recognize that I'm pregnant now, because I get a lot of smiles.  I enjoy that, because most of this pregnancy I have just looked like I'd eaten a bit too much at lunch.

Currently hating: Having to walk long distances, being too hot, sleeping.  I get up so many times to pee that I'm actually disappointed when I wake up and it's only midnight.  I guess that's just getting me ready to be up all night with Phoebe.

Mood:  Much better this week.  I was really run down this weekend and yesterday, but a few naps and going to bed earlier have helped.  

Nursery:  Almost done!  We painted, got new carpet, changed out all the device plates, built furniture, organized all her clothes, finished the mural, and are now down to just a couple things.  We finally picked up all the items off our registry, so we're ready to rock.  It took me an entire day to wash all the clothes we have been gifted from friends.  Thankfully, most of my girlfriends had girls, so we didn't have to get her any new clothes.  I did buy her a little bear suit for the winter because CUTE.

Sleep:  Not great.  I wake up every hour or so to pee, which isn't great.  It's also been a bit hot and I've had a headache the last couple nights.  

Exercise:  This has really dropped off in the 3rd trimester.  It was so hot the past month and my feet were so swollen that I was pretty much stuck in the recliner after work.  Now that it's in the 80's again, I've been more active.  I need to add a little more yoga to my routine and to make it to the pool more often.  

Baby Movement:  She is much bigger, so I really feel those movements now.  She also gets the hiccups at least twice a day, which is always cute.  Some days she's more active than others, but she usually has a dance party at night.  It's pretty awesome.  

Big Excitement for the Week:  This is unrelated to baby, but I turn 31 on Saturday, and we're going wedding dress shopping for my sister.  I think it's going to be really fun, and I'm looking forward to it.

So, maybe I'll get in another update before the baby comes, but at this rate, who knows!  I appreciate you all continuing to read, even though my posting is a lot more erratic.  Not sure what direction this will all take after she's here, but I know it's an outlet that I enjoy, so I hope to keep it up!


  1. OMG, that constellation mural is so awesome! I love that y'all went gender-neutral with the space theme and gray tones. Nice!

    1. Thanks! I really love all the grays. They're calming and look nice. We wanted to do the space theme before we found out it was a girl, but I especially love it for that. She wouldn't even have that much pink in her closet if we'd actually bought any of the clothes, haha. It's all good, though. There are a lot of batman onsies in her drawer.

  2. You could give Phoebe your last name as a middle name. That's what my parents did and what I'm planning for my baby (due end of December!)

    1. I like that idea, but my last name is really long and not great as a middle. I wanted to give her my middle name, but then her initials would be PMS. ha

  3. I love the name, and I love the nursery! She is going to be the happiest little girl! I can't believe she's almost here, you guys must be so excited!!

    1. so excited!! i hope you are doing great in the SLC!

  4. I love the space themed nursery! I wanted to do that for our baby, but using a big purple wall instead of greys. But my husband thought it would be too dark, and we got a crib, changing table, and rocking chair second hand that didn't really work with the color. Now we pretty much have no theme because my Mother keeps ignoring the colors I tell her. Not that I am that anal- but when I say "orange and avocado green" and she says she'll tell her friend to make an "orange and teal blanket" I think she just is ignoring me XD

    1. Oh yes, sorry to hear about acid reflux! I had it bad in the first trimester and occasionally get it now (I find acidic drinks like powdered ice teas, lemonades, etc really trigger it)

    2. i love the purple idea! my mom actually found the bedding set and it matches so well! acid drinks definitely trigger it, but so does water. sigh haha

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