As July starts creeping to an end, I’m finding myself 33 weeks pregnant and in amazement that we’ll be meeting Baby D in 6-7 weeks. Did you know that only 5% of babies are born on their due date? That fact has this planner in a tizzy with trying to figure out all that needs to be done before baby’s arrival…something I plan to post about soon!
Moving on… let’s break down the facts.
I’m up 26 pounds and feeling really good about it! It’s funny how the numbers have come to mean less and less to me as the weeks go by. I’m trusting my body, eating quality foods and letting it gain what it needs to gain to produce a healthy baby!
I’m finding that small, frequent meals work better for me. I can’t fit a large meal in me at one time.
And Indian food? The craving is back. It’s is soooooooooooooo delicious! I find myself wanting to eat it several times a week, but with a family budget overhaul underway in the Dixon house, I need to get into the kitchen and learn how to make Lamb Vindaloo, Chana Masala and garlic naan… anyone know some good recipes?!
I have to brag on myself and on you for a minute. I’ve stayed committed to staying active 5 days a week. Walking, elliptical, arm weights, and prenatal yoga are still my exercises of choice. I don’t think I’d be nearly as committed without you all to stay accountable to, so thank you for helping me stay on track!
Things are beginning to get uncomfortable around here as I tote this PINEAPPLE (yes, that’s how big Baby D is!) around in my belly. My lower back pops all the time and I’ve been waking up with really achy hips. It sounds like things are starting to shift in my lower half to prepare for arrival. YAY!
Sleeping isn’t too bad- I’m just up 1x a night to use the bathroom and can usually fall back asleep pretty quickly if Baby D isn’t curled up in my lungs so I can’t breathe. I do notice that my back is full of knots and my legs get sore, even after only 45 minute bouts of exercise, which is crazy. And by the end of the day, the belly feels reallllly heavy. Sometimes I use my hands to help pick it up and I walk around 🙂
Showered with Love
I had a group of friends from all over come visit this weekend, and not only was it wonderful to get all us girls together to hang out, but they threw me a fabulous shower, with so many adorable details! I loved getting in one last girls night with this group and getting to show them the nursery. It’s hard to believe next time I see them, I’ll be introducing them to Baby D in person!
Aren’t my friends gorgeous? And so thoughtful, too! The shower was perfect and I was overwhelmed with their generosity, especially after driving all the way to NC from 4-5 hours away. And those cupcakes? Oh man… there are no words.
One of the games involved making onesies (how cool, right??) I can’t wait for Baby D to sport this one to the local farmers market:
I finally learned how to make a poll!
Check out the right side bar and vote for whether you think Baby D is a boy or girl! 🙂
Only 6-7 weeks left, if I go to 40 weeks. I’m beginning to feel like the baby is going to come on the early side because I just can’t fathom my stomach being able to stretch much further. I’ve already noticed it starting to spread sideways more and more, along with my hips. AH! 🙂