Monday, April 14, 2014

//Bumpdate 34 weeks

How many weeks: 34 weeks
Movement: He does so many awkward body rolls! It's actually pretty hilarious to me to watch him just roll all over the place. He had the hiccups earlier this week and Andrew out his ear to my belly to listen and said that was pretty cool!
Symptoms: I am still really swollen in my hands and feet. I pretty much do not know what my right hand feels like anymore without having that "asleep" feeling 24/7. Sleeping pretty good at night just hard to get comfortable. 

(My fakie ring for my swollen hands! Bling bling! I really miss my rings though :(

Any weight gain: I have a Dr. appt Tuesday so I am not sure but probably only a few more pounds putting me somewhere under the 20 pound mark. 
Sleep: Sleeping great! Also, been working more hours so that could be aiding in helping me sleep better. I also take a nap everyday which has been really nice. 
Cravings: Nothing really. Just been drinking a lot of water like crazy. 
Moods: Mellow. 
Stretch Marks: No new ones.
Linea Negra: Andrew says he can see a faint line appearing. 
Belly button in or out: Still in but it's very shallow. I'm not sure my belly button will come out but that's okay!
Rings on or off: Both rings off! I am currently borrowing a ring that is almost two sizes bigger. I am so swollen!
Moments during the week: This was a pretty long week so I haven't had much time to just sit and relax. Currently, only have a few weeks left until I'm done with work. I'm excited and nervous at the same time to not work. It will be a very different chapter to walk into parenthood. I know God has His plans laid out for Andrew and I but I am trying my best to keep trusting and remembering that. 

Also, I found this poem/letter on Facebook and thought I would share on here. I thought it was a good reminder to all moms and parents to uplift each other in the journey of being parents. We're all trying our best and I know that's what Andrew and I will be trying to do as well. 

To the mom who is breastfeeding: WAY TO GO!! It really is an amazing gift to give to your baby, for any amount of time that you can imagine! You ARE a good mom.
To the mom who is formula feeding: Isn't science amazing? To think there was a time when a baby with a mother who couldn't produce enough would suffer, but now? Better living through chemistry! You're a good mom!
To the cloth diapering mom: Fluff bums are the cutest, and so friendly on the bank account. You're a good mom.
To the disposable diapering mom: Damn those things hold a lot, and it's excellent to not worry about leakage and laundry! You're a good mom.
To the mom who stays home: I can imagine it isn't easy doing what you do, but to spend those precious years with your babies must be amazing. You're a good mom.
To the mom who works: It's wonderful that you're sticking to your career, you're a positive role model for your children in so many ways, it's fantastic. You're a good mom.
To the mom who had to feed her kids from the drive thru all week because you're to worn out to cook or go grocery shopping: You're feeding your kids, and hey, I bet they aren't complaining! Sometimes sanity can indeed be found in a red box with a big yellow M on it. You're a good mom.
To the mom who gave her kids a home cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner for the past week: Excellent! Good nutrition is important, and they're learning to enjoy healthy foods at an early age, a boon for the rest of their lives. You're a good mom.
To the mom with the kids who are sitting quietly and using their manners in the fancy restaurant: Kudos, it takes a lot to maintain order with children in a place where they can't run around. You're a good mom.
To the mom with the toddler having a meltdown in the cereal aisle: they always seem to pick the most embarrassing places to lose their minds don't they? We've all been through it! You're a good mom.
To the moms who judge other moms for ANY of the above? Glass houses, friend. Glass houses.

Love Forever,
Chel Chel

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