Trevor took this picture on our porch this morning, I am 34 Weeks and 1 Day!
I have two baby apps I use to follow along all the changes going on with baby girl, and today it says she is as a big as a butternut squash! 5 weeks and 6 days to go, is it too early to start a paper chain countdown? haha :)
Man, baby girl has grown! I now feel every jab and kick and sometimes, they are intense. I was actually in a lot of pain earlier this week because she was moving so dang much and really going crazy in there, haha. It is like a love/hate feeling because I love feeling her move and knowing she is alright in there, but also would like to get some sleep and not feel like my insides are a punching bag! haha Pregnancy is funny that way, so many things you love about it, and others you could do without. For example, my dark arm pits. Okay, this one folks is a weird one. I had noticed my arm pits getting darker, and I thought I was going crazy and one day I went to put on some deodorant and there was no denying it, there were these super dark pits I had never seen before! Being practically albino, I don't have any color variation when it comes to my arm pits so this was not normal for me. I looked it up and lo and behold, darker pits are totally a pregnancy symptom! All resulting from those lovely hormones of course. The things our body does is the most impressive, and sometimes the strangest. It has sure been an experience!
I have been taking some birthing classes and I have really been enjoying them. I only have one left and it is getting pretty surreal that I am in the final stretch of preparing myself for birth. I have always been fascinated by birth, watching documentaries and what not from a young age, and so these classes have been so much fun for me! I am a sponge and love learning more about my body, my baby and everything that is happening. I have also been loving learning all about my choices, options, and things about hospital policies and protocol. Seriously, anyone who is pregnant should really know what is going on, there are a lot of things you would be surprised to learn they do that is completely unnecessary for you and your baby that you can opt out of. It has been fascinating to educate myself on all of this.
I have got to a point in this pregnancy where a good nights sleep is hit or miss. My hips just absolutely kill me in the wee hours of the morning and body pillows, nothing, helps! Ugh. Trevor has been really sweet, he will wake up and try and help me get comfortable, bless his heart that he has to lose sleep too! haha It is fun in the morning when it is just me, him and our baby girl and we kind of just talk to her and about her. I already feel like we are a family, and I love it.