33/34 Weeks Pregnancy Update

DRESS: C/O Pink Blush Maternity  KIMONO: Cotton On

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.

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  1. OMG I've noticed the dark pits too! How funny! I hadn't even thought to google it. I have dark elbows too, do you think that falls under the same hormone category? These pregnancy symptoms are so odd!!!

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    1. I bet it does Diana! I swear anytime something looks off to me and I look it up it is a pregnancy symptom! haha Who knew so much change and happen.... I guess it makes sense, our bodies are going through a pretty big transformation during pregnancy.

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  2. You look stunning!!! Although I'm not pregnant I'm experiencing that annoying dark line on my upper lip that a lot of pregnant women get! However birth control is what's causing mine (already switched to a new one) My husband and I are planning on starting to try towards the end of the year and I love reading about all of the different things I should expect! <3

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    1. Oh man how exciting! I hope things move quickly for you when you start :) I always enjoyed reading up on pregnancies even before I got pregnant. It is just fascinating!

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  3. So true, lady, so many things to love & so much craziness! You look great!

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    1. Yes, our bodies are the coolest, strangest things ever! hahaha &thanks Ashley :)

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I got it at Cotton On years ago otherwise I would have linked to it.

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  5. I love learning about pregnancy too but have definitely never heard of darker arm pits! I'm glad I will know this could be a symptom for when it's my turn! I would be so shocked otherwise haha

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    1. Right? I had never heard of it either but knew something was up. It is amazing all the pregnancy symptoms that happen to you that you hadn't heard about, haha. Bodies are so weird! :)

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  6. I have loved following your pregnancy journey! I am SOOOOO excited for you! The best time of your life is coming. Eeep!

    Also I am ready to see the ridiculously adorable outfits you put your sweet gal in :)

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    1. Thanks Katie :) It really is such an exciting and surreal time. And I fear all clothing budget will go to her *covers face in shame!* hahaha

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  7. I've been following your pregnancy updates and it seems like time has been flying by! How exciting! I thought I'd share something I just found for my friend who is expecting a little lady in September.

    http://www.alittledailyhappiness.com/make-a-difference-monday-history-of-her-story/

    They are cards with prominent historical women, beautifully done by a mama who wants her daughter to know she can change the world. I'm not a mom yet but I think I'm going to have to get a set for me as well. Hope you find them as cute as I do! :)

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  8. I do like your updates you are looking so good

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  9. I had no idea that some people get darker arm pits while pregnant. That is totally crazy.. Add it to the list of wonderful things that women get to experience during pregnancy ;) You look great!

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  10. So I think you mentioned once before how you're thinking of doing hypnobirthing (correct me if I'm wrong)?, but I just wanted to say kudos to you if you're going the natural route. I had an unmedicated birth through hypnobirthing 3 months ago, and it was such an empowering experience. I also had the amazing opportunity of being the coach for one of my best friends as she gave birth last week through hypnobirthing. If you are going that route, I would highly suggest considering a coach (other than your husband) coming in with you--maybe a sister or cousin or some woman who has been through your particular method of giving birth before. I had my sister come help me with my delivery, and it was invaluable having someone there who could reassure me that I was doing everything "right" and who knew what was happening when and stuff like that. Honestly, I'm not sure if I could have held out the entire time had I not had her there reassuring me when I got to the transition phase of labor (which is the most physically demanding part). It was so reassuring to hear her say to me over and over again, "This is the most intense---it will never get any more intense than this, so since you've already made it through one surge in this stage, you can make it through another one." Labor is such a mind game, but getting to experience the whole thing naturally is SO worth it.

    Best of luck to you in your upcoming delivery--you'll be great!

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    1. Oh, and in case you're curious--I did a blog post on when I acted as a coach for my friend:

      http://autodidacticambitions.blogspot.com/2015/07/experiencing-labor-delivery-from-other.html

      And one of my own natural birth experience (although I did experience a rare complication after the birth, so read with a grain of salt knowing that that isn't "normal"):

      http://autodidacticambitions.blogspot.com/2015/04/raven-jade-natural-birth-story.html

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