July 30, 2014

Hump Day || Bump Day - 34 Weeks

Well, here we are...another week has come and gone and I currently stand here at 34 weeks and 3 days pregnant. 34 freaking weeks. I know I say this every week but this entire pregnancy feels like it has literally flown by!

I've decided I like this bullet list format much better than the ol' survey and, well, since I make the rules around here, we're just gonna stick with that. Mkay?!
  • Baby girl is the size of a butternut squash and growing daily! She has a strong heartbeat (in the 150's as of this week) and thoroughly enjoys taking up the entire right side of my body. I swear I walked around all weekend with a lopsided belly. Not to mention sister LOVES poking her feet out into my side and not gonna lie but it hurts a little at times!
  • It baffles me to know that she's already around 4 1/2 pounds and 18 inches long. Literally BAFFLES me! Pregnancy continues to amaze me on a daily basis!
  • Also-I thought I was doing good in the weight department until I went to the doctor this week and gained almost 4 pounds in two weeks. Whooooops!
  • As far as symptoms, my pelvic/pubic bone pain comes and goes. There's a fine line between sitting and standing too long so I'm really having to get creative to balance the two. Also, shortness of breath. Holy whoa! I didn't realize it until the other day but I almost huff and puff when I talk to much/too fast or after going up a flight of stairs. Other than that, I honestly cannot complain! Though my body aches more than normal, I honestly feel great and my energy levels are still existent so I'll consider that a win!
  • That being said...this last week has been harder on me than normal. While I fully expected things to get a little tougher on my body and my patience to grow thinner, I definitely didn't think I'd feel the way I felt last week. Heavy, large and completely out of control of my body would be putting it nicely. Granted, some days are better than others, and I am so close to the finish line so I am really trying to cherish these last few weeks by getting excited about holding this sweet little girl who has taken up residence in this torso of mine for the past 8 1/2 months! (Whoa. Run-on sentence much?)
  • My clothing selection is getting more limited by the hour and I am refusing to invest in anymore maternity clothes. I've been wearing pre-pregnancy workout shorts to exercise, walk and sleep in and as of this weekend, I'm down to maybe one pair that fits. Thanks, hips/butt/thighs. You really know how to make a girl feel good about herself... ;) Beau's boxers have become my newest BFF's at night. 
  • I have my family shower this weekend and then my work shower next week and I am SO looking forward to both!!! Friends, family, cupcakes and love for our baby girl...what more could I ask for??!! (Fingers crossed both of my dresses still fit when the time comes!)
  • Now that the nursery is complete, all I want to do is go in there and stare at the walls, envisioning what it will be like once she's here!
  • After my next doctor's appointment, I start going in every week to be checked for "progress". Exciting and terrifying all at the same time!
  • I'm packing our hospital bags this weekend and holy guacamole IS THAT SURREAL! 
  • Finally, I had to include this. This is a to-the-week comparison of myself and my sister-in-law, Julie, who was pregnant with the triplets at the time. We're both 34 weeks + 3 days here. This is also the day she delivered those precious mini human beings and seriously...she AMAZES me. I hope I look half as good as she does the day I go into labor!
(Thanks for letting me share this, Julie! You are a SAINT!)

And here's what those sweet angel babies look like outside of that belly!

Until next time, friends! Have a great day!


  1. You look amazing Steph!! So exciting to start packing hospital bags & to soon be going to the Dr weekly!! She'll be here before you know it!!

  2. You look great! I can't believe you are so close to meeting your little girl! I could not imagine having triplets! But, they are adorable!

  3. Loving these bump updates and I just hope I look as good as either of you when I am pregnant!

  4. Looking radiant as always! I'm so excited for yall and know your thrilled to meet your little girl.

  5. I am 36 weeks and 5 days and I feel your pain! It is so hard getting around/concentrating when your body is achy and just not itself. And unfortunately I think it gets worse by the week. Hang in there!

  6. Love the girls picture and the side by side of you and your sis-in-law! You are glowing and adorable!!

  7. Wow, that triplet tummy is impressive - doesn't it make you feel bad for moaning that you feel heavy and uncomfortable? I was like that with a friend who had twins - my pains and worries seemed insignificant!! You look gorgeous mama x

  8. looking good mama! :) LOVEEEE your skirt...where is it from!?!

  9. I totally remember that feeling of being completely out of control of your body. The last few weeks had a lot of crying involved (also uncontrollable). I was so huge I just wanted that baby out!! Hang in there Steph, you look FABULOUS!!! P.S. I’ve got some larger maternity clothes that I wore towards the end that you are more than welcome to borrow, just let me know :)

  10. Gosh, yes, the last couple of weeks are rough. I forgot how rough it is! Add a 2.5 year old into the mix and it's pure torture. Haha. Please take lots of naps for me. And yes, no use in going to get any more clothes. I am totally okay with wearing the same few things over and over again. Most of the time it's yoga pants and a t-shirt (thank goodness I'm off during summer), but I do remember how annoying it is to get dressed for work. You look great, friend!

  11. You look so good! I'm pretty sure I'm going to surpass you soon in size, eek. I learned today that my husband was a 9 LB, 7 OZ baby who was 23 inches long. Holy freakin crap. The pelvic/pubic bone...also holy crap. Mine is worse when I've been sitting a long time. I get up and it feels like someone slammed me with a ball bat in the front of the lady parts area. OWWWW.

  12. New follower to your blog! I found you and your sister in law through Instagram. Loved seeing your posts on there, so I figured I'd check out your blog. I blog too, so stop by and say hello sometime :)

  13. You look great! The last few weeks are the hardest but definitely the most exciting!


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