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34 Week Bump Update

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How far along: 34 weeks! Gender: We're having a girl!Weight gain: Well apparently my scale has actually been correct these past few weeks. I knew it was common to lose some weight right before labor, but I guess I just thought 34 weeks was a little early. I've lost 3.6 lbs. this week, which puts my overall weight gain at 3.2 lbs. Maternity clothes: Because I've been on bed rest for the majority of this week, I've been wearing nightgowns and big t-shirts. However I did get all dolled up for my shower on Sunday night!  Stretch Marks: None yet, still using my coconut oil!  Belly button in or out: In. Sleep: With the exception of having to use the restroom about every hour and a half....I've actually been sleeping really well lately. And a lot. Maybe it's because I'm in bed/on the couch most of the time these days but I've been sleeping the majority of the day away! I'm hoping it's because Daphne is working hard to develop those lungs and gain some m…

Hospital Bag: What I'm Packing

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I've always been terrified of not being prepared for events.

I remember having nightmares as a kid that my Mom would wake me up on the day we needed to leave for church camp and I wouldn't have time to pack everything I might need.

We needed an entire uhal + conversion van in order to move everything I had packed for my college dorm room. I'm excessive, I know. But it makes me feel prepared and less anxious.

So obviously, I'm no different when it comes to packing my hospital bag for labor + delivery.

I went ahead and packed my hospital bag (I'm currently 34 weeks) because I was just recently put on modified bed rest due to some early labor progress and I just felt better knowing that it was taken care of. Most Moms don't usually pack their bag until they're 37-38 weeks.

I started researching 'what to pack for the hospital' at like 12 weeks pregnant (am I type-A or what?), I've also contacted several Moms (first time Moms, second time Moms and M…

33 Week Bump Update

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How far along: 33 weeks! Gender: We're having a girl!Weight gain: So my scale is still saying that I weigh the same and it just can't be true. I have a doctor's appointment this week so I'm going to weigh myself there and then I'm pretty sure I'll be tossing out this old scale. Maternity clothes: I purchased some more summer items this past week! The green maxi dress and black tie-dye maxi skirt aren't maternity, but they are amazingly comfortable. The black shorts however are maternity and full panel and I just love them. They are the only full panel maternity bottoms I own and I am in love with them. I've decided that it's not as bad as I thought to be pregnant in the summer because I can wear maternity shorts and maxi dresses the whole time! I also purchased a maternity bathing suit(I've been putting it off for weeks now, because I didn't want to be that huge pregnant lady at the pool. But, I found one at Target that doesn't make me f…

32 Week Bump Update

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How far along: 32 weeks! Gender: We're having a girl!Weight gain: Well I think my scale is broken because it says that I haven't gained anymore weight this week. That's just impossible. So until I get a new one or something my overall weight gain so far is still 6.8 lbs. Maternity clothes: Well...we're lucky if I wear pants around the house these days. But seriously, when we go out I wear a maxi or my maternity shorts, I feel like I've gotten so much bigger this week!  Stretch Marks: None yet, still using my coconut oil!  Belly button in or out: In. Sleep: I found out this past week in my Lamaze class that I've actually been using a specific position to sleep that relieves back pain/labor! I just knew it was finally comfortable! I've been putting a pillow between my knees and tilting on my side/laying on the pillow. I've had to get up to use the bathroom more this week and I've needed that 4 a.m. cliff bar almost every night.Best moment this week: I …

31 Week Bump Update + Maternity Pics

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How far along: 31 weeks! Gender: Girl! Sweet Daphne Anne...Weight gain: Didn't gain any more weight this week. Overall weight gain is 6.8 lbs. Maternity clothes: Nothing new. My maternity shorts from Target are my FAV during this Texas summer!  Stretch Marks: None yet, still using my coconut oil!  Belly button in or out: In. Weird TMI fact about me is that my belly button is unusually deep, I feel like it should have popped out by now, but it just keeps on stretching! Sleep: I've been sleeping pretty great this week! I'm so grateful for it! I still get up 1-2 times a night to use the bathroom, but I fall asleep quickly. And I haven't even woken up with intense hunger either! All in all, it's been a great week for sleep. Best moment this week: My husband and I celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary this week! We celebrated by using our gift card to Pappadeaux (there's nothing like a free meal!), where they gave us this complimentary dessert that was PERFECTION…

What Yo' Momma Didn't Tell You About Pregnancy

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I know that I've shared a lot of my pregnancy journey here on this blog, but I was thinking the other day that there are experiences that I have yet to disclose + moments that I haven't shared about the prego life that I just wasn't expecting to experience. Disclaimer: This post is a little TMI, continue reading if you dare. 


1. Don't assume you'll just be nauseous in the morning. My nausea lasted me all day err' day for 6 weeks. Literally ALL DAY. ALL NIGHT. 24/7. This particular symptom could've been because my doctor had me on progesterone supplements. I was told that they can intensify pregnancy symptoms. 

2. There should be a word more severe than 'nausea' because when I think of experiencing nausea I think 'oh, my tummy hurts I'm just gonna drink a sprite and be on my merry way!' No. NO. The nausea during pregnancy is a 'can't-eat-can't-drink', 'everything-I-smell-see-or-envision-makes-me-sick', 'even-s…

30 Week Bump Update

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How far along: 30 weeks! Um. We have 10 weeks till our due date. Whoa. Gender: Girl! Weight gain: +1.2 lbs this week. Overall weight gain is 6.8 lbs. Maternity clothes: I haven't purchased any new maternity clothes (although I did purchase these super comfy Sam and Libby sandals and these adorable sandals). But I've been practically living in these comfy shorts, and maternity t-shirts. It's starting to get super hot here in Texas, I foresee a couple new maxi skirts are in my future. They are so light and breezy, and they don't have to be maternity, so I can wear them after Daphne gets here!  Stretch Marks: None yet, still using my coconut oil!  Belly button in or out: In. But it's practically flat! Sleep: Still having a hard time actually falling asleep, but sleeping well when I do get to sleep. I have jolted awake around 4:30 every night absolutely STARVING. I've been keeping Cliff bars by my bedside table, so I just unwrap one of those and all is well. Best mo…