11.6.18

BUMPDATE: 36-38 WEEKS

The past couple weeks have literally flown by and have been super busy and exhausting. I missed 2 bumpdates, which I am kind of bummed about, but at the same time it's not the end of the world. Alex has some huge assignments due and was gone a couple of nights working with his group. Then he also had a trip to Montreal with his internship for a few days. Luckily Calvin has been super chill and has allowed Netflix to become his temporary mother while I lay on the couch.

My body pretty much revolted against me at 36 weeks. I got hemorrhoids, tailbone pain, intense contractions, Charlie horses in my calfs, and swollen feet. It was just the worst week ever. Sitting down for long periods of time would aggravate my hemorrhoids, but I couldn't stay on my feet due to my tailbone pain, Charlie horses and swollen feet. Luckily everything went away after a week, minus the contractions.

On May 29th, I started experiencing very strong, consistent contractions along with intense tailbone pain, which had me extremely worried since ideally I didn't want to deliver at the hospital and baby was still considered "pre-term" (even though I was literally 2 days away from being 37 weeks). But none of the contractions progressed which was a huge relief.

I'm at the point where I am very much done with being pregnant. The waddle is very real right now along with all the lovely aches and pains of the last couple of weeks. Some days are harder than others, but I've been trying to keep it easy and not overdo myself before baby comes.
How far along are you? 38 weeks.

Due date: June 22nd

Sleep: It's not horrible, but it's not the best either. Because it takes so much effort to roll over now, I wake up every time in order to just switch sides. I'm able to go right back, but I really miss the uninterrupted sleep.

Contractions: As I mentioned above I started getting contractions at 36 weeks. I don't remember them being this intense or consistent when I was pregnant with Calvin, so hopefully that's a sign that he may come a little earlier than his brother (a girl can dream right?). Some contractions will be super uncomfortable and give me extreme pain in my tailbone. I'll even have them last for a couple of hours being a few minutes apart, but nothing has progressed. I've been pretty lucky in that I haven't assumed it's the real thing yet, so I'm not crushed when things don't progress. I'm still pretty confident he will be arriving a little later, but we will just have to wait and see.

Food cravings: A couple weeks back I couldn't get enough of rocket popsicles. Right now though there haven't been any specific cravings.

Favourite moments: (1) We've officially had a name picked out for about 2 months now, and we've only shared with family and a couple of friends. We decided to tell Calvin what his baby brother is going to be named, to help create a connection between my belly and the baby that is inside. He's says it in the most hilarious, cute way. I'll give you a hint in that it kind of sounds like a curse word when he says it ;) You'll have to wait until he arrives to hear the actual name. (2) Today Calvin and I spent the morning in our backyard drawing with chalk. Usually when we draw he'll ask me to draw "Daddy, Mommy, and baby" of whatever he is currently obsessed with. He only asks for those 3 since that's what our family looks like. Today, however, when I finished drawing baby he asked: "And baby brother?" I pretty much started sobbing immediately. It was just such a precious little moment.

Happy or moody? Happy, but with some pretty grumpy moments ;)

Looking forward to: Having some newborn cuddles. In our ward I was the last of 4 pregnant women to be due in a 2 month period. Seeing all these fresh little bundles is making me super impatient haha.

24.5.18

BUMPDATE: 35 WEEKS

How far along are you? 35 weeks.

Due date: June 22nd

Sleep: So much better lately! I don't wake up in the night at all, which has been amazing! I do however wake up pretty early with a full bladder. Some days I'm able to go back and get a couple more hours sleep, while other days I just stay up and have some me time before everyone wakes up.

Movement: He rolled over last week which was hilarious. All the movement I was getting for weeks was on the right side, so clear his back was on the left. But the past week all the movement is on the left, and my midwife confirm that his back is now on the right.

Food cravings: This week I had a sudden craving for mini rice cakes in the flavour ranch. I literally ate one full bag in one sitting yesterday.. But hey they're healthy... right? ;)

Favourite moments: This wasn't necessarily a pregnancy moment, but when we pulled into the parking lot of my midwife's office, Calvin said "We're at the midwife's. We're going to listen to baby's heartbeat." I literally melted into a puddle right then and there. Again I don't think toddlers fully understand that a new baby is coming until they arrive, but he's been talking about it more and more lately and I can't wait for him to be a big brother!

Happy or moody? Happy

Looking forward to: Seeing what he looks like. The closer we get, the more excited I am to see if he is going to be a clone of Calvin, look more like Alex's side of the family or be a mixture of family members.

17.5.18

BUMPDATE: 34 WEEKS

Last week was an awful week for our family. If you follow on my other social media platforms, then you know all about the drama involving our cat. Luckily everything is fixed and back to normal, but it was definitely an emotionally and financially draining week. So with that being said, I wasn't exactly in the mood last week so pop out my tripod and take some pictures. I'm pretty sure I missed a couple of weeks when I did bumpdates of Calvin's pregnancy so it's all good ;) 
How far along are you? 34 weeks. (Like how the heck!!??)

Due date: June 22nd

Sleep: Sleep is getting much better, however I have been waking up early in the morning due to my bladder being extremely full. Luckily it's not waking me up in the night, I just wish I could wake up a little more comfortable. But hey, it's to be expected in the last few weeks of pregnancy. Nothing is comfortable.

Movement: His movement has definitely slowed down lately, but I still get a decent amount of kicks every now and again.

Food cravings: I'm really trying to watch my food intake the next few weeks just so I don't explode, but I haven't been craving anything in particular.

Favourite moments: Samwise has been extra cuddly since his week of trips to the vets. It's been so sweet because he literally lays right on top of my belly. He usually gets pretty offended by my disappearing lap, but lately it hasn't been bothering him which is nice :)

Happy or moody? Happy

Looking forward to: Being comfortable again. I'm at the point where all I want to wear is dresses and leggings. This bump is becoming more and more uncomfortable, so hopefully the next few weeks go by quickly.

Other: (1) Since I didn't exactly know what contractions felt like during my last pregnancy, I can't remember if I experienced any contractions at this point last time. Well yesterday I had 2 little baby contractions which made me giggle. We'll see how regular they will be in the future, but I am still pretty confident this baby is going to come late like his brother. (2) My belly button is starting to pop!!!!!! I've always had an "in-y", and it stayed flat during my pregnancy with Calvin, but I noticed a few days ago that it's starting to poke out a little. Not going to lie I got a little excited about it. (3) Another thing I noticed this week that I didn't experience last time is I officially have the swollen pregnant feet. Yay... (sarcasm)

4.5.18

BUMPDATE: 32 WEEKS

A couple days ago I was updating my google calendar (I hadn't looked at a physical calendar in months), and I noticed that we don't have much time left in this pregnancy. When I say I'm 32 weeks, it seems like we still have forever to go, but for some reason looking at a calendar and seeing that we just have 2 months left, got me really excited!!
How far along are you? 32 weeks.

Due date: June 22nd

Sleep: Last night I randomly woke up at 3:30 and didn't get back until 5, but it hasn't affected me too much today. Last week my sleeping was really bad, and my mood was greatly affected by it. But luckily it improved this week!

Movement: First thing in the morning he starts kicking around and I'm still getting regular movements throughout the day. Usually he moves most right after I eat or drink something cold.

Food cravings: Greek yogurt, agave nectar and sliced strawberries!

Favourite moments: (1) Alex and I had a date night this week and went to see Avengers: Infinity War. One of my favourite things to do while pregnant is go to the movies. I just think it's hilarious the amount of movement and how much the baby reacts to the sound in the theatre. (2) My dear friend had a baby a week ago and I was able to pop by and visit her earlier this week. I love hearing birth stories and about everyone's individual experience. The female body is so amazing and I am always inspired and strengthened by the women around me. Her daughter is an absolute doll and it makes me want to have our little one in my arms even more!!

Happy or moody? Happy

Looking forward to: I am very much done with maternity clothes. I'm at the stage where I just want to wear normal clothes.

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