34 weeks has come…3 more weeks until I’m considered full-term and things are getting…well…interesting. Including feeling like a whale and having a stomach that gets in the way of everything!
Not to mention, it’s August already…meaning I have a birthday in a couple of short weeks, and this baby is due shortly after that! Where has the time gone?!
|Top: c/o Thyme Maternity
Jeans: Non-maternity, held closed with a hair tie, Vigoss Brand
Shoes: Sequined Sperry Topsiders
I’ve now hit a point where getting dressed is a chore. I feel very large and uncomfortable right now. I’d rather be wearing leggings and my favorite tee every day, but work frowns upon that. This coral scoop neck empire top is another I received from Thyme Maternity, and while it’s not a style or color I’d usually flock to, I do love it. The gathered waist detail gives the illusion of a waist and the fabric is soft and stretchy, so it’s amazingly comfortable! The color is beautiful too. I love coral, I just don’t really own many clothes in this color. Thinking this top could start a trend though! I found the top was a tad on the thin side, so I wore a white cami underneath since I tend to wear dark, full panel maternity pants and it would show through. It’s so lightweight, it’s perfect for these warm, summer days and almost feels like I’m in pj’s…almost! The sizing with Thyme clothing has been spot on as well. I’ll definitely get a lot of use out of my Thyme Maternity tops in the coming weeks. I feel like they’ll be perfect for transitioning out of pregnancy as well, since they don’t necessarily look like maternity and have a fitted look that will fit as I (hopefully) shrink to my normal size.
These jeans are my “fat jeans.” You know, the ones you wear when you’re weight has fluctuated in the upward direction. And they’ve been really handy during pregnancy. I love them because they’re so broken in and comfy. They actually still buttoned until recently, but I still find myself reaching for them nearly every weekend with the help of a hair tie.
At 34 weeks, a lot is happening, like struggling to see my feet. Which really isn’t new, it’s just getting increasingly difficult to bend over because of tiny feet in my ribcage. This tiny girl is on a mission to restrict my breathing in a major way.
34 weeks has also brought an onslaught of Toni Braxton Hicks contractions. I know I’d been having them previously, but they are getting to the point where they really catch me off guard. It literally feels like being punched in the gut, in the wind-knocked-out-of-me kind of way, not a painful way The difficulty breathing is so overwhelming that I have to completely change positions to get relief. So I’m thinking maybe labor is this feeling AND pain…sounds like buckets of fun!
I’ve also inherited some pelvic pain that basically feels like the bones are being torn apart with every movement, yet again, in prep for labor. But we’re trucking along, on little sleep (more prep for our new life)…little bean is healthy in there and dancing the days away! We’re in the final countdown and while I have sentimental moments of not being pregnant anymore, I’ll be glad to be able to breathe normally soon, and maybe enjoy a cold beer…or two…
Oh, and nuzzle my little bean…
Oh, and just pointing out that I STILL don’t have that cute pokey-outty belly button that differentiates a pregnant woman from a beer-guzzling trucker…don’t think I’ll ever have one. It seems to be a never-ending crevice of mystery.