Monday, March 26, 2012

Thirty-three.

Hello there! Just popping in a for a pregnancy update.

Maybe it's just me, but I love following along with other bloggers' pregnancies and it's fun to see their changes week by week (unless all they do is talk nonstop about their uterus... then I'll have to side eye that). But of course, I had a ton of excuses as to why I didn't want to turn this into a pregnancy/baby blog so I stopped blogging. Now that I'm closing in on the final weeks, I realized that I didn't keep any sort of journal or record of this pregnancy (or the last) and because this is probably the last time I'll be experiencing this baby-growing thing, I thought I'd do a quick update.

I'm at 33 weeks now, so I still have 7 more weeks to go, maybe 8 if I'm unlucky like last time.

Cravings: I'd say donuts and candy, but I doubt it's pregnancy cravings. I just like eating sweets, OK? I have been eating a ton more carbs (mainly bread) because it helps with the heartburn, but haven't really had too many "OMG I NEED TO EAT THIS NOW" cravings.

Physical changes: I've been waddling when I walk, which is SO attractive, and I get totally winded from walking up one flight of stairs. I constantly feel like I'm suffocating because my lungs don't have enough room to breathe, and can't eat huge meals anymore, but end up snacking throughout the day. I've gained about 20 pounds, which sounds like a lot, but compared to last time around where I was 10 pounds heavier at the same stage, I'm thankful. Not because I'm vain, but because the extra weight is no fun to carry around when your joints and muscles are already so strained.

Last time around, I completely ballooned up and was large everywhere (especially my face), and this time I feel my weight is more concentrated in my belly, as it's protruding out a lot more. I have gotten bigger in other places but it's not as bad as when I was pregnant with P. I guess every woman and every pregnancy is truly different.

Also, my belly button has become an outie. It seriously weirds me out and I can't stop poking it, trying to force it back in. Last time, it just became a flat line and never "popped" so I'm kind of fascinated with it. It is annoying though because now I have to wear all these layers so it doesn't show through my clothes.

Even though I'm complaining about my temporary discomfort, I'm really thankful to be having a normal and uncomplicated pregnancy, and realize that I'm lucky enough to even have a pregnancy at all when I know lots of women are coping with infertility. It definitely puts things in perspective.

Nursery: my girlfriends came over to help me paint the walls yellow (in lieu of a baby shower, which I appreciate greatly) and that was fun except I thought I'd only need one coat of paint. Nope. I had to go out to buy another gallon of paint, so hopefully my husband and I can finish up the second coat this week and start decorating the nursery soon. I doubt baby girl will be sleeping there for the first few months so there's no rush, but the thought of decorating a nursery when I'm sleep deprived and caring for a newborn does not sound fun. I don't really have a theme for the nursery, because most of the stuff is P's hand-me-downs. I just hope it comes together nicely and doesn't look like a mish-mash of random things (because that's what it really is).

I still have SO much to do before baby comes in May. It felt that this pregnancy flew by so fast and I'm so so so excited to meet her, but I'm also dreading the fact that I have no idea how I'm going to handle caring for a newborn AND a toddler at the same time. But I figure if millions and millions of moms out there can handle having more than one kid, I'm sure I'll be able to figure it out too.

And what's a pregnancy update without a few pictures? We had beautiful weather over the last few days and I'm clueless on how to take pictures in bright sunlight (because it's so rare, haha). So while I look completely washed out, I promise I did not turn into a vampire.

Top: Target
Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack
Jeans: Old Navy maternity skinny flare jeans
Flats: Target

PS. The winner of the Shabby Apple giveaway is Olga! Thanks to everyone who entered :)

25 comments:

  1. You look great. I can't believe you only have 7 weeks to go! It's going fast from this perspective, too.

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  2. You look super cute. Best of luck!

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  3. Yay! Thanks for the update, Kimmie. You look so good for 33 weeks. I lol-ed at "totally winded from walking up one flight of stairs" because I do that NOW. Don't know what I'll do if/when I'm ever pregnant, haha. Take the elevator I suppose?

    Stay sane and get lots of sleep these last few weeks!

    PS - Can you email me your address? I'd love to get something for baby girl :)

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  4. Looking fantastic!  My belly button didn't really "pop" either – I've heard of women using bandaids to cover the protrusion (don't know if it works). I think I gained about 35-40 lbs total – thankfully most of it was water retention so it was easy to lose, but yikes it was uncomfortable. I couldn't even wear my normal boots early in my second trimester.

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  5. Kimmie, you look SO cute! I'm glad things are going well with your pregnancy.

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  6. Glad to see you're back. You look fabulous. And I can't believe you only have 7 more weeks to go.

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  7. Ah, I've heard of the bandaid trick too, but thankfully the weather is still pretty chilly so I don't mind the layering :)

    I gained the same amount as you with my first, and I ended up wearing my Uggs or Nikes everyday because those were the only shoes that fit my swollen feet comfortably. Thank goodness I'm still able to fit into my regular shoes (for now), but I'm also walking a whole lot less this time so maybe that's why they're still bearable. haha!

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  8. Oh Cee, you are way too kind! It's totally unnecessary to send a gift, really!

    And ugh. I really want to install an elevator in our house. Walking up and down the stairs feels like a work-out these days! :)

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  9. oh, you look so cute! You should be pregnant more frequently :)

    Are you generally feeling better this pregnancy?

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  10. You look AMAZING. Seriously, I'm mega jealous of how incredible you look. I feel like a big water balloon. We're doing yellow for our girl, too! :) And I haven't really craved anything, either. For the love... I keep looking at that profile shot and I'm so much bigger at 25.5 weeks than you are at 33. And this is going SLOOOOWLY for me! But I love it. I love pregnancy and I love this baby that's coming. I'm just ready. :)

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  11. Just for the record, you look absolutely amazing. I LOVE your outfit! 

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  12. I'm loving the update. I can't believe how fast time flies. For me, obviously, since I know time does not fly as fast when you are the one carrying the baby. You look fantastic - hugs and congrats again!

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  13. Oh my, you are the cutest preggo lady ever! I adore your top and cardi...so cute :)

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  14. You look great!  Btw, to continue the conversation from the previous post, yup, definitely also attended CoHi in 99 and 00.  I think we were in a small group together but not sure which year... you just seemed familiar when I stumbled upon your blog from another blog!

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  15. HAH HAH HAH. No more pregnancies for me. I'm done after this one!

    I think I'm feeling better! I pretty much blocked the last pregnancy/newborn stage out of my mind so I don't really remember, other than the fact I HATED being pregnant and swore I'd never do it again. I guess this time around I don't hate it as much, but it's still not fun. I'm hoping the last few weeks won't get too much worse!

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  16. aw you look great Kimmie, talk about donuts, when I was pregnant with my baby girl I ate over 20 donuts around 38 weeks. True story

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  17. From the front persepctive, I coudnt even tell you were pregnant. You look gr8

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  18. You look awesome, Kimmie! I'm glad things are going well...and I can't believe you only have 7 weeks to go. I guess it's easy for me to think that, though, since I'm not the one carrying the baby :)

    I swear, pregnancy is so tough on us shorties, from a general *room* perspective...there's not a whole lot of extra space to add a baby and still allow your lungs to move!

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  19. Yes! I think so! Was it '99? When Cohi happened to fall on Valentine's day and all the girls groups paired up with guy groups and did all that sappy stuff??? :)

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  20. Hahaha 20 donuts?!! In one sitting? Or over the week? If it was a week, 3 donuts a day sounds pretty reasonable, especially if they're soft and full of air like Krispy Kremes :)

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  21. OMG I know! I bookmarked E from Academichic's pregnancy looks but when I tried them out, they just looked so wrong on me because I don't have her long torso. But yeah, all my insides are completely cramped right now. So much fun!

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  22. Wow you look amazing at 33 weeks!! Seriously... so cute! :)

    xo, Yi-chia

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