Monday, August 10, 2009

34 Weeks


Please excuse the nastiness of the hair and lack of make-up. This picture was taken tonight at 10:00 after we already worked out. I just thought that it was time to post another prego update.

34 weeks and what I am feeling now:
1. Pain. I think everything hurts. If I work out, even swim, I am walking around like an old person with arthritis (no offense to anyone that may be older and happens to have arthritis)
2. Tons of movement. I have been saying that I would much rather have a baby that is moving around than a baby that makes me worry cause she is not moving. Sometimes though, when she is up in my ribs, I wish she would settle down.
3. Slow. Sometimes I forget I am pregnant as I am trying to get up too fast or bend over only to be reminded of the ever growing belly that gets in the way. Even putting on my running shoes gets a little tricky. I have a lot of friends training right now for an upcoming race, and I have to admit that part of me is experiencing a touch of envy.
4. Forgetful. I know that it is part of pregnancy, but really...must I forget what I am trying to say mid sentence?
5. Excitement. I have to admit, for some reason, the month of July was panic month. All of these fears surfaced and I felt like it was a continual battle between my negative thoughts and what was real. Now, I just feel excitement. Excitement to be a mom, to see our daughter, for Scott to be a dad, to love and teach her.
6. Contractions? I am not completely sure if they have been contractions/braxtions hicks? But for sure things have been changing a lot. One morning I really thought that I might be starting early labor because I felt cramping for like a minute straight. But that was it. No more after that. Now I get tightness in my stomach, but nothing to be concerned about. At least I don't think.
7. Short of breath. It was sad...today I walk in the door and am trying to tell Scott something but was so winded. It took me a few tries to get it all out. This little baby is sucking the air right out of me. But it is all so worth it!
8. Reality. I am feeling the reality of how much our lives are going to change, but in a good way. I mean, I know that being a parent will have its many challanges and difficulties, but among those things, joy and fulfillment.

So, here is to 34 weeks and counting! We are secretly hoping (well I guess it is not a secret anymore) that baby will be born on 09-09-09 and be the 9th grandchild on both sides (so Lisa, don't have your girl before me!!). But the most important thing is that she will be healthy!

And here is what the husband looks like at my 34 weeks (okay fine...I told him to stick his stomach out!) Still lookin good...:)

15 comments:

Cynthia said...

You are looking great, very cute. I just wanted to say that what you are describing sounds to me like Braxton Hicks, not contractions. Good luck!

Monica Mary said...

Lindsey!!! This is all so exciting! Good luck with all the upcoming events. You will LOVE it!

Boquinha said...

You look lovely--hair, make up, belly, and all! We're so excited for you guys! And that date? Beatles Rock Band, too! :P Tell Ishmael . . .

Lindsay said...

Aww..thanks guys!! We are getting so excited! It is coming so so soon!.

Stacy...you are too kind!! Ha.

Jaynee said...

it does sound like your body is gearing up for delivery with the "practice contractions" or braxton hicks. But they still are contractions, just not the kind that dilate and efface your cervix--"false labor". SO you should still keep track of how often you have them if it seems like you've been having a lot, because if you are having more than 6 in an hour for more than one hour, you should go to the hospital, even if they don't hurt.

So you only have a month left if you are going to have that girl on the 9th. That would be really neato. so excited for you! when is your mom coming out? like right when she is born, or a couple of days later?

Lindsay said...

Jaynee

She is planning on coming out either right at the due date or the day after. If I do have the baby early I am sure she will hop on a plane and come. Not 100% sure yet. Too bad she does not live closer...it would be easier to just come on over. Oh well. I am excited to have her.

the emily said...

So exciting! I forget about those last few weeks of pregnancy. It's seriously impossible to breathe with that baby pushing the space for your lungs out of the way. I had braxton hicks contractions like CRAZY with Noah, and in fact, that's why I didn't know I was in labor and was too late for the epidural. So. If you get to the point that they're regular enough (every 5-10 minutes) and you have to sit down/stop talking, GO TO THE HOSPITAL. :)

Eric and Kassi said...

Wow you are getting so close! How exciting! Good luck with everything.

J Fo said...

I can't wait! How cool would it be to have the 9th on 9/9/09...very easy to remember! I remember that I would get a crazy cramp thing where only have of my belly would tighten up like rock hard, and it would look like a crazy cone. Not painful, but weird!

Kira said...

Awww, you look so good! Scott's belly picture made me laugh :)

Lindsay said...

Haha..thanks Kira!

Greg and Abbey said...

You are definitely the most visited blog I have ever seen! :) Anywho, it's fun to read how you're feeling right now. I feel such similar feelings! The running shoes thing is SOOO true. I've learned how to put my socks on now! I have to sit down, and put my knee to my side and tilt my foot out to the outside of my body. I've always seen kinda goofy people put on shoes and socks that way, but I didn't expect to be one of those people so soon.

Lovell Family said...

Okay, I have to admit, I have little empathy for tall pregnant women...okay, honestly, after seeing your picture, I have no empathy! Yeah, I could shoot for september 9th, that would be a great date...but since you want it so bad, the tenth would be fine with me too...heck any date from here on out sounds wonderful!

Lovell Family said...

just read your mom's comment...Braxton hicks ARE contractions....and i'm sure you're having them...I have contractions several times a day, especially when I'm carrying a heavy load of laundry, going up stairs, or carrying my kids....you know, stuff I probably shouldn't be doing....

honus and Cameron said...

AND YOU ARE WORKING OUT... WOW.. MORE THAN ME... I BARELY TAKE WALKS... WHAT DO YOU DO?