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Thursday, May 17, 2018

34 Week Pregnancy Update + Our First Baby Shower

My to-do list is getting longer and the days are getting shorter. Things have been so crazy busy since the last baby update. I’ve had two baby showers, three doctors’ appointments, a CPR class and a meet and greet with a pediatrician, and there is still a mile-long list of things to do. I’m trying to take things one day at a time and not drive myself too crazy. 

I had an ultra sound last Thursday which showed that our little one is in fact little. No surprise here or from the doctor. My husband and I are not large people so naturally they don’t expect our child to be either. But in an effort to make sure everything is progressing as it should, I now have to go in twice a week, once for an NST, and a second visit for an ultra sound. Although this requires more time in the Dr.’s office, it’s comforting to know that he is being closely monitored. 

Here are a few updates since my last post, plus a look at our first shower! 

How far along? 34 weeks and 1 day.

Baby’s size: This week baby Smith is the size of a cantaloupe.

Weight gain: 20 lbs

Energy & How I'm Feeling: I've been climbing into bed around 9:30 lately, in an effort to get my rest. I've felt a little tired in the afternoons but I wouldn't say as tired as I was in the first trimester. 

Appetite: Give me all the carbs (but only in small portions)!

Workouts: Be lazy. Those were Dr.'s orders per my visit last week. She told me to take a break from the gym and even walking in order to give everything I've got to the baby. It's only been one week and it has been a little tough. I'm not one to lay around on the couch all day, but I am listening and taking a break from all physical activity. It's difficult because working out is what makes me feel good and I've been active my whole life, but I will do anything I'm told that will benefit our little one.

Sleep: I've been waking up with random hip pain. I'm not sure if it's because of all the weight I'm supporting when I lay on my side or if it's my body preparing for birth...probably a little of both. But it literally feels like my hips are going through growing pains.

Movement: He's continuing to wiggle around a lot and also has the hiccups at least once a day. In my last ultra sound, we could see that he has turned head down, which is good news. 

Wardrobe: Loose fitting dresses are my favorite right now, especially with the rising temps here in Charleston!

Nursery Updates: The room is almost complete! We are currently trying to find a rug that we like. We ordered one that didn't work, so the search is still on. We also still need some artwork for above the crib. Other than that, we are in pretty good shape.

Doctor's Visits: As I mentioned above, I'm now on a twice per week schedule.

Baby Shower Recap: 

I’m beyond grateful for all the love our sweet little baby has been shown lately and he’s not even here yet. The other weekend my mother in-law and Whit's aunt hosted the most adorable shower for Whit and me in honor of baby Smith. It was so wonderful to be surrounded by friends and family to share in all the joy this little one has already brought us. We received so many great gifts, including several precious outfits that I can’t wait to see him in. 

My mother in-law and Whit’s Aunt left no stone unturned when it came to the details. Here are few of my favorite photos from the day. 

Whit's Aunt and Uncle own Lowcountry Kettle Corn and I'm always thrilled anytime popcorn shows up. These made the best favors for guests.
How adorable are these onsie shaped pimento cheese sandwiches. Whit's grandfather whipped up the homemade pimento cheese filling and his dad cut them all out. This shower really was a family effort.
 How adorable is this cake?!
These two can hardly wait to meet their grandson!
 We received so many thoughtful gifts from our friends and family.
 I just adored all of the cute little outfits he got, like this precious one with the bow tie.
My mom was able to find my old Beatrix Potter books that I had when I was a child. These are so special to me and I'm thrilled to be able to pass them down to our baby.

 A huge thank you to our family and friends for making our first baby shower so special!

33 Weeks
33 Weeks

34 Weeks
34 Weeks


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