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maxi dress c/o motherhood maternity
How far along? 31 weeks + 2 days
Total weight gain: 17+ pounds
Maternity clothes? You bet ya. I have fully embraced maternity clothes after attempting my favorite pair of non-maternity white jeans.. with this whole hair-tie trick some of you prig ladies are fortunate to do. That was a trick in itself.. and a hard belly laugh - literally. As I was wiggling into them, Jolie looked me dead in the face and said 'mama- you belly big' Yes, Jolie. Thank you. The hair-tie trick ended about 10 weeks ago for me, so it seems. ALSO- My all time favorite maternity tanks/tees (here + here + here) are on super sale at Gap (I got the email this morning!) I have just about every color, and I wore them through to the end of my twin pregnancy, post-pregnancy, and as nursing tanks (they hold their shape really well.. and then continued to wear them post nursing for layering. So.. in 3 years since being pregnant with the twins, these were never put away:) Also, this dress. I'm all over it - I foresee it to be great post-baby, too.
Sleep: This week I have started to have more trouble finding comfort when sitting/laying. I start to get woozy when laying 'the wrong way' which almost seems like every way. But, for the most part, no complaints once I finally find the sweet spot for sleeping soundly, it doesn't take me long before I am out cold. 20-30 minute cat naps on most afternoons when I can, and these get me through dinner, baths, and the evening spent after the babes are down. If I don't, I'm ready for bed at 8pm with the twins:)
Best moment this week: Spending this last weekend with my family - taking our last official pictures as a family of four (something I didn't actually get to do/plan with the twins - but did more of a surprise make-shift maternity shoot after my last baby shower while on bed rest) and finally getting ourself into a family vehicle! We made the official push on a GMC Acadia and absolutely love it. My little car is 10 years old (Jetta TDI bought brand new in 2006) and does not fit a third babe.. so we were in desperate need of a third row with the addition of a third carseat + I just needed a new car!
Miss Anything? Its been a pretty great week! I cant say that I am missing anything.
Cravings: The usual: Carbonation. Summer fruit. Greek yogurt. Peanut Butter. Sub sandwiches. Mexican food - I could live off chips and salsa.
Symptoms: The occasional heartburn is super annoying. Not something I deal with outside of pregnancy, so its completely unwelcome. I am waking 2-3 times a night to pee. Most of the time I am able to fall right back to sleep. Actually, it is currently 2:09am - hungry and I had to get this baby off my bladder - glorious. There has been a time or two when I am laying awake after having to use the bathroom for a solid hour (currently). BUT- I can hardly complain about this when I dealt with such terrible insomnia in twin pregnancy. Also- the belly button is officially nonexistent and I can see a very faint linea nigra forming, starting at the bottom of my once-button to as far down as my eyes can see. I don't remember when this came last time, but I was just wondering about it recently.. and if it was going to come back with this pregnancy, and well, here we are. Nesting is in monster swing.. I already cleaned out the twins' closet to get ready for summer 'stuff' and it just felt really good. I am halfway going insane with any kind of clutter or 'mess'. Thankfully, I have a tidy hubby and one twin babe (Parker is a neat freak like her mama - everything has its place, you know). So all that helps me to keep all that in check.
Looking forward to: I keep talking about her nursery, but as we make progress every single week I get more and more excited about it all coming together. We finally have her changing table set up in her room, so this next week I have grand plans to go through Parker + Jolie's hand-me-downs and start to organize her closet/dresser. It is so hard to believe that we have 8 short weeks (or less!!) before we meet this sweet little sister.. I cannot wait to just eat her baby cheeks off. Dreaming about it everyday- it is all I can think about. Meeting her will be on the top of my list under 'best days of my life'.