Thursday, May 9, 2013

34 Week Update

34 Week Baby Bump

Baby's Size?: A butternut squash - are you kidding me?
Due Date?: June 16th - June 23rd - Any bets? I am guessing 6/20 for some reason
Total weight gained/lost: 18lb
Exercise this Week?: Ummm... none. None at all. Eek!
Maternity Clothes?: Yes, but mainly non-maternity now. Love me some H&M!
Stretch Marks?: None still:)
Belly Button?: Still in, but barely!
Wedding Rings On/Off?: On just fine again
Sleep?: I am a bit of trouble falling asleep, but usually do end up falling asleep around 2am from pure exhaustion. I am up every 30 minutes rotating like a rotisserie chicken
Best Moment of the Week: Coming home from New Jersey and seeing the pups!
Movement?: Tons!
Food Craving?: Turkey and cream cheese sandwiches on raisin bread. Come over, I'll make you one and you shall see!
Food aversions?: None
Morning Sickness?: Not much this week, yay! But did have a bit in New Jersey first thing in the morning
Gender?: Boy - Baby Tate Reynold
What I Miss?: Sleep! Restful, sleep!
What I am Looking Forward to?: Our baby shower this Friday night with our friends and Brad's co-workers

The main difference I have noticed this week is how stinking tired I have been!
All tasks, big or small, seem to completely wipe me out and it doesn't help that I am in FULL nesting mode!
I've been trying to keep up, or more catch up, with client jobs and tasks around the house now that I am not working full-time anymore - but by 5pm it seems like I've lost the day
I need more time and energy to accomplish my to-do list before this little man arrives!

Some bad news, the crib we had picked out is on back order until 6/17/13 and the alternate is too - SO bummed! These were the contenders:


Cribs by tearose412 
Top: Skylar Crib - Pottery Barn
Bottom: Io Crib by Kalon Studios

Pottery Barn Mini Dot Crib Sheets - HERE

So now I am torn and don't know what to do! I am totally stuck and really cannot find anything else!
We literally have everything else!
Mattress and sheets thanks to my awesome friends Lizzie and Megan - they are super cute, right?!
Not only has exhaustion completely set in, but it seems like the moon and stars are NOT aligning for me right now!
I am trying to pretend those things are not happening and let the happiness set in that Baby Tate will be here in nearly six weeks! SIX!

38 Days!!!

To get myself in the mood and excitement, I have packed Tate's coming home bag and started on my hospital bag - also suggested by literally every pregnancy Ap, website, blog, etc. that it be packed at 32 weeks...

Here's a peek!:

Bringing Home Tate!

Bringing Home Tate! by tearose412 

Of course I ordered all three of us new matching Boat and Tote's from LL Bean the other day for our hospital bags, always exciting:)
 Tate's just says "Tate", mine the classic monogram, and Brad's in a cool modern "masculine: monogram (he'll LOVE it! Riiight!)

Tate's Bag:
-A bunch of our own newborn sized Honest diapers
-A Natursutten pacifier
-Two monogrammed layettes: one a pants set and one gown with matching hat
-Three cotton onsesies
-Cotton socks
-Scratch mits just in case
-Two cotton swaddle blankets
-A couple burp cloths

Next up is my bag, which I find this tricky since one I wear all my leggings, etc. daily so that will have to be a last minute grab and I know I'll still probably need maternity shirts, so again last minute things
Other than that I think I am pretty set with these "fun" things

My Bag:
-2 nursing bras
-2 nursing tanks
-2 maternity t's
-Maternity leggings
-Yoga pants
-Flannel PJ's
-Flip flops and slippers
-Fleece socks
-5 pairs of cotton underwear, oh joy!
-Tucks witch hazel pads
-Nursing pads
-Mother's Birth & Baby Oil
-Toiletry bag with my own shampoo/conditioner/body wash, hair-ties/headband, make-up, etc.
-My own pillow
-"Hooter Hider"
-My magnetic blanket

Dad's Bag:
-Change of clothes
-iPad and Bose earphones
-"Man" Toiletries
-Apple chargers
-Pillow and blanket
-Snacks - more for me than anything:)

I am feeling so prepared but SO unprepared at the same time!
By June 1st I was totally convinced that I would have our nursery completely set and ready to go
Right now we are missing the Roman shades and the crib, two vital parts that I am dying to see
I did order a new lamp for the changing table I am excited to share next, stay tuned...
One cool things is that our friend Mary is installing our carseat this Friday since she is a certified carseat installer at the police department:)

Promise I'll be back soon for more details and maybe a 35 week bump post since there's only six left!



  1. Yay! You look so cute, and you've done so well keeping your weight down. INCREDIBLY jealous. And I looooove the white crib! Don't settle! He won't sleep in it at first, anyway... Hold out for what you want, mama! ;)

    1. Thanks, Deana!

      Totally ordered the white crib, just hoping the lead time is shorter!

  2. Walking around NYC totally counts as exercise!

    1. Good point! Thanks, Sar!

      Now if I could teleport there right NOW I'd join you for a cruise around Central Park!

      Missing you tons!