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  • Bumpdate: 41 Weeks…

    Bumpdate: 41 Weeks…

    How Far Along? 41 Weeks…1 week overdue! Weight Gain? I have an appointment today, but I think it’s still about 35 pounds. Size of Baby? A pumpkin…19-22 inches and 6-9 pounds. Maternity Clothes?  Yep. Stretch Marks?  Yep. Gender? Baby Girl! Sleep? Still doing okay in that department…just bathroom breaks. I’m trying to be thankful for it while I have it! Food Cravings? Nope. Symptoms? Same – Swelling and uncomfortable, and some heartburn. Movement? She’s definitely been more active recently and has been sitting on my left hip for the past few days… Belly Button? Still weird looking. On the bright…

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    Still Pregnant.

    Still Pregnant.

    I know now why no one ever wants to go past their due date.  It’s not the weight gain, the heartburn, the baby sitting on your bladder, or any of those other typical pregnancy symptoms. It’s everyone else…calling and looking at you saying, “You’re still pregnant?” I know everyone means well, but it’s seriously driving me insane.  Chris too, but obviously to a lesser extent.  Every day he goes into work people ask him if the baby’s here.  I could see over a weekend because it is two days, but this happens EVERY DAY.  It’s like, “No, Jess is in…

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    Bumpdate: 40 Weeks and Due Date!

    Bumpdate: 40 Weeks and Due Date!

    How Far Along? 40 Weeks – it’s my due date! Weight Gain? 35 pounds at the doctor today. Size of Baby? A watermelon. 19-22 inches and 6-9 pounds. Maternity Clothes?  Yep. Stretch Marks?  Yep. Gender? Baby Girl! Sleep? Still the same, just getting up for the bathroom. Food Cravings? Nope. Symptoms? Same – swelling, uncomfortable, and a little bit of heartburn. Not bad considering how uncomfortable some people get, so I’m trying not to complain. Movement? She’s been a little more active recently – hopefully because she’s getting into position… Belly Button? Still weird. Wedding rings on or off? Cheapo…

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    Bumpdate: 39 Weeks!

    Bumpdate: 39 Weeks!

    How Far Along? 39 Weeks! Weight Gain? 33.5 pounds as of today’s doc appointment Size of Baby? A 19-22 inch, 7 pound watermelon. No wonder I’m so tired. Maternity Clothes?  Yep, and I can’t wait to be done with them. Stretch Marks?  Yep, and they’re now spreading from my front to my sides. Lovely. Gender?  Baby Girl! Sleep? Still the same. I get about every hour or two for the bathroom, but can usually get back to sleep pretty easily. Food Cravings? None really. Symptoms? Heartburn, crazy swollen feet, general discomfort, exhaustion…all your typical end of pregnancy stuff. Movement? Yep,…

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    Bumpdate: 38 Weeks!

    Bumpdate: 38 Weeks!

    How Far Along? 38 Weeks! Almost there! Weight Gain? 31 pounds total, per my doctor’s appointment on Monday. Size of Baby? Still a watermelon – 19-22 inches and 6.5 pounds. Maternity Clothes?  Yep. Stretch Marks?  Yep, and I’m starting to get them on the sides too…baby girl is running out of room! Gender? Baby Girl! Sleep? I wake up about every hour or two to go to the bathroom and have been able to get back to sleep pretty easily…changing sides in bed is getting more and more uncomfortable though! Food Cravings? Sugar. Baby Girl has a sweet tooth… Symptoms?…

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    Bumpdate: 37 Weeks!

    Bumpdate: 37 Weeks!

    So I did this on time, but totally forgot to post it – so I’m dating it back to Wednesday (even though it’s currently Saturday) How Far Along? 37 Weeks – FULL TERM! Weight Gain? I lost 2 pounds at my last appointment, so total is at 31 pounds. Size of Baby? A watermelon – 19-22 inches and 6.5 pounds! Maternity Clothes?  Yep. Stretch Marks?  Yep. Gender? Baby Girl! Sleep? Still about the same. I’m waking up for the bathroom about 4 times each night but getting back to sleep pretty easily. I have had to keep the apartment at…

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    Bumpdate: 36 Weeks!

    Bumpdate: 36 Weeks!

    How Far Along? 36 Weeks! Weight Gain? Went to the doctor today and apparently it’s at 33 pounds…ugh. I know it could be a lot worse, but I was really hoping to keep it to 30…and now it looks like I’ll hit 40 by the time I deliver. It’s a little depressing, but I’m trying to think of it all going to baby to make her healthy! Size of Baby? A large cantaloupe – 19-22 inches and about 6 pounds! Maternity Clothes?  Yep. Stretch Marks?  Yep. Gender? BABY GIRL!!! Sleep? Pretty good still. I get up for bathroom breaks, but…

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    Bumpdate: 35 Weeks, 3 Days!

    Bumpdate: 35 Weeks, 3 Days!

    How Far Along? 35 Weeks, 3 Days! Weight Gain? Haven’t weighed myself lately, but I feel enormous… Size of Baby? A large cantaloupe – 19-20 inches and about 5.5 pounds Maternity Clothes?  Yep. Stretch Marks?  Yep. Gender? I can tell you TOMORROW!!! Sleep? Ugh. Waking up about 4-5 times a night to go to the bathroom – BB is definitely sitting on my bladder. Insomnia hour continues as well… Food Cravings? Nothing really, except I rarely want to eat vegetables. Symptoms? Swelling, heartburn, pressure – BB likes to stick his/her butt out right under my ribs and puts lots of…

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    Bumpdate: 34 Weeks + 2 Days!

    Bumpdate: 34 Weeks + 2 Days!

    How Far Along? 34 Weeks, 2 days! Weight Gain? At the doctor on Monday, it was about 29 pounds. I’m pretty okay with that. Size of Baby? A Pineapple – 19-22 inches and almost 5 pounds! Maternity Clothes?  Yep. Stretch Marks?  Yep. Gender? 9 more days till I tell you! Sleep? It’s been okay. I get up for the bathroom about 3 times a night, and my body has recently decided that about 4-5am is insomnia hour…but I can usually get back to sleep for a little while after that, so it’s not too bad. Food Cravings? Carbs. Baby does…

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    Bumpdate: 33 Weeks!

    Bumpdate: 33 Weeks!

    How Far Along? 33 Weeks! Only 7 to go! Weight Gain? Haven’t checked. I still think around 27 pounds or so – I go to the doctor on Monday. Size of Baby? A honeydew! 19 inches and 4.5 pounds! Maternity Clothes?  Yep. Stretch Marks?  Yep. Gender? I’ll tell you on 11/11!!! Sleep? Pretty good, waking up a few times during the night, mostly for the bathroom. What’s most annoying is I seem to get my best sleep in the hours of about 5-7 am…right before my alarm goes off. Ugh. Food Cravings? Carbs and sweets. Symptoms? Just increasingly tired…and a…

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