• 40 weeks pregnant
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    Bumpdate: 40+ Weeks Pregnant

    Throughout this pregnancy, I have posted my weekly “bumpdates” the following week. So in truth, I am no longer pregnant but before I show off my awesome bundle of cuteness I shall finish what I started. How far along?: 40 weeks pregnant and then some Maternity clothes: Yes! Stretch marks: Yes Sleep: Getting pretty uncomfortable. I am ready to see this little man already. Best moment(s) these last weeks: Making it to our due date. Miss anything?: Running, working out, being not pregnant. Movement: Yes yes yes! Food Cravings: Nothing new.  Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nope. Gender: Boy! Labor signs: This week has been a hot mess. Over…

  • 39 Weeks Pregnant
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    Bumpdate: 39 Weeks Pregnant

    I will be honest I didn’t think we would make it this far! I really thought this little man was going to make an early arrival. Even if he decides to stick around a few more weeks it is crazy to know whether he likes it or not he is going to be here so soon! I am so inexplicably excited! How far along?: 39 Weeks Pregnant Maternity clothes: Yes! Stretch marks: Yes. And I am really starting to appreciate my body for all that it has done for this little guy.  Sleep: Maybe my body is working to “store energy” but I have been sleeping so well this week! Best…

  • 38 weeks pregnant
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    Bumpdate: 38 Weeks Pregnant

    How far along?: 38 weeks pregnant Maternity clothes: Yes! Stretch marks: Boo! I don’t like this question anymore. Sleep: Still sleeping pretty well. It is getting more difficult to flip from side to side with a big ol’ baby in there though. Best moment(s) these last weeks: The feeling of having everything in order and ready for little man’s arrival. Miss anything?: I am ready to be able to workout hard again. I miss pushing my body to those limits. Movement: Yes yes yes! Food Cravings: Nothing new. Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nothing new. Gender: Boy! Labor signs: Contractions but nothing consistent. Belly button in or out?: Out,…

  • 37 weeks pregnant
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    Bumpdate: 37 Weeks Pregnant

    How far along?: 37 weeks pregnant Maternity clothes: Yes! Stretch marks: Sadly a few. Sleep: Still pretty good. Best moment(s) these last weeks: Making it to “full term”. I know he will be in there for a while longer but it is a huge sigh of relief to know he has made it to this point. Miss anything?: Running. There have been a few days of warmer weather and I am jealous of all the people out enjoying a good run.  Movement: Yes yes yes! Food Cravings: Nothing really Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nothing new. Gender: Boy! Labor signs: Random bouts of contractions. Nothing that is consistent and…

  • 36 weeks pregnant
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    Bumpdate: Playing Catch Up… 34 – 36 Weeks Pregnant

    Oh my, I have been a horrible blogger these days! I am slightly ashamed at how far behind I have been with my bumpdates. It has been a busy couple of weeks. Better late than never I suppose. How far along?: Currently, 36 weeks pregnant Maternity clothes: Yes! Stretch marks: Sadly over the last few weeks I have developed a few more along the right side of my belly. The same area our little man likes to hang out. Luckily I only have a few and none of them are crazy so hopefully, they will fade quickly after birth.  Sleep: Around 35 weeks our little man dropped a bit and…

  • 33 weeks pregnant
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    Bumpdate: 32 and 33 Weeks Pregnant

    Time has gotten away from me so I will be catching up on two weeks with this post.  How far along?: Currently, 33 Weeks  Weight gain: I haven’t visited a scale recently but I know the number is climbing. I am trying not to focus on weight and rather focus on how I feel and I am feeling good! Maternity clothes: Yes! Stretch marks: As of this week I now have a small one on my lower belly. Right in the area where little man likes to stretch out. Sadly seeing this really bummed me out but I am trying to channel the whole “I’m a tiger I earned my…

  • 31 weeks pregnant
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    Bumpdate: 31 Weeks Pregnant

    How far along?: 31 Weeks Pregnant Maternity clothes: Yes! Stretch marks: Thankfully none! Hoping this will last til the end. Sleep: Sleep this week had improved, but I find myself wide awake enjoying little man’s kicks and wiggles late into the evening. Miss anything?: Being comfortable. I’m starting to run out of room in there.  Movement: So many kicks and wiggles and I am loving every minute of it.  Food Cravings: Cereal  Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nothing new. Gender: Boy! Labor signs: My body is preparing for labor with Braxton Hicks contractions these days.  Symptoms: Big belly and an active little man. Belly button in or out?: Out, out,…

  • 30 weeks pregnant
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    Bumpdate: 30 Weeks Pregnant

    Between little man laying sideways and my doctor expressing concern with my weight gain (he believes I haven’t gained enough even though I beg to differ) this week we were scheduled for an ultrasound to see how little man is doing. Despite the doctor’s concern, I have been convinced that little man is ahead of schedule. Perhaps it has been all the kicks to the ribs and pelvis at the same time or maybe it was just mother’s intuition, but I was convinced that I was growing a giant. So on Monday the Hubs and I went in for our ultrasound and after taking some measurements and letting us see…

  • 29 weeks pregnant
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    Bumpdate: 29 Weeks Pregnant

    We found out last week that little man is laying in the transverse position. Our doctor says it is nothing to worry about right now but if he doesn’t flip by 34 weeks we might have to take action. Nothing puts time flying by into perspective like your doctor talking birth options! I am really hoping to avoid having a c-section birth if possible so I have started trying some natural “flip-yo-baby” methods that I found on Spinning Babies. So far the hanging out upside down hasn’t convinced little man to move but I am hopeful he will make his move soon. How far along?: 29 Weeks Pregnant Total weight…

  • 27 and 28 weeks pregnant
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    Bumpdate: 27 & 28 Weeks Pregnant

    27 Weeks Pregnant How far along?: 27 Weeks Pregnant  Total weight gain: Finally visited with the scale again and I am still 2 pounds down from pre-pregnancy weight.  Maternity clothes: Yes! Stretch marks: None. Here’s hoping this lasts. Sleep: I have been making an effort to stretch before I head to bed and that seems to really help with the tightness and pain. All in all, sleep has improved.  Best moment(s) this last week: This was a really good week.  I enjoyed ringing in the New Years, spending time with friends I hadn’t seen in a while,  and attending a hockey game with my hubs. And most of all making…