I did a few of these bumpdates when I was pregnant with Ben. Here’s my 25 week and my 34 week bumpdate with him. The 34 week one still blows my mind because I had an emergency c-section literally hours after I published that. You can see that I complain about back pain. The back pain I was experiencing was actually a placental abruption.
So even though these are a little silly, I didn’t realize how powerful looking back on them would be. Here’s my first one of this pregnancy…
size of the baby: A G.I. Joe or an Atlantic Puffin.
gender: Girl. We found out at 11 weeks because we did the cell free DNA testing again. It tests for all major chromosomal abnormalities and can confirm the sex.
clothes: I found that my regular pants and shorts got so uncomfortable so early in my pregnancy this time around. I just started wearing maternity jeans this week. I still have to pull them up regularly but at least they are comfortable. I haven’t been able to wear my real jeans in a while. Mostly I’ve been wearing a lot of dresses.
movement: I feel her move pretty regularly throughout the day. She’s especially active whenever I lay down and am still.
sleep: Decent. I can still kind of sleep on my stomach if I keep my knee up to carry the weight of my body. Mostly I sleep on my left side though. I’m usually a stomach sleeper so pregnancy is tough for me in that regard.
missing: Not being out of breath all the time. I could go for some spicy tuna.
cravings and aversions: Nothing specific. I do feel like sometimes I want two kinds of foods that don’t go together at all. Like this thai cucumber salad paired with these black bean taquitos. Fortunately N doesn’t care so we regularly eat dinners that are just plain weird.
what we’ve bought: Nothing. We have a lot of what we need already from Ben. The only “girl” thing I have this adorable set of swaddles that my bestie sent when we found out it was a girl.
what i’m dreaming about: I had a dream that I had two glasses of wine (I’ve had zero) and I was sort of drunk and I kept freaking out in my dream that I was drunk and pregnant. It was weird. Last night I had a dream that Nav and I became roommates with my college roommate Rachel and Eddie Murphy. So yeah, good times.
how i’m feeling: Pretty good. I’m tired a lot and I definitely get worn out faster than usual. I still take naps some days. I did this with Ben too – I don’t know if I shared but I used to nap in an empty office at work because I couldn’t make it through the day! Luckily now I can nap on my couch but sometimes it makes it harder to get work done.
I went on a bachelorette party this weekend to Brooklyn and had a great time. I even made it to 9 stops on the bar crawl (sober, obviously) before heading home at 1:40am. I was pretty impressed with myself.
workouts: For a while I did Barre3 and I really enjoyed it. The location in Philly has child care which is AMAZING and it helped me mentally the rest of the day to get one hour to myself on the days I worked out. It’s very expensive to have an unlimited membership so I might buy a pack of classes and take 1-2 a week. Other than that, I walk everywhere pushing 50lbs. of Ben + stroller so I’m not worried about my activity level. Sometimes I do prenatal strength training videos on Youtube. This one is my favorite.
nav is: “Pretty good”. I should note that twice this week I have dropped something loudly upstairs and I’m telling you, I’ve never seen Nav move faster. One time Ben was napping so I didn’t want to yell “I’m okay!” so I scared Nav pretty badly. Oops.
looking forward to: Labor day weekend and hanging with my boys. We have no plans and it just makes me happy that I get three days with all of us together.
best moments: This weekend I had a ton of fun on the bachelorette party and having a little time to myself (or not really to myself but just without a toddler). I was gone two nights and Ben was with Nav and it’s great to have a partner that I trust so I can just be like “bye” and do my own thing without worry. Sometimes you just need to remember what it feels like to be just you in the world, if that makes sense. It was also good to feel like even though I’m pregnant that I could still keep up and didn’t drag down the energy of the party.