(This is not a gender reveal. I wore this dress to a wedding on the weekend and was asked a couple times if we were having a girl, thanks to the hot pink bow. There is a 50% chance that we are having a girl, and a 100% chance that hot pink, black and white look awesome together- so that's the only reason that bow is on this dress :) )
With less than 6 weeks to go, things are getting pretty squishy in there. I had an ultrasound yesterday morning and baby is snug as a bug, head down and bum up- pushing right up into my tender rib cage. Husband had to be at work, but my mom accompanied me to the ultrasound appointment and we both marveled at baby's beating heart, little eye ball (that was pretty much all we got to see of it's face since both hands AND both feet were blocking the rest from view) and fuzzy little layer of baby hair! Who knew you could see hair on an ultrasound?! Also, who knew our baby would have any hair?! My family makes bald babies. I'm just dying to know what our little one looks like, with my husband and I having such polar opposite looks it's a complete mystery!
I've finally retired the bicycle riding for the remainder of my pregnancy, so it's all early mornings driving Hubby to work before I start my work day from here on out. Although, I would be waking up at 6 am with or without an alarm clock. My full bladder and growling stomach every morning make sure of that! I'm not eating any particular foods, I'm eating all the foods. Mine and baby's morning routine is now: feed the ravage beast known as my stomach at 6am, talk hubby's ear off on the way to his work (so long, peaceful quiet mornings for my night-owl morning-hating husband), drive myself to the multiplex, swim for as long and as hard as I can (which is really not very hard at all anymore. I'm 10 seconds slower over 100 meters of front-crawl now. That's like, way slow), shower and get ready in less than 15 minutes since it's so hard to make myself leave the pool deck any earlier, then be at my desk for work at 9 am. I usually don't feel baby moving around a whole lot during this time since I'm going full speed ahead, but once I settle into my desk chair it starts a squirming and keeps that up most of the day. Unless of course, someone dare put their hand on my belly to feel the baby move- that always makes he/she freeze. So silly!
The other night I was sound asleep and husband was awake and stirring as usual, when he put his arm around my belly and felt baby just absolutely dancing around in there! They hung out like that for a while, having their own little party without me. He told me about it in the morning, and it was such a hit of reality that there is a little human growing in there that is completely separate from me and yet so completely a part of me at the same time! This growing people stuff, it's crazy I tell ya.
That's pretty much the highlight reel of week 34. Oh, and we got fully stocked up on our supply of cloth diapers and cotton wipes over the weekend! That's a big weight off my chest. Now we have things for baby to sit in (thanks to generous mom-friends who are done having babies), a couple adorable things for baby to wear (thanks to my mom, typical grandma spoiling baby before she's even met it!) and things for baby to poop in. I think that covers all the bases.
Here's hoping that baby stays in it's snug little spot for another 6 weeks!