Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pregnancy FAQ & The Monthly Bump-Date!

33 Weeks, 34 Weeks, 35 Weeks

Hello Y'all! I thought this Bump-date I would answer all the questions everyone has been asking about my pregnancy. So let’s dive right in!

How far along are you?
I am 37 weeks right now... So freakin' crazy! I just cannot believe how quickly time goes. Baby S. has officially "dropped", which means she beginning to prepare for her exit. Tomorrow I head to the doctor and find out if Baby S in the right position for delivery! So I get to see her in her little nook once more before she makes her post-labor debut! I have also been getting braxton hicks contractions more frequently, so it should be long now.

What is the gender of the baby?
We are having a baby girl! Let me tell you, when it comes to baby clothing, there is nothing more fun than shopping for girls. Seriously, I cannot stop buying little headbands, outfits & all things baby girl!

What workouts have you been doing while pregnant?

My workouts during my pregnancy vastly changed as my pregnancy progressed. Let me begin by saying my pre-pregnancy workout consisted of running 2-3 miles about 3 times per week. Once I found out I was pregnant, I changed my workout to the elliptical. I made this change as it was more comfortable for me as my stomach began to grow. Up until week 20, I was doing about 30-40 minutes on the elliptical with light weight lifting. After week 20 my work out changed to walks with my husband and puppy, Ryder. These walks are anywhere from a half mile to 3 miles depending on my energy levels. I usually go on walks with them around 4 times per week. I have found these make me feel way better and help me sleep (which seems to elude me these days as it is hard to even turn over!).

Do you have stretch marks?

I am very lucky and have not gotten any stretch marks. I just used Aveeno lotion daily on my tummy to keep the itching at bay. I have read up on stretch marks and have found that getting stretch marks is more about genetics and less about the latest and greatest stretch mark cream. Also drinking a lot of water and gaining weight at steady pace helps too!

Do you have a name picked out?
We sure doooo!!! But you’ll have to wait for Miss Sutton’s big debut to find out her name. ;-)

What are your pregnancy essentials?

- A good support system- My husband has been my rock. He listens to all my pregnancy complaints & woes, supports our family and basically keeps me and the baby healthy & happy always.
-Comfy clothing- My FAVORITE clothing has been maternity tees and tanks with maternity leggings. I have lived in these for the last 9 months. I love these tees (here) and these leggings (here) from Belly Dance Maternity.
-Comfy Flats and Flip flops- So so essential! I have worn heels during most of pregnancy on the weekends, but last weekend at a wedding I attended, my luck with heels ran out. Luckily, I brought some comfy flip flops with me. Once you hit week 37, heels have lost ALL of their appeal, trust me on that one.

What have you done to prepare?

We have taken 4 different baby preparation classes through our hospital as I discussed in this past blog post. We also read the book, Mayo Clinic: Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy. I feel pretty prepared right now, but there is always more to learn when you are a new mom! 
36 Weeks & 37 Weeks

2 comments :

  1. That's so great that you've stayed so active throughout your pregnancy! You look AMAZING! Yay for being in the final stretch!

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    1. Thanks, Niki!! Yes, sooo happy to be in the final stretch... so close but it feels so far away!! Hope you are feeling great!

      Xx Kelly

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