Oh, My! I’m 36 Weeks!

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Yes. It’s been a long time since I’ve posted but life has been so weird! Since I’ve posted I had my second baby shower in San Jose, a third with my family up here! Both were so much fun! I loved seeing all my family and friends together gathered over delicious food! The third was a surprise designed to makes me as uncomfortable as possible! And I loved it!

I also found out that I’m anemic. And while I really tried to up my iron in addition to the iron supplement I was taking, my body just didn’t absorb any of it. Because I’m so close to my due date I’ve had to go in twice a week to get my iron through in IV. It’s such a bummer, I really worked on pairing my iron rich foods with vitamin C and trying to cut out things that diminish absorption, but none of it worked. Hopefully, my iron will go back to normal after I deliver and all will be well!

When I’m not fighting off exhaustion, I am obsessively organizing. It feels so good to get rid of stuff (obviously belonging to my husband) that I’ve been trying to throw out for years, And the best part is that I was able to sell most of it on craigslist and use the money to get the rest of the stuff I wanted for the baby. Yay for being thrifty!

I also have continued to workout. I lowered the intensity of my workouts but increased my frequency. I manage to walk for at least 20 minutes every day. It actually helps me feel less tired and prevents me from getting a little stir crazy.

The last of my to-do’s include:

Getting the car seat installed

Prepping some freezer meals for postpartum

Sewing some nursing infinity scarves

Organizing like a crazy person

My So. Cal Baby Shower

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I flew down to San Diego this past weekend to watch my Mom graduate from school and for the first of two baby showers! It was so much fun! It was wonderful to see family and old friends. I left stocked up on tons on baby clothes, diapers and baby cuteness. My cousin, Jen, made adorable diaper cakes decorated with hair bows, sock and shoes. My Aunt went to town on decorating and it could not have turned out cuter! And as always, seeing everyone was such a treat! SO happy! :)

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Traveling

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On my way to San Diego with a cinnamon roll and a coffee! It seems no matter how grumpy I am, a pastry always makes it better. There is something super calming about flying, especially on such a short flight. I’m also a spoiled brat and only like to fly on Virgin America, so I feel like I’m fancy.

OMG they are passing out ice cream! So I’m cutting this post short.

Bumpdate: 31 Weeks

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Holy crap! I think my belly grew 50% in the past two weeks.  I can tell it’s getting pretty cramped in there, my stomach has been moving like I have a medium sized xenomorph trying to burst out of it. Not gonna lie, it’s pretty creepy.

Last weekend was spent making crib sheets and blankets for the baby. I HAD to clear out some of my fabric stash. It was out of control! And slowly we are weeding out stuff we don’t need. I feel like we still have so much time, but I also know that time will fly by and all of a sudden I will have a newborn and crazy mess in my house.

I’ve been very whiny the past couple of weeks. I have crazy rib pain, it’s seriously the worst. And I have come to the realization that I am going to surpass my goal weight. While I have been pretty active throughout my pregnancy, I have also been eating more Mexican food than usual and binging on cereal (that’s something you can binge on, right?). Right now, I’ve gained about 25 pounds, which leaves me 10 pounds until I hit the upper limit of the recommended 25-35 pound weight gain for my size. I’m not too stressed about it, but reigning in the fast food and sweets will hopefully not put me too far over.

My workouts have gotten harder. When running or walking too fast I can feel the baby bouncing off my bladder, which is crazy uncomfortable. So I have decreased my speed and started to incorporate the stationary bike. I figured now is the time for low impact cardio and building up more muscle. I am obsessed with To The Sea, it is a great blog with great tips on staying active and workout plans from a NCSF Certified Personal Trainer and all-around awesome looking mom.

The next week I get to travel down to So. Cal for a baby shower and then one up here the following weekend! I have a busy couple of weeks in store, but hopefully I can travel and get some serious shit done!

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