Monday, February 9, 2015

34 Week Pregnancy Update + Photoshoot + More from PinkBlush Maternity

Can you believe I'm already 34 weeks?! My last update was at 28 weeks...this sweet time in our lives is rushing by without an extra moment to share more. BUT, at 32 weeks we were blessed with an opportunity to have a family/maternity photoshoot done so I really want to share some of those shots, complete with the latest pregnancy details after.

On the day of our photoshoot it was freezing, and the sun had yet to appear even by 1 o'clock on that overcast day despite the clear forecast. However, it made way for a really unique tone and landscape to our photos and I LOVE THEM. Our AMAZING friend and photographer truly captured our family - something we haven't really done in years! Here are a few of my favorites (some fully edited, some a bit raw)...






I received complimentary product for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

PinkBlush Maternity sent me several outfits for our photoshoot. I picked out the Emerald Green Draped Accent Maternity Maxi Dress myself (no longer available), but the Ivory Lace Belted Maternity Dress ($44) and Beige Knit Crochet Neckline Long Sleeve Maternity Top ($32) were a total surprises! And guess what? They all fit like they were made just for me!! That's one thing I absolutely adore about PinkBlush Maternity. There's consistency in the fit of their huge array of maternity apparel, which is so so so important for the short period of time a woman actually needs to wear maternity. I also wore my PinkBlush Maternity Dark Wash Maternity Skinny Jeans ($45) with the beige top (along with my brown boots). A HUGE thank you to PinkBlush Maternity for my photoshoot wardrobe!

How Far Along: 34 Weeks

Due Date: March 23, 2015

Weight gain: +24 pounds

Boy or girl:
GIRL!!!! :)

Symptoms: Wow, have I hit the third trimester or what!?! I feel like a bit of a mess, and my body feels very pregnant at this point. The past two weeks of sleep have been quite miserable, waking every hour to pee and even sooner to flip over because my hips hurt. I've decided to not return to the Chiropractor despite this because it's technically manageable now, just uncomfortable and the intensity comes and goes. There's just something scary about being adjusted while pregnant anyway! Hormones are flaring with high emotions and also hot/cold spells at night. This past week I've been waking up so hungry in the wee hours of the morning that I have to eat something before I can even try to get some more shut eye in. So that means two breakfasts! Baby's clearly needing the extra calories which makes perfect sense since this is when she should be mostly just gaining fat now.
I also noticed at about 31 weeks that despite my belly not growing much (from my view anyway), baby grew a lot! She's definitely starting to run out of room!


Cravings: Cottage cheese, pickles, chocolate milk, anything else chocolate and candy.
I'm having a difficult time taming my major impulsiveness at the grocery store lately!


What made me cry recently: Ha! Everything makes me cry. I'm pretty sensitive right now and the anxiety of baby preparations and not feeling ready yet are totally getting to me. Every few days it seems to become too much and I'm just an anxious wreck, so I end up over doing it to compensate so I can "reset" and feel better until it happens again. I can't wait to have every little detail done!

Medical stuff/appointments: I'm nearly to weekly appointments! This Friday is my next regular appointment and I'm looking forward to confirming that baby girl is still head down. She flips and turns a lot, which makes me nervous considering Buddy was a transverse, very stuck baby. She seems to have a favorite spot though with her feet on my left side, always poking out quite a bit. I love it.

Something I am excited about: Over the weekend we took a 5-hour labor class that was amazing and left us feeling prepared for what's to come. With the support of my Hubby and our doula, I'm confident that a VBAC is totally achievable, and that I can handle the pain of labor and birth without medication. I'm so excited to meet our little girl!

Favorite part of the past few weeks: A lot has happened since my last update! Of course I love feeling my little girl move soooo much, but realizing this part's nearly over is bittersweet. I can't wait to actually have her in my arms though! Also, taking family/maternity photos a couple weeks ago was awesome! Seriously, I felt so anxious that I was thinking with my luck I'd go into preterm labor the night before our photoshoot or something crazy. We haven't had professional photos done for just our family in many years, so this was a real treat. The joyful memories I have associated with this time in my life were truly captured, and I'm so looking forward to printing and framing so many of them to build our gallery wall. Also since my last update we hired our doula, visited my mom to pick out nursery colors, and officially transferred care to the best VBAC-friendly OB/Midwife practice and hospital in the Sacramento region. We're wrapping up the many little details from here on!
 

16 comments:

Janet W. said...

Those photos are so precious and beautiful!! What a lovely keepsake of this time in your life!

James Robert said...

Your pics are great, very nice looking family and your baby looks so low to me. Excited to see pics of your family once she gets here. Having 5 of my own, I know what an exciting time this is for all of you

Brittney Minor said...

Beautiful pics! I am so happy and excited for you!

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

These are some lovely pictures, and I really like the maternity outfits!

Hannah Avery said...

Congrats! I'm 30 weeks today, and am feeling more uncomfortable too! I totally relate to the hips hurting in the night thing! Love your outfits! That emerald dress is so stunning on you!

-Hannah

Rebecca Parsons said...

Really beautiful pictures. Pink Blush is perfect for expecting and nursing mommies!

Keara B. said...

Beautiful shots... great memories for your family. I'm glad to hear you'll be able to try for a VBAC. So awesome that your providers are open to that!

Beth R said...

The photos are so cute. You can do it! With all the love and support you can totally have the VBAC you want

JRFrugalMom and Family said...

Your photos are stunning! What a great way to celebrate the pregnancy.

K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy said...

Awww...what beautiful photos!!

Leanne said...

You look gorgeous, and your pictures turned out so beautifully!

Linda Madden said...

You are glowing. Very beautiful pictures. Wishing you the best.

CindyWindy2003 said...

You look gorgeous in your family pregnancy photos, I especially love the one of your son kissing the baby bump.

Holly Thomas said...

I never got the chance to take maternity photos. Yours are just so beautiful!! Love the outfit.

Julie Wood said...

What gorgeous pictures of you pregnant and your son kissing your baby bump is too sweet! These pictures turned out great and I remember when you just announced your pregnancy! Congrats on your new baby!

lil_lady_dz said...

Such a beautiful family, awesome pictures. I love that green dress, it is so pretty, the denim jacket is awesome too over it.