I think I felt Baby Itz hiccup. I’m not sure though because how am I supposed to know what they feel like? But on Sunday, I felt a little something like a bubble in my belly; it was pretty quick, yet consistent. I went to the doctor yesterday for my appointment and learned that Baby Itz is head down which is great. And that’s exactly the area which I felt like the hiccups were coming from. Alright 35 weeks pregnant bumpdate picture and details below, and then itz time to start planning and packing the hospital bag!
So many people have told me how “big” I’ve gotten over the last week, and some have even commented that I look like I’m carrying lower. He feels a little lower to me, but not uncomfortably so or anything. I still feel really great which I count my blessings everyday.
Baby Itz: 35 Weeks
Baby’s size? Honeydew.
Maternity clothes? LOVE! I definitely love clothes that are more fitted compared to looser which is funny because itz totally opposite how I felt at the beginning of my pregnancy.
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: Ehhh, I’m up a lot throughout the night either going pee or tossing and turning. I still have really good energy throughout the day though, so I’m not complaining. <– same
Best moment this week: Being with family. Seeing Baby Itz on the ultrasound.
Miss anything? Not really. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m totally digging this pregnancy thing.
Movement: So much movement! And now that I know he’s head down, I feel like I can feel his little butt or his little legs when he moves which is so fun.
Food Cravings: Again, no cravings, just eating a lot all the time.
Anything making you queasy or sick? No.
Gender: BOY BOY BOY!!!!
Labor Signs: Nope – some Braxton Hicks contractions, but nothing major.
Symptoms: Nothing out of the ordinary.
Belly Button – in or out? Not a full outtie, but itz definitely showing through my tight shirts! <– true again!
Wedding Rings – on or off? On!
Happy or Moody? Happy!
Looking Forward To: My friends and family baby shower is this weekend. After that itz time to be in baby-prep mode full time! We’ve had the furniture for awhile, but haven’t done much else. Itz getting close!
photo by Stephanie Cotta Photography
Packing the Hospital Bag
So I asked my sister Stephanie (of course) what I should pack in the hospital bag as I definitely need to start getting things ready. She was like, “Uhh sweats, you’ll want to be comfortable.” Ok, well clearly, Sis, but what else? After awhile, she really got to thinking and we actually ran to Old Navy to pick up some new cute sweats that I’d be comfortable in. Jonny’s been wanting me to pack a hospital bag for quite some time now because he’s such a planner. First I’ll make this list, then I’ll actually pack. Soon. I promise!
My Bag: (the Apera Performance Duffel)
- black capris / sweats
- loose sweatshirt
- tank tops
- undies & bras
- flip flops / slippers
- essential oils
- baby book (to get footprints stamped)
- cocogo (to stay hydrated)
- lip balm
- baby’s going home outfit
Last Minute Items:
- iPhone + charger
- computer + charger
- hair stuff (blow dryer, flat iron, brush)
- wallet + purse
I’m packing a new toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant for both Jonny and I, so itz one less thing we have to worry about grabbing on the way out. The makeup and hair stuff may seem silly, but when your sister is a professional photographer and planning to document every last detail, I know I’ll want to look somewhat put together! Or as put together as possible for laboring and birthing Baby Itz.
I’m not taking any music because Jonny has made a playlist for me on his phone. Also, no magazines or books because if I need or want to be entertained, I’ll do so with my phone. I’ve heard some suggestions with possibly taking my breast pump. I thought it would be to learn how to use it, so I asked Stephanie and she responded, “Learn how to use it? You hook it up to your boobs!” Ha. But she said it may be a good idea to bring it to get my milk going. We live pretty close to the hospital, so that may get left at home and I could have someone grab it, if necessary. Hmm, I think that about covers the basics, but of course I want to hear from you!
What else do I need to pack in the hospital bag?