Saturday, November 14, 2009

34 Weeks

I feel like I am turning into a weekend blogger lately. Our weekdays have been so busy between work, baby prep classes, and other random outtings that before you know it, another weekend is here. With days flying by like this for us, Miss Jillian is going to be here before we know it!!! As of today, I officially have 40 days left. I can't believe it. So many milestones have been reached this week from a personal and professional perspective. First, I was approved to go part-time once the baby is there! I will be working 3 Nine hour days, I am so excited!!!! I get to have the best of both worlds, a career and will be able to stay at home two days a week with my little girl. The other three days will be split between daycare and Jeff's Mom. I also submitted my FMLA request to HR on Friday!!!!! I am so excited! I am offcially going to be off for 12+ weeks once she arrives. This is going to be a huge change for me, I have been working ever since I graduated from college, um, 13 years ago? Wow. I am really looking forward to this time off with my baby girl. I think I counted only 25 workdays left. So excited!!!!! My co-workers also gave us a wonderful baby shower this week. We are so blessed to work with such wonderful people.

On the Canopy Bed front, we received the side slats this week!!! So I guess Walmart was not playing a cruel joke on my at all. The header and footboard have also been shipped and are hanging out somewhere in Virgina the last time I checked. They have to be huge so I imagine they are going to take a few more days than the slats. I can't wait to post pics of the bed finally put together. Speaking of bedroom furniture, we are still waiting for Jill's furniture to arrive. I expect it will be a few more weeks but I am really itching to finish up her room!!!! My parents surprised us this week by brining over her curtains as an early Christmas present. They are so adorable, I can't wait to hang them.

We have the silk green panels:

with the pink polka dot sheers:

A few more 34 week details:

Total weight gain/loss: 30 lbs. I pretty much reached my limit to where I wanted to end up, and I still have 6 weeks to go. Let's just hope that this is it.

Maternity clothes? Of course, even though there are a few occasional non maternity items I can still get a way with.

Stretch Marks: Still none! Woohoo!

Sleep: Still getting up at least 1-2 nights to pee. It's so funny how I will crawl back into bed and then Jill gets up and thinks it's time to start moving around. It amazes me how my schedule affects her. She is such a little person already. I notice she will even respond to when I am in the shower, drying my hair, or talking to Jeff in the morning. I really wonder how much they hear and pay attention to while they are all snug in there.

Best moment this week: Her hiccups. I was laying in bed one night and I started to feel her move around and kick her feet like she normally does but I also noticed some activity going on where her head is which I never really felt before. I had Jeff feel her and he was the one that realized she was having the hiccups. It made so much sense, she would twich every 30 seconds. There have been a few nights where it has woken me up so I just lay there and rub my belly hoping she is OK. I feel terrible sometimes when she has them really bad. Poor thing!

Movement: All the time now, her feet are always resting to the left of me, if I want to make sure she is OK, I just press on her feet and get a reaction out of her.

Food cravings: Nothing in particular, just a little bit of everything! Ugh, my appetite has really kicked in, lets just hope it is going to her and not me.

Gender: Girl!

Labor Signs: I have had some weird cramping which I think has been Braxton Hicks. Not 100% convinced yet but we will call it that for now.

Belly Button in or out? Still out.

What I miss: this week it's normal fall clothes and tall boots. I have seen so many cute fall styles on women lately that I really wish I can participate!!! I am ready to burn my black patent leather flats that I have been wearing since the summer.

What I am looking forward to: meeting our little girl and holding her in my arms. I can't wait to show her the nursery!

Weekly Wisdom: None I can think of this week!

Milestones: Getting approved for part time work and submitting my FMLA request. Getting approved for part time is just so wonderful for me. It just helps everything that we have been planning that much easier.

Take care,


  1. My gosh, how are you 34 weeks already!? Jillian will be here before we know it! You look great!

    I think you will love working part-time. It truly is the best of both worlds!

  2. Oh my word! Look at you! So freaking cute! I'm trying to catch up on blogs tonight and I feel like it's been forever since I've read yours. Well, you look darling!


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