31 Weeks – Baby Shower

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Week 31, Day 4

The online photo editor I use decided to stop saving photos this morning. This post will contain un-cropped iPhone photos. Sorry.

My Baby is as big as a: Pineapple

Due Guess Date: April 23 to 27, 2014

Gender: Boy!

Weight Gained:  12-15 pounds. Sitting between 140 and 141. My midwife said I am measuring in the 50th percentile. This is definitely a time I am happy to be average.

Symptoms: No heart burn this week! Thank goodness. Still have some back pain at the end of the day.

Difficulty breathing. Even when I am just sitting I feel like I can’t get a good, deep breath.

Food Cravings: Pancakes and Apple Cider. Two things I didn’t really enjoy pre-pregnancy.  I am searching for the best pancake recipe. I’ve tried 2 so far, I like the second one (below, whole wheat banana). Jeff wasn’t overly impressed but I would make them again.  Maybe not for friends.

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Food Aversions: Nothing this week.

Sleep: I find the smallest thing will wake me up and then I have trouble getting back to sleep. New plan (starting this morning), if I am awake anytime after 5:45 AM I am just going to get up for the day. I never have a good sleep between 6 and 7. I am usually extra tired when my alarm finally goes off.

Miss Anything? Jumping.

Looking forward to: Going through my baby shower presents!

Belly Button in or out? Fully out.

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy. I cried a few times this week, twice at my Baby Shower. Not a sad cry, just emotional. At least I can get away with it.

New Baby Items: To many to mention! I will have to do a recap next week. I do have to share this picture of Rose Nylund testing out the Ergo. Of course we put our dog in it… She was pretty cozy in there.

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Jeff hung the new drapes. I LOVE THEM.

Maternity Clothes: Nothing new.

Exercise: 

Monday – Rest
Tuesday – BodyFlow
Wednesday – BodyPump
Thursday – Pilates
Friday – BodyStep (40 min)
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – Rest

I know I said I was giving up Step. I lied. I talked to my instructor on Friday about how I was feeling and taking it easy. The AC was actually on in the room so I grabbed a bench, skipped the risers and off I went. It was an old release that I know so well I could teach, so I felt really comfortable. I only stayed until the Party track. It’s my least favourite and there is no point staying for the Speed track anymore.

BABY SHOWER

My amazing Big Sisters-In-Law (I have three), threw me an incredible baby shower. Two hours, MOM-osas, great friends, family… it was perfect. I snapped some photos with my iPhone before everyone arrived.

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Little Prince Cupcakes!

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Have any amazing pancake recipes? Please share!

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2 thoughts on “31 Weeks – Baby Shower

  1. So awesome Nicole! I definitely want a baby carrier for Stella!! And the shower was so much fun!
    I have to share my favourite pancake recipes with you, I recently found this one online and it is surprisingly very good! http://eugeniekitchen.com/banana-pancakes/
    And my favourite, my Grandma’s German Pancakes, I don’t have her recipe written down, but this one is very similar, with the addition of a splash of rum…(maybe that ingredient after the baby is born though!) http://www.eggfarmersofontario.ca/recipe/dutch-pancakes

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