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Week 34
~ Baby knees!

This has been such a fun week! Raleigh has been sticking little baby knees, elbows, and her butt out--mostly when I go to bed, but it's so cool to feel that I don't mind the lack of sleep! I think I definitely know now why pregnant women always have their hands on their belly. Well I have known for awhile but my baby is getting so big that I am gonna have some corners on my belly!

The not so fun part--Christmas was very good to me and I gained 5-6 pounds in 2 weeks. Yuck. Now that my hours are cut though, eating all day will be a thing of the past. I combat stress with chocolate and other fatty food items, so there's the gaining part. I love these hours though because I still wake up early but now I can watch A Baby Story on TLC while laying in bed. It's really nice to take my time waking up and not have to rush around as much.

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So, it looks like everyone is having their babies! Almost every pregnant person I know has given birth and on the journals I have been reading too, so my turn is coming up. I feel ready except for the whole pain medicine thing. I don't think my mom or Chris is going to want to watch me in pain but it is hard to say how people will react. I really want a pain med free delivery, but I was also the girl who had a prescription for menstrual cramps and I remember how painful that was, I could barely walk! Now that organ is going to be doing A LOT more work and it also 1,000x bigger . . . and I can say that my period pains were one of the worst pains I have ever felt. Other than that though, I have a pretty high pain tolerance, and it was enough that I used to get comments on how "tough" I was. It'll be interesting when labor comes around!

Anyway, week 35 is coming up--baby shower and lots of fun updates!

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