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Baby Angel Progress- Week 33

How far along? 33 Weeks starting on October 28th, 2015

Baby Angel is the size of a pineapple and we just happened to have a pineapple at the beginning of week 33! Perfect-o!

Total weight gain/loss: yep, skipping it again… I’ll probably skip it until the very end…

Maternity clothes? Yes, the grey shirt I’m wearing in my weekly photo above is a maternity tee and I got it from Target.  Also, the black leggings are maternity from Target as well.  Maternity leggings are probably the best thing ever.  Before I was pregnant I couldn’t wear leggings because they bugged me…they never stayed up and always sagged down BUT maternity leggings go up and over the belly-keeping them up and comfortable!  I highly recommend these black leggings from Target!

Stretch marks? Yes just on my hips and butt.  I just ran out of my Motherlove cream and purchased this new Natural Stretch oil by Earth Mamma.  I got it from Sprouts for either $14 or $15 BUT I just saw it today at Target on sale for $11 something…grr.. but thats okay.  I love the way it smells and feels and especially that it’s natural!

Sleep: Terrible, just terrible.  My back kills me every night and I feel like a turtle that flipped on its back and can get up every time I get up to go to the bathroom.  I feel the same exhaustion that I felt in the first trimester coming back in the third and I don’t have as much stamina as I used to so I think the time has come for me to chill out and relax more often.

Best moment this week:

We went back to our 3D ultrasound place to try and get photos again.  Last week we went and she refused to take her hands out of her mouth and away from her face (little stinker) BUT again, just like that week she was a stinker again.  We tried EVERYTHING to try and get her to move them away from her pretty face but nope… she was sucking on her hands and covering her face so we only got a few photos.  At first I was a bit bummed but then I realized that we learned a lot about her and was so happy!

This week my hubby got me a Raskog!!! I have been wanting one for a long long time and couldn’t wait for it to be built and turned into a diapering cart!

We are doing cloth diapers but while she is a new born she won’t fit into her one size cloth diapers so until then (maybe 2 months or so?) We will be doing half disposables and had cloth (we have a few cloth newborn diapers that will fit her!).  For the short time she will be in disposables we will be using Honest Company and Earths Best brands!  The cart isn’t filled with how I will have it but soon it will be!   It will be perfect for our cloth diapering cart!

This week we also went back home to visit some family and to also refill our shop!  Got to goto lunch with my sister who i miss so much… I wish we lived closer and got to hang out more but it makes our visits even that much better I guess.

We filled our little shop to the brim since this will be our last trip to maintain it until baby gets here!

Towards the end of the week we decided it was time we wash all her clothes (newborn-3 month), her towels, and disinfected her “preloved” cloth diapers and inserts.  Before I made my homemade laundry soap we purchased this Nellies all natural baby laundry detergent and I LOVE it.  There is no harsh chemicals and no strong scents.  When this has ran out her stuff will be washed in my homemade laundry soap

My hubby was in charge of the cloth diapers.  We scored a bunch of “preloved” practically new clothe diapers and insert so we needed to disinfect them.  Hubby filled the bath tub with cold water and bleach then soaked the diapers for about 40 minutes.  Then he washed them with our Ecos laundry soap then dried on med-high heat.  Besides the newborn sizes they are all nicely packed away and ready for use when she will fit into them!  I can’t wait!

Oh, I also did a load of her amazing Muslin blankets… I am OBSESSED with her muslin blankets… next week Ill wash all her bamboo blankets.

Labor Signs: None, and only a few Braxton Hicks this week…

Symptoms: Sadly, the same I have had almost this whole pregnancy…Nausea, cramping, exhaustion, not sleeping well and braxton hicks.

Belly Button in or out? It’s level…not quite out yet

Wedding rings on or off? Off

Happy or Moody most of the time: This week… probably moody.  I’m super sleep deprived and totally uncomfortable and ready for her to be here!

Looking forward to: I’m looking forward to having our hospital bags fully packed and ready to go.  I have a strong gut feeling that she will be making an early arrival but we will see… Also looking forward to Thanksgiving, decorating the house for Christmas and her arrival!  I can’t wait to hold her but I especially can’t wait to see my husband hold her… It brings tears to my eyes thinking about how amazing of a father I know my husband will be.

Thanks for reading! XOXO Love Always, Miyuki

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