An Uncomplicated Life Blog: 8th Month Bumpdate

Friday, November 6, 2015

8th Month Bumpdate

It's the final countdown! (Anyone else just cue that obnoxious song in their head? You know, the one from like, the 80's big hair metal band that's played at sporting events? Just me? Dang.) Yes, I can indeed believe I'm 8 months pregnant. Why? Because even though it's going by quickly, much faster than Henry's pregnancy went, I'm friggin huge. It's hard to move. It's hard to breathe. But hey, that's how it goes in these final few weeks. Let's get on to the 8th month bumpdate!

Check out the unfinished (STILL) bathroom! No doorknobs, no fixtures, angry Paige

I'm doing it Friday Favorites style, so here are 5 key takeaways from being in my 8th month of pregnancy:

1) Mood: Not too shabby considering I'm a huge rolly-polly! I seriously cause mini-earthquakes when I roll over in bed at night. So if/when you see in the news about all the bizarre earthquakes in Dallas, it's not due to the fracking - it's just Paige, rollin' over, trying to catch some zzzz's.

2) Craving: I might get punched for this... But I'm 8 months into my second pregnant have have yet to have any fun, bizarre cravings, with any baby for any reason. So I officially think it's a crock of crap pregnant women pull to eat their inner desires/weirdness. I have a few pregnancy apps where women post alllllllll kinds of stuff, and some post pics of their "cravings." Sorry Amanda4593*, your flamin' hot cheetos mixed with cheap dill pickles gross me the eff out. Why would you eat that?! Anyway... I had some pomegranate the other day that tasted pretty good! Does that count?

*Name changed out of safety concerns. Anyone who's nuts enough to eat that nasty mixture, and openly tell people about, is nuts enough to hunt me down for calling her out. No thanks!

3) Weight & Workouts: 32 + weeks and I'm up 15 pounds. I had an OB appt this week and I only packed on 2.7 from last month. My Dr told me to eat more. Maybe I should hang with Amanda4593 and eat some of her concoctions? JK! My tummy has run out of room, but I'm working on the mini-meals to get more calories in. I just really, really hate that overly-full feeling being this pregnant makes you. I also hate heartburn. So eating lots just isn't in the cards for me. Still hitting up yoga (not prenatal yoga - normal yoga. I don't understand why people waste money on prenatal yoga and that's coming from someone who promotes any and all things yoga!), barre classes and walking 4-5 times a week. Otto loves to move and shake and punch after I workout! I think it's his way of telling me he feels as revitalized as I do.

4) Maternity clothes: I'm pretty much set considering how pregnant I am, and not a big shopper anyway, but my sister was in town this week and we decided to spend an afternoon shopping with Henry... When I saw these on super sale at the Gap, I just had to. Looked too comfy NOT to. They were even cheaper at the register (only $19 including TX's ridic high sales tax! FYI, link isn't as "on sale" as I got them in-store and is not an affiliate link. Hilarious that they're full length on the model and capris on me, yeah? Not really. My struggle is REAL) You'll find me in them everyday from here until March.

Maternity jogger pants from The Gap


5) Excited for: I'm pretty pumped to stop the Dallas-based-pregnancy-induced earthquakes and sleep on my back again! I'm so not a side sleeper. Although I have to say, having a Tempurpedic mattress is AMAZING. And their side sleeper pillow? I have no ear cartilage pain (if you've never been pregnant that likely makes zero sense to you, but if you have, you're already on your way to get one of these pillows!) and the two together means I'm still sleeping really well. I'm excited for new baby snuggles, and awkward newborn baby hands! (They're so big compared to the baby, and babies never know what to do with them... It's adorable.)

That's about it guys! Only one more of these posts until Otto gets here. Wow! What will I regale you with when I no longer have fun pregnancy facts to share?! I'll think of something. Until then, sit tight for one more month of bumpdates, mmmmk?

23 comments:

  1. Those sweats looks super comfy! I have to say I never had crazy cravings when I was pregnant either. Just cravings for junk food but that is nothing new. You look amazing! Good for you for continuing to work out! I am with you on the prenatal yoga. I didn't feel like it was physical enough when I was pregnant. I preferred to just modify the positions myself. I pinned your modifications for next time around! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Annie- All Things Big And Small

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  2. Love those sweats! They are so cute, and you are looking GREAT lady!! You may feel like a roly poly, but you definitely don't look like one! :)

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  3. You look so much better than I did at 8 months. Fellow DFW blogger here who found your blog via some friends aka Jenn above and Pinky! The ear cartilage pain.... oh lord I remember that all too well.

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  4. Nope totally heard the song too!! I think I'd live in those sweats if given the chance! Looking perfect girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. Only one more bump date?! I can't believe he's THIS CLOSE to making his entrance. So exciting. He's going to be just as sweet and adorable as his older brother. :)

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  6. You are so freakin adorable with your sweatpants lol. And I have a feeling your bathroom is going to be great. I am taking a mental note of that floor you have, I love it.

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  7. You look so good!! Ok I love those sweatpants!!

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  8. Those pants look SO comfy!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  9. Loving your blog post. And I want those sweatpants....pregnant or not! lol.

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  10. Those pants look super comfy!!!! I never really had weird cravings when I was pregnant, I could eat smoothies and eggo waffles all day though!

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  11. I can't believe you are already at the 8th month mark! I bet it doesn't feel as fast for you though ;) Those pants look amazing. I want them even if I am not pregnant!

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  12. Love the sweats! You look adorable too! Looking forward to a few more bump dates before the little one arrives :)

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  13. I never had weird cravings when I was pregnant either. Everyone's different though, but I felt like I was missing something lol

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  14. You look great and I want those pants!! I've had different things I've wanted to eat each pregnancy, but not necessarily HAD to eat!

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  15. now that song is in my head gee thanks a bunch!
    i want those sweatpants. why don't they come in tall? RAGE. i am so used to that in sweatpants though, thank goodness for long socks lol.
    how is your bathroom still not done?!
    i have obviously never been pregnant.. but i'm not gonna lie... i don't think the cravings are real... i mean, i don't mean that in a mean way, but i want junk food and weird things all the time, and it's nothing to do with being pregnant... but i guess aversions are real, so cravings must be too? but cheetos and dill pickles? EW.

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  16. I'm not pregnant and I would so get those leggings!

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  17. Have you seen the commercial with the final countdown song and the guy is microwaving his terrible lunch at work? It's hilarious and every time it comes on, Mark just stares at me and waits for me to start singing it. So yeah, I love that shout out in this post. Okay 15 lbs at 32 weeks is no earthquake movements are you kidding me? That is amazing. Definitely attributed to staying active that is for sure!

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  18. Eek! You're so close! Those pants look soooo comfortable. Maybe I can pick those up too. And I still have no weird cravings. Really no cravings at all. I don't know how women can eat that garbage. It just sounds terrible! Even with A I didn't have any cravings. I just don't get it. But craving exercise; now that sounds about right.

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  19. You look fabulous! I never had cravings either. At the beginning, I couldn't eat anything, then I wanted to eat everything. I love the Gap and all their sales too.

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  20. Looking great as usual, even though you feel like the size of a house.
    Much to love to Paige ;) xo

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  21. I am SO with you on the cravings! I'm coming up on six months and I've yet to have any weird cravings where I MUST have something immediately! I want the occasional bowl of ice cream but that's not all that different from my pre-pregnancy self so I don't think it's fair to call it cravings ;) You look beautiful!

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  22. Love the name! I have heard some people don't have crazy cravings.

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  23. Love your updates! Curious if you have a plan with breastfeeding for Otto. You were very honest your first time around & just wondering if you have thoughts about how you want to handle things this time. I've breastfed three babies & just want to encourage you to give it a try again! Every baby is different! Try not to put as much pressure on yourself & just feed the baby when he's hungry (I know this is waaay easier said than done for us type-a's!). Enjoy & all the best for a quick last month & healthy delivery!!

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