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Jayden: 34 Weeks

As of today I am 34 weeks preggo! I really have to get some exercise, going to and from the kitchen just isn’t enough, lol. It’s starting to get warm out so now I can take walks with Daddy. Yesterday we went to the mall, so that was something. I managed to somehow rip my jeans at the crotch while at the mall or coming home. The jeans in particular were a pair that were a tad too loose pre-pregnancy and I’m now nearly busting out of them. I guess I learned my lesson from that rip! Don’t wear anything else that I know is too small!

I had to get my grandma on and purchase a pillbox. Lately I’ve been forgetting if I’ve taken my prenatals or not. Some days I probably took them twice.

I can’t hold much liquid, as soon as my bladder reaches maximum capacity, my lower back starts killing me. It makes me want to cut down on drinking, but I’m always so thirsty! I’m going to talk to my doctor about the back pain just in case because it is so uncomfortable, but it only happens when my bladder is full. Once I take a tinkle, it goes away.

We had a doctor visit on Tuesday and of I get asked these questions one more time, I’m going to scream!:
- Is this your first baby? (They should know this by now.)
- Did you register for the child birthing class? (I was uninterested the first however many times I was asked.)
- Are you going to breastfeed? (Should have remembered my enthusiasm when asked this however many times.)
- Have you decided about circumcision? (I’ll let that one slide since it’s only been asked twice.)
- Have you decided on a birth control method after you give birth? (DIDN’T WE ALREADY DISCUSS THIS!??!?)


I hate having to repeat myself, why don’t they just record my answers in my chart?! I’m getting tired of hearing what classes are all about, I nod and “umhm” in a way that lets them know that I know already. I don’t want to go to any classes other than the epidural (required if I need one during labor) class, geez. Just because this is my first baby doesn’t mean I NEED to go or that I need to ask a bajillion questions either. In addition, I was asked if I was taking my iron pills and my answer was no because I’m afraid of getting sick. The doctor that prescribed them told me that many women don’t take them anyway. I’m not supposed to take the iron pills with antacids, eggs, cereals, whole grain breads, tea, and dairy products. I consume all of those things, around the clock!!! I took an iron tablet one morning and I starved that whole hour waiting to eat. Plus the pills can cause constipation. I already poop around the clock too (TMI, lol), so the last thing I need right now is to be constipated! I can’t do the iron pills, sorry. I get my iron in other foods (red meat, tuna, red beans, greens, whole grains, etc.) anyway. When I mentioned red beans, my midwife gave me a blank stare. When I looked at her back with my eye brow raised, she told me that she didn’t know red beans were a source of iron, but she could be wrong. Shouldn’t she know these things? Overall I’m very calm and on top of things and I guess that surprises them this being my first pregnancy. Plus nothing hurts, nothing swollen, I have no problems just the lower back pain that I mentioned above when I have to tinkle. Everything’s looking good, we’re sliding into the home stretch and I can’t wait to find out how my cervix is looking in two weeks!

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.
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8 Responses to “Jayden: 34 Weeks”

  1. laura says:

    How frustrating on being asked the same questions a million times, even twice annoys me. And when my doctors ask a second time it’s because they think my first answer was dumb (not wanting to take any birthing classes).

    When I was a first time preggo I so totally felt like I didn’t get enough respect from anyone who was supposed to be helping, this time’s been so much different–which is funny because I don’t feel any smarter, if anything I’m less sure of myself.
    Is it okay to ask what you’re planning for BC? :P I’m thinking of a IUD. Regular hormonals have zero effect (or close to it) because of my epilepsy meds.

    laura’s last blog post..updated!

  2. Sheliza says:

    I had to do the pillbox thing too! LOL!!! Wow, you will be having your baby really soon. Enjoy your time being pregnant. I actually missed it after I had my boy. Sounds strange huh?? It won’t be much longer now!

  3. tanyetta says:

    38 more days to go!!!

    woo hoo ;)

    tanyetta’s last blog post..Say cheese. Please. No dice? Rats!

  4. Keisha says:

    Oh I almost forgot….
    THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT !
    Whatever you do…
    make sure….
    to take….
    your own….
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    .
    .
    .
    .
    TOOTHBRUSH !

    Hospitals have THE softest toothbrushes on earth. You’d probably be better off using with a wet cotton ball on your teeth. I just don’t feel clean if I don’t use an adequate brush. Fortunately, I packed a new toothbrush and thank goodness I did because my husband ended up using the “free” one and it was horrible.
    Lol. :)

  5. Val says:

    All the questions . . yep, I remember those. They take notes, right? I don’t understand why they can’t refer to those notes. Drove me insane too!

    Great update! not much longer!!

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  6. 1stopmom says:

    You know when I had my kids I hated all of those same questions. It always appeared like they were were writing my answers down. With my last child I had I midwife and it was the best experience ever. I wish I would have had one from the start. I am so glad you are having such a great pregnancy. And girl, get that epidural if you can. 4 times and I was not able to get one and I wish I had. Keisha has a really good idea about the shirt, it would be a cute gift for mommies!!

    1stopmom’s last blog post..Mommies United Launch Party

  7. Keisha says:

    Sheena, make one of your cute t-shirts with all the answers printed on the belly part and when you see the doctor just hold a serious face and point to it. Lol .

    I’m glad the visit went well. Kudos to you for being on top of things.

    And those iron pills are no joke. They cause exactly what you think.
    I wasn’t warned of that and after I had my first baby I thought I was dying when tried to go. (That’s a TMI story you don’t want to know the gory details of. )

    I hope your cervix looks great in 2 weeks ! :o)

    Keisha’s last blog post..Just Thinking

  8. Laarni says:

    aww. just always take care, okies? I’m in love with your blog. :X

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