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35 Weeks-Baby #4 Update + VIDEO

I can’t believe I can say 5 more weeks! It just sounds crazy to say that out loud.
Pregnancy feels so long at the start, but all of a sudden I’m at my check up and they are talking labor plans!
The baby has dropped which makes me feel not so crazy lol. I felt a difference!
Baby is head down and, with all this activity, wants out. haha.
I’m weighing 164, which is a pound more than I was at 30 weeks.
I’ve stayed right at 163/164 at my appointments since I hit 30 weeks.
I usually have my babies at 170!
My body is progressing but not enough to make us think it’s go time.
As uncomfortable as I am, I’m hoping baby goes a few more weeks!
(33 weeks and 4 days. – top from target)
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(both at 34 weeks.)
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Goodbye feet. see you in the fall.
(top – 33 weeks …
bottom left- 34.5 weeks… bottom right-almost 35 weeks)

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I’ve been gathering the items for my hospital bag.
Washing old and new items for baby. I can’t handle how tinyyyy the clothes are! I just can’t. haha.
I still am pulling a few things together and then will blog about it!
My Hospital bag for Micah is one of my most popular posts via Pinterest…Excited to share this round. :)
I’ll link everything I love.
I feel like I’ve learned what I reallyyy want and need each time.
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Doctor told me the baby is “right there”…and that it’s all out low and in front.
There isn’t much holding that bump up haha. I find myself holding my lower belly when I get up and walk.
Still having intense contractions that knock the wind out of me..but nothing time able yet.
I usually go close to my due date. The girls were both 5 days late and Micah was 5 or so days early.
Everyone keeps telling me YOU ARE GONNA GO ANYTIME!
But…I always hear that and I’m trying
to ignore that and just have in my head that it could be 5 weeks.
It’s all mental at the end. ;) (34.5 weeks below)
(non maternity dress from target)
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Baby Bump – Kicking at 34 weeks…It’s still shocking to see it!

As I was working on this post off and on this afternoon, my contractions have
been every 10 minutes for a couple hours…missing some and then coming right back on time.
Some more painful than others. Keeping an eye on it and drinking water.
Hoping they slow down and ease up like they have in the past!
This baby is a tease.

Bump Video – Baby #4 Kicking

One of the most incredible parts of being pregnant is feeling the baby kick.
It’s even MORE incredible seeing your older children
experience SEEING your bump move from the baby kicking.
I was snuggling with the girls one night before bed and the baby was a wild child.
So I snapped the video below real quick. Tonight he or she was even more active…
Must be how the baby is positioned because I feel a lot… all the time.
My pregnancies are usually filled with horrible nausea, back pain and 2 months of contractions.
But it’s so worth it in the end and these baby kicks keep me going!
I’m so anxious to meet this little one, but wanting it to cook a little longer.
So hanging in there and giving myself multiple pep talks a day lol.
top two photos: 30 weeks and 30 weeks 4 days.
bottom two photos: 31 weeks and 31.5 weeks.
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I’ve been feeling physically exhausted by 9 am these days lol.
But I’m slowing down and giving myself a reality check.
Chasing 3 kids and being pregnant is doing enough.
I made homemade pizza tonight. It was delicious…
but it’s delivery or digiorno from here on out haha.
By the evening, I’m not wanting to be on my feet. My back/leg (sciatica) pain is worse in the evening.
I seriously hop around sometimes on one leg and will randomly
shout out when the pain shoots off in my hip area. Crazy part is, it was this bad with Micah and
as soon as I had him, it let up. Only hurting once in a while!
At night I’m ready for snuggles on the couch with my kids,  then folding laundry
and netflix binging with ben after they go to bed. ;)

Enjoy this video! Life is incredible!

Pregnancy Weight Gain

Talking weight isn’t my fave thing to do when pregnant…
I always feel like I gain a lot compared to other mamas I know.
I totally have moments of comparison. I admit it. I’ll be 30 weeks at the end of this week and I’m 163.
That feels like a lot. I usually hit 170 right before having baby.
This time I feel like my belly(and booty) are so
huge already compared to my other pregnancies.
I will say I worried more the first time around about losing the weight, but with
every pregnancy I’ve stayed active, splurged but overall ate healthy.
Post baby I usually reach my pre pregnancy weight with just nursing/chasing kids.
This time I know it could be different, so I’m ready for a get your butt in gear plan after baby arrives.
I want to feel healthy and energized for my crew.
Otherwise they’ll be running the show. 😳😉 Doc hasn’t said a thing, so not
worrying, but I had a “hold me” moment in the appointment room today haha.
Growing a human is insane.
(top and shorts target maternity)
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My sister is due in august ( myself in october) but my belly has been
pretty much the same distance out there as hers haha.
I feel like I have a torpedo belly!! By the end, I’ll be able to put a gallon of milk on this bump.
(left dress- tjmaxx…right dress- target)
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Baby#4 is a total photo bomber.
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Can’t wait to hold the baby in my arms and
have he or she join this fun crew!
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Can’t wait to share more beach photos from this past week’s trip to the Outer Banks.
It was so good for the soul and I tried to soak up the moments.
I loved wearing these maternity shorts from target.
They are super soft and the elastic on the belly felt great. (top from target as well!)
I’m in size mediums all the way. Tried to wear my smalls and it was like…
ooh man not enough material. haha.
Of course my sister and I had to take a bump shot while together on the beach.
give us all the stretchy fabric. (her dress is from tjmaxx and mine is from target)
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This is what pre-nap time looks like. haha.
Sophia is always touching my belly… always.
I don’t blame her though… it’s kind of out there in her face a lot of the time. ;)
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I’m learning to be kind to myself this pregnancy and enjoy these last months of pregnancy.
But sometimes it’s easy to focus on the growing number on the scale.
Such incredible words of wisdom and support on my instagram today… so many amazing mamas.
It’s good to know you aren’t alone! Pregnancy is an amazing crazy thing.
I’m thankful to experience it and am blown away by the things our bodies can do!