Growing a Human: Week 33


Due to a mix-up with the cable people (read: they dropped the ball and don't know how to read dates on a calendar), we haven't had internet since last Friday. And you know what? The world went on! I couldn't blog or read blogs or check Facebook except when I went over to my in-laws' house or was on my lunch break at work, and it was revolutionary! I got so much more done!

I told Jordan this, and he said, "Yeah, and I've gotten much better at this video game."

So anyway, now that we have the glories of the World Wide Web at our fingertips, I have lots to talk about and no time to write, so we'll see how that works out. I'm just about way behind on everything in life, but it's okay because MY TISSUE PAPER BOX IS COLOR-CODED. Priorities.
In the meantime... it's time for another Baby Bum update! On Wednesday I hit 33 weeks, and I had a checkup Tuesday, so I'm fresh on my stats for you. Before we get to that, though, can we pause for a second and all have a good laugh about how I was convinced I had a bump at week 14?

LOL, you guys. El. Oh. El. I am dumb.

Due date: August 19

Gender: Girl! I had the ultrasound tech double check the goods at our last ultrasound 2.5 weeks ago. I knew someone who thought they were having a girl, and it came out a boy, so I just wanted confirmation a little farther along than our original 19-week scan. We're good to go for a girl!

Name: We have one, but we're not telling anyone. Although I have dropped a few hints along the way in previous blog posts for those who were paying attention. And I might have accidentally left out some suspicious nursery decorations when I was showing some friends our house, so.... let's just say the secret might not be such a secret to some people.

I will tell you that her name is either two or one syllables. Bumgarner is just too long for a three-syllable name. And I will tell you that all B names are out. No offense to anyone whose name has alliteration, but this is just a personal preference; the first and last names will be different letters. I still haven't 100% decided whether or not I'll ever be sharing her name on the blog, but if I don't, I will share via email to those who want to know, so don't worry.

Weight gain: Currently clocking in at 157.5 pounds for a total gain of 21.5! Booya.

Sleep: I am waking up to pee like four times a night. Also, my hips have started aching, which is frustrating because it's so much more comfortable to sleep on my back, but obviously that's out. I never ended up buying one of those giant body pillows everyone raves about. Putting a pillow between my knees seems to do the trick just fine, and hey it's free!

Movement: All day every day, and I love it! The best is when she's sitting pressed up against my front, and my entire stomach is lopsided. The movement has definitely slowed as far as actual kicks. I think she's just running out of room in there.

Clothes: These days I am wearing either: 
1) a maxi dress or skirt with a tank top
2) gym shorts and an XL t-shirt (my dad gave me a few of his to borrow)
3) my green Gap (non-maternity) skinny jeans with a long enough shirt to hide the fact that my pants aren't buttoned or zipped (rubber band trick!). 

I'm not trying to make a statement by still wearing non-maternity skinnys; they're just seriously super comfortable! I'm not even lying. These are like the Sisterhood of Traveling Pants. Except instead of traveling through people, they're traveling through stages of my pregnancy.

I honestly haven't bought many actual maternity clothes. Yes, it's hot to be pregnant in the summer, but I think it's easier to dress the bump without buying too many clothes. 

So far I have bought the following actual maternity wear: 
-1 pair of jean shorts with a full-belly panel
-4 tank tops
-1 maxi dress
-1 t-shirt
-1 sleeveless blouse

I've also bought (non-maternity):
-2 maxi skirts
-1 maxi dress
-1 short-sleeved cardigan
-Plus 2 bras up 1 size because, well you know. 
PLUS SOME LARGER UNDERWEAR, OKAY. That was probably TMI. Don't think too hard about it.

Just estimating, but I would bet I've spent less than $150 total on everything listed above. Hashtag frugal. Other hashtag cheap. Other hashtag too lazy to shop.
-white Target maternity tank
-green cardigan from Brickyard Buffalo*
-31w5d bump
-office bathroom
-duck lips that Jordan hates but I think are funny

*DO NOT sign up to be on their email list. I'm warning you now. You will buy all the things and your blow money will be gone faster than you can rattle off your credit card numbers.

Feeling: Tired and out of breath. I try to take the stairs instead of the elevator when I park in the parking garage for work, and by the time I get up to my car at the end of the day, I am huffing and puffing like crazy. Also, feeling the urge to pee. This is nothing new. However, for the most part I keep telling Jordan and I actually feel much more comfortable than I did at 25-26 weeks! I don't know what that's about. Maybe I'm in a sweet spot, but I'm not complaining.

So there you go! Less than 2 months to go until baby time. 
I'm freaking out.

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Bathroom selfie outtake. I'm bad at aiming.
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Unknown said...

I'm glad you didn't take my name! Mine starts with a B… and well, hopefully you didn't pick a boy name for your girl.

Maria said...

I literally just bought a shirt from Backyard Buffalo during a brief intermission of reading this blog post. You should work on commission.

In other news...two months? Holy cow. Going by so fast!

Baby names are my favorite thing. Completely obsessed. I have had a list of my favorites for years now and I cannot wait to hear what you picked out. I will be one of those creepsters emailing you and reading old posts so I can figure it out. Please point me in the right direction.

Sarah @ Sometimes Photojenik said...

hahaha gosh I'm usually not into pregnancy posts but yours are the best. Can I just say that I'm so impressed with your maternity clothes budget and I want to be like you when I grow up/grow a human? Also, I've definitely missed the subtle hints about the baby name but I'm not too worried since I'm going to email you about it anyway. Almost there mama!

Brandi said...

Darn! I clicked on the Brickyard Buffalo link and now I'm not sure if I can help myself but sign up for the emails. I thought it would be a site with clothes too young for me...but it's so much more. Argh! So many things to buy....

And what's a little alliteration? I was a BB before...but yeah, totally glad to change my name when I got married!

You look awesome! Hope the last bit flies by for you. Or is at least comfortable. You know you are close when even the maternity clothes don't fit.

shelleystirs said...

I went back and looked also. I even tried to google a couple phrases. I have nothing. :) Amanda, the suspense is killing us.

Jenn @ Optimization Actually said...

I'm glad you're settled in and have cable and organized tissue paper! Less than 2 months!!! I'm so excited for you!

Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife said...

Ok I had a total moment of fear of not knowing what your baby's name was and felt such relief I could find out then had to think if that was weird since we only know each other from our blogs!

Unknown said...

I'm relieved to see your tissue paper collection is now colour-coded. That was something I've been meaning to ask you for ages.

Looking good in those selfies (even in the outtake!). Two months already? Yikes!

Sara Oss said...

Welcome back to this century. I'll admit to going back and reading your recent post for delicately-dropped hints about a name. I have a guess but I won't leave it here. :)

Rach said...

Two months! Already?! My goodness, it seems like it's flying by! Of course that's easy for me to say, haha!

I'm so excited to find out Baby Bum's name! I will definitely be on the list of people emailing you to find out if you decide not to share it on social media. ;)

The Lady Okie said...

It almost wouldn't surprise me if you guessed right. But thanks for keeping yours on the DL :)

The Lady Okie said...

I tried to warn you! Their stuff is the best!

Allie said...

I've been so behind on reading blogs, so here you are at 33 weeks and I'm just catching up! Congrats! My little guy was due 8/18 last year so I was in your shoes not that long ago! I think being pregnant in the summer is much nicer as far as clothes go. Throw on a maxi skirt and a tank and you're good to go! I shared my son's name on social media but I can see why people don't. I debated about it as well, but since it's mostly family that reads my blog these days I just went with it. Looking forward to reading more!

Michelle said...

CHEERS for hardly buying maternity clothes! I had about the same amount you did and just made it work. I've seen pregnant women buy entirely new wardrobes of maternity clothes and I refused. Though once I hit the last month of pregnancy absolutely nothing fit, and I had to go buy a maternity dress that I then wore nearly every day until I gave birth.

Speaking of underwear...I bought some a size up too while pregnant. And then put them on and they were TOO SMALL. Twas a humbling moment.

Doesn't it suck when you can't sleep on your back? I've never been a back sleeper, but after birth I slept on my back for a month just because I could. And I'm still eating a turkey sandwich nearly every day BECAUSE I CAN. It doesn't get old.

Betsy said...

haha I love that your face in the bump photos is skeptical that a person will come out of you.

Allison said...

Sometimes no internet is a good thing...I mean look at that tissue paper box! Haha. I can't believe your 33 weeks already, I mean seriously I feel like I was just 33 weeks pregnant. Ah! You are looking great AND you are so right to warn people about BB. I just bought my camera strap off there last week though so I obviously can't stay away!!

Amy said...

oh my goodness!!
you are just precious - i love your faces!! #reallife

Brittany said...

Hahaha...I'm glad you have your Internet back! It's strange because I can remember a time when I didn't get on the Internet all day every day, but now it seems nearly impossible to go back to that. Hmph. Love the baby update. You're getting freaking close.

Erin LFF said...

You might have one of the cutest bumps of all time. Is that weird? Probably. Oh, well! You're adorable is what I'm saying! I'm right there with you on the frugal stuff and I know I'll be trying to keep my maternity wardrobe to a minimum (if and when that time comes!) Long tanks for the win! :)

Amy @ A Desert Girl said...

You look so fantastic! Did you already tell me the name?? I remember telling you that I wanted to know it when you're ready to share via email. But I'm forgetting if you told me. If you did, then, well, this just goes to prove, the secret is safe in the likes of my forgetful brain.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

lol at the outtake. i love your face and the finger in the pictures.. and that sounds crazy weird and awkward, doesn't it? but anyway. definitely not signing up for brickyard buffalo's email list because i'm trying not to shop right now. even though it's mainly mom stuff oh my gosh that tunic is super cute and only $15. gosh darn it.

Claudz said...

I've been absent from your blog as I'm growing my own human and the rest of the world has stopped for me :) Congratulations!! Love the updates and I will now be stalking past posts.
good luck for the next stretch!

Laura said...

You're looking great, Mama!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

I can't believe you're so far along already! Eeeek! So soon!

Julie @ Just the Joy's said...

You look great Amanda! You crack me up with the name hints :) Isn't it crazy how much thought you ahve to put into the name?! I mean, this little human will be stuck with it for the rest of their life so you might as well make it a good one right?! :)