Baby Bump Diaries: 27, eh 33 Weeks

waiting room side-eyes at 33 weeks

waiting room side-eyes at 33 weeks

Hey Sunflowers!!!! I’m happy to report that both Baby Sunshine and I continue to do well. My gestational diabetes is 100% controlled and it appears that we are on our way to a healthy delivery. These days I am definitely moving  much slower as the baby clearly has taken over my entire mid-section and yet I still don’t feel like I look pregnant. Between my weight loss and B-belly, pregnancy looks different than I imagined on me and I’m now beginning to accept that. 7 weeks since my last update and so much has happened/is going on. Let me catch you up:

Keep it Classy

Mr. DrummerBoy and I have completed our  Childbirth and Newborn Care classes and I am so glad we took them. In the Childbirth class, we learned about the signs of labor, pain management techniques and our various options for the childbirth process. I am all about options so I feel much better equipped for what to expect when the time comes. The Newborn Care class covered bonding in the first few hours of baby’s life, feeding, diapering, bathing and safely caring for all of baby’s needs through 9 months. As a former infant, toddler, preschool teacher much of this was a refresher but it was nice being updated as to the most recent pediatric guidelines and recommendations. I also took a Breastfeeding class which I’ll tell you more about in an upcoming post 😉

Sisterly Bumps

I am so thankful for the support of all of my family and friends during this really unique period in our lives. I am especially appreciative of the support of my fellow expecting moms: from my sister Jaye to my close friend Trina to my FB and Mocha Moms support groups. Having the opportunity to go through this experience with others is inexplicable and has gotten me through the challenges and expectations.

Making Moves

What is the absolute worst thing  that a first time expectant couple can do a few weeks before the expected arrival of their little one? Yep, Mr. DrummerBoy and I have decided to move next week \O/. Though ultimately it is the right decision for our family, it is hella stressful. We are both looking forward to finally seeing the nursery come together after months of conceptualizing. Prayerfully we will be mostly  settled in by the time Baby Sunshine makes their debut.

Gender Reveal

We are so excited that the time has finally come to reveal Baby Sunshine’s gender and name. We will make the big announcement this weekend during our baby shower. Mr. DrummerBoy has been a trooper sticking with our plan to keep it a secret. Shower guests will be asked to cast their vote before the big reveal so how about you do the same Sunflowers? Leave a comment below and let me know your guess. If you believe in any of the many old wives tales, here are a few hints that may or may not help:

  • I’ve carried this baby low from the start.
  • I did not experience morning sickness.
  • My nose did not spread.

Is Baby Sunshine a girl or boy? If you choose correctly, you will be entered into a drawing for an ICTS Favorite Things prize pack. Be sure to leave your guess by 10am Saturday, 3/15 to be eligible to win!

We’re in the home stretch now. Any advice for these last few weeks? How did you prepare for actually bringing a human being home with you? Any guesses re: Baby Sunshine’s gender? Leave your sunshine below.









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  1. It’s a little drummer BOY, I’ve said it from the beginning!

  2. I’m soooo excited for you Nae! My vote is for a boy 🙂 Congrats again and happy you’re doing well!
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  3. Aww, Nae! I love reading your updates. I’m glad you’re doing well. Hang in there…the Sunshine Princess will be here before you know it. Yes, I’m team pink. 🙂 XO!

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  4. It’s a GIRL! I just went to a gender reveal party a couple of weeks ago and the couple is having a girl. Your hints you listed sound like my other friend. Therefore, you and Drummer Boy are having a GIRL! 🙂

  5. GIRL! I’m not superstitious or anything… buuuuuutttt…. sounds like a girl to me! 🙂
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  6. Great article and my guess is it’s a BOY!!!! Whoop whoop! U, Jaye , & I gonna have some play dates! Hope I wiiiiiiiin!

  7. Blue for a boy, do a pamper yourself day! Surround yourself with all your favorite things that equal pampering.
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  8. Congrats Nae! I’m going to guess a girl! Take as many naps as you can an go out on dates before the baby arrives.

  9. Congratulations on you new edition! My guess is a girl

  10. Kimberly says:

    So excited for you & yours! I hope it is BOY. You look absolutely BEAUTIFUL.

  11. I am going to say girl. But be aware that i am always wrong!
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  12. My vote is a boy according to the old wives tales. Either way the baby is a blessing! Congratulations! After you are all settled in the new house, the stress will melt away until Sunshine’s arrival!
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  13. Initially I thought the baby was a girl then I thought well maybe its a boy. so now Im a bit confused and have confused myself. Im going to go with my gut and say its a little princess sunshine!!!

  14. I’m so happy things are going well. My vote is girl.
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  15. Congrats again, Nae. I vote team Blue!! Email me your new address. I would love to drop a little something in the mail for my nephew!!

  16. I haven’t been to a gender reveal baby shower, but they seems to be pretty fun.
    All the best and belly rubs!
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  17. I can’t believe you’re at 33/34 weeks already! I’m so excited for you. You’ll love Mocha Moms. They’re a fantastic support group!
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  18. Well I am so excited for no. 4 grand child from my daughters ( I have other grandchildren and many God Children from other mothers) …. I will not tell my guess here I will let My daughter reveal but all I can say my mother’s intuition was right :0) It is amazing all the advancements in healthcare now. I did not know the gender until the each of my 3 daughters were born. The baby shower was awesome and a lot of fun…and the Mom and Dad looked beautiful… I did not a have a B-Belly… I had a B (utt) & Belly…. LOL for those who know me. I did take a child birth class for the first and I also took Red Cross Parenting Classes and was part of “Mothers Support” group for many years which was such a great help. Now for the last inning stretch…. :0)

  19. I saw some pics from the shower. You looked great! I immediately saw the weight loss in the pics. I hope I carry like you whenever I get pregnant. Enjoy this time!
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