Baby Bump: 34 Weeks Pregnant and Preggers Compression Tights Giveaway

34 weeks

How far along are you? 34 weeks pregnant – less than 6 weeks to go! It’s starting to really feel like we are in the home stretch here – I feel like there is much more progress on even weeks, like they are more of a milestone, even though there isn’t any reason for that. I just like even numbers! But everything is starting to feel really REAL and the little guy will be here before we know it!


How I’m feeling: This was a tough week for me – I was very tired, had tons of heartburn, suffered from lower back pain towards the end of the week and it was the first time my feel swelled. Yikes. Luckily {or not so luckily} the majority of these symptoms affect me at night/in the evening and during the day I am out and about feeling ok – but I have started to feel a bit more uncomfortable this week for sure.

Total weight gain: Still up 17 pounds – I didn’t have any weight gain from my last appointment at 31 weeks, which I was surprised at since I ate a ton at home during Thanksgiving, but my OB said it was normal at this point. Especially with all the walking I have been doing lately. I am sure there will be

How big is baby? Baby is around 4 3/4 pounds – about the size of a cantaloupe – and almost 18 inches long. Personally, I think he’s running out of room & am not really sure where is he going to grow over the next 6 weeks, but we shall see! As of this week his central nervous system and lungs are continuing to mature. His digestive system and immune system are fully working on their own and no longer relying on the placenta!


What I Wore: Button Down Shirt / Tank / Pants / Boots 

Maternity clothes: No new purchases this week, nothing new or exciting to report. I am really working with what I have in my closet and wearing tons of zippered/buttoned tops {that don’t zip}

Sleep: Had a few good days this week with 6+ hours of uninterrupted sleep {without any bathroom breaks!} but the back pain towards the end of the week messed with that a bit.

bumpin it

What I Wore: Dress / Shoes / Necklace / Tights

Best moment this week: Celebrating Baby Brinkley at my NJ/PA Baby Shower this past weekend and having my mom up for a long weekend to help me organize the nursery.

love park with mom

Movement: All the time. He wakes me up at night & I can feel his hard body laying horizontally across my belly. Still not sure what is the head & what is the bum, my OB thinks his head is on the left, but either way, he still isn’t head down. It’s crazy when I can feel his head & bum at the same time and get a real sense for how big he actually is! Crazy to think about how much he has grown in my belly & how much bigger he will get in the coming weeks!

Jackson Bump

Food cravings: Cheerios & Milk Chocolate Orange Balls {the kind you whack!} – They are my favorite holiday treat! I am obsessed with them and will eat them everyday. I also made a really good batch of chili last night & currently want to make it again every night this week because it was so tasty. Snow Day + Bowl of Homemade Chili = Perfection.

Food aversions: Chicken

What I Miss: Nothing this week!

What I’m looking forward to: Hanging up the last few shelves & photos in the nursery {which I hope to do this weekend} and then all we will need will be for Baby Brinks to arrive & set up shop!

lite up belly

Milestone: We are all set up for Christmas in our new home – we decorated a tree & everything is all very festive. It’s our first holiday in our new home and our last one as a family of 2 {and a 1/2 with Jackson} so it’s sure to be a special holiday season!

34 week belly


As my #10DaysofGiveaways continues up for grabs today is a $25 gift card to


The wonderful folks at Preggers sent me a few pairs of their maternity leggings to try out a few days ago. It couldn’t have come at a more perfect time because their legwear is specifically made to help with circulation and to prevent swelling. They are compression tights which are made to promote better blood flow {specifically around the legs & ankle}


I got to try out the nutmeg and chameleon {shown below} and I loved them so much I ordered a pair in black which I wore this weekend for my baby shower. They are footless so they are perfect to wear with any shoe!  I believe I will continue to wear these tights post pregnancy. They are so comfortable and you can fold down the tummy support if you don’t want it {but seriously, who doesn’t want some extra tummy support?}

Enter to win a $25 gift card to the Preggers online shop where you can pick out the product/color of your choosing. This makes a great gift for any mom-to-be in your life or just an extra treat to spice up your winter wardrobe!

Enter to win:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Preggers Tights

Giveaway ends Saturday 12/14 at midnight /  Winner will be notified via email!

 I want NOT compensated for this post

but I was sent two Preggers

leggings {shown} for review.

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  • Reply Marisol December 10, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Those tights…yeah, I want. Ha. Maybe I actually need it. 🙂

  • Reply Lauren December 10, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Tights are essential in this prego lady’s closet! : )

  • Reply Jamie December 10, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I’ve been living in leggings lately but would love to find some good maternity tights. I’ll be pregnant through these cold months so looking for anything to help keep me warm too!

  • Reply Maya December 10, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I haven’t bought any maternity clothes yet, but these seem like a great essential 🙂

  • Reply Adina December 10, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Those tights would do wonders for me right now!

  • Reply Tiffany G. December 10, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I need tights. My old ones aren’t fitting my new pregnant shape.

  • Reply Susan December 10, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    i love tights, i especially like sleeping in them since they don’t ride up in my sleep.

  • Reply heather December 10, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I don’t yet have any maternity leggings at 20 weeks, and have just been wearing my old ones below the belly. It is getting uncomfortable, so these would be amazing!

  • Reply Madeline December 10, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I’m expecting and could use all the leg help I can get! ;D

  • Reply Kelly F. December 10, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I want to win bc I have tons of friends that are pregnant now and this would be a fun happy for them!

  • Reply Shawna December 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I love leggings and tights! I wish more companies made high quality ones!

  • Reply Emily December 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Would love maternity leggings! I have not been happy with other ones I have bought, would love to try this brand.

  • Reply Lauren December 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I would save them for my next pregnancy- I didn’t find any great pairs of leggings this past time around.

  • Reply Patty O December 10, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Awesome giveaway – they look so comfortable.

  • Reply lani December 10, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    I recently found your blog and it’s cute! I am from Philly originally but live in CA now. 🙂 I am 17 weeks and could use some comfy leggings that actually fit!

  • Reply Amanda December 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I’d love to gift these tights to one of my best girlfriends who is expecting!

  • Reply Kieraten December 10, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I know plenty of pregnant ladies who would love some running for 2 gear!

  • Reply Megan K December 10, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    I would get the black tights!

  • Reply Meg December 10, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Wow those tights look so comfy!

  • Reply Liz M. December 10, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Would love to try these now that I am expecting again!

  • Reply Theresa J December 11, 2013 at 1:30 am

    My sister in law is pregnant and I think she would like these

  • Reply Shanda Enriquez December 11, 2013 at 4:56 am

    I would get a support band I think it would help so much with the pregnancy!

  • Reply Hope @ With A Side Of Hope December 11, 2013 at 8:22 am

    They look like they would be so comfy!

  • Reply Melissa December 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I would live in these through my next 28 weeks if I won!

  • Reply Nicole December 11, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    omg those tights would be amazing for me right now!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Katie December 12, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Still trying to conceive but I would love some tights!

  • Reply rachel December 12, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I’ve been living in leggings since hitting my second trimester!

  • Reply Chelsey December 12, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I just found out I’m pregnant and am trying to squirrel away some products for the future. I live in leggings, so these sound like they would be great!

  • Reply Janette H. December 12, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    I would save these for the future…but I love compression tights!

  • Reply Jess December 13, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    I’m 36 weeks along with my second baby and this pregnancy has been completely different. It would be great to win something for these last few weeks of pregnancy and first weeks after delivery to be able to change up the very boring maternity wardrobe I currently have…

  • Reply Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's December 13, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Because the leggings from my first pregnancy are a little sad looking!

  • Reply Marlene jacobs December 13, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    I would love a pair because I am 19 weeks and have yet to purchase any maternity clothing! I had my last child 14 years ago and I just feel so out of the loop!!!

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