How Far Along: 35 Weeks
Size of Baby: A coconut! Baby girl is probably about 18 inches and a little over 5 pounds...we get an ultrasound in two weeks and I am hoping we get a better idea as to how big she really is.
Total Weight Gain: +29/30 pounds...I'm not loving those numbers, BUT I want to be honest, because I know I feel discouraged when I read people's pregnancy updates and they say they've gained 15 pounds at 35 weeks.
Movement: Oh yes. She's moving ALL over. I can definitely tell by her movements that she's getting bigger. They are sharper and more jarring than they have been in the past.
Sleep: The first half of the week, I slept pretty well. But these last 2 nights, TERRIBLE. I think a big part of that has been a cold/allergies that have made it difficult to sleep. My head has so much pressure in it. I love fall, but my body isn't adjusting to the temperature changes very well.
Maternity Clothes: Obsessed with my maternity leggings. Seriously, greatest pregnancy item yet.
Symptoms: Still feels like I've got a knife twisting in my ribs and back, but that's not new. Walking is getting harder, I definitely feel like I'm waddling by the end of the day. Also, some braxton hicks contractions, but only a few. And I've been feeling really light headed the past couple of days when I'm seated for a long time, standing up seems to make it better.
Bellybutton: It's still hanging in there, barely.
Cravings: Donuts, crackers and cheese (specifically a havarti dill we picked up from TJ's), and water. I can't get enough water these days.
What I miss: Peaceful sleep.
Best Moments from the Past Week:
- This was my first week of weekly appointments. All looks and is measuring well.
- Went to another consignment sale this week and got TONS for the baby!
- Not sure if this was really a "best" moment, but I want to document it. I went to a La Leche League meeting in Charlotte this week, as I do hope to breast feed. It was....helpful. A lot of the moms definitely parent and mother in different ways than I plan to parent, but they were all very kind and extremely helpful with advice and tips for those first few days and weeks of breast feeding.
What I Am Looking Forward To: Meeting the baby....it's getting SO close!!