Tuesday, April 1, 2014

35 Week Bumpdate

How Far Along: 35 Weeks (4 more weeks to go!)
(You can check out my 35 week post from when I was pregnant with Jackson here.)

 Size of Baby: (According to babycenter.com) 35 weeks: Your baby is about the size of a honeydew melon. Your baby, now weighing in at 5 1/4 pounds and measuring more than 18 inches, doesn't have much room to maneuver in your belly.  

 Total Weight Gain/Loss: I had a Dr. appt. yesterday and had actually lost a pound since my last appt. 2 weeks ago!! Yay! So I'm up 28 pounds total at this point.

I also found out at this appointment that I haven't dilated at all, but that baby is head down! None of this is all that important since I'm having a scheduled c-section, but still fun to know whats going on, even if it isn't much. :-)

Maternity Clothes: Yes, all maternity clothes and growing out of some of them. :-( I am so ready to be back in normal clothes again.

Gender: Its a GIRL!! Our sweet Avery Rose.

Movement: Yes, she's moving around quite a bit. Her movements are quite strong and actually hurt a little sometimes.

Food Cravings: No real cravings this week, just really thirsty as I've been this entire pregnancy.

What I miss: Just being able to do normal things without feeling tired or out of breath. I also miss being able to wear my wedding rings, which I haven't been able to wear for quite some time now. :-(

Sleep: Not great. I'm having to get up several times a night to use the restroom and just can't seem to get comfortable sometimes. It's getting so hard to roll over in bed too. :-(

Symptoms: Feeling very tired, having a few Braxton Hicks contractions, heartburn and some swelling in my legs, feet and hands. I am happy to report that the pregnancy rash that I was complaining about last week, seems to be doing much better and is hardly itching anymore thanks to a few home remedies I found online. :-)

Best Moment this week: Getting Avery's nursery done for the most part (post to come soon) and getting a few Maternity photos taken (post to come soon on this as well).

What I am looking forward to: At this point, I'm just really ready to meet my sweet girl on (or before) April 28th!! :-)