35 Weeks

Saturday, July 7, 2012

How far along? 35 Weeks today :)
Due Date: August 11, 2012 fingers crossed for late July
Total weight gain: 18 pounds
Maternity Clothes: Nope, just hanging out in the pool and the air conditioning...coming to the end of a second week of record heat...every day in the 100's for the last two weeks.
Stretch marks? No....hoping to ring it on home without them! 
Sleep: I still sleep great and am so thankful that I can. I know a lot of people have trouble the closer the due date gets due to discomfort so it may not be that way long, but I'm happy that I do for now at least. 
Miss Anything? Nothing that I'd trade for this whole experience. It's temporary and with anything I miss, it's good to remember that "This too shall pass" Let's hope I can remember that very thing in labor! haha
Movement: She's definitely going to be a little night owl like her mama. She likes to sit up high and to the right a lot of times, but she's moving with a lot of frequency. The fourth of July fireworks had her jumping around in there!
Food cravings: Not a whole lot other than my usual foods I eat all the time. I have to say, other than strawberries and grapes, I haven't really had what I would call "cravings" that a lot of women say they get.  

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not a thing
Gender: Baby Girl, Caroline Leeann
Symptoms: Hips and lower back hurt when I first get out of bed. Getting up in the mornings reminds me of cheering at NKU a couple of years ago...Everything snaps, cracks and pops and it takes this ole girl a while to get going, but once I'm up, I don't feel the soreness. I was also notified so sweetly by my sister that apparently I'm now waddling, which I suppose would be a symptom. 
Belly Button: Out and seems like I'm hitting it on everything which HURTS!
Rings: Still on
Happy or Moody: Happy :)
Pregnancy Pet Peeve: What is it about being pregnant that makes every woman, even the ones I don't know, want to tell me their horror stories about their pregnancies or their labor. That, and they love to give you unsolicited advice about anything and everything. I'm going to be sure NOT to do this once I'm on the other side of the fence unless asked to, and even then, I will think twice. 
Best Moment this Week:  Getting her nursery wrapped up! I still have a few more little things to do, but everything I wanted is either in the room, or due to arrive early next week. We also had a great checkup at the Doc and got to tour the maternity floor of our hospital, meet some of the staff and get the lay of the land. I'll get pictures up as soon as the details are finished :)
Looking forward to: Meeting our little belle!!! It will be here so soon, I can't even really wrap my mind around it. I've honestly not minded being pregnant at all. It's been a great experience for both of us and the rest of my family. Obviously, I'd heard the horror stories, but there are so many people who would do anything to be able to be pregnant, why anyone would complain openly about it is beyond me! It's easy to get lost in the aches and pains or swollen ankles or how hard it is to bend over to tie a shoe or shave your legs, but (hopefully) this pregnancy is something you hoped and prayed for. I try to think of it that way anytime I'm tempted to complain about something.

On another note, Juston and I have been practicing our swaddling...we took different approaches...both of our swaddlers were very squirmy, but one was closer to actual baby size than the other...I think we could both use a little work! haha

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