35 Weeks +Life Lately

Thursday, March 31, 2016



How far along?  35 Weeks


Total weight gain:Up 20 pounds.

Maternity clothes: Yep

Best moment of the week: Actually started working on the nursery. I've been painting the crib the last couple of days and have almost everything I need to get purchased, just haven't received it all through the mail and haven't put what I do have up on the walls yet. 

Food cravings: Ugh, not a thing. I feel so huge and like a tick that could pop. 

Feeling: Feeling pretty doggone pregnant haha. Been having some discomfort in my upper abs on the right side. He tends to favor that side pretty heavily so I guess that may be the reason. 

Baby Goodies Acquired: Ordered the crib bumper, some art to hang on the walls, a cover for the changing pad and the last of the odds and ends that I could think of. I still need to find some curtains and make the valances for the windows. Honestly, I still have so much to do, but I feel better that I at least have everything in motion. 

Symptoms: Sore hips, feeling like a whale, not sleeping more than a couple of hours at a time...the usual final stretch stuff. 

Sleep: Not so great but I know that's normal at this point. 

Pregnancy Fitness: Doing good, jut slow as would be expected at this point. I'm sticking to my four day circuit training and cardio and some barre sprinkled in, my weight I'm lifting is pretty negligible at this point though, at least it sure feels that way, but I hope to bring it on home and get all the way through this pregnancy keeping my workouts up like I have been. 

Juston had some meetings in Lexington this week and I had a check-up at the doctor, so we met him at his hotel and spent the night Tuesday. It worked great since my appointment was int he morning. We didn't have to get up quite so early. Caroline and I headed to Lexington on Tuesday afternoon and hit Target first for a few baby items, then we met my Goddaughter for dinner. She was in town from North Carolina so we were excited to hang out with her for a bit. 


Caroline sacked out on the drive to Lexington and slept the entire way there. We chose Old Chicago for dinner and as it turned out Tuesday was "Make your own pizza day" for kids. They brought Caroline all the ingredients and she got to put her pizza together. They took it when she was finished and cooked it up for her and she was just so excited. She made a great pizza, too!



The hotel where we stayed had a pool so Caroline and her daddy took a dip. Of course I remembered everyone's swimsuits but my own. I LOVE swimming when I'm pregnant. It's about the only time I don't feel huge and it's a great exercise option, too. I had fun watching them play though and Lexi ended up coming to the hotel for awhile too to play with Caroline a bit more before she had to head back to North Carolina. 


My appointment went good and I am officially in the home stretch because I have to go see the doc every week from now until baby boy's arrival.  His heart rate was 168, which is about as high as it's been since his very first appointment, but they assured me it's normal. I have no labor symptoms, my BP is healthy and I'm measuring right on schedule. I have to admit, I've been slightly terrified since we found out we're having a boy that he's going to be a biggun. I don't know why, I'm roughly the same size I was with Caroline, I've gained in the healthy weight range, I'm just super paranoid I guess. Hopefully, he'll be about Caroline's size at birth, my fingers are for sure crossed. 


It's my goal to get the nursery wrapped up this weekend and early next week, get my hospital bags packed and have my sister get his car seat put in for us. I'd also love to get my whole house cleaned and organized and some freezer meals prepared for post baby, but I'm going to pace myself. I should still have plenty of time to get most of it finished and what doesn't get finished probably isn't a big deal anyway. So there you have it. Aside from possibly one more road trip this weekend, we are in full on nesting and waiting mode from here on out!


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