July 28, 2010

~35 Weeks~

How far along: 35 Weeks and 3 days. Comeeee on Aug. 29th!
Total weight gain: I refuse to disclose this information from here on out. I've already gained what I wanted to gain for the whole pregnancy.. okay okay.. fine... which is 30lbs. I still have 4 and 1/2 ish weeks to go.

Maternity clothes: I feel like I'll be in them forever.

Stretch marks: No change since last time. Still lots on the front of my belly. They may have gotten a little darker, but no extra popping up.

Sleep: This is getting bad. Lots of tossing and turning (which is an Olympic even in and of itself). Lots of bathroom breaks. By the time I wake up, I'm very sore and ready for a nap on the couch.

Best moment this week: No matter how miserable I am, I'm still able to see the silver lining so there have been a couple.
1. Trey reading a Sesame Street book to him last night. I can't stress enough how amazing of a daddy he is going to be. He had different voices for every character... it was hysterical. He does a great Cookie Monster and Count Dracula.
2. The past two mornings spent in the pool. Completely weightless... amazing.
3. Buying a gallon of OJ that expires on my due date :)

Movement: It's so so cool. I think that's the only thing I will miss. I usually can't tell what's what, but to feel him stretching out and rolling around.. it's the coolest thing ever. Especially when he's bunched up I guess? and he's just about poking out of my stomach. He also gets lots of hiccups.. usually twice a day :(

Food cravings: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE. I'm eating us out of house and home. I'm still keeping up good with lots of fruits and decently with the veggies.. but echhh... I'm really enjoying the ice cream, chips, and cookies too. It's sooooo bad!! Hence the weight gain!

I never did take a bare belly pic this week so this will have to do :)

Temperament: I've honestly felt really depressed lately. I feel like I'm having a hard time looking forward to things or having a positive outlook. When hubs got home the other night, I was sitting on the couch crying because I couldn't get any of the burners on the stove to light. I was starving! It's not a pretty time for me. Really hoping this goes away.

Weekly Wisdom:
I got nothing. Feel free to leave some for me!

We're just sitting around waiting at this point. We just a few more things... the only dire things being a breast pump which I've put off for way too long now and some other nursing stuff. I still have to pack my bag... I'm definitely a last minute kinda girl (aka procrastinator). I have my next appointment next Thursday where we'll find out if we will be scheduling a C-section or not. I'm pretty sure he still hasn't turned, but I now he still could at any moment.


Amber said...

You look fabulous! Please don't worry about the weight gain, I remember how hard it is to do but it's really not something to beat yourself up for. You're making a baby and that is hard work.

Jen said...

You're almost there! You look great! P.S. i'm more than a little jealous that you are due 3 weeks before me! :)

Steph said...

You are the cutest prego lady!

Amie said...

YAY not much longer to go! I bet you two are getting so excited! Can't wait to see pics of the new addition.

Michelle A'etonu said...

awww...don't worry about the weight gain. just focus on getting it all off once you have the baby! i'm holding off on the breast pump until I see how well she takes to me. i guess you even have the option of renting them from the hospital if you want.

Gaile said...

cute picture! I'm 4 weeks behind you, and have decided not to worry about weight any more as long as I don't gain a bunch all in one week.

Words of wisdom.....REST as much as you can, and cry as much as you need to (just make sure you find something to LAUGH about after the crying is over)

On the breastpump thing, With my first two kids I couldn't find one that was comfortable and effective - and with my third baby I found the Avent breastpump with 'comfort petals'....its got a silicone insert into the cone part of the breastpump and has raised petals to apply the right pressure to the milk ducts, it was AWESOME! I won't be working after this baby arrives, and will only be pumping occasionally, so I am getting the inexpensive hand-pump version from Avent this time, but they do also sell an electric version.

Marsie said...

You really do look great! And that is nothing compared to what I've gained... haha! No worries.

Mrs. G.I. Joe said...

Your belly is soooo cute!!

I think the temperment thing can be very normal. I had a big breakdown around 34 weeks because my G.I. was only home for a weekend and I knew he'd miss the birth (already missed the pregnancy) and that it would never be just the two of us again.

But that's okay. The unknown can make it hard to stay positive. Things change but as soon as I held Lucy I knew they had changed for the better.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Looking good! I can't believe you're already so far along! How exciting!