Tuesday, August 4, 2015

35 Weeks

How far along: 35 weeks - EDD 09/10/15
How big is baby: The size of a coconut - Her hearing is fully developed, and she can respond to higher pitched noises.
What are we having: A sweet baby girl
Symptoms this week: I thought I hit the wall before, but I've really hit it now. My patience for anything is below zero, I'm getting frustrated with my lack of mobility, and I'm just tired and sore. Over the weekend I was up for all of four hours before I needed a nap... and I'm not a napper.
Weight gain/loss: So that pound I may or may not have gained last week has decided to stick around. Including this week's pound(ish) I'm going to put my total gain at 22 pounds at this point.
Food aversions/cravings: This week I've really just craved liquids, but I think that has more to do with it being about 110 degrees outside more than pregnancy.
The baby belly: Another week, another bit of movement downwards. My lungs have some more room this week, but I'm pretty sure they're still battling with my stomach for space because I seem to get out of breath from eating.
Movement: Baby girl is still wiggling, kicking, and moving around in there. She is consistently switching between my left side and right side, and it feels like I'm being stabbed with needles anytime she grazes past my belly button. I'm not sure why that happens, but it makes me super uncomfortable.
What is freaking me out: We hit the 30-day mark this week! J swears she'll be here long before my due date, but you never know. It's not freaking me out so much that it's "only" 30 days away, it's more like I'm so uncomfortable at times, that 30 days seems like forever. Can I really hang in there for another month?!
What I'm totally loving: Being in the final stretch. Well... it's really more of a love/hate thing. I can't wait to meet baby girl, but I'm also reallllllly looking forward to having my torso all to myself again. Of course, that makes me feel like I'm wishing away these last few weeks of my pregnancy, which makes me feel guilty. I will most likely not be pregnant again, and have loved almost every day of it so far, but it's so hard to be upbeat about it at this point.
What I'm looking forward to: My 36 week doctor appointment. I know I'll be excited if baby is engaged and I'm dilated even a little bit, but I have to keep reminding myself that it means pretty much nothing, and I can still go past my due date. Regardless, I get to see her again, so I'm really looking forward to that. The last ultrasound we had was 16 weeks ago!

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