How far along: 35 weeks
How big is baby: About the size of a coconut. Doesn’t a coconut seem smaller than a butternut squash? Confusing.
Gender: It’s a BOY
Movement: Yes lots of movement. His space is getting smaller so his movements are changing. He does a lot more stretching movements than jabbing ones if that makes sense. We spent an evening with my family and (almost) everyone got to feel the baby move. My littlest sister got kicked hard too. It was really sweet. My stomach gets really strangely shaped now depending on where he’s hanging out so that’s pretty funny.
Sleep: Still sleeping good. I really don’t know how that’s happening. I am more uncomfortable at night now than I’ve ever been but I sleep and I sleep for long stretches so I’m not complaining about that one bit. I had a couple stretches of insomnia this week – that was annoying but bearable. I have also been sleeping in as much as possible and napping when I can. Sleep is my best friend right now.
Symptoms: So exhausted. I keep waiting for the “burst of energy” new moms get towards the end of pregnancy. I guess I’m not close enough to the end. I’ve also noticed that I’m more clumsy than normal. I’m not as sharp as I used to be (pregnancy brain is real) and it’s very frustrating. I get irritated and upset much quicker than usual if I keep dropping things or can’t figure out a problem. Pregnancy is hard, people.
I’ve also had some really funny dreams. I wake up and have to figure out if they were real or not. I hardly ever remembered dreams pre-pregnancy so this is weird for me. Dreams are bizarre!
Pelvic Pain: The pain comes and goes as expected. Some days are manageable and others are more difficult. I have noticed that if I stay up too late or get overly exhausted the pain is significantly worse the next day. Another reason why sleep is my best friend.
Labor signs: No labor signs, but braxton hicks occasionally.
Cravings/Aversions: Nothing particular. Still love fruit and ice cold water.
Maternity clothes: Yep! I took advantage of Old Navy’s 40% off everything sale this weekend and bought some spring dresses for my showers and Easter. It will also be nice to have some nicer things to wear to work. I think I’m gonna be SO much more comfortable in dresses as it warms up.
Workouts: No workouts due to pain.
Nursery: Progress! Our crib arrived and Mike set it up on Saturday. We need to buy a mattress so it looks a little sad right now, but it is fun to walk by the room and see the crib all set up. I also took a few more loads of stuff down to the new office space in the basement so our nursery is almost officially only a nursery.
Mike: He is busy but doing good. I’m writing this before his doctor appointment so I don’t know the status of weight bearing on his leg but I can tell you that we are READY for that transition to happen. He forgot his crutches in the garage one day this week so he was pushed around work in a wheelchair for the morning. Hopefully just a couple more weeks of crutches and then we can
burn them return them to the sweet family who let us borrow them.
Missing anything: Missing lots of things. Mobility. Being able to easily put on my shoes. Feeling like myself.
Best part of the week: Setting up the crib was very exciting AND the stroller we want released their 2016 model last week. I am so excited about it – it’s one of the few baby gear items that I cannot wait to have.
Looking forward to most: Being a moment, day, week closer to our due date. Can you tell I’m ready for this baby? Also, bachelor finale tonight!
Worries/Concerns: We are so thankful that the baby is healthy and the doctor says everything looks great. I am weary and sick of being pregnant, but we’ll get there. Please pray with me. Pray that the Lord will carry me through these last long weeks of waiting for this baby.