Holy hell! I am 35 weeks today. How in the world did that happen???
There are times when I have felt like this pregnancy is dragging on forever. Particularly on these days with temps in the 90's and humidity at 99%. It's pretty miserable carting around an extra 30 lbs in this kind of weather. When the weather guy classifies the day's forecast as "super muggy" I want to cry.
Then there are times (like today) when I think "Holy cow - this thing is flying!". It's gone by much quicker because I don't have the time to sit and dwell on it and obsess over every little thing. Really, there's no sitting around when there is a crazy toddler demanding attention (and he HAS gotten quite demanding lately. "Mommy - you sit here!").
I think I've been putting things off because I kept saying 'Oh, we have plenty of time.'. Well, time is running out. 35 days left. And that is IF he stays in for the long haul (please god don't let that happen!). Andrew made his grand entrance 15 days early, so if this little dude follows suit he could be here in less than 3 weeks. Eek! (Yes, I know - it's possible he could try to stay past his due date, but he will be evicted if he tries that.)
So yeah, that is my mindset at the moment. We're having another baby and he'll be here before we know it. Oh my!
And on to my 35 week update:
How far along? 35w0d and baby is the size of a coconut. I've seen some very different sized coconuts so that doesn't tell me much. He should be about 18 inches and 5.5 lbs at this point according to my little Sprout app on my phone. Right now he's mostly just gaining weight and getting less wrinkly as he plumps up.
Weight loss/gain: 32 lbs. Blah.
Maternity clothes: I've pretty much completely given in to maternity clothes except some of my regular long length tops. I refuse to buy any more clothes at this point so I'll have to make do with what I have for the next few weeks.
Symptoms: I'm tired and uncomfortable. Occasional hip pain, but nothing unbearable.
Sex (of baby): It's a BOY!!!
Name: I was finishing up my list yesterday. Maybe we'll talk about it on our 4 hour car ride on Sunday and make some sort of decision.
Sleep: Sleep is as good as it can be at this point I guess. I am still fighting this damn cold (thanks Andrew) so the congestion isn't helping.
Best moment this week? Another good appt with my OB and hearing his nice strong heartbeat.
Movement: He's a strong little bugger. And I really wish I knew how he is situated in there since I feel stuff all over the place.
Food cravings: I ingest produce like it's my job.
Belly button in or out? In, but weird and shallow with a funny little ridge. I think my belly button piercing scar on top and surgery scar underneath (from my gall bladder removal back in '96) have kept it in.
What I miss? Having energy.
What I'm looking forward to? We leave on Sunday for our last little vacation as a family of 3. I cannot WAIT to get the hell out of this humidity for a few days. Lake Adger here we come! (And yes, I cleared it with my OB.).
What I'm nervous about: Two kids. What were we thinking?!?
And here I am this morning:
And a front shot: