How far along: 35 weeks 5 days
Size of baby:
- Baby is about the size of a honeydew melon
- Baby weighs between 5lbs 4oz and 6lbs
- Baby's kidneys are fully developed
- Baby's main job over the next few weeks is to put on weight!
Maternity clothes: Nothing new - just want to get by with what I have until baby arrives.
- Round ligament pain (mostly around the groin area)
- Back pain - so far, this is the worst symptom
- Some acid reflux
- Going to the washroom a lot
- A few braxton hicks although not too intense yet
- Feet/ankles and hands are always swollen (and I think even my face)
- A bit more tiredness
- Overall, just feeling uncomfortable
Food Cravings: Well, this past week I've had a few moments late at night (before going to bed) that I've been famished - SO hungry!! This rarely happens to me, but it sure did this week! Last night I satisfied my hunger spell with a bowl of cereal & blueberries. Also this past week, I indulged in one too many Girl Guide mint chocolate cookies. Man, they are good!!
What I Miss: Laying on my belly to sleep and being able to walk quickly (I'm pretty sure I've got the waddle down pat now!).
Gender: Not sure -we didn't find out! I've had a feeling all along that it's a girl but last night I had a dream that it was a boy! Either way, I'm totally happy - just can't wait to meet him or her!
Movement: Still lots of movement! My OB/GYN mentioned that the baby seems to be in the ideal position with head down.
Labor Signs: Nothing yet! I downloaded a "contraction timer" app on my iPhone for when the contractions do start, I'll be all set!
Stretch Marks: None yet! yahoo!! Let's hope it stays that way as I continue to grow!
Belly Button In or Out: It's still in!! I'd be very surprised if it comes out at this point.
Rings On or Off?: Off :( Hands are swollen ALL the time. I got my fake diamond on though. ;)
Sleep: It's okay actually!
Baby Items Purchased: We didn't purchase anything but we got our re-upholstered cushions back for our glider - we're so happy with how it turned out! We also ordered our stroller and it will be picked up within the next few days. Before and after pics of our glider are below:
Happy or Moody Most of the Time: Happy :)
Best Moment This Week: The past few days have been all about baby! I had my appointment with Dr. Adam (my OB/GYN) and he is really happy with my (and baby's) progression. Dan went with me and we were able to get some questions answered. My boss and I agreed to an alternative work schedule - as of today, I'm going to be working from home part-time. This will really help to relieve my back pain as I'll be able to get into more comfortable positions. Last night we had a prenatal class and then tonight we went on a tour of the labor/delivery & post-partum unit of the hospital and then attended a breast feeding clinic. I've already done a lot of reading but am still learning some things whereas Danny feels that he has learned so much in the last couple of days and it's becoming more real for him. :)
Looking forward to: I have two baby showers coming up in the next few days - so exciting!! :)