Well, I didn’t have my usual photographer home last night to take my photo, so this week we have a snazzy iPhone pic.
Hey, it works…we can definitely still see the bump. Just don’t mind the messy bed and the window that’s currently missing trim and curtains. ;)
Baby Tooth is just over 35 weeks today and is about the size of a honeydew melon.
Here’s what Baby Tooth has been up to this week:
- Baby Tooth doesn’t have much room to maneuver now that he’s over 18 inches long and weighs about 5 1/4 pounds.
- His kidneys are fully developed now, and his liver can process some waste products.
- Most of his basic physical development is now complete — he’ll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.
And here’s what’s been happening with me this past week:
Weight gained: I was up two more pounds at my appointment last week, which is right about what the doctor said – about a pound a week.
Workouts: A little slower this week – I got one session of yoga in last Monday, and last night I also managed to get in a 30-minute workout with one of my prenatal DVD’s. I’m definitely starting to feel a whole lot less energy these days, so I’m not sure how many workouts will be happening from here on out. If I’m feelin’ up for it, then great. If not, I’m not pushing anything.
- Low back pain, general pain in groin area
- Some light cramps
- Not super hungry most of the time
- Occasional nausea that tends to hit mid-morning and lasts for a few hours
- Constant bathroom breaks
- Easily out of breath
- Overall discomfort a majority of the time
Movement: All the time!
Food Aversions: None.
Food Cravings: Most carbs, fruit pops, and Greek yogurt. But honestly, it’s been pretty normal eating these days.
Sleep: Ughh…this past week included a few pretty awful nights and a few so-so nights. What I would give to have a ginormous, king-size bed that doesn’t have two big craters for where Jay and I sleep so I had room to spread out with my body pillow
Stretch marks? Belly is still stretch mark free! I can’t even believe it.
Miss Anything? All the same stuff as last week.
Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week: I feel like Baby Tooth may have dropped a bit this past week. He used to wind up in my ribs ALL the time, but lately I notice that there’s definitely some relief in that area…now the discomfort is definitely lower in my groin area. I’m assuming that’s a good sign?!
Belly Button in or out? It’s still in! Funny looking, but in.
Wedding rings on or off? On and fitting fairly well, although I have noticed a few days where my fingers are definitely swollen.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy! And feeling so crazy excited, nervous, and anxious.
New Baby Items: Well, I finally found new curtains and blinds for the nursery, if that counts!
I found them at Lowe’s and they were exactly what I was looking for – nice and simple.
Looking Forward To: Getting up the rain gutter bookshelves in the nursery, our final ultrasound next week, and hopefully squeezing in a few more date nights over these next few weeks.
I also can’t stop thinking about what my future labor experience is going to be like. I feel like I know SO many people who have given birth over this past year, and all of their stories are totally different. Will I go early? Late? Where will I be when the “real thing” really starts to happen? How long will it last?
The unknown is definitely proving to be exciting and nerve-racking all at the same time. Yikes!