Monday, July 9, 2012


Since I'm 2 days shy of 36 weeks, I figured I better post my Week 35 update.  :)

Size of baby: Baby boy weighs about 5.5 pounds and is around 20 inches long. 

Symptoms: The frequency of my pelvic pains has increased.  Most of the time it hits me while I'm walking and I need to stop and put some pressure there to relieve some of the pain.  Looks pretty awkward in public though.  Last night it even was happening when I was sitting, which is new.  The doctor says this is normal and that it is the connective tissue softening and loosening to prepare for birth, so I guess I should be happy that my dear pelvis is making room for the departure of baby.  

Weight Gain:  +33 pounds - my weight gain definitely slowed down in the 3rd trimester.  I put on most of my weight in the 2nd (so far).  

Cravings: None really.  I am pretty flexible with my meal choices for breakfast and lunch.  Dinner seems to cause the most hesitation.  Nothing ever sounds good to me, so I convince my hubby to just pick something and make it.  I always eat whatever he chooses and it ends up tasting good.  But for the life of me - I can not select my own dinnertime meal.  

Aversions: Still Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing and Caprese salads.  

Sleep:  Sleeping has officially become uncomfortable.  Every time I toss and/or turn I wake up in pain because my hips have become numb from sleeping on my sides.  I'm also up 3-4 times a night to pee and it's getting harder and harder to fall right back to sleep.  I had my first cases of insomnia this past week.  

Maternity Clothes: 100% of the time.  I've even grown out of a lot of my tank tops.  They are too short and my belly peeks out at my waist line.  

What I Miss: This one will not change - ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

What I'm Looking Forward To: Our 36 week appt. on Thursday - first cervical check! I'm also looking forward to being able to go to the doctor every week now.  My pregnancy photos are DONE and I absolutely love them, but we are finding it difficult to find any $ in the budget right now to pay for the digital rights to it may be awhile before I can share them with you.  There are just so many more things we need to buy before baby gets here...prioritizing $ sucks! Oh and I also can't wait to finish the nursery!

Special Pregnancy Moments: The nursery is really coming along.  We went to Chicago two weekends ago and bought the furniture-yay! We put up the crib, dresser, changing table, and bookshelf/organizer this past week.  I was able to go through all of my shower gifts (so blessed) and organize them and put a lot of the new things away.  This week I plan to wash his outfits, blankets, etc and get them placed in his drawers.  We've made a lot of progress, but still have a lot to do.  We still need a nursery chair, lamps, and wall hangings to complete the nursery.  Getting there! 

Bump Update: 35 weeks & 5 days 


Good Timing said...

Nursery pics?! :) happy almost 36 weeks!

M said...

You still look great! Congrats on 36 weeks!

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

I love your belly photo! Looking good! I hear you on dinner - nothing sounds good to me either. I make hubby pick and eat whatever.