35 weeks. Apparently I am now in the home stretch baby!
And seriously, my belly in proportion to the rest of my body must be causing other people pain because this past week, these are the comments I heard more than anything:
"Any day now?"
"Girl you look like you're about to pop!"
"Wow, I don't think you're going to make it to your due date!"
"Look at your belly!"
Yup, I can see my belly...AND I can feel it! It adds some extra weight believe it or not! I really don't mind the comments, and in spite of my increasing humongousness, I love carrying my sweet baby knowing that with every day, I'm a day closer to meeting her! Ahhh I can't wait!!
That brings me to my question of the day:
What was/is your favorite thing that people told you while you were pregnant, and what did you hate to hear?
How Far Along? 35 weeks-yes, I know my belly grew A LOT this week!
Movement? She doesn't kick me as hard anymore...probably because she is running out of room. I still feel her move, hiccup, stretch, and I can even feel her little practice breaths which make me super happy!
Weight Gain: Stayed the same this week at 17 pounds (which is confusing because my belly definitely GREW!)
Maternity Clothes: Ugh, clothes don't really feel good anymore haha! Up until this point, most of my pre-pregnancy shirts fit me. Now my belly starts to show at the bottom and I know nobody wants to see that!
Best Moment of my week: Date night with my hubby! We went out to Panera and had a relaxing night together. After dinner we went to the mall and went shopping for the outfit we want to bring our sweet pea home from the hospital in. I wanted Jimmy to be the one that picked it out for her because I knew that would be special. He did a great job!
Worst moment of my week: Being tired and nauseous...never a fun part of life!
Sleep: I need more of it! I haven't really had insomnia or anything though so I can't complain!
Cravings: Fruit smoothies...I have one every morning!
Aversions: eggs, peppers and onions=yuck!
Gender: Still a girl! I have the doctor check every time to make sure lol. You can read about her gender reveal party here!
Belly Button: I can't hide it. It's there for the world to see!
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks contractions. I learned the difference between those and real contractions at our birthing class last weekend. If you blow up a balloon part way and squeeze it in the middle, that's like a Braxton Hicks. If you squeeze it at the top, that's a real contraction because it puts pressure on the bottom of the balloon (the cervix). It finally made sense to me!
Other Symptoms: Much to my husband's horror, he says that I am "nesting". I am reorganizing everything and trying to make room for baby stuff in the nursery. Her nursery used to be our office space and my craft room. We have NO storage space anywhere so I have to be super organized with where I put stuff or it will drive me crazy! I found these little crates at Walmart for $1 and I think I may have bought like 15 of them. They work great for storage in small places though. Check it out!
Mood: Very tired, sometimes cranky, but mainly thankful to Jesus that I've had a pretty healthy pregnancy and that I have a healthy baby!
Looking Forward: Getting nursery projects done. Here's what I accomplished this week! Made two pillows for the rocking chair. The chevron pattern matches the curtains that I finished this week too. I will save that picture for when I get them put up though:)
I've got so many other fun projects I need to get working on too!
Thanks for following along with my pregnancy updates and for your sweet comments! I love reading each and every one of them!
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.