Monday, January 24, 2011

35 Weeks

Seriously!!! 35 weeks - our new little addition will be here before we know it!!!

How far along: 35 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 23 lbs
Maternity clothes: For sure!
Sleep: Well, I am now up to 4, sometimes 5 pillows. I toss and turn a lot and wake up with horrible heartburn in the middle of the night. I also get calf cramps and restless legs and have more frequent bathroom trips. So, I am getting less and less sleep every night.
Food cravings/aversions: The cravings are increasing in severity and are really random. Recently I have craved Sonic Ice a lot. I have also craved cupcakes, cereal, cheeseburgers, Mt Dew, cookies and cream kisses, ice cream sundaes - pretty much anything and everything that I am not supposed to be eating right now.
Gender: Maybe a little more to the boy side than the girl side, but it is getting harder to guess the closer we get!
Movement: Baby has been head down for awhile now so the kicks are all coming in my ribs. But recently I think the baby has dropped so the rib kicks have gone away for the most part and kicks in general are becoming less frequent. For the most part I feel rolls and pokes and jitter movements and full body flips (which can hurt!).
Best moment: Really getting close to the big day and getting to prep for it. Getting the house ready for the baby, ordering the crib, organizing and washing baby clothes, visiting the hospital. It all helps make it real!
What I miss: Everyday I have a new ache and pain. Moving around is getting more difficult. Even sitting on the floor and changing Malachi's diaper can be a challenge. I also have a lot of new pains in my tailbone and pelvis as it seems like baby has dropped.
I am looking forward to: The big day! We are so close and I can't wait to meet my little boy or girl!
Weekly Wisdom: Enjoy it, because it goes so so fast. I am trying to soak up every kick and movement because I may never get to feel this again.
Milestones: 87.5% of the way there, but really in 2 weeks they would allow me to deliver if I go into labor. I have no idea if I will see my due date but I am guessing not as most doctors do not want you to go that far with gestational diabetes.

In other baby news. We had our hospital tour this weekend and I left very happy with all my questions answered and just getting to see what is going to happen and where I will be was great! I had ideas in my head of the ideal situation and after seeing the hospital and hearing what they are about I really feel so good as it lines up almost completely with what I want!

Okay so one final picture of dear sweet Malachi. I won't lie though - this morning was NOT all sugar and spice. The kid got up really early and was really whiny and I was going nuts as I really value my sleep right now :) I took care of him, but then he wanted to be really clingy when I was trying to take care of myself and so I put him in his jumper (Thank you God that he still fits and loves that thing!) so that I could get something to eat. So he was happily playing in it as we really don't put him in there all that often anymore. Pretty soon, I noticed his head bobbing and his eyes closed.

So the poor boy was still tired and was out cold in the Jumper. The funniest thing though and I wish I would have grabbed the video camera instead of the still camera because as soon as he heard the camera click he popped his head up, opened his eyes, and started jumping really hard! It was very funny and cute! Hopefully the day will go smoother after he gets up from his nap!


4 Blessings said...


I just saw your link on Alison's sidebar. I didn't realize you had changed blogs. Switching the link on my blog to this one.