How Far Along: 35 Weeks!
Baby is the size of: A honeydew melon
Total Weight Gain: 31 pounds
Sleep: Actually pretty good this week! The beds at the hotel in Pennsylvania for my friend's wedding were waaayyy too soft for me. Luckily, I was so incredibly exhausted after the wedding that it wasn't too bad, and I was able to sleep pretty well. Still very reliant on my snoogle!
Best Moment of the week:
*My friend's wedding! It was a LONG day, and I definitely did take notice of my my swelling feet and legs by the end of the night...but I did it! I made it through all the wedding festivities including the after-party AND was still able to do my split on the dance floor when I was introduced at the reception. All in all, I'd say it was a success, and I can't wait to share more details about the day with you later this week.
*Got this little gem in the mail from Ariane, my good friend at WeddingMix! Thanks Ariane! We'll have this baby sleeping like a champ in no time!
My glider/recliner for the nursery arrived!! It is so incredibly comfortable and I love it!! Thank you to my in-laws for the chair! I can already picture the many nursing sessions, bedtime stories, and cuddle sessions that will take place in this chair!
Worst Moment of the Week:
*That time that I made my lunches for the whole week on Sunday so that it was all prepared, and then I dropped one as I was putting it into the fridge and lost an entire lunch to the glass shards of my pyrex dish and a dirty floor. I sat on the floor holding Zoey and crying while Chris cleaned it up....what was that I said last week about not being hormonal?
*Really intense gas pains on my way home from work on Wednesday. I literally thought my intestines were going to burst. I thought for a brief moment that perhaps I was passing a kidney stone and I also contemplated getting off the subway and finding the nearest hospital. It hurt so. bad. Luckily once I started walking and got some fresh air, I felt much better.
Miss Anything: Red Wine
Food Cravings: Dark Chocolate
Anything make you queasy or sick: No..but I'm getting fuller faster
Have you started to show? So silly:
Gender: Team Green! Still thinking boy - HOWEVER, I've now started to think that it might be a girl, simply because I've been so adamant that it's a boy, it would just make sense that it's actually a girl. I'm really torn on what I actually think it is.
Scratch rash on my legs- at least I hope it's a rash from scratching. I will ask the doctor about this on Friday. The itchiness isn't as bad (I'm putting cocoa butter on my legs morning and night) but they definitely look busted.
Swelling in hands and legs - Trying to put my feet up more after work, my ring is getting tighter and tighter.
Lots of crazy kicks, movements and hiccups. We can feel full-on limbs now. I felt what I think was a foot the other day and it kicked back at me!
Workouts: Yoga again!! Yay! Walks with Zoey
Mood: I'm finding myself being more and more blasé about things. Like kind of taking a "whatever...I don't care" approach to decisions that we've been trying to make. Not in a disgusted way but in a "I really don't have the energy to think about this or that anymore" or "You know what...if the nursery isn't done on time...I don't care" type thing. I don't have the energy to get too worked up over much - except for a spilled lunch on my kitchen floor, obviously. Because wasting food is a crime! Plus, I really liked that glass pyrex dish.
Looking forward to: Our lamaze class on Saturday!! There, we will tour the hospital. Then we are attending a registry completion event on Sunday morning where we're going to exchange/buy all last minute items we need. And installing the car seat into my car this weekend!
Maternity Clothes: Special thanks to Kerry for dropping off a maternity wool coat for me last week! She saw my post saying that as long as it doesn't get really cold, I would try to hold out buying a coat - but now I have this lovely coat for the last cold month! I don't have a picture of its beautiful-ness, will try to post next week!
Stretchmarks: Yes, but no new ones and only on my sides. I've been pleasantly surprised with how "not bad" they are.
Rings on or off? Engagement ring off, wedding band on
Bellybutton in or out? In the words of Heidi Klum on Project Runway: You're OUT
This week I:
*Continued working on my Baby Shower Thank You's.
*Ordered some more decor for the nursery
*Decided on a pediatrician - we are just going with one that we liked that's close to our house. If we feel the need to switch to a different place after a few visits with him, we know where we would switch to, should we feel so inclined. I hate to take such a blasé approach to this decision, but see "mood" from earlier to explain this. Picking a pediatrician is hard...they all seem "nice" and how the heck do you know?!
Reading: Still reading the Paris Wife - this has been a slow read for me.
Milestones: Kidneys are fully developed now and the liver can process some waste products. Basic physical development is now mostly complete. The main job over the next few weeks is to put on weight. Fetal Brain development if moving at a mind-boggling pace. Weighs about 5.5 pounds
Linking up with Kristin for Baby Talk Tuesday