35 week Bump Update
How far along: 35 weeks
Size of baby:Coconut (20"”, 5 lb)
Weight gain: .5 lb gain this week (28.5 lb overall)
What I love: Baby dreams.
Worries: Not much. I’ve pretty much decided I’ll insist on people being vaccinated for Pertussis before they come over. It may sound over the top to you, but if your not ‘in the trenches’ then I can understand why most of you felt it was unnecessary. I’ll bring it up at my appointment tomorrow and with the pediatrician when we meet, but so far I believe the risk is too high and the bacteria too prevalent here. There is really no excuse for not getting the vaccination after all the exposure it’s gotten. There are numerous places you can stop by and get it for free.
When you can’t go anywhere without seeing these signs it changes your perspective:
For more information about the pertussis epidemic in Washington State click here.
Sleep: Hit and miss
The belly: Large and in charge with a full blown outtie belly button. No stretch marks on my stomach. Boobs – another story.
Best moment of the week: Getting supplies, setting up shop. I really want to show you guys the nursery, but I’m waiting on the glider I ordered (several weeks – maybe even months ago). Apparently, they had a problem with the fabric I ordered and it was backordered. No bother since they don’t deliver (well they do, but it’s like $200 extra) and I wouldn’t be able to get it inside my house without Chris home anyways. A couple more weeks on that then I can do the nursery reveal.
Food cravings: Cottage cheese
Food aversions: none really, just aversion to cooking
Baby’s Movement: I think she dropped this week. I’m not sure if 35 weeks is too early for this kind of thing, but if there is one thing that is consistent in pregnancy, it’s that everybody’s pregnancy is different. I’ve been experiencing some mild cramping over the last few days (nothing to cause me alarm) but my intuition tells me she nuzzling herself down into my pelvis. I have an appointment tomorrow so I’m sure my midwife will confirm my suspicion. And I do believe I can take an (almost) full inhale.
Yoga – Still going strong with my yoga practice. One vinyasa class and one prenatal class a week.
Running – I’m very close to calling it. It’s too hilly here and I’m doing more walking than running. It hardly seems worth it. Plus, I respect and love running too much to try and ‘push through it.’ My last two runs were pretty uncomfortable due to the added pressure (and I didn’t think it could get any worse – HA!) on my bladder and now my colon (which is another reason I think she is dropping).
Swimming – No swimming this week. I wish I was into swimming right now, but I’m just not.
Milestones: 35/35 (35th week, 35 days to go until due date)
Symptoms: GI issues. I used to stress about not pooping before a run, but not pooping before yoga at this point in pregnancy is FAR worse. And that is all I’m going to say on the matter. Also mild cramping and fatigue that reminds me of the 1st trimester. I’ve only been awake for an hour and I’m already exhausted again. 30 minute cat naps are required to get through the day.
What I’m looking forward to: Chris coming home in a two weeks!
What I miss: My husband and all the perks that come along with them while pregnant: foot rubs, meals cooked, runs to the grocery store for cravings or just because I always seem to have forgotten something at the grocery store despite my very organized list and not realize it until I begin to prepare the meal, having somebody around who is just as excited about this pregnancy as you are, general support, etc…you get the idea.
Next appt: tomorrow
Due Date: July 4th