As of today, February 28, 2012, I’m officially 36 weeks pregnant — only 28 days until my due date. Time to tell you all about week 35!
35 weeks pregnancy and I was wearing a pre-pregnancy sweater dress and leggings! Bounch! (As my sister would say.) I felt so cute in this outfit. It’s funny how taking a second to make yourself look put together can make you feel good!
What’s Up With Baby: According to BabyCenter, Baby H. is now over 18 inches long and weighs approximately 5.25 pounds (the weight of a honeydew!) I’m really excited to see how long our baby is because he still really likes to play in my ribs!
Weight Gain: Forgot to look! I’ll update this post later with it!
What I’ve Been Eating: Cheese quesadillas, bean burgers, grilled portobellos, salad (!), apples, fruit twists, and more. Those are just the items that stick out this week! Oh and cupcakes — white cake with chocolate frosting.
How I’m Feeling: I’m feeling good, but even long walks are starting to get uncomfortable. I think it’s super that baby child has been head down during my whole pregnancy, but he really makes things uncomfortable during walks — I feel like he’s gonna fall out sometimes! I’m exaggerating, but the pressure isn’t fun.
Next Midwife Appointment: March 1st! We get to review our birth “plan” with the midwife at this visit. I use that term plan loosely because they gave us a checklist sheet of wants and don’t wants which is of course helpful, but with some things I won’t know what I want until I’m in the moment! I’m being totally open with this “plan.” I will also be having my group B strep test at this appointment.
John’s Thoughts: So I have decided to save my larger “thoughts” for after little boy is born. I may even hijack Katie’s blog from time to time while she’s resting with the baby. My thoughts this past week have focused much more on praying for little boy to stay put until the due date. This being our first child, we have no idea how the baby and Katie’s body will react as the time draws near. That little guy needs to stay in there until at least week 37; at that point he will be fully formed and if he happened to come early, would not require any support for breathing, eating, etc. Although we’re both super excited to meet him (and I think he’s getting anxious to get out into the world), I want him to as healthy as possible. So far Katie and I have been fortunate to have a happy and healthy pregnancy…it just needs to carry over into a happy, healthy baby boy!
- I’m all pre-registered at the hospital.
- We chose a pediatrician.
- We hung the book slings in the nursery. We as in John did and I watched.
- Installed the car seat.
- Moved the lazy boy into the nursery.
- I started to lose my mucous plug. Yeah, I said it.
Baby-Related To-Do List:
- Pack all three of our hospital bags. I’ve started to lay things out on the guest bedroom bed, but the pile is extremely small.
What We’re Looking Forward to This Week:
- Hopefully watching a movie with my aunt.
- A relaxing weekend.
Any tips for hospital bag items? Did you wish you had brought something with you and didn’t? Did you bring some things with you that you didn’t need at all? Let me know!
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