Friday, March 7, 2014

35 Weeks

Thirty five weeks today. Wow! How did I get here? Campbell's arrival is so close and I may or may not have cried about it yesterday. It was a happy cry mixed with a nervous cry. My life as I know it is about to completely change and it's a little scary. But it's definitely more exciting than it is scary. My curiosity is starting to get the best of me---when will he arrive?! Will he be a March baby or an April baby? It's like a tiny bit of torture!!! Here's is this weeks update.

Size of Baby: Around 5.5 pounds and between 19-22 inches long, about the size of a large cantaloupe.

How I'm Feeling: I'm fine. I'm not great----I'm not miserable. My back literally feels broken sometimes and I lay on a heating pad every chance I get. I still have horrible heartburn and I get sick every single day. I'm definitely slowing down but I still have moments where I feel just like my old self.

Cravings/Appetite: I have been so thirsty lately. I still try to be careful about what I eat but even bland food gives me heartburn these days. As of today I've decided no more caffeine free diet cokes for me. They've been added to the (super long) dangerous list.

Clothes: My pregnancy jeans are starting to get uncomfortable. They dig into my stomach where the band meets the actual jean and after wearing them all day it kind of hurts. I have one pair of maternity jeans that I've not really worn this whole time because they were a size bigger than the others and I didn't like how baggy they were on my legs. Now they're quickly becoming my go-to's because they have a little more room in them than the others. Those along with my Hue leggings are still my favorite pants to wear. I can't wait to wear dresses. It will be so much more comfortable.

Movement: Campbell is still moving a lot even though I know the little guy has to be as squished as can be. I spend a lot of my evening watching him move all throughout my belly. It's so wild and so neat!!

Changes in Me: I had my doctors appointment yesterday. When she measured my belly I measured small---31 weeks. At my previous appointment 3 weeks ago (I had to miss last weeks appointment) a nursing student measured me and I heard her say I measured in at 29 weeks. It should have been 32. I didn't think anything about it because to be honest, I just assumed she did it wrong. Since I'm measuring 4 weeks behind the doctor wants me to have an ultrasound next week to check and make sure everything looks okay. I'm not too terribly worried about it since we checked in on Campbell just 3 weeks ago and everything looked great. It definitely caught me off guard to be told I'm measuring small though because I've always measured exactly on track. What's funny is while Scott and I were in the waiting room, I told him that I felt like I wasn't as big as I thought I should be at this point. He brushed it off and reassured me that I look plenty big. Thanks babe.

Baby Purchases: I finally settled on Campbell's coming home outfit---sort of. I now have two precious little outfits for him. One for his first day in the hospital and one for coming home. I'll probably just decide while I'm there which one he'll wear for which day.

Favorite Moment This Week: Getting a lot accomplished on my to-do list. It makes me feel a lot better and more relaxed about his arrival.

Looking Forward To: My ultrasound next week. I'm sure everything will be just fine but I'll be a little bit on edge until then. Also, I didn't think I'd get to see the little nugget on an ultrasound again and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited about the opportunity to see him.


  1. I saw 35 weeks and thought...already! Getting close and is so exciting!