How Far Along? 35 weeks
Week 35 Began: Friday, February 10
Size of Baby: a bunch of carrots or a mini-lop rabbit (18-19″, should be at 5-6 pounds)
Gender: A girl, Margaret
Weight Gain: Ballpark of around 14-19 pounds from starting weight. Still yo-yo-ing due to slow digestion…
Maternity Clothes: Anything soft and comfortable. Yoga pants. Broken-in t-shirts that still fit. This comfy long-sleeve tee M bought me while on a work assignment/trip. My black Chucks.
Nursery: We picked up a floor/reading lamp this week to put behind the recliner/glider in the nursery. It really will add a lot of helpful light to Margaret’s room (we have several table lamps but no overhead light in room, unfortunately a project we didn’t get completed this past year). So now we’ll have direct and indirect light. Finishing touches continue to occur as we think of them!
Movement: Margaret is still a night owl… But is good about making her presence known throughout the day as well! Sometimes I think she is break-dancing in there!
Symptoms: M treated us both to a pre-Valentine’s Day treat on Saturday of a couples massage. It was JUST what I needed – I hadn’t had one since before Thanksgiving and that was far too long for me. It did me a lot of good. I’ve already scheduled another deep tissue/mom-to-be massage for the 24th, when I will be 37 weeks!
Side Effects: Heart burn not AS bad but still pops up from occasion. Always sleepy.
Sleep: Still loving sleep. Even with her moving around, I can make sleep happen for at least 9 hours. I really have to chalk it up to being able to not worry about anything/turn phone off/no 9-5 job to distract me.
Cravings: Chocolate peanut butter. Celery. Steak. Shrimp. Caesar salad.
What I Miss: Not too much of anything. Just comfort measures like no heartburn or less aches and pains.
Best Moment This Week: M surprising me by taking off Valentine’s Day so we could enjoy the day together pre-baby.
What I Learned This Week: Lots of comfort measure tips from our childbirthing class. So grateful M is my partner. He really is a PARTNER and is so enthusiastic and helpful. He’s been such an active participant in our classes, it’s just… it’s been a huge help for me mentally and emotionally!
Looking Forward To: Margaret’s arrival being not-too-early but being here soon. Our bassinet arriving so we can put it in our master bedroom. Getting my hair done next Friday!