Friday, June 13, 2014

35 Weeks

Even though today is Friday the 13th and a full moon, I'm pretty sure he's hanging tight. 

How far along: 35 weeks

Baby is the size of: A honeydew melon! Over 18 inches long and 5 ¼ pounds.

Total weight gain/loss: gain of 20 lbs.  Doctor told me yesterday to not gain more than another 2.5 to 5 pounds.  So I’m foregoing cupcakes this weekend (whimper).

Maternity clothes: Mainly maxi dresses/maxi skirts with maternity tanks.  Even my maternity pants are uncomfortable at this point.

Stretch marks: No, but I do have diastasis recti.  My ab muscles form a big ridge down the middle of my belly.  Let me know and I’ll text you a picture.  It’s strangely cool.

Sleep: Still sleeping well.  He’s set up camp on my sciatic nerve (literally getting on my nerves!) so walking isn’t much fun…  

Best moment this week: The half a beer I had Wednesday night.  It was a really grapefruity IPA which I usually don’t like, but it tasted like Heaven’s nectar.

Miss Anything: Walking normally, booze, not having to monitor my caffeine intake.

Movement: Oh lawd…He’s transverse and sunny side up.  Basically his position is awful.  He moves all the freakin’ time, but never actually flips positions.  He has two weeks to get his act together before they move him manually (which sounds completely dreadful).

Food cravings: I eat a lot of oranges and bananas to hopefully balance out the ice cream sandwiches, Golden Grahams and Fudge Stripe cookies.  Although I haven’t had cookies or Golden Grahams in two days!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Hot coffee. Still.  It sounds so disgusting. 

Have you started to show yet: Oh mos def.  The guy at Subway said “Welcome to Subway!” to my belly yesterday.

Gender: BOY!

Labor Signs: Nah.  Some painless Braxton-Hicks, but that’s about it.

Belly Button in or out: If I wear something super tight (as we all do at 8 months pregnant), then you can see a tiny bit of an outie.  Otherwise, it’s basically non-existent.

Wedding rings on or off: On. FOREVER.

Happy or Moody: Anxious!  Not about labor and delivery, but about life with a new baby and family spread across the country and grandparents in poor health…

Looking forward to:  A burger and fries tomorrow.  Screw weight gain.