Friday, June 28, 2013

35 Weeks - 35 days!

How far along? 35 weeks - 35 days to go!
Size: Honeydew melon
Maternity clothes? Same as previous weeks - pretty limited these days
Symptoms: Exhaustion, cramping/pain, and some swelling
Sleep: Good! Hips still hurt if I don't flip often enough.
Best moment this week: Doctor's appointment on Monday went well - baby is big and healthy. Cooper had his first play date while Robert and I had a lunch date with some friends. He slept most of the time - sorry Barkley!
Worst moment of the week: Hearing that baby is still breech - bummer.
Movie night - pass the popcorn!
 Miss anything? My wardrobe - I wear the same clothes so often and am getting sick of them.
Movement: Yes, and sometimes it takes my breath away.
Food cravings: Still loving watermelon. Pizza has been a popular meal these days.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Too much food/water at a time.

Have you started to show yet: I don't know how much bigger I can get - check out that bare belly shot. Geez.
Labor signs: Braxton Hicks
Belly Button in or out? Flat
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! 
Looking forward to: Robert made reservations at a nice restaurant in Palo Alto tonight, so I am looking forward to a fancy date night. We have our childbirth class is tomorrow! It will be a long day, but I am looking forward to it. We also plan to pack the hospital bag and install the car seat base. It will be nice to get some of those big to-do's checked off our list.
Baby A, size of a honeydew melon
What's the baby up to?
  • Your baby is now about 18.5 inches in length and weighs over 5.5 pounds <--pretty sure he is bigger than that.
  • The body of your baby is growing round due to developing fat layers.
  • Your baby's reflexes are coordinated.
  • Lungs are almost fully developed.
Most babies gain about half pound per week in the last month of pregnancy. Fat stores accumulate in the legs and arms. These layers of fat will help them regulate their body temperature. Baby still doesn't have enough fat deposits beneath its skin to keep warm outside your womb.
Lungs are almost fully developed. Your baby's reflexes are coordinated, they turn their head, grasp firmly, and respond to sounds, light and touch. You should still feel movement every day.
Baby may push up against your ribs and make you a little breathless. Soon your baby's position changes to prepare itself for labor and delivery. The baby drops down in your pelvis and you will be able to breathe easily again. 


  1. Looking good. Love the movie night with Kenya We are having a movie night now too ;)

  2. So nice to see you and your houseful :)