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Week 35 Pregnancy Journal




How Far Along? 35 weeks

Size of Baby: A honeydew melon (18 inches). Our baby weighs 5.25 lbs now.

Gender: Our sweet little girl.

Weight Gain: Down a pound this week strangely enough, but still up a total of 17 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight -- since I lost three pounds in the first trimester, up 20 pounds total from my lowest pregnancy weight.

Maternity Clothes: Yep. Definitely. The maxi dress I'm wearing is from Old Navy (here) and it's on a great sale now. Normally $34.94, it's now $19 and they are giving 15% off now with the code KICK. I find that it fits true to size -- mine is an XS (I'm a shorty). It even has a slit up one side which I love! Slipping a dress over my head is way easier than worrying about getting pants on.

Nursery: Almost done! In addition to all of the beautiful work my aunt did this weekend, I also spent Sunday setting up the Diaper Genie and the sound machine. Art on the walls is our next big step.

   

Movement: Oh yeah, all the time. Sometimes so strong that it makes me exclaim out of surprise.

Symptoms: BIG BELLY. I cannot lie, it's odd. You spend your entire life weighing around the same, plus or minus five pounds. I'm thrilled for each amount of growth that I do have because it means baby girl is healthy and growing, but sometimes I just look at myself now and I don't really recognize the girl in the mirror. Or, at least what's between my shoulders and my hips. I'd be lying if I said I don't sometimes yearn for that old body back. Ian was really comforting me last night about it, reminding me that we only have a little more than a month left, and that I should be thankful that I'm just now feeling this way. It is true. I'm really curious what my body will look like after delivering Miss Priss. Again -- very happy for my growth and for the miraculous way in which a female's body can accommodate carrying a second growing body in it ... but that doesn't change the fact that it's a wild, wild ride.

Sleep: Sleeping well, only getting up occasionally in the middle of the night, maybe 1-2 times a week. When I'm awake, though, the potty breaks are happening all of the time.

Cravings: Still loving sweet tea and peanut butter cups. Ian was sad to see the damage that had been done on the Girl Scout cookies he bought for us to share. Whoops.

What I Miss: This one is easy. I miss the "aw, you are so adorable!" looks that I used to get. Now I just get a lot of "oh honey, hang in there" looks. Like, with sad, empathetic eyes. I want to say to them -- I feel fine! Please don't worry about me! Stop looking at me like that for the love of all that is holy!

Best Moment This Week: Spending the weekend with my aunt in the nursery. That was perfect. We just had the best time together and the room makes me so happy. Also, we had a great prenatal meeting with our doula last night -- I know I haven't mentioned much about the fact that we are using one, but I will share more details. She is the perfect match for us, and I know she is going to be a priceless addition to our labor and delivery experience. 

Looking Forward To: My sweet coworkers are hosting a beautiful baby shower for me Thursday evening!

25 comments:

  1. You still look absolutely adorable and you are ALL belly!

    I love to hear that you are using a Doula. I've had many girlfriends use them and just adore them. I'll be curious to hear your thoughts and experience.

    You're in the home stretch girl!

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  2. I think you look stunning. I dig that dress/necklace combo. I can't wait for the nursery reveal!

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  3. I love that you're so open & honest! I think that's a valid thought/fear... I know it will be for me & I'm not even pregnant yet! HAHA! But, you do look gorgeous!! I bet you'll bounce back in no time!!

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  4. Girl, I think you look FAB!! The little lady will be here soon :)! Xx.

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  5. I hated the comments at that stage too.
    And, I remember getting to week 36 and thinking....IT CAN BE ANY MINUTE!! Uh, no. I went to week 41 :((( think of how long that is to only get bigger by the day!! SHENANIGANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. This around exactly the time I started resenting being in public for all of the sideways glances and heartfelt "Are you due tomorrow?" questions. Pregnancy rage went into overdrive. I remember, vividly, wanting to punch a lady in CVS for talking to me for over a minute about how she was sure I was on my way to the hospital (I was 36 weeks). People are just trying to be nice, I guess, but dang. Your sweet little girl's kicks can help temper the madness!! I used to talk to her about it at night and try to just remember to be thankful. You look amazing!

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  7. You look gorgeous. Hang in there, you are in the home stretch!

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  8. You look gorgeous!! Love that maxi dress!

    Paige
    tomatoesforcucumbers.com

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  9. I stayed fat for TWO YEARS after my baby , working out so hard, but you DO get back into your old jeans !!! So dont give them all away like I did lol.

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  10. You still look fabulous! Can't wait to see the nursery!

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  11. love that dress! you look great! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  12. Beautiful! You look so good carrying around your little honeydew melon :)

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  13. You look great, sweet girl! I remember getting to that point with my son, and just thinking "how much bigger can this belly get?" But don't be too worried about your post-baby body. You will be just fine. You were in shape before the baby, and have stayed in shape during the pregnancy, so you will bounce back quickly! I was back in my non-maternity pants a week after giving birth and you will be too!:)

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  14. I'm not sure why you aren't getting the "you're so adorable" comments because you are still super adorbs!!! Hang in there, you're almost done!!

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  15. You're looking amazing and your little girl is going to be here soon! Seriously, you really are the cutest pregnant lady ever.

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  16. You look great and it has been so fun following along on your journey. You're gonna do great mama!!

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  17. I cannot believe you are SO close!! You still look great Momma!

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  18. I think you look incredible! I hope I only gain 20 pounds with my baby!

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  19. You need to read my blog post I did on pregnancy http://keystrokejournaling.blogspot.com/2014/03/thankful-pregnancy-talk.html!

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  20. You are such a perfect pregnant mama! Only five weeks to go!!

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  21. SO close! You are in the home stretch!

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  22. Why do people feel that it is ok to stare at pregnant ladies or worse say things that they never should!?! But you are almost there dear, so hang in! It will all be worth it in the end!!!!

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  23. You look wonderful! Pregnancy really does look good on you!

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  24. You look stunning! I was shocked with how much your body changes, especially during the last part - but after having two girls it has made me really appreciate how amazing our bodies truly are. You will love having a doula! It was the best decision we ever made.
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