How Far Along: 35 weeks! This is uncharted territory for me!
Size of Baby: According to babycenter.com, Hailey is 18 inches and about 5.25 pounds.
Maternity Clothes: Of course! I'm carrying Hailey super low like I did with Andrew, so whenever I wear anything besides leggings or skirts I have to wear my belly-band, but to be honest that doesn't happen too often. The belly-band is just one more layer that I don't want to deal with in this blazing Virginia Summer heat!
Movement: All the time! Thankfully I'm carrying her pretty low, which keeps her out of my rib-cage for the most part, but sometimes she still likes to give me a little jab in the ribs ;)
Sleep:When I can. Andrew gets up around 6 or 6:15 every day, so that's not so fun, but he usually takes pretty good naps so I've been able to catch up on sleep during the day. But it's been at the cost of my apartment being a complete mess all the time and dinner rarely made...
What I miss: Hmmmm, I won't get into specifics because that would take up about 2 pages of typing. I will simply say that I'm anxious for next Thursday because I will officially be 36.5 weeks and will be taken off any and all restrictions (which has taken a bigger emotional toll on me than I thought it'd be), as well as any and all medication, which means that all the symptoms that go along with these medications will be gone as well. Don't get me wrong, I'm very grateful for modern medicine and for the restrictions that have been put on me that has allowed me to keep Hailey cooking for so long, but I'm definitely looking forward to functioning like a normal person again.
Cravings:Vanilla ice-cream with strawberries and chocolate sauce. I have one big bowl every night. This started about 2 or 3 weeks ago and if I could, I would just eat it all the time, but I contain myself until after dinner :) I think Grant and I have purchased more ice-cream in the past few weeks than we have our entire marriage haha.
Aversions: Nothing really--I just can't eat very large meals because there isn't a whole lot of room left in my stomach to put it in :)
Symptoms: Just symptoms from my medication that I've been taking, but that will all be done and gone next week!
Best Moment: Where do I start?! I've had quite a few best moments. Grant is officially back in town for the rest of my pregnancy, so that's a huge relief! Making it past 34 weeks when Andrew was born was wonderful. I have everything ready to go for the hospital and for whoever watches Andrew when Hailey comes, so we're pretty much all set to go. Once next Thursday comes then I'll be ready to go at any moment and ready to meet our sweet baby girl :) It'll be here before we know it!
|35 week belly shot|