Tuesday, July 24, 2012

35 Weeks

How Far Along: 35 Weeks

Size of Baby: This week the "average" baby is measuring approximately 18.19 inches crown to heel and is weighing in around 5.25 pounds. Considering that he weighed 5.1 pounds two weeks ago and babies at this stage gain a 1/2 pound or more a week, I would guess that he is already well over 6 pounds. 

Picture of Baby: The pictures that we have really aren't that good and are actually kind of freaky looking.

Maternity Clothes: I actually managed to wear a non-pregnancy top from Express as my husband took me out for a nice dinner. I also got to wear heels! I only walked about 20 feet in them but it still felt awesome to have them on. I have been really lucky so far in the swelling department so I hope it stays that way.

Weight Gain: When I was weighed on Friday I was only up one pound from two weeks prior. So I am now officially up 31 pounds. I have a feeling though when I am weighed on Thursday that I packed on a few pounds as it just isn't normal that I only put on a pound in two weeks.

Belly: No new pictures this week.
Stretch Marks: Ugh! A few more have popped up and they have gotten a bit longer. My husband seems to think that they are getting lighter but I think that he is just trying to be nice.

Sleep: Awful! Between being in pain and having to pee, I am getting up 6+ times a night. This is leaving me utterly exhausted during the day. It is like the 1st trimester all over again.  

Best Moment of the Week:  Actually it was having a four hour breakfast with a good friend and no we didn't eat all that time! I have been isolating myself from the outside world for the past couple of months as it is so hard to be around people that are happy for me. I know that it probably sounds weird, and I truly appreciate everyone's happiness for me, but right now I am just too scared to be happy and excited. Don't get me wrong, I am happy and excited, just in my own way. This friend, who I have know since childhood, not only has been through infertility, she has also been faced with multiple losses so she completely understands why I am the way that I am. I am VERY grateful to have her in my life!

Movement: I am so happy to report that his movements are back to normal.

Symptoms: I can't eat! Giovanni and my stomach are apparently competing for space and Giovanni is winning. I am only eating two small meals a day now but forcing myself to have a small snack before I go to bed.  

Food Cravings: Still craving fruit, particularly watermelon and mango, like crazy.  

Gender: Still a boy.

What I Miss: I have to stick with my previous answer and say feeling normal.  

What I'm Looking Forward to: I look forward to every day  now. I wake up wondering if today is the day I go into labor. I don't want it to happen yet, but I know if it does, we are in a good place.  

Nursery: After all of the drama last week with the rocker, I got a call that they found my rocker and it is being delivered this Friday. I will believe it when I see it!

Milestones: Making it to 35 weeks. Today marks the day where he is no longer mandated to go to the NICU. They will evaluate him right after delivery in my room and if he is doing fine, he gets to stay with me. Prior to this it would be a mandatory admission into the NICU. I am so happy about this!


  1. Hurray for 35 weeks! Hurray for movements being back to normal!

  2. That's brilliant! Don't know if different places time these things differently but, here in the UK at least, come next week you'd be considered technically full term :-).

  3. 35 weeks is such an accomplishment after everything you have been through with this pregnancy - so exciting that he will not be mandated to the NICU - congrats!

  4. 35 weeks! What a blessing!

  5. Hello from ICLW - congratulations on making it to 35 weeks! :-)

  6. yay for 35 weeks, krystyn!! another amazing milestone!! i've been thinking about you and praying for you each day. <3
    you're almost there, mama.

  7. What great news!! Almost there!

    Visiting from ICLW,
    Kerry @ Our New Normal

  8. So glad movement is back to normal!!

  9. Almost there! Congrats!

    An ICLW Visit from #63
    liddy @ the unfair struggle (mfi, speedskating, 1st 2ww)

  10. Congrats on making it to 35 weeks! Also I bet that wearing that non-pregnancy top and heels felt great!

    ICLW #27