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Week 35

by Christa on October 7, 2013

in Baby Gins,Pregnancy

The baby is the size of a large canteloupe (alternatively, a bag of carrots – that visual’s not very helpful though – like, what size bag??).

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Total Weight Gain: 23 pounds. Baby shower cake is not helping. :)

Weekly Workouts: This week I went on a few walks that were a couple of miles each, and then a 4.5 mile walk on Saturday across the bridge in my hometown while my dad ran. I ran a little, nothing too strenuous. My hips really hurt afterward though. Then does spectating a triathlon count??

Maternity Clothes: Still sporting all of them. I’m surprised my regular work pants still fit (with the Bella band, duh).

Sleep: Last night I crashed hard for 9 hours. I woke myself up because I was snoring so loudly!

Best Moment of the Week: For sure the awesome shower my sister and friends threw for me in Dallas!! It was race themed and so cute. So fun seeing everyone, and baby girl was really showered with lots of love!

Food cravings: Watermelon and CAKE. After the shower I made a “cake suicide” with vanilla, chocolate, and pumpkin cake. Yes, I felt a little miserable afterward, totally worth it.

Food aversions: Nothing right now.

Symptoms: Still having contractions off and on. Swollen hands and feet. THIRSTY all the time.

Movement: Lots of movement, kicks and rolls all the time.

“At about 20 inches and five and a half pounds (but with about five more weeks to grow), most of your baby’s growth over the next month or so before you meet will be in weight (with a gain of anywhere from one pound to several), not height (baby’s pretty much reached the in utero limit in that department). Accordingly, fat continues to accumulate at a rapid pace these days (on baby, not just on your hips). Back in the middle of your pregnancy, your baby’s weight was made up of only two percent fat; now at 35 weeks pregnant, that percentage has soared to closer to 15 percent (and will increase to 30 percent at term). Which means your baby’s once skinny arms and legs are now quite plump…and irresistibly, squeezably soft.

Also continuing to grow at an amazing pace is your baby’s brain power. Luckily, the part that surrounds that amazing brain — the skull — remains soft. And for good reason: A soft skull will allow your baby to squeeze more easily through the birth canal.” – What to Expect (www.whattoexpect.com)

Gender: It’s a girl!

What I’m Looking Forward To: A PARTY this weekend in celebration of my SiL! We are going to have a blast.

What I Miss: Riding a bike – it’s been almost three months….aaaaand I’m just ready to have my body back and not be sharing it.  She can camp out a little longer, though.

Next Appointment: October 17th

Estimated due date is November 11th!

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