Wow! It has a been a while since I have done a baby update. I think part of this is because I felt like I was continuously posting the same thing week after week. Well, with 5 weeks to go, I think I will be more apt to continue my little updates. If nothing else, it will be fun for me to look back on later.
How far along: 35 weeks
Size of baby: around 5.25 pounds... honeydew melon
Weight gain: 3 pounds since last visit (11/22/10) The doctor said to just keep an eye on it and that 5 pounds would be a big gain. My argument is that it was Thanksgiving (we had Thanksgiving 4 different times...) and then we had Eric's birthday week (ate out a bit) and then were out of town last weekend. So... I will keep an eye on it. I am trying not to let the actual number on the scale freak me out.... it is some. I never thought I would be this big even though I know it is mostly baby. :(
Maternity clothes: Are you kidding?? If it isn't maternity, I'm not wearing it. I was so grateful to go to Destination Maternity in Dallas, TX this weekend though. I had a great girl named Kat help me. She even gave me a stellar coupon that saved me $30! So, I came out of there with some great nursing tops, a pair of comfy pants, my first nursing bra, and a great bathrobe and nightgown.
Movement: Her kicks are harder. I'm so glad she isn't stretching all the way out (like my niece did) and kicking me in the ribs-yet! Daddy has been able to see some of her bigger kicks and movements. He thinks it is pretty neat. I love seeing his expression when he sees her.
Sleep: Well, I was able to talk Mr. M into swapping me sides of the bed! This helps with laying on my left side. It also makes me closer to the bathroom. I used to love having a tall bed, now I hate it. Takes too much effort to get into it, especially at 11:30pm, 1:18am, and 4:16am. Yes, I got up three times last night. I miss being able to sleep comfortably.
Symptoms: Other than my feet swelling, not much of anything else. OH the heartburn is still KILLER!!
Cravings: This week I really wanted Hawaiian Pizza from Cavanaugh Pizza in Fort Smith. Mr. M was gracious enough to take me there Monday before getting our Christmas cards and braving Wal-Mart.
Best moment this week: Getting to spend time with my sisters and cousins in Texas. Two of the cousins are pregnant as well. Being able to listen to my sister and cousin (who each have two kids) tell me what to expect is great.
What I am looking forward to: After going to my appointment on Tuesday, I feel better about a few things and more relaxed. I am looking forward to making it through Christmas and all the blessings that go with it. I look forward to being able to spend some more time reading which helps me feel more prepared. I am excited that both my Bestie and my Aunt will be here around Christmas.
Dr. Appointments: I know I will have another Ultrasound, once it gets closer, to check the weight and a few other things. I was a little saddened that my last visit was the last "easy one" as the doctor put it. He will start checking my cervix now. I go back in two weeks and then I go EVERY week. Yes, it is getting closer!
I still can't praise God enough for even making it this far! I was so scared in the beginning. God keeps reminding me who is in control and I am thankful that I can rest assured in that!