Sunday, August 7, 2011

Week 35

35 W 6 D
Four more weeks!  I can't believe how time has passed so quickly and soon we will be meeting our bundle of joy.  People keep asking me if we are ready - sure we are, not sure what else we can do to be prepared.  There's comes a point where you say "this is it, I'm ready." No more books, no more organization, no more classes.

Another question I am frequently asked is how long I'm going to work.  Well, as long as I am comfortable and the doctor says it's okay (like no bed rest), I will be at work!  I want to spend as much time of my leave with Aidan, not at home waiting for Aidan.  So I'm hoping that everything continues as it has been, and I can work up until the day I deliver.

How far along?: 35 weeks 6 days

How big is baby?: According to What to Expect When You’re Expecting: Started the week as the size of a Large Cantaloupe and about to be a Large Cantaloupe. The fruit doesn't change as often as it did early on. Going into week 36, Aidan is approximately 22 inches long and weighs 6 lbs.

Weight gain?: About a pound. Total weight gain is 27 lbs.

Stretch marks?: Not yet.

Maternity clothes?: Definitely. 

Sleep?: Still sleeping great, though I had to get another large pillow.  Now I'm surrounded by pillows.

Best moment this week?: Seeing some old friends at a shower we had on Saturday!  AJ and I also celebrated being married for 6 years on Saturday.

Worst moment this week?: Nothing bad this week - I expected work to be worse this week since the boss and two other guys in my group were out, but it was a relatively quiet week, thank goodness.  I did find out that my hemoglobin is still low, so I have to up my iron supplement from 650 mg to 925 mg.

Food cravings?: Shrimp - I eat my maximum 12 ounces per week.

Symptoms?: My TMI symptom is still around.  Doctor said it is from the baby dropping lower and putting additional pressure on the area.  He said it was nothing to be concerned about and it would go away after having the baby.

Exercise?: I walked 6 miles and worked out my arms, core and legs once.

Movement?: Aidan moves a lot, and he definitely moves 30 minutes or so after I eat.  He still moves the most at night when I am trying to go to sleep.  Sometimes his kicks are painful when they land on my ribs, and sometimes when I stand up and he punches low, my leg stumbles a little.  He hits some nerve or something. 

Belly button?: It's an outie

What I miss?: Sleeping on my stomach.

Labor signs?: Last Sunday, when I walked I could feel my stomach tightening - it was a different feeling than when it gets hard.  I wondered if the tightening was Braxton Hicks contractions.  The feeling stopped as soon as I sat down in my truck.

Purchases: Since we had the last shower, I purchased a lot of registry items from since I received the completion discount.  I bought important things like an extra car seat base, the car seat adapter for the stroller, a snot sucker along with other things like cloth diaper covers, toys, and diaper pail liner.

What I'm looking forward to?: I'm looking forward to meeting Baby Aidan.  4 weeks left...give or take two weeks according to my OB!  Let's hope it's not 6 weeks.


  1. I got so excited for you when I saw this post's title. That is so crazy!!! You look amazing and I hope you continue to feel well. Totally agree on the working until baby arrives. I often say that my water will break in my desk chair. HA!! Have a great week.

  2. I don't think I could wait six more weeks!