Thursday, April 19, 2012

8 Months (35/35)!!

I'm now 35 weeks pregnant and only have 35 days left....ahhh!  It's crazy to think that Carson will be here in 5 weeks or less (hopefully)!  The Bump tells me that Carson weighs about as much as a Butternut Squash...why are they always using squash as a reference!?  (Baby Center compared Carson to a butternut squash back at 29 weeks!)  Baby Center tells me that Carson compares to the weight of a Honeydew Melon.  (The Bump compared Carson to a honeydew back at week 33...maybe they should get together to revise these silly lists!)  The Bump also says that Carson's hearing is fully developed (so exciting!) and my uterus has grown to approximately 1,000x its original size.  That's scary! 

For the first time in weeks, I did NOT get an ultrasound so I have no real growth measurements of Carson.  Let's just hope that he's still right on track in there!  It sure feels like he's running out of space!

How far along? 35's hard to believe I only have 5 weeks left
Total weight gain: As of last week I was +22lbs.  I don't have another doctor's appointment until a week from tomorrow so we'll see where I'm at then....eek!
Maternity clothes? Yep.  I am also running out of shirts that are long enough!  I can still wear some of my long non-maternity tops but even some of my XS maternity tops are starting to get too short! (scroll down for my newest bump pic!)
Stretch marks? no
Sleep: I toss and turn a lot so I wake up feeling REALLY tired.  I would give anything to have a desk job because at the end of a work day I'm beyond tired!
Best moment this week: We went to another class (breastfeeding this time) that was very informative!  We also had our family shower which was really nice and we got a lot of great things from our registry!  I finally got into nesting mode (I think?) at home and cleaned out the kitchen cabinets to make space for Carson, reorganized our coat closet, and organized our spare bedroom!  My next step is to organize under all of the bathroom sinks so we have some extra storage space and start washing Carson's clothes!
Miss Anything? I'm really missing having a tan lately and since I'm so tired in the mornings, I'm missing my Keurig :(
Movement: Carson doesn't move quite as much as before, but I've read that's normal.  He still moves a lot...especially when I'm laying on my side!
Food cravings: Still fruit!  I've made quite a few smoothies and I've also been eating rainbow sherbet as a snack.  Believe it or not, I haven't had much chocolate-y dessert lately!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Gender: Baby BOY Carson!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Still backaches but nothing much else.  I did come down with a cold this week and I'm still trying to get over it.  I'm really congested and I have a fever that won't leave!  I've been checking my blood pressure at home and it's been higher than at the doctor so my doc wants me to bring in my cuff to make sure it's accurate.  Hopefully it's not and my blood pressure is normal! 
Belly Button in or out? Halfie, haha!
Wedding rings on or off? On and loose still!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy and excited to meet this little boy!
Looking forward to: Nesting some more at home if I can find the energy!  I'm also looking forward to the weekend because with this cold, this week has EXHAUSTED me!

Here is my bump at 35 weeks (34w6d)!  Only 35 days left....eeek!

P.S. 4 weeks + 1 day until my maternity leave crazy!  One week from yesterday!


Amanda said...

You are so tiny!! I'm afraid my maternity shirts will get too short eventually, maybe not!

Mandy said...

Ahh!! I can't believe you have only 5 weeks left!!!

Lindsey said...

If you were me they would be inducing you in 4 days.... isnt that nuts?!?!?!!

Ashley said...

I mean, seriously!? If I look half as good as you when I am 8 months preggo, I will die! You look so good!!

Allie said...

Ahhhhh I am slacking in blogging since Jude came! You are so close! Ahhhhhhhh! Only 5 more weeks, you look amazing! And the nursery, so so cute! Your hubs rocking the dog in the baby carrier....hilarious! You guys are going to be the funnest parents ever( is funnest a word! Haha)

I am so excited for you guys!