How far along are you: 35 Weeks!
How big is the baby: Your baby doesn’t have much room to maneuver now that he’s over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (pick up a honeydew melon). Because it’s so snug in your womb, he isn’t likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times he kicks should remain about the same. His kidneys are fully developed now, and his liver can process some waste products. Most of his basic physical development is now complete — he’ll spend the next few weeks putting on weight. (source)
Baby’s Gender: We both think it’s a boy (most of the time although this week I think it’s a girl).
Baby’s Name: We have a name for a boy or a girl–> we actually are stuck on two different girl names, decisions, decisions.
Weight Gained: 25 lbs
Clothes: Shirts are getting shorter. Pants are getting more uncomfortable. Mostly wearing dresses.
How are you feeling: I am feeling pretty good. A little tired. A little cranky. A little hot (it’s been 70-80’s).
What do you miss: I miss sleeping comfortably. Beer. Running.
Cravings: Extra large salads.
How are you sleeping: Sleeping was going pretty well but this week not as good. I am up more often and I have been waking up in the middle of the night or super early.
Workouts: This week I went to yoga Tuesday and have been doing lots of walking!
Things I’m looking forward to: Our baby shower which is tomorrow! Finishing up at my office job (only 15 more working days). Post-baby shower shopping for the things we want to get before the baby arrives.
In other news:
We still haven’t been able to tour our birthing center which is making me pretty nervous. I called yesterday about touring but it wasn’t a good day for them.
Hopefully next Friday when we go down for our appointment we will be able to. Update: We still haven’t been able to tour the birthing center. At our appointment this morning the entire birthing center was full!!
Also at our appointment this morning we discussed the worst case scenarios for two different reasons I might have to have a c-section. The first of which is the emergency c-section, which after hearing their protocol/procedures around this left me feeling a little traumatized and I burst into tears (I blame the pregnancy hormones- I just couldn’t stop myself!). The second was the “we’ve tired absolutely everything but you aren’t progressing” scenario which results in a much more calm transition to c-section than the emergency. I already knew the reasons for a c-section, that there is always a possibility and the general info on how it works but it was really overwhelming to hear what could happen to ME. Luckily our birthing center/hospital as a 16% cesarean rate which is half of what the national average for c-sections.
Next week is my Strep-B test which I am nervous about since 25% of women have Strep-B and if you do it is highly recommended that you be on antibiotics during labor and birth. Did you pass your Strep-B test? If you didn’t did you have the antibiotics or take the risk?