The Weekly Run-Down: 35

How Far Along: 35 weeks now. 

Size of baby: I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts.. diddly-dee. Actually, I've got just one. I feel like her head alone is the size of a coconut right now, especially since it feels like it's threatening to fall out with every step I take! 

Random & Interesting Developmental Stuff:  Here's this week's run-down:

At this point, your unborn baby should be positioned with her head facing down toward the cervix and vagina. About 97 percent of babies have adopted this position by this point; the rest remain in what's known as breech position -- when the butt or feet are in place to come out first. If your baby's among this minority, it does increase your odds of needing a c-section, but there's a good chance your healthcare provider can correct the problem by turning her around manually with pressure applied on your belly. Called an external version, this process has about a 65 percent success rate.

Total Weight Gain: About the same this week.

Sleep: It still sucks. I'm tired of being tired, if that makes sense? At this point I'm looking forward to baby girl being here, so I'll be so sleep deprived & exhausted that I HAVE to crash out, even in small doses. The back pain and rib kicks are pretty uncomfortable, and my bladder is quickly becoming my arch nemesis.

Symptoms: Tired; sore; cranky; irritable. Lots of Braxton Hicks contractions, peeing like a fiend & being visited again by my old friend, constipation. Ah, joy. Also irrationally weepy at anything baby-related.

Cravings: Still with the apple and blackcurrant juice.

Gender: Girl, Girl, Girl. Confirmed once more at last week's ultrasound; we actually saw more developed girly-bits.

Movement: Pressure down below, butts and bellies bulging out on my left, and lots of kicks to my right.

Maternity Clothes: I'm worried about fitting into a lot of my dresses for much longer. Everything feels snug/tight.

Milestones: I got to see {bits of} our little girl again at the growth ultrasound, and hearing that she's doing well with all of her organs looking good.. well, that was a huge relief for me! Jase got to be there too, which was great.
What I'm looking forward to: Seeing the midwife this Friday and hoping all signs stay average. I joke about being tired and done, but I would love for baby girl to stick around until after Week 37. {Though let's face it - chances are I'll go over and be gigantic by the end.} My little brother's wedding is also coming up this Saturday, and while I'm NOT looking forward to squeezing into a dress while being the size of a house, I'm very excited for him.

The belly: Happily growing away. Not a lot of growth in the past week, but I'm hoping she'll keep on dropping.

You can catch up on my weekly pregnancy updates {in reverse order} by clicking here. For bump shots - go here!

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Lya said...

You look fabulous! You're radiant smile on every single weekly run down picture just warms my heart. I can't wait to see you with your baby girl! You are so close to meeting her... :)

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