35 weeks!

What’s going on this week:

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.

My Update:

Due Date: November 4, 2011 –  today is the magical ’35 weeks along / 35 days to go’ mark.

Weight Gain: +22 lbs from pre-preg weight.

Symptoms: Same as last week! And I’m noticing that my feet are tending to swell up just a* bit* by the end of the day.

Cravings/Aversions:  Nothing but the ice chewing.

Sleep: Waking up a lot to pee and change positions.  This belly is heavy!

I am loving:  Washing all the tiny baby blankets and clothes!

I miss:  Not having to rock back and forth to gain momentum before launching myself off the couch/bed/chair, etc….

Movement:  Still the same – he’s a mover and a shaker.

Nursery progress:  I’ve been adding little touches here and there.  And I still want to add a side table next to the glider, and a small bookshelf, and some pictures on the walls.  All in good time!  I’ve also started packing the baby’s bag for taking to the birth center when delivery time arrives.  So far in it, he’s got a hat, socks, 2 blankets, some mittens, a newborn outfit and a  0-3 mos outfit, his baby book (for foot prints).  The birth center will have some stuff we can use – a throw away hat for when he is all gunky and some diapers, but mostly, he doesn’t need that much stuff!  Now I just need to work on packing up MY bag.

Exercise: Blah.

Looking forward to: Seeing Scott’s face when this baby is born.  I have imagined how he will react, but I guess no imagining will be like the real thing!

Belly Shot: (later)

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