How far along? 35 weeks!! 5 to go. YIKES!
Baby growth and progress? 19 inches & about 5.5 lbs. They say she won’t get much longer, but she will beef up a bit.
Body/Weight Gain? Holding out around the 21 lb mark. Your body takes a serious beating during pregnancy, but I’m happy to do it for this little girl.
Sleep? Not ideal… haha. I’m trying to get as much as possible before she comes.
Emotions? Still tearing up more than usual. I find myself a little more irritable too.
Food cravings? Still eating lots of smaller meals throughout the day. I’m craving sweets a lot now which is not great. Let's be honest, probably not pregnancy related haha.
Maternity clothes? YESSSS… I look at my pre-prego clothes and wonder if I will ever fit into them again. Only time will tell.
Stretch marks? Shockingly enough, still no. I can seriously see a size difference in my belly over days now though, not weeks. They are bound to come out any day now.
Anything make you queasy? Car rides still and if I don’t drink enough water.
Movement? ALWAYS. Which is good! I sometimes wonder how I am going to make it 5 more weeks without her jabbing out my ribs though.
Exercise? Still trying to walk! The stretching out of the pelvic area is making that reaaaaaal difficult.
Memorable pregnancy moments? Austin does this thing where he will get down close to my belly and say something like, “hey, little girl!” I love it. It’s even better when she moves when she hears him.
Least favorite thing about being pregnant? I originally took this question out. I was just so excited to be pregnant at all I thought it was insensitive to say anything was bad about it. Honestly though, there are some parts that are just not that great. Some people love being pregnant… not me haha. I hesitate to say that, but it’s true! It’s weird to be physically incapable of doing something that I could do so easily before! The bloating and nausea in the beginning was horrendous. The weight gain does a real number on your self-esteem. The random aches and pains from stretching and hormones are inconvenient. It’s a wonder that billions of women have done this haha. BUUUUT… it’s all so worth it. We literally can’t wait to meet our baby girl.
Looking forward to: 35 days from now when she is HERE (hopefully…)
My sister-in-law was kind enough to offer to take some pictures for us. (Thank you, Olivia!!!!) I was a little nervous about the idea. I've never been a huge fan of maternity photo shoots. Sometimes they are weird... haha and do I really want to remember and even highlight my body this way? So be kind, people. I think we will be glad we did these though.
Austin was NOT thrilled about the idea at all, but he was a trooper. Thanks, honey!