Baby Watch: Week 35

The nursery has furniture in it finally!  We got the carpets cleaned over the weekend, so Lo was able to move the furniture into the nursery on Monday with Chuck’s help.  We were busy almost every night of the last week.  We took a baby care class and we didn’t learn a lot that we didn’t already know, but it was nice to confirm what we thought we knew.  It was a good class and we did learn some things, so it was totally worth it.  We had our last shower with Lo’s family on Sunday and it was a great time.  I’ve started washing clothes and getting things somewhat put away, though that’s going to take awhile.  We have SO much stuff.  I’m not sure that our son will ever wear the same outfit twice.  I bought a lot of used clothing over the last couple of months and have been given even more used and new things.

I’m glad we are getting closer to having things done, because I’m starting to wear down a little bit.  I was more tired than usual and had more BH contractions.  I even had a few painful contractions over the weekend.  I got a little nervous on Friday night because I didn’t think I was supposed to have painful contractions, but they never got worse or closer together, so I knew they weren’t anything to worry about.  They did convince me to pack a tentative hospital bag on Saturday morning though!

We had to switch the wall that we were taking pictures in front of because the nursery furniture is in the way now.  I don’t know where we’ll take it next week, because I’m standing where the crib goes in this one.

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Week 35: September 10 – 16:  Romaine lettuce – Average size: 17.2-18.7 inches, 4.2-5.8 lb.

Maternity Clothes:  All maternity pants except my yoga and sweat pants/capris, combination of maternity tops, regular tops, and Lo’s tees for around the house and workouts.  Even Lo’s tops are more snug around my belly now.  I’m ready for cooler weather so I can wear my sweaters and jeans.  We had some cooler temps, so I was happy to start wearing my jeans and sweaters some days.

Sleep:  I wake up 5-6 times a night now, but don’t have any trouble falling back asleep.  I just usually need to switch positions and I get up to go to the bathroom twice usually.

Symptoms:  I feel like I get a little more tired each week now.  I have more BH contractions and even some painful ones.  I get a lot of pressure from the baby pushing out too – my stomach is always uneven because baby parts are sticking out.  I’m starting to have trouble bending or squatting down easily to pick things up, but I’m dealing.  I asked Lo if I’ve started waddling yet and he said no.  I didn’t think I was, but I wasn’t sure if I’d know.  All in all, I’d have to say I feel pretty good for being this far along, compared to how I expected to feel.

Workouts:  I continued to take it easy this week.  I didn’t get to do yoga because I had an appointment that day.  I did a 50 leg workout (my normal 100 workout cut in half) and elliptical twice.

Good moments of the week:  It was a busy week, but a lot of good stuff happened.  Getting the nursery and baby stuff more ready, taking the baby care class, getting maternity pictures taken with the photographer who will do the newborn photos (a friend of Lo’s from college), getting our carpets cleaned (they were gross), our final baby shower, and spending time with friends.

Food cravings:  Nothing.  We were still so busy in the evenings that we just made/ate things that were easy.

What I miss: Sleeping though the night, being able to pick things up off the floor or getting up from a seated position easily, not having a ton of pressure from the baby pushing out.

What I’m looking forward to:  Getting lots done this week around the house.  We finally have no major plans on our schedule until the due date (though I’m sure that’ll change).  I can’t wait to get the baby stuff organized.  I just want to relax a little bit.

Milestones:  Took the baby care class, we have a free and open schedule for the rest of our few remaining free weekends for the next 20 years or so.  I also had a few painful contractions, which may signal that things are starting to (slowly) happen.

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