How far along: 35 weeks and 3 days. Beginning tomorrow we’ll only have 28 days to go! Can’t believe it’s 4 weeks or less until this little guy is in our arms.
Mom: How I’m feeling is sort of on and off. Most days I’m great and the time is flying by, but then there are days like today where Leo’s movements absolutely kill me and practically make my knees buckle. This little guy doesn’t feel so little anymore and I don’t remember Isla moving in ways that makes me feel like I can’t walk, but he definitely makes that happen. I have a weird feeling I won’t make it to the scheduled c-section and will go early, but who knows.
Dad: Dom is coming up on the end of having two weeks off which has been so wonderful. He found out this morning he has tomorrow off (an awesome surprise!) so we got some extra stuff done that we weren’t expecting to finish today. Tomorrow we are getting a bunch of stuff for freezer meals (doubling some recipes like stuffed meatballs, white bean chicken chili, and sesame chicken) and relaxing the rest of the day, and then he goes back to work Tuesday which I’m sad about. Fortunately, he won’t be there for too long before he’s off again for Leo’s arrival. We just need to make it through this month!
Baby: Like I said, he’s getting huge–or at least he feels that way. He was estimated at our last appointment to be between 5-6 pounds according to my doctor’s measurements (by hand), but I was measuring a little small at 33 weeks. That being said, I don’t know how much I trust those measurements because I measured 34 weeks two weeks before. Must’ve just been an off day! We have an appointment Tuesday and I’m hoping he’s filling out a little more and that I’ll measure further along.
The Bump: Like I said above, it measured at 33 weeks at my 35-week appointment (which was actually at 34 weeks and 5 days), but I measured 34 weeks at my 33-week appointment. Basically, the moral of the story, aside from measurements, is that Leo is getting big and fluffy and if he’s anything like his sister who was born at 8 lbs 5 oz, we’ve got lots of chunk to go (and grow).
Sleep: Meh. This is a bad day to answer this question. Last night I woke up several times due to nightmares, having to pee, being too hot, needing to change positions, etc. Hopefully tonight is better. Overall, my sleep hasn’t been too awful–there are just moments of awfulness.
Cravings/Aversions: Nothing really. Just super hungry all the time which is really hard to control.
Missing: Having fewer physical issues when trying to move certain ways, good sleep (which won’t be happening for awhile), and just feeling comfortable in general.
Looking forward to: The arrival and having my to-do list totally checked off. Also excited for a short break in work.
Best moment this week: Getting our carpets professionally cleaned! Such a treat, especially for my OCD, pregnant self. It makes the entire house feel so much cleaner. We also got a chance to sleep in past 10 on New Year’s Day and it’s probably the last time that will happen for a very long time, so we were happy about that.
Symptoms: Lots of pain with Leo’s movements, less sleep, exhaustion and lack of motivation (but also nesting, so who knows what’s going on there), and I’m starting to feel impatient for his arrival thanks to how uncomfortable I am. Then again, some days I’m totally fine with how much time we have left.
Movement: A ton. Absolutely no decrease in movement like I had with Isla (she apparently wanted to rest the last few weeks). Leo is all over the place and ready to party.
Happy or moody: Pretty happy though I can feel the tiredness kicking in and find myself a little bit moodier lately. Nothing like my pregnancy with Isla bear though. I was a full-blown lunatic with her.
Purchases for baby: We finished Leo’s nursery this past week and bought basically every single additional thing we need for when he’s first born–swaddles, blankets, diapers, pacifiers, ointments, gas drops, etc, etc, etc. And while this isn’t a purchase for Leo, we are finishing up Isla’s play room (which will obviously also end up being Leo’s play room). We bought her a play kitchen for her birthday (which is Wednesday and I can’t believe we will have a two year old!) and painted the walls, made a chalkboard wall, bought a rug, put up bookshelves, and so on. I’ll post pictures when it’s finished! This will give Isla a place to play and be loud upstairs when Leo is asleep downstairs.
Advice/Commentary from others: I’ve had a few people tell me how much it looks like my belly has dropped, but that’s about it overall. I have one friend who is also convinced I’ll go early, but I thought the same thing with Isla and she was nine days late. Guess we’ll see! Either way, four weeks or less!