Thursday, July 19, 2012

35 Weeks

I’m so happy to be at week 35! This is my last week before I’m in the upper 30s! Whoop! I need to play little mind games like this to help make the last month more bearable!
Right now I officially have 32 days to go. I’m still hoping she comes a tad early, maybe during week 38 would be nice. If that is the case I could only have around 20 days to go! <—Another mind game I like playing to get through these last weeks! As long as she doesn’t come before week 37, I’ll be a happy Mom! Since I plan on breastfeeding I want to make sure she is developed enough to be able to latch. Anyways, before I get too excited about being in my 35th week, here is a recap.
According to TheBump.com (same info for weeks 33-36)
Baby’s senses are continuing to improve — when light peeks in through your (extremely) stretched belly, those tiny eyelids and irises blink and dilate. And, baby can now recognize and react to simple songs… time to start practicing your lullabies! Growth (at least inside your womb) is starting to slow, and you may notice baby descend into your pelvis at the end of this month.

According to BabyCenter.com,
Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which will help regulate her body temperature once she’s born — are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you’ve been nervous about preterm labor, you’ll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies.

According to BabiesOnline.com,
Your baby can – and does – respond just as a newborn would by opening his eyes while awake and closing them while sleeping. Your baby can also grasp firmly and his little fingernails may need to be trimmed shortly after birth. This month also offers more time for your baby to build antibodies and for his skin to continue to thicken. Your baby is approximately 18 inches long and weighs about 4.5 pounds. It’s wonderful to know that if your baby was born now, it has a 95 percent chance of full and normal survival with medical intervention.

How far along? 35 Weeks
Total weight gain: Approx. 34 Pounds
Maternity clothes? Oh yes! Trying my best to not buy anything more but nothing fits! I had a mini breakdown when I was getting ready for work and realized I never dried my clothes that I washed the night before.  It took me a good 20 minutes to find something that I could squeeze into.
Stretch marks? No
Sleep:
Sleeping still but I wake up about every two hours to go potty.
Best moment this week: Picking up the car seat I’ve been wanting since day one..the Britax Chaperone!

Miss Anything?
Breathing, sitting and laying like a normal person.
Movement:
Mostly wiggles these days along with a random karate kick here & there
Food cravings: Donuts…powdered and lemon water…lots of lemon water.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Meat..ick
Gender: Girl

Labor Signs: Nope
Symptoms:
heartburn and immobility like no other
Belly Button in or out? Still in…
Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time:
HAPPY!
Looking forward to: Derek and I are going to a class at the hospital this weekend that’s all about babies…it will be fun to learn new things with him

Carseat
Nursery Progress...yes, her name is Audrina! :)



4 comments:

  1. Ahh, so close, you look like you're all belly! The nursery is super cute, and i love her name, its beautiful!! That car seat is adorable, i really like the print. It looks like she has plenty of clothes already. Have fun at the baby class :)

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  2. What a beautiful nursery - great job!!

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  3. Thanks ladies! Getting so close to my due date...so crazy. :)

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