It’s pregnancy update time! In my weekly update I share what’s happening in my pregnancy journey with you. This includes general stats such as how I’m feeling, any symptoms I’m experiencing, food cravings and aversions, weight gain, bump shots, etc., as well as what’s going on in my life that’s pregnancy-related and any baby things we’ve purchased or received as gifts. Here’s the scoop at 35 weeks:
Here’s the current status:
❊ How Far Along – 35 weeks (8 months/3rd trimester)
❊ Baby Size Comparison – Canary Melon (19-20″ Head to Toe and 5.5 pounds)
❊ Movement – Baby Girl continues to be very active with lots of movement especially around mealtimes. She loves stretching her legs out and gets the hiccups a few times a day.
❊ Symptoms – Shortness of breath is the main one, which has been a common theme of my third trimester thanks to decreased lung capacity as Baby grows. I also notice myself getting winded faster and fatiguing more easily, which I believe is related to my cramped organs and carrying almost 30 pounds of extra weight. None of these symptoms are particularly bothersome, just noticeable.
❊ Physical Changes – The bump continues to grow even if my progression photos are deceptive. Baby Girl is still sitting pretty high and I haven’t noticed her dropping just yet.
❊ Weight Gain – 1 pound (28 total)
❊ Mood – I’ve been downright jolly this past week! I’m just so excited about the holidays and counting down to Baby’s arrival. It’s such a joyful time!
❊ Sleep – Most nights I sleep about 8–9 hours. I notice I get up about 3x a night now to relieve my ever shrinking bladder, but I always manage to go right back to sleep.
❊ Food Cravings – I’ve been really into onion dip lately, which is not something I was overly fond of pre-pregnancy.
❊ Food Aversions – Fish and seadfood.
❊ Missing – Just like last week, my full lung capacity, but I don’t mind sharing the space with my little girl.
❊ Looking Forward To – The nursery furniture delivery, which is scheduled soon. I’m also planning to start washing baby’s things once the furniture is in place so I can put everything away.
❊ This Week’s Happenings – It was a pretty chill week after the Thanksgiving hustle and bustle of the week before. I spent quite a bit of time nesting around the house. I’ve been working on purging through the kitchen and mudroom and making room for baby’s things on the first level of our home.
We picked up our infant carseat and stroller over the weekend, which we purchased from local shop, Galt Baby. We decided on the Nuna Pippa carseat and UppaBaby Vista stroller. It was such a pleasure to shop at Galt Baby as we were able to test out all of the models we were interested in a few months ago and recieved great advice from the staff. They also assembled our stroller for us and a certified carseat technician showed us how to properly install our carseat bases.
I do plan on putting the carseat in the middle, which is the safest place for baby to travel, but it was easier for the technician to show us from the passenger side so we could learn, which is when the photo on the left was taken.
I talk more about my week in this video if you’re interested:
Thank you so much for your well wishes, kind words, and helpful advice. I appreciate your support so much!
*This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are genuinely my own. *