35 Week Bumpdate (Honeydew Melon)
how far along: 35 Weeks
size of baby: Honeydew Melon 18 in., 5.3 lb
total weight gain: 24 lbs
favorite clothes: Zach’s boxers, loose shirts, and leggings. I get dressed everyday, but I can’t comfortably wear anything outside of the house aside from leggings and loose tops now.
symptoms: A lot of braxton hicks that are becoming more intense. Heartburn hasn’t been too bad this week, except a couple of rough nights. This week was pretty rough for the first few days, I didn’t even make it to church Sunday and that never happens. Towards the end of the week the pain let up significantly though and my energy returned so that was nice.
sleep: Non-existent, I slept well two whole nights this week lol. I seem to be having some insomnia, which is annoying. I go to bed and can hardly keep my eyes open and then wake up a few hours later and cannot sleep for hours. It doesn’t help that I have to go to the bathroom five plus times each night, my animals have been so needy at night the past couple of weeks, and my hips are in pain all night.
must-haves: Water, heart burn medicine, Zach’s boxers, and sandals because the humid heat is causing slight swelling in my feet now.
cravings: Sugar, sugar, and more sugar. It is becoming very difficult to ignore this craving, or at least keep my intake of sugar at an acceptable level lol.
baby movement: I am guessing the room in there is becoming less and less, I feel him and it hurts so bad when he moves unless it is just his extremities moving.
gender: Boy, Alexander James!
husband: He has been working so I haven’t really seen him. We did have an ultrasound Monday that he was able to be there for and he is getting super excited to see what baby Alex looks like.
best moment this week: We had an ultrasound on Monday and were able to see Alex! Everything is measuring perfectly and he weighs an ounce under 5 lbs! I am getting so excited to hold him and see his tiny face!
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