How far along?: 35 weeks! Sheffield is the size of a coconut, and his hearing is completely developed. I’ve been using that to my advantage to teach him the ways of good music.
Weight gain: Still under 30, although that’ll probably change come Thursday.
I’m feeling: Too many feels to mention. I’m tired, of course. And just getting so nervous. Nervous for labor and delivery – nervous about what’s going to happen when we leave the security net of the hospital to bring him home — nervous about whether he’s going to like me or not. Plus I feel like every symptom I had missed out on has hit with a vengeance — some pretty bad swelling and heartburn. Also, some mild pain in my fingers and wrists, and well every where else. Walking around with 30 extra pounds is no joke, people.
Movements: He’s still moving pretty good. It’s less jabby and more rolly, and he loves to get up in my ribs. I guess in the coming weeks as he runs out of room, it’s not going to be as frequent.
Miss anything: Still stuck on wanting a summer cocktail — and also to be able to work out. Oh yeah, and breathing. And sleeping. And not being in a constant state of worry.
Food cravings: Food hasn’t been that high on my list lately. I know I have to eat (and I am), but it’s really hard to want to eat when you just feel full all the time already. I did have a NEED for nachos on Saturday — that I got, so it was all good. Anything super spicy has been pretty appealing to me lately as well.
How’s Dad? Still pretty calm, or putting on a good face on so I don’t freak out so much. He’s going to be a pretty great dad.
So five weeks left — my official every week appointments start this week. I honestly can’t believe it — in one of my prenatal workouts I’ve done since about the beginning of the second trimester, the pregnant girl is 35 weeks in it, and I always thought about how far away that sounded — but here we are.
At the appointment last week, we found out that Sheffield is now measuring right where he needs to be (late bloomer like his momma), and he’s turned sideways again. She said there’s no reason to worry, and there is plenty of time for him to turn still. So you’ll all be proud to know that I have not turned to the internet to research.
For the next five weeks, I plan on absorbing all the time with B that I can and relaxing and going on date nights. I want to remember and cherish the last few weeks we have as a party of two, before our lives change completely as a party of three.