Wednesday, April 24, 2013

35 Weeks and Bumpdate

How many weeks:
35 Weeks
Last week of the 8th Month of Pregnancy

How big is Ellie:
The size of a coconut

Maternity Clothes:
Always!  Some maternity shirts are not too short and I have to layer with a tank top.

Weight Gain Alert!
160 lbs
Gained this week:  0 lbs
Total weight gain:  37 lbs

She does what can only be described as "bungee jumping."  That's how Dr. McKenzie described it.  Unlike most of the pleasant hiccups and kicks, this movement is all but unbearable.

Food Cravings:
Sweet and sugary stuff!

Food Aversions:
Too much fried food is bad although I crave it often.

My Current Eating Pattern:
I've been following Nesia's eating pattern lately which is LOTS of snacking throughout the day.

What symptoms do I not have?  
carpal tunnel syndrome is kicking my butt, tender breasts, back pain, fatigue, increased hunger, increased thirst, frequent urination, acid reflux, indigestion, cravings, moodiness, weepiness, nesting, tingly feeling in my hands and feet, bigger feeling in my belly, swollen feet and hands, pain in my hands, anxiety, overwhelmed feeling, pregnancy brain

Stretch Mark Alert!
They are still limited to my booty!

Sleep hasn't been great because I've been back and forth between my house and The Farm.  Nesia cries out in the night sometimes so that wakes me.  Plus we went from having no children to having 4 so I feel like I'm always on alert!

What do I miss:
Not feeling so tired all of the time

Best moment of the week:
Having our appointment and finding out that everything in going well and we're not quite ready to start cervical checks yet!

Worst moment of the week:
Haven't really had one, but it's been a trying week taking care of the kiddos.

What am I looking forward to:
Closing the eighth month of pregnancy and being nine months pregnant.  It's truly flown by for us!

Elliana is head down now!

"Elliana continues to gain weight and weighs about 5.5 lbs now!  She could be around 20 inches long, but she won't get much taller, but fatter in the coming weeks."
from What to Expect When You're Expecting


  1. What a nice post! Good luck to you as your pregnancy comes to an end! Hoping you have a smooth delivery! You've got such a cute belly!!

    -Jenn from ICLW

  2. I tip I learn this week to protect my wrists.., when getting up, instead of pushing yourself up with the palm of your hand, make a fist and push yourself up with your knuckles (where your rings would sit so that your wrist stays straight)

  3. A tip I learnt that should say :-)

  4. You have one of the cutest bellies! Stopping by from ICLW to compliment you and wish you luck in the next few weeks!

  5. Your belly is gorgeous! I've been following along a few weeks behind you and knowing that ill play catch up on that belly over the coming weeks. You're doing so well, it's only a few more weeks until you meet Ellie!


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