07 December 2011

The Belly Report :: 35 Weeks Pregnant

Yowza!! 35 weeks?! D-Day is getting so close ... !!

35 weeks pregnant

Appointment Update
I had another appointment on Monday, and (are you ready for me to be totally and utterly predictable again??) everything is moving along perfectly. I gained another 1.5 pounds putting me at a total of 25.5 for the pregnancy, BP was great, baby's heart rate was in the 150s, and she's slowly moving into the ideal position for birth. She does move around a bit and tends to gravitate for that right side, but at least she's got the right idea in mind!! My next appointment is a week from today and after that ... it's WEEKLY visits until she's born. Crazy!!

How I'm Feeling
As far as how I'm feeling goes, I've definitely needed to slow down this week. [Insert sad face]. I've been keeping up with my yoga and workout routine, but have needed to make adjustments to make it easier. Despite making some modifications at the gym, I've really had to truncate my workout even further. I had been doing 20 minute walks on the treadmill after I did some resistance training, but had to move to the elliptical because of how the impact was hurting my ligaments -- the lower impact really seemed to work for me ... for about a week or so. Yesterday, I made it just 3-4 minutes on the elliptical before they were hurting too much to keep going.

35 weeks pregnant

I'm carrying Austen quite a bit lower than I did Ewan, so I think there's just that much more pressure on my pelvis and ligaments. Fun, huh? I have a really hard time "slowing down" in general (boy, if that isn't an understatement!!) and just because I'm huge and pregnant doesn't make it easier. It leaves me with less of a choice of course, but not any easier. ;o) One of the very nice super-muscly muscle men I see at the gym from time to time reminded me that it's hard work growing and carrying around another human all the time so that even if I'm not working out, I'm still working hard. Good reminder!!

Sigh. I suppose I should be thankful that I've been able to do as much as I have up until this point. I know that is a luxury not every pregnant woman is afforded!!

Getting Prepared

baby clothes
I didn't even have enough hangers (60) to finish hanging up the 0-3 month sizes we have!!

We are SO close to having everything done here at the house! James needs some help getting our desk and trunk in from the garage, but once that's done, it will be very easy for me to finish organizing the office. And then ... I will just have the normal daily stuff to worry about (cooking, cleaning, etc.) until baby girl arrives. Whoopee!!

In other "she's maybe a bit obsessive" news, I've been stocking up on every possible non-perishable thing from dry and canned goods to toilet paper to toiletries to cosmetics to make sure we don't have to go out for anything except for fresh produce and the first pediatric appointment or two once she's born. I imagine that for the first few days to a couple weeks or so, we'll just want to stay within the general vicinity of our home and neighborhood, so I'm hoping that buying all these things ahead of time will help facilitate that.

Stocking up on the things I use every day ... 
stocking up
Told you I loved this stuff!!

I'm getting even more excited now!! We're so, so close. I hope you are all having a fantastic week and look forward to next week's update. :o)