Welcome to week 35. I am another week closer to meeting our little man. I honestly feel like time is going by extremely fast at this point. Currently, there is only 34 more days until my expected due date [5/14/19]. Baby is in position and dropping lower everyday. It is beginning to get more difficult for me to carry around the weight of my belly. I often get a little off balance and have to catch myself.
While my family and I are excited for Jr. arrival; so are my friends and coworkers. I was so shocked that my job planned a baby shower for me. Initially, it was planned last week but they had to cancel it because I was admitted to the hospital. My friend and coworker Jaleesa couldn’t hold the surprise in and told me that they had it all planned out. I felt so bad to hear that they had everything planned with food and decorations but had to cancel because of me. I was grateful but did not imagine that they would replan something to surprise me at work.
So, yesterday my coworkers began acting funny- disappearing for long periods of time and scattering all around the office, in and out. I didn’t realize that they were rushing to pick up food and decorate a little. I was shocked when I went to lunch and saw all of the blue decor. It was a dead giveaway that it was for me and Jr. I really appreciate the thoughtfulness and everyone’s gift. Both me and Jr. feel the love. I want to thank everyone again for their support and kindness.
35 Week Milestones & Current Events:
- Baby is the size of a Bunch of Carrots
- Measuring about 20 inches long and weighs about 5.5-6 lbs
- Baby’s skeletal development is nearly complete
- Baby will continue to pack on more weight in the coming weeks
- Baby is in position
- Mommy is trying to manage the extra weight (balance control)
- Blurry vision is still a thing
- Contractions are becoming more frequent, stronger, and closer
- Walking long distances or standing for too long is a task (SOB frequently)
- Cravings: Hershey’s chocolate bars, coffee with heavy cream
At 35 weeks, I weigh in today at 175 lbs. I am up 2 lbs from last week. I have happy to see the numbers going up on the scale. It’s a reassurance that baby is getting bigger and packing on his weight appropriately. I have not experienced any swelling and I am thankful for that. I have heard many horror stories from other moms who have suffered with swelling in their pregnancy. I would say that I am in the clear from this issue. I haven’t experienced it yet and didn’t in my prior two pregnancies.
Today I posted on facebook and instagram asking for my friends and family to post their prediction date of when Jr. will arrive based off of the picture above of me today at 35 weeks. Even my coworkers joined in on the fun and circulated a calendar with their predictions.
If you have not had a chance yet to post your predictions please do so. I am also accepting predictions here on my blog. Please comment your prediction below. Keep in mind Jr. due date is 5/14/19. I am accepting predictions up until Friday evening at 8:00 pm. I will then create a blog post and share everyones name and prediction date. I can not wait to see who predicts his arrival accurately or close enough.