How far along? 35 weeks – officially at the point where my doctor tells me we likely wouldn’t end up in the NICU if Monster showed up now. I’d still like him to wait another couple of weeks, but it’s nice to know we wouldn’t have to worry if he made an early appearance!
Size of baby: We’re definitely to a point now where it’s almost impossible to predict how big he is. He’s getting very close to his birth length and isn’t far away from how much he’ll weigh when he’s born (depending, of course, on when he shows up). But the baby websites tell me he’s about the size of a coconut, 17.2-18.7 inches, and weighs anywhere from 4.2-5.8 pounds.
Maternity clothes? I (half) jokingly told Corey earlier this week that he’d better get used to seeing me in the same 4 or 5 outfits over and over until the baby shows up. I’m down to very few things I feel comfortable and confident in, and I’m just rotating them.
Sleep: Had a few bouts of insomnia this week – on Christmas Eve I woke up at 4:00 and there was no way I was going to be able to fall back asleep. Some nights I manage to sleep through the night for the most part, but others I wake up randomly throughout the night and have a really hard time getting back to sleep. At least I’ll be used to it once Monster is here, right?
Movement: Making me say “ouch” more and more often. He’s constantly pushing on my sides as hard as he can, and he still migrates up to my ribs every once in a while. I think he’s getting grumpy about the fact that he’s more or less out of room in there…and we still have a while to go!
What I miss: Christmas really made me miss wine! I allowed myself a small glass on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but I usually get to indulge a bit more around the holidays. I also desperately miss being able to lounge on the couch for extended periods of time – I get so antsy and uncomfortable that I can barely make it through one television show before I start feeling the need to move.
Cravings/Food aversions: Nothing really this week. I had a ton of cookies, pie, and all sorts of other fun stuff this past week so I definitely didn’t feel like I was missing anything!
Other Symptoms: So! Much! Nesting! I am constantly running through a list of “to-dos” in my mind, and I have enough energy that I’m steadily crossing them off. I’m also uncomfortable all the time and getting grumpier and grumpier about still being pregnant. I am SO DONE.
What made me cry this week: Nothing strange this week!
Favorite moment this week: All of Christmas! It was a fabulous last Christmas for just the two of us, and I enjoyed it immensely. It was very bittersweet knowing that it will never be the same, but I can’t wait to see what things are like next year!