How far along? I am 35 weeks and 5 days today, so I am just going to combine my two posts!
Total weight gain: I am up 10 lbs. I flew this past week for work and really, really got swollen from it. I was stressed out to the max, but luckily almost a week later most of that water weight has come off. I gained about 8 lbs of water in 3 days--talk about puffy feet and hands!!
Maternity clothes: Pretty much all of the time--my normal tops might fit but they are really short on the belly. ;)
Sleep: I am sleeping OK. My right hip has been giving me fits and I have a prenatal massage lined up for next week! I have a favorite girl and if she had any openings any sooner, I would definitely be going. I usually wake up 2-3 times a night and am able to go back to sleep pretty quickly though.
Best moment this week: I had an ultrasound at my 35 week appointment!! Because I had low amniotic fluid with Henry, my doctor wanted to check out my fluid for this pregnancy. I surprisingly have quite a bit of fluid this time. I also got to hear his heartbeat for awhile which is always my favorite thing about my appointments. My dr did say this baby is measuring pretty large, but said because this is my second baby it should be less of a problem than if it was my first. I am going to talk to her a little bit more about it this week at my appt, but I'm not too stressed. If the measurements are accurate, this baby already weighs more than Henry did when I delivered him!!
Miss anything? I miss my mobility some. I hate grunting when I pick things up or struggling to change my clothes. Having a big belly is not conducive to housework! :)
Movement: Yes---he is continuing to be a very active baby. I can distinctly pick out his butt, feet, and occasionally his hands. His bottom juts out quite a bit sometimes and it really cracks me up. Being able to touch him and see him in real life is something I am very much looking forward to!
Food cravings: This week I HAD to have a peanut butter and marshmallow cream sandwich. it was delicious and I am hoping to have another one tonight. :)
Anything making you nauseated or sick? No thanks!
Gender: Boy!!! :)
Labor signs: I am continuing to have some contractions. Some are strong, but they don't last for very long. I did have some really sharp pain last week and in a matter of minutes Rob was home, Henry was at my in-laws, and we were on our way to the hospital. I was hysterical to say the least and while the pain was gone by the time we got to the hospital, Rob made me go in and get checked out. My doctor was on call and was so sweet to us about it all. She monitored me for a few hours and said I was having contractions, but the baby was doing very well! She thinks the pain was round ligament pain which I have actually had a lot of this pregnancy. It was such a sharp pain, I had trouble breathing which really did freak me out. I am so thankful all is well and that our little baby boy is continuing to develop and thrive. :)
Symptoms: Lots of baby kicks and now a few contractions.
Belly button in or out? In-but it is changing shape for sure. I love belly buttons that pop out on pregnant women so I am secretly hoping this happens for me!!
Wedding rings on or off? Off. Even my backup ring is getting tight....
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy most of the time...I did have a few moments this past weekend but after Rob and I had a big talk on Sunday I am happy again. My patience is very small and I am sure I am not the most fun person to live with. ;)
Looking forward to: My next doctor's appointment on Thursday! I will be tested for GBS which I had with Henry and am expecting to have this time again. We are officially on baby watch for my sister and pretty much every time she calls me, I am expecting her to tell me she is in labor! We are going to Kentucky this weekend anyways and I would love it if I could also love on my new nephew!