Sunday, October 10, 2010

35 weeks down, 35 days to go!!

(Ignore the quality of this picture, I took it real quick so I could change my clothes lol)

How far along? 35 weeks!  35 days until my due date, 4 weeks/28 days until I will have her!
Weight gain/loss: 40 lbs.  Gain obviously lol.  But, I've reached the point where I'm not at all hungry.  Ever really.
Maternity Clothes?  Every day :)
Stretch Marks?  Nope.
Sleep? None.  I miss sleep.  I am up every hour to use the restroom or check on Kaitlyn.
Best moment this week?  I feel like Samantha has dropped, heartburn is a little better, but I'm peeing more and my back hurts.
Food Cravings?  Milk.  And that's it really.
Belly Button, in or out?  Out, really out.  To the point where Dusty laughs at it.
What I miss?  Wine.  My doctor thinks that at this point a glass or two a week is fine (I think he almost recommends it), but I just can't bring myself to drink it.
Weekly Wisdom? Rest.  As much as you can.
Upcoming Appointments?  I go weekly now for appointments.  I have actually scheduled them through the rest of my pregnancy now :)  This week I get my progesterone, group B strep test and they will start internal exams to see if these contractions are doing anything to my cervix.

At 35 weeks, I'm to the point where they believe if Samantha is born it's unlikely she'll need any assistance.  If I go into labor, they will not stop it.  Her lungs are too developed to get or need steroid shots, which is AWESOME!  And in one week, I will have met the ultimate goals of my OB and the perinatologist.  This is all GREAT news.  In just 1 more week I can resume all normal activity.  I can walk again as much as I want, pick up and carry Kaitlyn, go to the gym, anything I want really.  Of course, I doubt I'll feel much like it :P   So, what do you think, 2 weeks ago (to the day and obviously same shirt) to this week, does it look like I dropped any?  Sometimes I feel like I absolutely did, and other times I say no.


Lori said...

Aren't you just beautiful???!!!!

HOORAY for 35 weeks and meeting all the goals. I have a good friend who also sees my peri and he told her a couple of weeks ago she needed to have a glass of wine a week (she's 33 weeks and has made it way past worries they had for her with IC and preterm, so the wine could help relax the uterus even more and keep the baby cooking a bit longer..).

I asked him, jokingly, what *I* had to do to get an RX for a glass of wine a week and he said, "Nothing. Have a glass. You and the baby will be fine. "

I'm sure we would. But, like you...I just feel like I can hang in there a bit longer!!!

Hard to tell if you've dropped because it looks like she's just out a bit more---then again, that could be because you've dropped and she's repositioned and making you look fuller!!!

Either way, you both look gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Denise! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I thought I would return the favor :)
Your pictures are just beautiful. This is such an exciting time for you and while I wish I would have known about you sooner, Im excited that I get to follow along from here on!

Christina said...

You look amazing! I'm so happy for you and your family.

I just found out that I'm expecting and your belly pics make me happy. Can't wait until I start showing.

~Christina~ (from bpe)

Nichole said...

Congrats. You are so close :)
You look gorgeous too. I wish I could say that about my pregnancy pics!
Have a lovely day!