Bumpdate: Week 35

I absolutely cannot believe I'm five short weeks away from my due date!  Though we're as ready for Baby as can be, I feel like the time is just ticking and the countdown is truly on!  Having been through (and survived) labor and delivery once before, I've been the least bit nervous about that whole process this time around (and more nervous about life with two kids), but the nerves are growing as my due date gets closer.  The pain, the IVs, the pain, the potential problems, the pain, the unknown...I'd be lying if I said I still wasn't worried! 

I had an appointment yesterday - the last appointment at 2-week intervals and now I start going weekly!  Fortunately (or unfortunately...I can't quite decide), I haven't progressed any down there and was zero centimeters dilated.  Not surprising because I haven't noticed many contractions.  (At 35.5 weeks with Brantley, I was already one centimeter.)  Like I said last week though, I'd like Baby to stay put until I get through the next four weeks of school, so maybe it's good my cervix is still closed.

I'm feeling good other than horrible headaches and acid reflux.  Today was actually the first day in about a week that I was completely sans headache.  I don't know that they were pregnancy related headaches, but being pregnant sure makes them worse when it means no ibuprofen.  The acid reflux is also in full force each evening and often wakes me up overnight due to the awful burning/tingling in the throat.

How Far Along: 35 weeks

Size of Baby: ~18+ inches, 5 1/4 pounds; the size of a honeydew melon

Gender: BOY

Weight Gain: 28-29 pounds.  Anything beyond this is uncharted territory for me...yikes!  Keeping my fingers crossed to gain less than 35 total, though still eating cookies and ice cream in the meantime. :)

Food Cravings: None

Food Aversions: None

Movement: A lot of pressure as he pushes his body parts outwards against my belly.  I felt him hiccup for the first time last Wednesday, at 34 weeks & 1 day.  And now I've noticed him hiccuping about once per night ever since.  I also woke up last Thursday to the sorest, most-bruised ribs of my life.  I seriously felt like I had been through an awful fight.  Which was weird because I didn't ever notice the baby kicking my ribs or movement that was anything out of the ordinary.  Thankfully, they've healed and I feel back to normal, but that was definitely the sorest I've felt throughout both of my pregnancies!

Sleep: Not great, but not bad either.  Most of my complaints are due to acid reflux.

Clothing: Still loving my spring maternity wardrobe!

Other Pregnancy Symptoms: Acid reflux, a few more Charlie-horse type leg cramps, minimal swelling (rings are still on!), sore feet that constitute foot rubs from the hubs every couple of days.  :)
What I Miss: My regular clothes and an ice-cold beer on our deck, especially since we've been grilling out!

Best Moment: Spring Break this week!!!!  And I had a pedi last Friday, which was pretty great, too.  I told her I was 34 weeks pregnant, which I think earned me a few extra minutes on the foot rub!

Looking Forward To: My last month of pregnancy #2.

Here's my bump!  I feel as if it's more pointy this time??

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