Connect the Dots Ginger | Becky Allen: Bump Update: 35 Weeks

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bump Update: 35 Weeks

 I feel like this week is a "dud" week. 34 weeks is huge for me because you have to be at least 34 weeks to deliver at my hospital. Then 36 weeks is like the FINAL PUSH, and in a lot of mom's mind once you hit 36 weeks baby can come any time. (Not my thinking though, I want baby to cook for at least 40 weeks, then I start getting impatient!) Not much really happened. Today I got to spend quite a bit of time in the pool and that was amazing, but the feeling of getting out of the pool, I literally felt weighed down by my belly. Like someone just handed me a 20 pound bag of potatoes and that feeling of being weighed down just happened. It was so weird. But made me realize how heavy that belly really is.
 I'm kind of enjoying looking at these straight on pictures. I don't really feel like I look pregnant. Until I turn sideways then it is BAM, pregnant belly! I am having fun with the new Country Heat workout out. I missed yesterdays workout due to a massive headache but it has been a great workout so far. Even modified and not pushing as much as I would if I wasn't pregnant I am still getting a good sweat by the end and out of breath too!
Total Weight Gain: Gained 21.4 pounds total. Weight as of this morning 259.1 pounds. 

Symptoms: Smaller appetite, eating smaller meals throughout the day. Having to go a lot since she is head down. Hard time sleeping, and today, wracked with a horrible headache.
Baby’s Size: Canary MElon (~19-22 inches, 5.5 pounds)
Maternity Clothes: Yes, bottoms need to wear maternity or stretchy pants. Tops I wear maternity now and my bigger t-shirts but those are starting to get tight now. Wearing my new Fabletics sports bra in these pictures and LOVE THEM and the fun colors! A ton more coverage and super comfy!
Stretch Marks: I already have a ton that I got when I gained weight years ago. So nothing new. I am using Honest Company belly balm right now though to help my belly stretch so I do not get any new ones. I apply it at night and right after I get out of the shower. After the shower I actually don't have to apply as much! 

Belly Button: Innie! I never had my belly button flatten out or pop out during my other 2 pregnancies, but this might be the one that I do! Every week it is getting closer!

Braxton Hicks Contractions: I am getting them throughout the day now. Including some strong ones that kind of make me stop and take a breath. I get two different kinds. Upper belly and lower belly, but never at the same time. (that would be labor!) Upper BH are generally caused by exercise and getting up and down too much and just a reminder to slow down and drink water. The other kind I am getting are lower belly ones that really take my breath away. I only get a couple of them a day, not as frequent as the others but these, yeah, remind me more of actual labor pains. They just happen when they want to happen!
Gender: GIRL!!! So excited about all the cute stuff we got for her! We have her coming home outfit and her picture props! So girly, and way too cute!
Sleep: I HAVE to take a nap every day. And I am waking up many times a night to go to the bathroom or trying to get comfy. (If you see me make a comment on FB or IG at 2am this is why!) I am still getting up at night at 11:30pm, 1:30am, and 3:30am, 5:30 without fail. Always around 9pm for about an hour she likes to put on a show and be super active! 
Miss Anything: Sleeping comfortably flat on my belly or back! Sleeping through the night. 
Cravings: Veggies. Are really the only thing I really have to have with my meals. I really don't have any cravings of things that "I have to have". Peanut M&M's are my go to treat. but I can only eat a little at a time. 
Aversions: Sweets taste too sweet for me, so I can only handle a little at a time. I guess that is my only aversion and kind of good!
Excited About: BABY SHOWER THIS WEEKEND! I have some amazing friends throwing me a shower to celebrate Elyse's arrival. I am so excited to see all my friends coming out to celebrate.

Workouts: Pretty well for this week! I got in 5 days of regular workouts this past week. I started a new workout this week, COUNTRY HEAT! I am trying to dance this baby out! If you are interested in joining BUSY MOM'S DANCE PARTY just click on the link to request to join and I will get in touch with you with all the details! My regular Workouts include: 21 Day Fix yoga & pilates Beachbody On Demand Active Maternity and Diary Of A Fit Mommy's Fit For Two 2nd Trimester workouts in daily. 
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