Thursday, June 30, 2011

35 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 35 Weeks with 35 days to go until her due date!!
Size of baby: Hannah is about the weight of a honeydew melon, around 5 lbs and about 18 inches long
Total Weight Gain: 22 lbs
Maternity Clothes: All maternity clothes
Gender: GIRL!!! Hannah Lee Townsend
Movement: Lots of movement! Our wiggle worm likes to keep me on my toes with all her movement.  She did give me one hard kick the other day into what I think was an organ or something because of how much it hurt.  She's strong in there! 
Sleep: I'm still falling asleep super easy and early but I'm waking up before the alarm every morning.  I also get up anywhere between 2-4 times a night which is annoying but usually I can fall back asleep quickly.  I now have several pillows around me when I'm sleeping for belly and back support.  If we didn't have a king size bed then Austin wouldn't be able to fit in there with me and all my pillows!
Cravings: Sweets
What I Miss: Moving around like a normal person. It's getting harder and harder to move around these days.
Symptoms: Heartburn daily now, absent mindedness, LOTS of swelling, shortness of breath, lots of BH contractions, etc. I'm definitely more achy now than before.
Best moment this week: Going on the maternity ward tour at the hospital and seeing everything we're going to be experiencing VERY soon!  It was pretty informative and I'm so glad we went.  I also got to see Hannah at the Dr today, Dr J said she has cute cheeks and she's doing perfectly!  I wish I could say the same for her Momma.... I got put on modified rest today.  My heart issue has gotten to the point where my cardiologist and OB expected as Hannah gets bigger so they just want me to rest more especially since I'm having so many BH contractions on a regular basis and getting light headed at times and more short of breath.  No more going to work (I can still work from home for a while), going to the grocery store, mall, etc.  I can go short distances in the car (about 30 mins at a time) and still do anything like going to dinner or the movies since those are relaxing activities.  But no shopping?!  Sadness.  Good thing for internet shopping. ;)  I'm even sad I can't go to the grocery store anymore, I like picking out yummy food! 
When I got out of my car at the far end of the parking lot this morning to go into the drs office a man who worked there picked me up in his maintenance golf cart and gave me a ride to the front door and then when I was in the waiting room some woman told me she thought I was very pretty pregnant.  It must have been 'be nice to pregnant Kelly day' today I guess, so sweet of them both, they made my morning. :)  Trust me, after stepping on the scale at the Drs office and literally gasping when I saw how much I gained in two weeks I was NOT feeling so pretty!  The nurses got a kick out of my response because so far I've been pretty lucky on the weight front but they said it's all water and completely normal for this stage of my pregnancy.  Yeah, still made me gasp...
Austin is also officially done traveling for work for the rest of my pregnancy, woo hoo!       

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Take good care of yourself over these last few weeks. I bet you'll really appreciate having the time at home once Hannah makes her appearance. And I'm glad to hear Austin is done traveling now!