Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Baby Brother...35 Weeks!

I got a reminder today that His plans are not MY plans. :) James (who usually goes to school on Tuesdays) is currently asleep in my bed with a yucky nose, gunky eyes, and a low-grade fever. Pitiful. Tuesdays and Thursdays are my days for getting lots of things done and I don't have many left. BUT...sometimes we need a wakeup call to slow down, don't we? Being thankful in everything...I'm thankful this is the first time since November that he's been sick. We've had a good stretch of health for a bit and that's nice! Let's get it out of our systems NOW instead of everyone getting sick in February and March!

Size of the Baby: He’s about 17.2 to 18.7 inches. From here on out he won’t get much longer, but he’s plumping up. (Funny, since I had a 21 inch baby the first go ‘round!) He’s now about 4.2 to 5.8 pounds, and he’ll put on a pound or more of baby fat before birth. I have felt all along like he might be smaller than James (he’s measured smaller, James measured a little bigger), but maybe that’s just wishful thinking.

Total Weight Loss/Gain: +10 pounds

Maternity Clothes: I’m reaching the time we’re I’m outgrowing my maternity clothes. The mediums are too short, the larges are all too baggy. I just wear yoga pants at home anyway, though.

Gender: Another boy!

Movement: Yes! He’s running out of room so no more jabs, kicks, and punches, but he’s still rolling all around.

Cravings: I don’t have any real cravings. I’ve wanted lots and lots and lots of water lately. Diet Coke tastes bad (that’s a good thing, huh?) most of the time, but I like anything that’s a clear soda – Sprite, etc.

Symptoms: My legs are restless, my back is achy. I’m exhausted all the time. I’m still nauseated a lot. I can’t breathe. I have a little bit of sciatica. I am running back and forth to the bathroom all the time. So fun! Someone feels like they start break dancing at 11:30 every single night. It’s hilarious how on schedule he is already! We’re going to have to work on those days and nights! All normal, though…it could be much, much worse! I’ll take it for the next five weeks if he’ll stay put!

Sleep: SO hard to fall asleep these days. I toss and turn (which isn’t easy) and huff and puff until I finally wear myself out. I’m usually up until 1 or 2 AM. No fun.

What I Miss: Bending over without hurting myself. Tying my shoes on top instead of the side (HA!). Breathing normally.

Best Moment This Week: An entire date weekend with Eddie!

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Fresca should be on your cravings list. ;)