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Saturday, August 11, 2018

35 Week Pregnancy Update

The 35-week pregnancy update...aka, my very first pregnancy update 😂
When I first announced that I was pregnant on the blog I knew I didn't want to do weekly or really even monthly updates on the blog-those can be kind of tedious and boring for those of y'all that don't come here for that content.
But...I thought about it and decided that I wanted to, for at least the last few weeks of pregnancy, to update y'all and to have these for my future memories!

How far along? 35 weeks! Actually, on the day this is being posted I'll be exactly 36. But it's being written at 35 😉
Days until due date? 28!
Weight change? Y'all-I'll be honest...I really kind of wanted to delete this question because who wants to put all that out on the internet? But I'm honestly pretty proud of how my weight has been managed throughout this entire pregnancy, I'm probably more healthy now than I was when we found out we were expecting!
Up until this point, I've only gained 16 lbs. That might change when I weigh in again on Monday, but for now I'm saying 16!
Any cravings? Not really! I haven't "craved" much of anything this entire pregnancy. It's more of, "man, that sounds like it would be really good right now-but I won't die without it or anything". I really do love pizza more than normal, though.
Symptoms? I've definitely been feeling myself get more and more worn out as the days go by, which is so difficult for me to get used to because I'm super independent and like to be able to do everything myself. It's also been hard to slow down on the farm, because I like to do my own things myself but I've had to pass the torch down to my husband & some of our help to get my daily things done because I just can't accomplish tasks as easily as I used to.
I've also had a lot of trouble sleeping. Not sure if it's due to me over-doing it during the daytime hours or what, but definitely not sleeping well and feeling pretty sore towards the end of the day.
Sleep? Ha! I guess I covered that in the symptoms part, but between being super sore and over-tired, and having to get up to go to the bathroom what feels like a million times each night I'm usually only clocking about 5 hours of sleep at night.

I do try to squeeze in a nap somewhere during the day if I'm feeling the need!

Movement? He's definitely an active little one! There isn't as much room for him to stretch out, but he's not shy about trying to do so. Thankfully, he's gotten to where he's active during the day and more relaxed at I'm hoping he'll continue that schedule when he's born-so many of my friends have said their baby's did!

Belly Button: In or Out? In!

Wedding Rings: On or Off? On a day-to day basis I don't wear my wedding rings anyway; since I'm just around the house. Thankfully, I haven't had much swelling either other than my normal swelling that I get in my hands during the summer months. If we're going out somewhere, I do usually wear my wedding band.

Best Moment this week? I haven't been to the doctor this week (it was my last week to skip a week, starting Monday I'm on a once-a-week basis with my doctor). But I think just spending time with Chris while we were in Montgomery & getting to dream with him about all the things we're planning on doing with the baby once he gets here-that was pretty special!

 Best style moment this week? 😂😂😂 On a regular basis, I'm wearing Nike shorts & an over-sized tee shirt so my "style" isn't what I would call "best".  If we can count Saturday into that equation, I wore my beloved Lilly maxi (again) for our award's ceremony and I feel amazing when I rock that little number. 

 Worst moment this week?  I don't think I really had a "worst" moment this week. I am starting to get a bit stressed that everything isn't going to come together before he is born. But I'm also trying to remind myself that if it doesn't, that will be okay too! 

 Do you miss anything? Yes! I miss SO many things. But guess what? In just a few weeks, I'll be able to have them so it's all okay and all worth it. I mostly miss raw sushi, wine, and being able to eat a sandwich without microwaving the meat first!

 What are you looking forward to? I'm exciting to hopefully finish the nursery! We have a few things left to purchase & do, but it's all coming together and I'm really grateful for that.

 Mood? Nervous and excited. It's finally starting to become a reality, although it seems so strange that Chris & I are really, really about to be parents! There is a sense of nervous-ness, mostly because I hate hospitals and doctors offices-they just really freak me out so I'm dreading all of that. But there is a sense of excitement as well because I'm excited to finally have our little man here and be able to share all that the future holds! 

            Well, there y'all have it-my first pregnancy 35 weeks 😂
Until next time. . .


  1. eeeeeeeek so excited for you! way to go on staying healthy!

  2. This is such an exciting time, lady! I am sending you good sleep vibes, haha- 5 hours sounds rough!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  3. So exciting! Glad everything is going well

    Narhee | Made in Mauve


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