Thursday, February 26, 2015

Baby Special: 35 Weeks

Weeks:  35 weeks!  I’m almost 90% done with this pregnancy (a fact that continues to blow my mind).

Baby's Size:  Baby Special is 5 1/2 pounds and over 18 inches – the size of a honeydew melon.  

Trimester: THIRD!

Cravings: Zilch!  

How I'm Feeling: Strong, happy, pregnant. J  I barely felt pregnant until the past few weeks, but recently I have started to slow down pretty dramatically.  As my belly has grown larger, my center of gravity has shifted and it’s caused a bit of back pain.  Nothing severe, but enough to be pretty uncomfortable by mid-afternoon.  To combat it, I've been focused on taking long walks, laying down when I get home, and listening to my body.  I have been warned that the last month can be incredibly long and uncomfortable, and I’m going in to it with a clear mind and excited mentality – each day (however uncomfortable) is one day closer to meeting our child.  I have no idea what the future will bring, so I am savoring these waning days of pregnancy – I can’t wait to meet our baby, but I also love being pregnant with him or her.  It’s a really special place to be in (and strange too - never knowing the moment that your entire life is going to change).

Movement: Yes!  Kicks and movements are getting more prominent, and it brings me so much comfort to be able to feel this sweet baby moving.  Being pregnant is a privilege.  

My thoughts:  As I mentioned above, I’m trying to focus on the positives – this pregnancy has been the best eight months of my life so far.  I feel closer than ever to my husband and parents, and so hopeful for the future.  As it gets closer, my anxiety about childbirth has decreased pretty dramatically – I feel ready, and strong and like I was born to do this.  (Truly).  I feel so connected to the mothers that I admire, and to the generations of women that came before me.   I am confident, and excited, and hopeful.  I cannot wait to meet this baby.

1 comment:

  1. Okay...Grammy is sobbing. I love this post and your attitude. I'm incredibly impressed with your pregnant self. You have assumed this new role with enthusiasm and have worked hard to be the expert for yourself and your baby. You and Scott have prepared wholeheartedly. Baby Special is coming into the world with so many waiting to love him/her. God Bless the three of you - and all who love and will care for your baby.


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