How far along: 35 weeks
Size of baby: Coconut
Gender: Girl (you can read the details of our gender reveal here)
Weight gain: 25 pounds
Nursery: We hung curtains and found a rug so the nursery is done until after our baby showers later this month. To be honest most of my nesting consists of standing in the doorway, staring blankly into the room and thinking there’s probably something I’m forgetting to do.
Movement: Lots of belly rolls! Baby girl is constantly poking through my ribs and I have to poke back to get her out of there. At my last appointment she was still in the breech position so we’re praying she makes the big flip soon. I may or may not have stacked pillows under my hips and blasted a Mozart symphony from speakers placed between my legs after reading something about babies moving toward sound. Oh, the things we do for our children.
Symptoms: I get breathless much more easily walking up hills. Or let’s be real, even bending over. Cory painted my toe nails before a wedding we had this month because there was no way that was happening on my own. I keep forgetting I have a belly and end up awkwardly bumping into furniture (or people) after trying to squeeze through openings that are too small.
Sleep: She gets super active when I go to bed which is probably not a good sign for the future. It definitely takes longer to get comfortable and fall asleep while she’s doing Lord knows what. I’ve also had a few restless nights where I’ll wake up to go the bathroom and then not be able to go back to sleep for an hour or two.
Cravings: Anything cold with a high water content. All the fruit! Peaches, nectarines, plums, watermelon, cherries. Avocado chicken salad. Yasso Greek Yogurt Bars. Hummus and pretzels. Baby carrots. And pancakes, randomly.
Workouts: Walking, swimming and pilates. I keep modifying my routine as I need to slow down but still aim for moving at least 30 minutes a day. It’s getting so hot I can’t spend nearly as much time outside without sweating to death, but anything feels better than standing or sitting still for too long.
Name: Middle names are hard, right?! But I think we’re getting there.
One. More. Month.