Monday, August 12, 2019

Bumpdate-- Week 35

Good morning! Tomorrow I will be 35 weeks into this pregnancy... the end is in sight! I figured it was time for another bumpdate because there's no guarantee that I will get another one in between now and when this baby comes! Maybe I'll be able to squeeze one in-- and maybe not. 
This pregnancy has been completely different from my last one, in every possible way! From the morning sickness to the way I'm carrying and just about everything in between.. this pregnancy is night and day from LG's. I am hoping this isn't indicative of this baby's personality when he/she finally makes an appearance! Lily Grace was an easy pregnancy and an easy baby.. hopefully a more difficult pregnancy doesn't mean I have a more difficult baby coming!
Here are some updates to the same questions from throughout this pregnancy:

How are you feeling? Overall pretty good! Tired from being with a 2 year old all day and then not sleeping so well at night, but that's nothing out of the ordinary. The morning sickness has returned but it's not nearly as bad as it was 1st trimester. It's usually when my stomach is empty first thing in the morning, which is easy to fix. 
Craving anything? Loaded baked potatoes and pepperoni pizza-- ha! So I guess just more salty food? All of a sudden I am ravenous, and I feel like I can NOT stop eating. Granted, it's all smaller meals because there isn't a whole lot of room in there anymore. I probably eat 7-8 small meals a day.
Do you think it's a boy or a girl? I am carrying MUCH differently than I did with LG, so I'm thinking this baby may be a boy.
Weight gained? 24 pounds and counting! Like I said earlier, all of a sudden I'm super hungry, so that number could easily shoot up over the next few weeks. I am perfectly fine with that-- all that really matters is a healthy baby in the end, right?
Dress (old but similar here)/Sweater/Necklace (old but similar here and here)/Shoes
Are you still exercising? Yes and no. I still walk every day, but I have been experiencing some discomfort when I try anything else. My body is telling me to stick to walking and I am 100% fine with that. I'm happy I was able to workout for as long as I was!
Movement? Holy cow, all day long. All night long. Baby's head is down and I have been getting some not-so-lovely kicks to the ribs lately. Those are NOT my favorite! But I do love feeling those sweet hiccups. That will never ever ever get old to me. 😀
Favorite maternity clothes? I'm finally embracing some of the official maternity dresses and have been living in some Old Navy finds. All 3 of the dresses above are from Old Navy (some old, some new). 
Insomnia? Hah-- oh yes! I wake up roughly every hour and a half throughout the night. Usually I fall back asleep (thank God!), but once it gets to be about 5:00ish am, my body is up from then on out. My body will most definitely be ready for those late night feedings that come every two hours... we are already in that mode over here.
Anything else? I am just SO STINKING EXCITED to meet this sweet baby! I remember the last month of my first pregnancy and feeling nervous/overwhelmed/scared of the unknown. This time around my mentality is more "let's just do this already!" I cannot wait to meet the sweet little baby we have been loving and praying for the past 8 months. 

Thank you so much to those of you who have been following along with this pregnancy! Your sweet comments and prayers have been much appreciated. I can't wait to introduce you to the newest member of our family!!