Friday, April 19, 2013

35 weeks

 (sorry for the blurry picture)

Here is what is going on with Elisha this week according to;

Your baby doesn't have much room to maneuver now that he's over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (pick up a honeydew melon). Because it's so snug in your womb, he isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times he kicks should remain about the same. His kidneys are fully developed now, and his liver can process some waste products. Most of his basic physical development is now complete — he'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.

Your uterus — which was entirely tucked away inside your pelvis when you conceived — now reaches up under your rib cage. If you could peek inside your womb, you'd see that there's more baby than amniotic fluid in there now. Your ballooning uterus is crowding your other internal organs, too, which is why you probably have to urinate more often and may be dealing with heartburn and other gastrointestinal distress. If you're not grappling with these annoyances, you're one of the lucky few.
From here on out, you'll start seeing your practitioner every week.
So I haven't been as regular as keeping up with this as my last pregnancy.  I guess my busy 2 year old, and the baby I watch keep me more busy than my 40 hour a week job during my last pregnancy.  I think I missed 3 weeks since my last prego post, but really, I'm sure that not that many people care to see and hear exactly how I am doing each week.  

35 weeks?!  When did that happen?  This pregnancy has FLOWN by and is almost over!  I feel like I haven't even done anything to get ready, since we are just using everything that we already had from Noah.  Now that my baby shower has happened it seems a little more real though.  

I'm still feeling good... not overly tired, although I do sleep a little later than I would if I wasn't prego.  No complications (swelling, heartburn etc.).  Just pretty large, and not quite so easy to get out of bed, or off the floor right now, or bend down to pick things up.

I've had a bunch of Braxton Hicks contractions this time around, and never had a single one with Noah.  I'm hoping that means that I have a better chance of actually going into real labor with Elisha on my own than I did with Noah... but I'd be happy if he'd still hang out in the womb at least 2 more weeks.


Katie Schultz said...

I love your prego updates!!!!! Can't believe you have only 5 weeks left! It really has flown by! Good luck with everything, I'll be eagerly anticipating the announcement!

Jana said...

OK, so I haven't been keeping up as well this time due to new job demands, but I still love to know that I can come to the blog and catch up.