35 Week Bumpdate

by starleewhite

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I’ve always loved reading these weekly ‘bumpdates’ by the pregnant woman I know or blogs I follow. I wish I would have done them all along the way, but better late than never, right? 🙂 For the last 5 weeks I’ll give it a whirl! (Thank you, Tiffany, for the inspiration!)

How far along: 35 weeks
Food Comparison: Honeydew Melon
Weight gain: 30 lbs (all in my butt, I swear)
Maternity clothes: You better believe I’m wearing the heck out of the 1 pair of maternity shorts I’ve bought. (Pictured above from Motherhood)
Stretch marks: Thankfully, only a few. And they are on my butt (tmi?). I’ve used Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark lotion like it’s going out of style.
Belly button in or out: In. Like…it’s dissapeared honestly.
Sleep: Struggling here. I wake up at least hourly. My hips hurt a lot and I have to flip sides as well as pee.
Best moment last week: The arrival of my AMAZING glider/recliner! I’ve already been napping in it. Nursery is SO close to being done. Pics to come!
Worst moment last week: Spending the majority of one day in tears. Mostly I knew why (overwhelmed by how close we are, struggling to stay on our budget, wanting encouragement) but some of it was just hormones!
Miss anything: Sleeping on my back! Oh how I didn’t realize what a luxury that was!
Movement: Flora isn’t a big mover (I think she is going to be laid back like her daddy), but she does like to kick after dinner and has hiccups ALL the time!
Queasy or sick: Thankfully, no. Only had a bit of that 1st trimester.
Looking forward to: Finishing up our Bradley birth classes and getting final touches done to the nursery.
Prayer Request: We want a natural, intervention-free birth, so prayers for me to stay low-risk would be great. Also, for Flora to thrive these last few weeks and gain the weight she needs to (measuring a little small right now).