I am currently 35 weeks + 3 days pregnant
With 33 days left give or take I’m starting to feel tons of emotions. One day I’m super excited, one day I’m anxious, and other days I’m nervous. I think it all comes with being pregnant and becoming a mom for a second time. 2 kids is definitely going to be harder then one but I know we are ready and excited to expand our family. I can’t wait to see Ava with her little brother, I know she’s going to be the best big sister. She’s already practicing by rocking her baby dolls, singing songs to them, feeding them bottles and giving them lots of hugs.
PREGNANCY UPDATE 34 & 35 WEEKS
The picture on the left is when I was 35 weeks pregnant with Ava- Picture on the right 35 weeks pregnant +2 days with Baby G #2. I definitely feel bigger and a little more low/pointy this time!
THE BABY IS about 19-19.5 inches long, the size of a honey dew melon, Weighing about 5.5 lbs
It’s a BOY!!!
My workouts have been consistent, but I’m backing off a bit on my output and intensity. I’m still teaching 6 classes a week so I’m trying to rest as much as possible. I have lowered my weights in Group Power and I’m taking more breaks during my other workouts.
My number 1 symptom is fatigue and being tired. I blame it on lack of sleep. These past 2 weeks were a lot harder in the sleep department. I’m not blaming Ava but it has a lot to do with her stubbornness with going to bed. She’s woken us up on numerous occasions, plus I’m peeing at least 1x a night.
Besides being tired, I don’t have any big symptoms. My belly is getting in the way when I bend over, it’s harder to get up off the floor, couch or bed but I think that’s a given at this point!!
I’ve had small braxton hicks contractions and cramping but nothing too alarming! The other small symptom I have been dealing with is shortness of breath. It doesn’t happen every day but it does happen if I lay on my back too long or if I push a little too hard during exercise. If I do feel short of breath I take a break from what I’m doing, take a walk, or change positions to get comfortable!
After around 5pm food is not my favorite thing. I hate looking at it, I hate deciding what to eat, and I’m more nauseous at night. I think it’s because I’m eating so many small meals during the day that come 5 o’clock I’m out of options!!
Some veggies are not appealing, so I’m trying to just go with what my body is feeling. It seems to be more protein/carbs right now!
- FRUIT- watermelon, blueberries, blackberries & strawberries
- potatoes- chips, baked french fries, or baked potatoes
- any type of meat- chicken, beef, turkey
- I had a grilled cheese craving the other day it was delicious
- chocolate chip muffins
- tortilla chips
Sleep has not been the greatest. I am tossing and turning a bit more these past few nights and with Ava being sick my sleep has been sort of non existent. I hope once she’s better, I will be back to a normal nights sleep of 7-8 hours!
34 Weeks Pregnant
I’m rocking any clothes that are comfortable right now. Most of them are maternity. My workout outfits are part maternity and part regular clothes that I’m pretty much stretching out!! I’m loving that the weather is warmer so I can wear shorts, tanks and dresses!!! Yay for summer coming.
Do I Miss anything:
I miss sleeping more comfortably and not waking up to pee. I miss sleeping on my belly too!
Exercise has been getting tougher so I miss being able to lift a bit heavier and train my core.
Another random thing I miss is a turkey sandwich. My mom was eating one the other day and it looked SOO good, but cold cuts aren’t really an option right now at a deli, I would have to buy them organic at a grocery store.
My little baby boy is active. He is getting stronger too and I’m noticing bigger movements rather then little kicks and spins. He hiccups about once a day and it’s always a distraction to me.
I’m not going to lie I love feeling little feet up by rib cage. It reminds me of being pregnant with Ava and knowing that I get to see those little feet soon gets me excited.
Baby Items Purchased:
There are plenty of things I still need and want to buy but I just haven’t gotten around to it. I think this weekend I will be making a big trip to buybuybaby to get some last minute things and start getting more organized!
Wedding rings ON or OFF:
ON but I might take them off. I never had an issue with Ava and I don’t now but something about the heat and warm weather makes me nervous to have them on.
Belly Button IN or OUT?
OUT.. I thought maybe it would flatten out from more weight gain but it hasn’t and I’m getting used to it. I’m sure other people still stare at it, but I’m okay with it now
I’m Looking Forward To:
I’m looking forward to each day of the end of this pregnancy. I feel like there’s so much to do, so much time to spend with Ava, but also so much to be excited for that I want to enjoy these last few weeks. I know he will come when he’s ready so I don’t want to rush things but I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you I want him to come before July 13th!!
35 Weeks pregnant 2 days
I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and had a quick ultrasound. My fluid level was great which is always reassuring. The baby was heads down, he had a strong heart beat, and he was practicing breathing which was really cool! The technician also said that he has hair… no surprise there! I have a thick head of hair and Ava was born with a ton so I wasn’t overly shocked knowing this little guy is going to have some too
At this point in my pregnancy I’m going to the doctor every week, which is exciting. I am surprised I have another ultrasound in 2 weeks but I guess they like to check the fluids again, the baby’s growth/ weight gain. It’s another excuse for me to see our little boy before his big debut.
33 more days until Baby G #2… can you feel the excitement?!!!?????!
For more pregnancy updates head over to my Baby #2 pregnancy page