How far along: 35 weeks and 1 day
Baby’s size: On average he is around 5.5 pounds and will be gaining rapid weight from this point on. Honestly, this is great news for baby but not so good news for me since I can’t imagine any more weight or size on my pelvis. Let’s hope he doesn’t get too big for his big birthday!
Sleep: I am desperately trying to get some sleep in my life but the pain just won’t allow it. The pelvic pressure the past few days has been excruciating so sleep has been non-existent. I try to make lists and get some things done in the night and honestly, I should probably just get up and accomplish some of the projects I need to accomplish. Might as well use that time for something other than almost crying in pain.
Best moment this week: Got some more baby sewing projects done as well as made some shorts for my Mason Man. Went to the doctor on Tuesday and everything continues to look great. HR is good and baby is “growing like a weed” according to my doc. My blood pressure is fantastic, however, I gained like 4 pounds over 2 weeks which is a little odd so I think I’m starting to retain some water.
Worst moment of the week: Increased pain. It’s really knocked me out the past two days.
Movement: About the same considering he is getting more and more squished.
Cravings: Sweets and lots of water. I have been super thirsty still and am trying to get lots of water in my system.
Missing Anything: Being able to walk without pain, sleep and coffee.
Queasy or sick: I’ll have a couple of random bouts of nausea but they come and go as quickly as they appeared. Mainly just when I’ve been overdoing it and need to sit down for a rest.
Looking forward to: It’s baby shower week so I’ll be getting together with family and some close friends on Saturday. Looking forward to seeing everyone, having some girl time and being able to check all those last minute baby items off my list.
Baby item of the week: I made some more receiving blankets, pacifier clips and my moby wrap yesterday. I will post my tutorial in future posts and once they are done will link them here. The moby wrap is blue and well I couldn’t quite demonstrate how it works with this ginormous belly so for anyone who doesn’t know what a moby wrap is…..here is a picture of the original packaging.
They are nice and soft as well as super stretchy so the baby fits really nicely (even though the baby above looks uncomfortable). There are tons of different ways to carry the baby as they grow which makes if very versatile and useful. These Moby wraps cost usually around $40 – $60 which is a pretty steep price when everything else “baby” is busting everyones budget. I made mine for $16 with fabric from JoAnns and an additional $2.37 for liquid dye. Considering it functions the exact same I’d say I got a steal.
The receiving blankets are made out of jersey knit material. I’ve never really seen blankets made out of this type of material before but I got the idea while browsing in the fabric store. Since they are stretchy and big I liked the idea. Plus, they don’t require sewing and they wash very easily. So we are going to test them out come baby time and see if there is a reason I’ve never seen them anywhere before. The two white ones are still awaiting a dye bath which I will be getting to at some point in the near future! 🙂
The pacifier clips were also a steal in the budget department. These cost me approximately 35 cents a piece and they sell for nearly $5 in the store for just one. I just used scrap fabric I had hanging around and would have liked more patterns but I just worked with what I had considering they will likely see plenty of spit up and slobber anyways. 🙂