35 Weeks


Weeks: 35 Weeks
Weight Gain: I am still going by my own personal calculations and now I have gained 17.5 lbs. from my pre-preggo weight
This Week's Cravings: With the doughnut craving past and the cran-grape juice dependency a thing of yesteday, I am kind of at a loss of cravings. The appetite is there, but instead of gorging on meals, I have found myself eating small meals or snacks several times throughout the day. This must be what it's like towards the end of pregnancy, as Baby gets bigger, and leaving less room in my belly for food. 
New Maternity / Baby Purchases: You would think that after a baby shower as big as mine, we wouldn't need anything else! We are so thankful for a successful and BEAUTIFUL shower. {Post to come!} Camden's wardrobe is fairly set for the next two years, and we have an insurmountable amount of baby gear ready for our girl. The only thing we had left that we purchased was a high chair, and we opted for one that hooks onto the dining room table, as both J and I are not fans of the standalone chairs. {I think it's largely because we are so overwhelmed with the amount of baby gear and furniture that we were showered with that the addition of even just one more item is going to cause our house to implode!} Now that the shower is over and we were able to use the gift cards and cash we received for last minute purchases, I can honestly and positively say that we are DONE. All we need now is our baby to come along and make use of all her loot!
Moment of the Week: This entire past week in and of itself has been an accomplishment. We had a class to go to each night on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and in between each, we were doing last minute preparations for the baby shower. I would say that the entire shower itself was a great moment. What a feeling to be surrounded by friends and family and for me, it wasn't about being showered with gifts {although I'd be lying if I said that wasn't a perk!} but being showered with so much love and support. We have been through hell and back these past 14 months, and are so thankful to be where we are now. We are so close, I can taste it!  
This Week's Pregnancy Cheat: Aside from a sip of iced tea, I haven't really cheated at all this past week. It's a rare occasion, but hey, I pulled it off!
Sleep Pattern: Despite the pregnancy insomnia that stemmed from last week as well as the frequent potty trips, I've been doing my best to just sleep normal hours. Of course, it doesn't help that there is this obnoxious bird that chirps an alarm clock-esque tune every morning to wake me up, but other than that, I've been trying to wind my body down and save energy for our big event. I know I'll need and miss my rest then.
Things I'm Really Missing: I have been dreaming of milk tea boba this past week. For those who don't know, milk tea boba is made of sweetened black tea with cream and boba are tapioca balls that are placed at the bottom of the cup. The beverage is drunk with a thick straw so as to allow the boba pearls to go up. Since the liquid is made of black tea, I think that it would be too much caffeine for me so I have to wait until after the pregnancy to have it. It is so delicious and I miss it so much right now. 
Things to Look Forward To: This Thursday is a big day. It is the day that Dr. Moore is removing the cerclage stitch during my appointment. From what J and I were told, after the stitch is removed, they will keep me in the office for an hour or so to monitor me, in the event that I go into labor {which, though the chances are slim, could definitely happen}. At that point, I will only be 35 1/2 weeks along but I was told that even if Cam decides to make her grand entrance on that day, she would be just fine. Of course, the closer to 40 weeks she stays in utero, the better, but either way, we are prepared for her arrival any time after that!

It's a little hard to believe that in two weeks, I will be full term. With what we have been through the past 2 years, this experience and being this far along seems surreal, and we know that it is through support from family and friends coupled with our faith in God that we have not only survived, but also come out on top. We can't wait to pass these lessons along to our little girl.

1 comments:

Aubrey said...

Angela, You look fabulous!!! So exciting for you guys. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing journey with us.

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