Thursday, June 21

Bumpdate: 35 weeks

This is the best picture I have this week. I had zero motivation to get ready. Most days I chose to either shower and blow dry my hair or put on make-up. I couldn't bring myself to do both.

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How Far Along: 35 weeks

Total Weight Gain: 24 lbs; lost 2 lbs this week.

Size of Baby: Large cantaloupe (19 to 22 in, 5.5 lbs) all according to WTE.

Maternity Clothes: As I predicted I am living in the black maxi skirt from Gap that I wrote about in my 34 week post.

Gender: Baby boy!

Movement: He seems to be moving a lot and I think he is really running out of space.

Sleep: Eh. Some nights are great. Other nights I wake up in pain and can't go back to sleep.

What I miss: Feeling good. See crazy symptoms below.

Cravings: Not much of anything this week. I just don't have room for any food. I have basically been on a liquid diet of sorts.

Other crazy symptoms: Same as last week, but more extreme. Jack is sitting up high and smashing all my organs creating extreme pain between my chest and belly. This has caused back spasms, nausea, hot & cold flashes, and overall discomfort. My doctor was on vacation last week when I went to the doctor, so I saw someone else in the office. While she was really nice, she told me that what I was experiencing was normal. I knew that it couldn't be normal and was overwhelmed that this was my new normal for the remaining 6 weeks. It was a pretty daunting thought. I threw up from all the pain and pressure on my organs the next day. The first time I've thrown up during my pregnancy. I know that I have been very blessed by that. This week I saw my doctor and while he said pretty much the same things the doctor the week before said he made me feel much better. He also prescribed me some medications to help with everything. They are helping with the pain and making things more manageable. I have been pretty against taking a lot of medication during my pregnancy, but I can't continue on without it. I have been in and out of work, and hate that I am inconsistent there. I've been working from home a lot. Mainly I have been sleeping and taking baths. I have taken up to 3 baths a day to help manage some of the pain. I don't want to think about the water bill if this continues. :)
It has been a long two weeks, but I'm really hopeful for some relief.

Best Moment this week: The car seat arrived, which was the last big thing we needed. It's good to know that if he does come early we will be able to leave the hospital with him. :)

16 comments:

  1. Oh my darling! I am sorry. That pain sounds terrible. Take the meds if they help. I took a lot of baths during my pregnancy too. You look beautiful in your picture! Hooray for a carseat! Isn't that a relief?!

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  2. Ugh, the smashed organ pain. I'm so sorry. You're in the home stretch. And you look beautiful! Cutest pregnant gal ever!

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  3. I remember 35-37.5 weeks (I had M 12 days early and MADE her come!) was just miserable...and it doesn't help that you are in Oklahoma heat. You look WONDERFUL all belly! Hang in there...it gets so good once they're here!

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  4. You are such a stinking cute preggo!! What a cutie.

    So sorry you're not feeling well, I can't even imagine. Hang in there!!

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  5. You look fantastic!! No lie I looked like a house this preggo!! Hope you are getting some rest:)

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  6. Oh, man, you poor thing! I remember those last weeks all too well. Your body literally has no.more.room to grow. I'm sorry it's been rough! Hopefully the medicine will give you some relief. Take it easy on yourself- you're doing a HUGE thing, growing a baby!

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  7. Sweet Lindsey, I wondered where you had been hiding. I am so sorry you are miserable. I hope you get some relief in some way or another. Hang in there!

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  8. I'm so sorry you're in so much pain, and I'm glad there is a medication to help. I understand wanting to avoid meds for your pregnancy, but you have to do what you have to do and I'm a firm believer that Mama has to take care of herself for baby to be healthy! You look beautiful!

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  9. you look fantastic! and so happy! :)

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  10. So sorry for the pain!!! Ugh! On the upside, you look adorable!!! Hope you get relief soon!!!

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  11. Hoping the meds continue to ease the discomfort...Still looking great!

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  12. You aren't feeling it, but you DO look great!! No wonder you are in so much pain, you are ALL belly!! The heat certainly does't help either especially since your body is running so much hotter than normal already. Don;t worry, every little thing goes right away when sweet Jack gets here. Even if it seems far away, it is much closer than you think. Hang in there and maybe put a little chocolate cake on it? It helped me with my two boys..... :)

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  13. You are so tiny and cute! I came across your blog the other day~ we are about 2 weeks apart... and both having little Jack's. :o) Congrats and hope the symptoms ease up in these last few weeks for you!

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  14. you look great! I'm sorry you're in so much pain! Hopefully little Jack will give you a break until he makes his appearance!

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  15. You look so good!! Only a few more weeks :) So sorry you are in pain - it makes it hard to enjoy the last few special weeks!! Hang in there love!

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  16. I lived in the bath tub towards the end of my pregnancy and had to take a few 'b' level drugs to help me out at the end. Try the cat yoga pose. It helped me stretch everything out and feel like I had more room. Wishing you all the best!

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