Baby 2: Thirty-Five Weeks

35 weeks

How far along: 35 weeks and 3 days. We are on a week to week basis, so I want to make sure we get a last update in.

Sex of Baby W:  Little Miss

Weight gain: I am holding steady at 14 lbs. 

Size of Baby W: mini-lop rabbit or honeydew melon. Our ultrasound confirmed that she is over 6 lbs now.

Maternity clothes: All the time. Living that bump life.

Baby items: We had our baby shower last week. This little girl is well-loved. Then I went through our registries and got the rest of the must have items. So as far as gear, we are ready for her now. We got all the items we needed out of the basement and washed, so that means we are ready right? The car seat is in the car; all we need is the baby!

Belly button in or out:  I am a little bit of an outie.

Sleep: I have been sleeping through the night the past couple weeks. It has been nice to not have to waddle to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

Best moment the past few weeks: The baby shower was awesome. We have also had some great weekends with George. We have been soaking up our last moments with him as our only. We also got to see DC on the ultrasound again, and since it has been since 20 weeks, it was great to see how fully developed she is now.

Worst moment the past few weeks: Well apparently this is the time that my pre-eclampsia rears its ugly head. I have been diagnosed again, and I have had two prolonged stays at the hospital. I am just going to assume we will be at the hospital after our weekly check-ups. Fortunately, they have not put me on bedrest, so I can still function normally once they do release me. It has just been stressful to deal with the sitting and waiting while at the hospital as they do the NST and watch my blood pressure stabilize. It’s also hard to hear “you could have this baby today.” However, the doctors do seem positive that at whatever point DC is born now, that she will be perfectly fine. We are just holding out as long as we can for her to further develop her lungs at this point.

Miss anything: normal blood pressure. Being able to get out of bed without having to do it by rolling.

Cravings: I got my Taco Bell!  The other night I was craving hot dogs, and I then proceeded to eat a whole box of mini corn dogs…

Movement: She moves quite a bit, which is awesome. Although she has one spot she likes to kick right above my hip that makes me lose my breath sometimes. It looks like I have an extra hip bone she is kicking so hard.

Symptoms/how I am feeling: My body feels fine, or at least that is how I read it. My blood pressure is just doing it’s thing silently. I am keeping a daily log of it to catch myself if they do rise, especially since they don’t have me on bedrest. I don’t have any swelling or headaches that are common with pre-eclampsia. I am having contractions, so maybe this means we can make it through this more naturally. I feel like I need a nap every day.

Looking forward to: Not having to deal with this anxiety of waiting. We are supposed to do some maternity photos next weekend, so hopefully we can make it another week.

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Here is George at 36 weeks.

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George is ready to teach Sister about dump trucks and tractors.

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