{pregnancy} 35 Week Update

 

Baby Guster is 35 weeks and six days and the size of a coconut.

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Getting so close!!! Less than 5 weeks to go! Crazy. (Or at least here is hoping this kid doesn’t hang out for too long!)

I am doing well over here. No major complaints, just minor things.

I am now going to the doctors for weekly check ups. I have my next one on Friday for my Group B streptoccus (GBS) test. Fun times. Overall these visits are just the doctors checking in on my weight, blood pressure, belly growth, and baby’s heart beat. And of course asking how I am doing and if I am having any issues.

This week I visited a few pediatricians to find one and an office that we like. It sure is stressful that you cannot schedule appointments until the baby is born. For this planner, that is like the worst thing you could tell me.

For updates on our to-do list check out yesterday’s post. And don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a prize pack from Dr. Brown!!

Here’s what Baby Guster has been up to this week:

  • Baby is continuing to pack on the pounds but won’t get much longer. At this point it is all about adding fat for the big debut.
  • Baby’s brain is also going a mile a minute! Lots of brain development at this stage, however, the skull is still soft for delivery purposes. (Thank goodness!)

Days until due date: 31 (fingers crossed)

Number of OB appointments left: 4 (one per week)

Nesting or resting? Nesting. The room is organized, I have been washing all of the kitchen/nursing items and am getting ready for the great meal freeze-off of 2014.

Ravenous or Nauseous? A little of both. I definitely need to pace myself with the amount of food I eat at one sitting. I have been eating smaller, more frequent meals this week. When I eat too much (and by that I mean a full sandwich, which is a normal amount of food) I can actually get really nauseous.

Shopping or saving? Saving thanks to my sister! She hooked me up with some goodies from her daughter this week. She was also the one that gave me some maternity items.

Calm or cranky? Neither – anxious! Lets get this party started!!!

Baby names: Oh boy, another name came back into the running for boys. Up to four and four for girl. We really hope to be down to three. This is hard business.

Workouts: Same as last week – averaging four days a week. I have definitely been slowing down on the activity front and adding in an extra walk a week.

Stretch marks? Nope and no real line either.

Symptoms: Same as last week. A little back pain with this growing belly, but it is more of an uncomfortable feeling than an ache.

Sleep: A few restless nights, but otherwise a well rested momma-to-be. Feeling so lucky that I’m still clocking in 6.5-8 hours of sleep a night.

Random Thoughts and Musings: I am so anxious to find out the sex of this baby that I have resorted to old wives tales, tests and any other indicator that could potentially tell me what I am having. Funny thing is, half say boy, half say girl. OK, it is not so funny for this girl who is Mrs. Impatient. Remind me again why I decided it would be a good idea to wait?! Ahhhh!

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Making Progress on Our Baby To Do List and a GIVEAWAY!

We are exactly one month out from Baby G’s due date!! Wow! I literally cannot wait.

During my fist update, I felt totally overwhelmed by the list of to-dos. But once I wrote them out and prioritized, I feel like we’ve made big strides!

  • We did a HUGE grocery haul to stock up on non perishables and items for my make and freeze meals that I am starting this week!
  • Last week I got my whooping cough shot. I won’t lie, it kind of hurt much like a tetnis shot does, but I figured this is a drop in the bucket for what is to come. ;)

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We also got our pregnancy photos back! This weekend I want to print a couple out and place them in frames before time gets away from me. You know how that happens.

Another BIG item was ordering and installing Baby G’s closet. There was a bit of a hiccup in the process, but now the closet is up, installed, and filled with baby goodies. I promise to do a little nursery tour soon, it is pretty much complete and looks so beautiful.

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Over the last few weeks we have made some good strides on the to-do list (as you will see). But what I am realizing is there is only so much prep you can do for a baby. A lot of the learning is on the spot and well, there is little I can do about that right now. What I have been doing is talking to moms to get their tips and suggestions and grabbing those items that are going to be staples when the baby arrives.

This year, Dr. Brown’s is celebrating World Breastfeeding Month by recognizing the efforts of moms, including expecting moms like you!. One lucky reader will receive a Gia Pillowpillow cover and an assortment of breastfeeding accessories for you and baby!

Nursing pillows are definitely going to become a staple for me and I am so excited to try out this pillow.

The Gia was designed by a lactation consultant specifically to help with feedings, digestion and reduce reflux with your baby. It is also a different shape than most nursing pillows, which allows for more customization in positions – making life a little easier!

While you can use the pillow without the cover, they also offer some cute options!

To win your very own Gia Nursing Pillow and cover of your choice, just leave a comment below telling me which cover you would like the most.

BONUS ENTRIES! Tweet about this giveaway (and come back and tell me you did) for an extra entry.

Winners will be announced next Friday, September 5, 2014. Good luck!!

I hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!!

XO- BB

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