35 Weeks & Counting..

8 Dec

It’s been an exhausting few weeks. Ive had contractions here and there, some painful and some not, but it’s put me over the edge and made me really nervous about her arrival being early. I keep telling her to hang in there until atleast my family arrives, because I really would prefer my mother not taking the next flight out and messing up everyone schedule. I really also would prefer her being here from the beginning and not after I have given birth. The nursery is almost done, just a few things that need to be hung up, which hopefully will be done today and then I can post up her nursery pictures. The house is also almost prepared for my family, we needed to buy essential things for them such as shampoo, towels, etc. etc. I also was trying to finish decorating the house the way I wanted to in order to make it nice by the time they come. So a lot of our money has gone to the house and my daughters last minute items that need to be purchased before my parents arrive, and that has put a little pressure on us lately. For now, it’s all said and done, and hopefully theres not much more that needs to be prepared before everyones arrival. The hospital bag is all packed and ready, but I’m waiting for my shipment from my mum for my Gownie, which I ordered but unfortunately they do not ship to Kuwait (how annoying). so I had her ship me my gownie, the matching layette for my daughter, and two outfits for her to wear at the hospital as well. I need to wash all of them up and pack them in the bag, and at that point everything I would need is ready to go. I am getting nervous. I’m feeling as if theres not much longer left. My face & my entire body is all swollen up and everyone tells me that I look like I’ve reached my end mark. I’m torn, because I want her here and yet at the same time I just want her to wait until my family comes. I pray everyday that her health is good, and that is the main and most important thing there is. With all that being said, here is my 35 week update:

How far along? 35 Weeks

Total weight gain: I kind of stayed steady for a few weeks there, but I think ive gained between 14-16 kilos.

Maternity clothes? And nothin’ else ๐Ÿ™‚

Stretch marks? Yes, a few, around my bum.

Sleep: Sleep has been on and off. Also, because ive been sick, this really hasn’t helped with my sleeping. It just feels like everything is off these days.

Best moments the past two weeks: Preparing everything for her arrival. There’s nothing more satisfying for a mum than having everything prepared (OCD).

Miss Anything? Sleeping on my stomach. Sleeping in general. and being able to eat whatever my heart desires without worrying about her.

Movement: Yes, everyday. Things are getting cramped up in there, and that’s making her movements a lot more uncomfortable for me, but def not making me less appreciative of them.

Food cravings: Not really anything particular.

Anything making you queasy or sick: same old, anything fishy.

Labor Signs: Yes, some contractions here and there.

Symptoms: Exhausted. and really swollen all over!

Belly Button in or out? It’s an outy. What an ugly little thing ๐Ÿ™‚

Looking forward to: My family coming on the 26th of December, and hopefully the healthy arrival of this little angel ๐Ÿ™‚

Next appointment: After tomorrow. I am officially hitting the 9 month mark!

4 Responses to “35 Weeks & Counting..”

  1. maternalstateofmind December 8, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    You’re getting so close! Yay! But, the contractions certainly dont mean you’re going to go early. Its normal to be feeling them at this point, so dont worry! I bet your mom will be there in time!
    Can’t wait to see nursery pics and continue to get updates of these exciting last couple of weeks!!!

  2. Lauren December 8, 2013 at 8:00 am #

    Finally an update! It is so good to hear from you! I hope she stays in there for a bit longer though it sounds like your body is doing a good job of preparing already. My mom had contractions for six weeks before I arrived (and I was still 2.5 weeks early). I wonder if that is genetic? Anyway, I’m so excited to see nursery pics! Yay! So good to hear from you ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. hopingonhope December 9, 2013 at 12:59 am #

    Ooh. You are so close. ๐Ÿ™‚ full term in 2 weeks. Wow.

  4. prettycuteovaries December 12, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    Don’t worry about those contractions, I’ve been having them for AGES and I’m still not even dilated yet! Bottom line, she’ll come when she is ready…that’s what I keep telling myself about my little guy!

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