baby #3: 35 weeks

35weeksBaby’s size: About 5.25 pounds and somewhere around 19 inches long.

Maternity clothes?: Yes yes yes! Also, I really love the dress I’m wearing in this week’s picture!

Gender: Girl!

Symptoms: I’ve started noticing a bit of mild sciatica this week. I seem to always get it around this time with all my pregnancies. Sometimes, my legs just feel a little tingly, other times, I have sharp pain shooting down my leg (usually my left). It’s been interesting going up and down the stairs with this going on (we didn’t have stairs in our old apartment, so this is a new challenge)!

Sleep: I’m taking naps any time I can! I have hard time winding down for bed, but eventually I pass out and usually sleep pretty well. I had a dream about this little girl’s cute face this week- I can’t wait to see what she really looks like!

Movement: She is still pushing as hard as she can on me most of the time, but it does seem like her movements are getting a little less crazy due to her running our of room in there. I’ve had a few people joke that this baby girl is going to be a runner, since she’s so active.

Cravings: Pumpkin bread? I haven’t made any yet, but I’ve been thinking about it for at least a month.

What I miss: Just being comfortable and moving around more easily.

Anything making you queasy or sick?: This has been the best week in a while! I still wake up a little nauseous, but it’s been better.

Belly Button in or out?: Flat and sometimes poking out. Kaya asked me what happened to my belly button this week when I told her it has disappeared!

Exercising?: Ran 17.8 miles (I missed a run due to feeling sick)… Fitbit total: 62,727 steps. Running is starting to feel difficult, and I suddenly have this desire to stay close to home and not go too far down the trail. I also can’t seem to run more than 3 miles before I need to stop for a bathroom break!

Mood: Whew. I’ve experienced a whole range of emotions this week. I’m moved to tears so easily and I think hormones are mostly to blame!

Best moments this week: Taking family pictures, celebrating Kaya’s birthday, and seeing family.

Looking forward to: I’m getting close to finishing her blanket! I will be so relieved

Big sisters: They both run to me to kiss the baby goodnight. Kaya has been excited that the baby is coming so soon, since we’ve been telling her this entire time that she’s supposed to come out sometime after her birthday party.

Comparison: 35 weeks with Kaya; 35 weeks with Kaelyn.

Anything else?: I washed the car seat and the newborn clothes this week! Folding those teeny tiny onesies makes me feel so excited and nervous, all at the same time. Babies start out so very tiny! It’s just easy to forget that my kids were ever so small.