Monday, December 14, 2009


This week, I am 35 weeks pregnant. It just so happens that the day you are 35 weeks pregnant, you also have 35 days to go until your due date. Hence, the post title of 35/35.

Friday, Tim and I went to Colleyville and ate dinner with my dad. After that, we just hung out at home.

My dad spent the night with us on Friday night since he stayed in Colleyville late, so we went to breakfast at Cracker Barrel (yum!) on Saturday morning. Saturday evening, we went to Colleyville again and met up with my friends Kaitlin and Adreane and Kaitlin's boyfriend, Beau, and Adreane's husband, Justin. We ate dinner at Gloria's and then went and saw Christmas Carol in IMAX 3D. It was a good movie and I haven't seen a 3D movie in forever, so that was fun. Of course, it's always fun to spend time with friends!

Sunday, we went to church, watched football, and went on a walk. Overall, it was a nice, relaxing, weekend!

Today, I got my ornaments from the last ornament exchange on The Nest. They were from my "real life" friend, Tanya, and I love them!

She also included two adorable sleepers and a really soft baby blanket for Toots! So nice :) We haven't gotten to hang out with she and her husband, Tommy, in a long time since they are in Waco and we are in Fort Worth now but I really hope we get to soon because we always have a great time with them.

Also today, I had a doctor's appointment. I finally gained just the right amount of weight and got a high-five from the doctor haha. I'm still measuring a week ahead and, just by feeling my belly, he guessed the weight of Toots to be about 6 pounds already! That would mean, since he will likely gain 1/2 pound per week from now on, that he will weigh about 8.5 pounds when he's born. He told he'd like us to get another ultrasound next week just to check the growth because him feeling my belly isn't very accurate. Of course, we agreed to that - we can't wait to see him again and get a little more accurate guess on the weight! He said one time he guessed a woman was having a 6 pound baby and she ended up having a 10 pound baby, so his feeling isn't accurate at all. Can you imagine how surprised that woman must have been?! I thought that was crazy. Heartrate was good and doctor confirmed that he is head down.

After we went to the doctor and ate lunch, I went to get my car washed using part of the giftcard we got when we won the Trunk or Treat at our church. I was sitting near this older man and he asked me what I was having. I told him it was a boy and he said "oh, good. It seems like it's always girls usually" (haha) and then asked me if I'd had any complications so far. I told him it had been an easy pregnancy luckily, which he said was good. A few minutes later, he leaned over and handed me a one dollar coin and told me for that to be the first money to put in the bank for the baby! Wasn't that so nice?! I thought it was really cool that he did that.

My belly doesn't really seem any bigger again this week, but obviously it's growing. I can feel his hiccups VERY low now even though it doesn't appear that I have dropped a lot. It seems like he's taking up so much of my belly that I don't really know where he would go if he dropped anymore.

Here's what's going on with baby this week:

Your baby doesn't have much room to maneuver now that he's over 18 inches long (most of my other books and websites say he is more like 19 1/4 to 20 1/4 inches this week. BabyCenter seems to always be short on the height.) and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (obviously, we know it might be more than this!) (pick up a honeydew melon). Because it's so snug in your womb, he isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times he kicks should remain about the same. His kidneys are fully developed now, and his liver can process some waste products. Most of his basic physical development is now complete — he'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.

I mostly feel him sticking his feet out and moving around, as well as getting hiccups of course. He's also started hitting my cervix more, which is reallllly pleasant!

Here's what he might look like. SO excited I will get to post some REAL pictures of him next week!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! It's almost Christmas!


YaYa said...

Your decorations are just so cute and you are really looking great (and definitely pregnant)...I know you and the family are getting so excited about Brendan's arrival, however I hope he does weigh 8 lbs and not 10!!!!! We are trying to get ready for Christmas here in Frisco, but still have a lot to and Tim should come visit sometime, we would love to have you. Take care and not much longer now!!!!

michelle k said...

Your decorations are so pretty. I love the wreath you made!!! And you got me regretting I didn't do an ornament exchange...
I'm glad Brendan is head down!! I was just thinking about Colt and wondering if he is. My doc didn't say last time I was in, now that I think about it :\

Bobbi Janay @When did I go from a kid to a grown up? said...

You look great. This is going to be the long stretch of pregnancy but it will all be worth it.