Pregnancy Update: 35 Weeks!


How far along?  35 Weeks!  2 more weeks until full term (which is of course a HUGE milestone), but still 5 long weeks until my due date (feels like forever!).

Total weight gain/loss:  21lbs.  Despite fluctuations during the week (to the point I just stopped weighing myself), when I stepped on the scale this morning there was no change from last week, finally!

Exercise:  Busy week (why is it that I’m getting busier the further along I get?), so aside from aqua aerobics I’ve done nothing.  I did manage to jump in the pool and swim laps for 10-15 minutes before class started both Friday and Tuesday, and I was surprised I didn’t have to take a break, and even more exciting:  not only flip-turns are totally doable with a big ass pregnant bump, but to be honest, it’s exactly the same as flip-turns pre-pregnancy…

Measurements:  Also no change!  Belly is still at 41” and waist is still at 36”, ribcage still at 34” and so on.  Belly looks much bigger compared to last week, but I think I’m just slouching more on the photo.  I also realized this week that my boobs are measuring the same as my belly (TMI?  What did you expect on a pregnancy post?) which makes me believe I must still have a waist, since the belly goes out much further than the boobs on the sideways shot.  This week I even took a frontal picture, which sadly proves nothing about the waist, but kind of shows how huge the tatas got (and I heard they’ll get bigger, which scares the bejeesus out of me):


Maternity clothes?  Yep yep, no change.

Stretch marks?  Thankfully that’s still a no.

Sleep:  Back at being crap.  Pregnancy insomnia has revisited me!

Best moment this week:  I guess hanging out with this little kitten has been pretty good?


I also met up with a few other pregnant friends this week, which was great!  Including lunch and high tea plans (hmmmm, cheese…).

Miss Anything?  Sleep.

Movement:  She’s been feisty this week, moving all over the place!

Food cravings:  No specific cravings for a change.  Just been really really really hungry.  To the point Karl is going “Are you serious?  You’re hungry?  Already?”

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Car rides.

Have you started to show yet:  Yep!  But when I went for my laser hair removal, I can still pull off the fat look (got one year unlimited for my armpits that expires in April, and need to use it as much as I can before I leave!).

Gender:  Girl!

Labor Signs:  A couple of contractions last night, then I decided to time it, and only remembered about it again this morning, so obviously it didn’t last long.

Belly Button in or out?  This one is staying an innie.

Wedding rings on or off?  Off.  I’m still not swollen, so quite annoying that my rings stopped fitting, even though my hands look as wrinkly as ever.  (Not that I want to swell up, but can I wear my rings already?) 

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Mostly happy.

Looking forward to:  Hosting the next MADS pregnancy group coffee on Wednesday, it’ll be nice having people over!  But one of the coolest people I have met at the group will likely miss it, since she’s having her baby any day now.


Filed under Baby, Pictures, Pregnancy

4 responses to “Pregnancy Update: 35 Weeks!

  1. Love the picture with you and the kitty! You both look so relaxed and peaceful!

  2. Oi Carla! Encontrei seu blog procurando reviews do myfitnesspal (uma das minhas resolutions de 2013 é “Be healthy,” ou seja work out direitinho e comer sem perder a linha). Enfim, após ler o review, acabei lendo VÁRIOS posts! ADOREI!!! Me diverti muito vendo as fotos das suas viagens e acabei sendo motivada pela sua dedicação de running e gym.
    Também sou originalmente do Rio, mas agora moro em Chicago (depois de 9 anos em NY e 4 anos em DC). Muita saúde para vc e sua filhinha, e a partir de hoje, vou acompanhar o blog 🙂 Beijinhos!

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