35 Week Update

How far along?  35 weeks & 1 day – wowser. This last bit is going stupidly fast.. I’m thinking I should start becoming nervous about the whole thing by now!?

Total weight gain:  My legs feel totally fat top and bottom and I hate it! I can’t wait to start eating right and excersising once this pregnancy is over! I don’t think my bump looks any bigger this week at all, it has dropped a little though which I think makes it look smaller!?

Maternity clothes?  No new maternity clothing and I have worn the same paint splattered leggings and tshirt all week!!
I did wear a special baby blue dress to my baby shower this weekend though!
Stretch marks? Nothing yet.. Aahh! I think I will be writing a letter to to Palmers as their Cocoa Butter seems to be getting me through this pregnancy without a mark so far!! I also don’t go a day without using my Mama Mio Boob Tube  (review here) so no stretch marks on my boobs either!!
Sleep:  It seems Mr Man-In-Charge-Of-Sleep heard my silent prayers last week and granted me a few nights of solid z’s as for the last 4 nights I’ve managed to sleep uninterrupted until around at least 7.30am! Bliss!!
The last couple of days I have noticed that pregnancy exhaustion has started to kick in though and by late afternoon I am so shattered I need a nap or a lie down! I’m starting to slow down on what I am contributing to the decoration of the house as I just need to rest!!
Best moment this week: 100% the best moment this week was my baby shower yesterday!!!!! It was so lovely and my bestie Jennie literally redecorated her apartment in preparation for it! Once I have all the photos I will post all about it!
Worst moment this week:  I can’t think of any moment this week which has been bad at all! I am just so caught up in this new house whirlwind šŸ™‚
Miss anything?  This week I am missing my energy and my old body as it’s really really hard trying to help decorate and move house when you are this round and tired!
Movement: I’m pretty sure Harry is still head down Woop Woop! I’m still getting hell of a lot of moment from him which is still nice! He does like to kick me in the ribs though and stick his bum right up into them – are my ribs ever going to recover!?!
Food cravings:  Hazelnut hot chocolates and eating carrot sticks at the same time as cheese and onion crisps!?
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope!
Gender: Boy boy boy!!! I keep saying it now but I am so happy to be having a boy! I started washing and ironing his little tiny clothes this week and they are just so adorable, he is going to look sooooo cool!

Labour signs: None and hopefully I won’t get any signs this coming week either as Daddy H is off to Portugal with work for 3 bloody days! I’m scared.

Symptoms:  My horrible cold has almost departed, it just lingers around at night time and I have THE most annoying cough!!
The rib pain has been quite bad again this week even when I’m standing up! Mostly due to him kicking them and his bottom sticking up into them, and of course he is getting bigger in there so I’m sure that’s another reason why they are so sore.
I decided to prepare myself and Mr H lunch boxes for our days at the new house as we were just eating SO much takeaway crap and lo and behold my heartburn is so much better!
A big symptom this week has been needing the loo constantly! Like literally every 15 minutes even if I haven’t drank anything! This is because Harry’s now head down and my bladder is so compressed it can hardly hold any fluid!
Also this week I have felt a few twinges from my sciatic nerve again šŸ™ I am praying it’s just a few little niggles and not my excruciating sciatica coming back
Belly button in or out?  Defo quite out now!
Happy or moody most of the time? I am on top of the world this week!!!
Looking forward to: Sorting through all of the lovely gifts from my friends and family from the baby shower! We were ridiculously spoilt!
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  • Reply Chris Herridge 13/10/2013 at 6:31 pm

    Daddy H may be away for a few days! Big Daddy H is always here for you.xxxxx
    Love dad,xxxxx

  • Reply MissSparkles @ Sparkles and Stretchmarks 14/10/2013 at 12:01 am

    Awww how exciting Lucie, its getting so close!!! Can't wait to read about your baby shower šŸ™‚
    Sparkles & Stretchmarks – UK Based parenting blog

  • Reply admin 14/10/2013 at 6:37 pm

    Haha Big Daddy H šŸ™‚

  • Reply admin 14/10/2013 at 6:38 pm

    I know Hayley! It's scary but so so exciting! Baby shower post will be up tomorrow! X

  • Reply Anonymous 16/10/2013 at 8:47 am

    It's getting closer to Harry being here!
    Simon L

  • Reply admin 16/10/2013 at 1:52 pm

    I know Si! Eek! We are now a watermelon!! X

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