at 35 weeks I...
-have a core body temperature that I swear is at least five degrees higher than usual. Since when do I have to warm my husband up at night? Hasn't he had to do that for me our whole marriage?
-can still fit into a few of my pre-pregnancy jeans (with the help of a rubber band) but have to spend my days pulling them up- as pictured below- so as to avoid any public embarrassments.
-got a gym membership at our new apartment complex! Finally, I've been able to do something other than long walks with Watson (no offense little man). I love power walking uphill on the treadmill for 25-30 minutes then finishing off with a 10-15 minute arm or leg workout. I feel like I have so much more energy and less aches and pains when I can get in a good workout.
-felt the little lady hiccough for the first time early this morning. They went on for around five minutes! Very cute- even though it woke me up.
-have had about a five day stretch of good rest at night- praying this keeps up...but not counting on it! I love how everyone loves to tell me to get sleep while I can- but what pregnant woman can? She's got a baby kicking at her ribs every time she lays down, an overactive bladder and a "basketball" roughly the weight of a honeydew melon yanking on her back all night! Note to self- never tell a pregnant woman to sleep all she can now...she probably can't.
-get Braxton Hicks contractions a few times every day. Some days I get them more often than others- it just depends.
-still throw up every now and again- but nothing like the first 20 weeks...nothing. My new archenemies is heartburn...yet I can't stand the thought of taking TUMS- so it's partly my fault. Don't feel too bad for me.
-have had no swelling or stretch marks yet!! Yay! and only 5 more weeks to go- we're in the home stretch. No pun intended.
-still sit in the little lady's nursery for at least 10 minutes a day- daydreaming about what it will be like to snuggle her, smell that newborn smell and kiss those soft cheeks.