35 Weeks Pregnant

35 weeks

How the little bean has developed;

  • I now about the size of a honeydew melon
  • I’m 46.2 cm long and I weigh 5.25lbs now
  • I’m going to start putting on a lot of weight from now on, building up my fat layers so I stay warm after I’m born
  • I’ve finished growing everything that I need to grow, I’m just going to get bigger so I’m nice and squidgy for you to cuddle.
  • I am running out of room and I’m not moving quite as much as I was but I’m still pretty active

Mummy update

What a busy week it has been I don’t know whether I’m coming or going at the moment. I had my last midwife appointment who has confirmed that baby is head down and about 2/5 engaged. I can certainly feel that she is much lower now and there’s a lot of pressure in my pelvis. Hopefully this means she may decide to come a little bit early, although I know with 2nd and 3rd babies they have a habit of engaging and moving back up again.

On Monday I was concerned that baby’s movements had slowed down quite a lot, on previous posts I wrote what a wriggler she was but over the weekend this seemed to decrease. I went into the ante natal day assessment ward and the midwife Brenda was fantastic. She hooked me up to a monitor and after about 15 minutes and changing position baby finally woke up and was moving well. I then went and had a scan to check everything was OK, fluid levels look good and baby is measuring well. Her head and legs are around the 50th percentile but her stomach is on the 95th!!! They said she could weigh around 6lbs already, so let’s home she does come a week or so early if she’s about to start gaining weight rapidly.

Day to Day life

This was the last week of school and Will took part in an excellent Christmas Carol Service before they both finished school last Friday. They are so excited about Christmas, maybe a bit to excited at the moment. At least school is finished so I don’t have to worry about all the after school activities, pick ups and homework, which takes the pressure off me. Now we can just have some fun.

The building work is nearly finished and hubby and mum & dad are all full steam ahead with the final finishing touches which are so time consuming The floor is half laid and looking fantastic so I’m hoping when I write my 36 weeks update next week I’ll be saying we’ve finished!

The baby bits have started to arrive and we’ve built the nursery furniture, except from the cot. I wanted to use the cot I had for Will and Ben however we’ve mislaid the screws and fixings and Mothercare can’t offer replacement parts as it’s a discontinued model, so I’m not sure what to do. Anyone else had this before and know of a good solution?

The pushchair and the car seat have arrived which was very exciting and now I’m just starting to wash all the baby clothes and bits. Next week my job is to pack the hospital bag, if I can remember what I need.

Health update

The back and pelvis are causing quite a bit of pain now. Although bearing in mind the surgery I’ve had it has really only been from week 33 that the pain has got severe, I think I’ve done well to get this far without having more problems. I know I’ve been on crutches for what seems like forever but I have coped pretty well up to now. If other women who suffer from back conditions are reading this I promise it’s not been as bad as I thought it would be, I’ve tried to stay pretty positive throughout which has helped.

On Saturday I had a bit of a melt down, well actually a major pregnancy breakdown and hysterical tantrum. Everything got a bit to much, I was convinced the baby was going to come early and started to panic that I wasn’t ready and the house wasn’t finished and that nothing was clean enough….. I cried hysterically and shouted at my poor hubby, my mum was there to calm me down and once I regained my sense of normality I did apologise to both of them. I did also start a mammoth cleaning session of the bathrooms and my bedroom, they now look fantastic although at the end of the day I couldn’t move. I guess this is a serious nesting instinct kicking in.

I’m in hospital quite a lot this week too. I’ve got the heart monitor on that I need to wear for a week. It’s not too bad or big, but the sticky pads are very itchy. Thanks for all your kind comments from my week 33 update about the funny turns I’ve been having, it’s put my mind at rest a lot. I don’t think there’s anything serious wrong at all but think the hospital are being extra careful in case I run into problems during labour.

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  • Reply mummyandmonkeys

    Glad everything was ok at the hospital. We had a few later scans with Ava and her tummy measured big too. She weighed 7,8 at almost 40 weeks so not huge. I had loads of melt downs too! Thanks for linking to #PickNMix I hope you had a lovely Christmas x

    December 30, 2015 at 2:08 pm
  • Reply acornishmum

    Not long to go at all now 🙂 With my own back issues I can just imagine the level of pain you’re in at times, but hopefully it goes qickly now and you’ll get newborn cuddles very soon!

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix Merry Christmas!
    Stevie x

    December 24, 2015 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply anotherbun1

    Oh have a massive hug from me. I had to go in for monitoring with Wee Bun as well as she was being a quiet wee monkey. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas #love2blog

    December 23, 2015 at 8:43 pm
  • Reply Steph Oakes

    Not long to go at all now! I hope you get to have a bit of a relax at Christmas and all goes swimmingly Lisa. You look fab btw. x

    December 20, 2015 at 9:34 pm
  • Reply Michaela Britton

    Hope you manage to put your feet up for a bit now. Pregnancy does no good for bad backs as it is x

    December 19, 2015 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Alice

    Gosh really not long to go now. I think meltdowns in this stage are totally normal and probably a good thing!! Especially when you feel like things aren’t ready. Glad your being monitored by the hospital and all is well. Hopefully you get a chance to relax over Christmas!xx

    December 19, 2015 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply TheLondonMum

    I remember towards the end the movements really used to concern me. Pretty much every other weekend I’d be hooked up to be checked because my Son hadn’t moved for hours. Literally as soon as I got into the clinic would be the time he’d wake up and just jab in all directions! lol x

    December 19, 2015 at 9:20 am
  • Reply plutoniumsox

    I hope you manage to have a lovely Christmas and that everything progresses smoothly. Sorry to hear that things are difficult, I guess that the fact you are nearing the end must be of some comfort.x

    December 18, 2015 at 10:49 pm
  • Reply Ickle Pickle (@IcklePicklex)

    Oh bless you – how awful to suffer any pain. Make sure you rest if you can, and accept any offers of help you can. Merry Christmas! Kaz x

    December 18, 2015 at 10:26 pm
  • Reply Chloe

    I hope you manage to take it easy at somepoint over Christmas! You definitely need your rest. I’m glad everything is ok with you and baby and they managed to get you checked out. Yay to 6 pounds already, that’s fantastic! I had a couple of meltdowns like that and was seriously nesting and cleaning constantly when I was expecting Evie. It’s crazy how that happens isn’t it! Wishing you all the best for the next few weeks. xxx #love2blog

    December 18, 2015 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply Tanita

    Aw how exciting. You seem like you have a lot going on with your home and life which all sounds so exciting. I too am so pleased it is term time! Hurrah! With regards to the cot I am sure if you purchased some similar screws you would be able to put it together fine? It seems a shame to get rid of it as it has been in the family for so long. X

    December 18, 2015 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply Colette B

    Hurrah for a rest from the school runs for a couple of weeks – I always found them to be a killer when heavily pregnant – having to be somewhere “on time” was always hard going! Fingers crossed the next weeks are reasonably comfortable for you x

    December 18, 2015 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply Jodie Allen (@beautybabyblog)

    You are so close now and doing so well! Hopefully the last few weeks will fly by as christmas should keep your mind occupied. My daughter was born in jan and I must admit I wasn’t really into christmas last year… i just wanted my baby! Glad to hear the hospital are looking after you – it’s always better to be on the safe side #picknmix

    December 18, 2015 at 12:10 pm
  • Reply joannavictoria

    Glad to hear that the hospital are looking after you. I remember having some melt downs when I was pregnant with Blake. I hope you have a lovely Christmas.

    December 18, 2015 at 11:44 am
  • Reply Sarah Admissions of a Working Mother

    I’ve been following your posts from the beginning – you are almost there now! I hope the pain is manageable and you have a lovely Christmas. Just think this time next year your little girl will be pulling things off your tree and driving you crazy 😉 xx #PicknMix

    December 18, 2015 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Hannah - Budding Smiles

    I’m glad the hospital are looking after you and a meltdown is more than normal, I’ve had a couple of minor ones and I’m only 22 weeks! I hope you have a lovely Christmas and your baby girl arrives safe and well in the new year xx

    December 18, 2015 at 9:48 am
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