Bumpdate – 35 weeks

35 weeks

(picture totally stolen from my friend from church, Dani, whose little boy is due just three days before Jameson!)

How far along: 35 weeks (and one day)
How big is baby: About the size of a coconut, or 18+ inches long (not exactly sure, it really just depends on his genetics). Weight is around 5.5 pounds.
Newest baby developments: His hearing is 100% fully developed and he might have started memorizing songs that I sing pretty often, which means he’ll recognize them after he’s born too. 🙂 He’s still working on gaining some weight and he’ll probably put on at least a pound of fat before the big day.
Movement: Still moving consistently (which always is such a relief to me!), still gets the hiccups at least once a day, and still always gets annoyed that he has the hiccups haha (he starts kicking and punching until I talk to him and then he calms down). He’s so good about relaxing when I relax and going to sleep at the same time as me. I feel so lucky because I know that’s usually exactly opposite of babies at this stage. Most babies wake up when their mommies stop moving because the rocking helps put them to sleep. But not Jameson. 🙂 He’d rather sleep when I sleep, which I absolutely love about him. I can’t wait to snuggle with him in person!
Weirdest symptoms: My Braxton Hicks contractions (which I’ve had pretty consistently since early the second trimester) have definitely picked up these past few days especially. They last for at least a minute (sometimes up to 2 minutes) and they’re getting stronger. They’re still sporadic, though, so it’s not real labor or anything yet.
Best moment this week: We’re pretty much DONE with the nursery! Alex is hanging some pictures up right now actually and then it’s finished! I have maybe one or two more loads of Jameson’s laundry to do, we have to install his car seat, and there’s a few things I need to get for the hospital, but we’re pretty much baby-ready at this point. 🙂
Worst moment this week: Just some aches and pains but nothing terrible.
Cravings: Yeah, cravings don’t exist for me. Maybe the next baby haha.
Looking forward to: Our hospital tour this Thursday and just getting everything ready to go. 🙂

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