Today I'm 35/35! 35 weeks along, and 35 days left to go!
At 35 weeks, Jack is continuing his reign of gigantism and moving and kicking with a ton of force. I forgot to mention that at the ultrasound, they determined he is indeed heads down, and it is indeed his legs that are constantly up in my ribs. Once he turns 2 and gets past that fragile stage I'm going to creep in to his room and put MY feet on his ribs when he's peacefully sleeping. When he wakes up and asks what is going on, I'm going to be all like "so how's that feel dude? Feel good? Didn't think so"!
At 30 weeks it is supposed to be all downhill, but I'm still feeling pretty damn fantastic. I have a little knot in my ribs/upper back that no amount of massage can get rid of, but it's tolerable and likely not forever. Occasionally I get a weird sharp twinge in my right hip that lasts for about 5 seconds and hurts like a bitch. As soon as I realize it hurts though, it goes away so thank goodness for small blessings!
Starting this past Saturday I've begun the "freezer stash" process. Troy and I purchased a small chest freezer for the garage a few weeks ago in preparation for Jack's arrival (see dad, I didn't call him the Spawn. Happy?). To date, I've made 2 servings of BBQ pulled pork, and 3 meals of chili. Today I'm tackling freezing a ham quiche, and tomorrow is lasagna day! Last Tuesday my sister and I also made ~420 oz of applesauce. She took some, we gave some away, and the rest is safely stashed in my freezer for late night snacks.
The other biggest change in the last week is that strangers actually ask me if I'm pregnant! This is a new phenomenon as before I just looked like I had a mini beer belly, or just looked "normal". On Friday the cashier at Costco asked me if I was about 4-5 months along. When I told him 8 & 1/2 months, he looked panicked and asked that I not go in to labor in his line. Happy to oblige dude.
Here is my week 35 belly photo. I assure you that in person my boobs are WAY more impressive.
And here I am proudly showing off my mastering of the Moby Wrap. For those of you who don't know what a Moby Wrap is, it's a 5 ft long piece of jersey fabric that is in one long strip. It requires a lot of wrapping and twisting to eventually get to a place where a baby could comfortably be wrapped in it. It looks complicated, but after a few practices (thank you YouTube videos), I think I've got it down! Special thanks to my friend Colleen for the Moby as a shower gift, and also thanks to my 2 & 1/2 year old niece Ashlyn for letting me borrow her baby doll for a few days for wrap and swaddling practice.
And, ladies beware. That is what happens to your face in the 1st trimester of pregnancy. Note to self: wear MAKE UP when posting a photo of your shiteous face on the Internet.