Friday 29 August 2014

Bump Watch 2014: 35 Weeks

This week I've had a lot on work wise and NotBlondeHusband has been working more hours than usual (11 days straight) and throw in having to take Blondie Boy to the children's hospital and needless to say I'm exhausted. This was BB's last week of half days though and starting Monday he will be in school 9-3 which will be a big help when juggling my work load and child care.

Blondie Boy also went back to his pre-school this week to be the secret reader and I was so proud of him reading an entire book to all the kids. I'm not a mom who likes to brag on their kids but BB's literacy skills are just amazing for his age and I love how much he loves to read.  His teacher did an assessment on him this week so he'll be getting different homework from the other children that is more on an appropriate level for his ability.

Otherwise I'm still sore and the fact my bump is entirely out to the front isn't helping things. Finding a comfortable way to sit and sleep is not the easiest. Good news is my pelvis wasn't twisted out of place for the first time this week when I saw the physio. So while my pain isn't getting any better, it is not getting any worse. I start acupuncture on Monday so fingers crossed. I also see the midwife for the first time since July next week so it will be interesting to see how that goes!

*How far along?: 35 weeks
*How big is baby?: A coconut
*Maternity clothes?: I've really not left the house so I'm mostly wearing XL vest tops and maternity sweatpants. I've been trying to find cute pajamas for the hospital but am striking out. So if you see cute, but long, night shirts let me know.
*Sleep?: Ugh.
*Best moment this week?: Blondie Boy went back to his pre-school and was the "secret reader" and read an entire book to the class. He showed them the pictures and got every word perfectly.
*Movement?: Yup, painful movement and appendages sticking out.
*Food cravings?: Baked goods. Brownies, cookies, cake--but nice American style ones.
*Labor signs?: Nope.
*Belly button in or out?: Innie
*What I miss: Not being in pain and delicious coffee beverages. 
*What I'm looking forward to: Acupuncture on Monday
*Milestone: We've (and by we I mean NotBlondeHusband and his Dad) painted the nursery and Blondie Boy's room and yesterday NBH's Mom and her husband came up with a twin bed for BB so the cot bed is now in the nursery as well. The kid isn't going to have to sleep in a cardboard box!

Like to compare/contrast? Here is Blondie Boy's 35 week update from 2009.

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Melaina25 said...

Looking good hon x

Melaina25 said...

Looking fab!
Never worry about a baby sleeping in a cardboard box: Either in Finland or Sweden most babies sleep in cardboard boxes. The cardboard crib is party of the box the government provides for parents. 😁

Melaina25 said...

Your bump is amazing! And how awesome is your son reading an entire book at this age! Fantastic literacy skills indeed :) x x x

Melaina25 said...

You look so pretty! I can't believe BB is doing so well with his reading, what a clever guy. It's amazing to hear little ones reading, I love it!

Try Peacocks for night shirts, I got some from there and they were long and button down to make it easy for skin to skin cuddles etc too. They were cheap too, they still have an online store if they don't have one near you. I wore them over pj bottoms for comfort.

The pelvis thing is a killer, I really feel for you. The best advice I can give on that is to do ice then heat, sit and sleep on something silky, it really helps with moving etc. Take what pain killers you need, you wont want to but seriously it does help hopefully the acupunture will work for you too. I had severe SPD with my daughter and I can still remember the agony.

Thinking of you.

A xx

Melaina25 said...

I hope the acupuncture helps. As a fellow SPD sufferer I feel your pain xx

Melaina25 said...

Well done to Blondie Boy on the reading front - and well done to you for coping so well with the half days and work load. I'm not going to lie - I'm finding that element really tricky this week. Husband is back at work now (he's a teacher) but F doesn't start school (half days) until next week, so I'm on sole childcare duty but also have at least 50 hours of work to do as I meet all my last deadlines before mat leave. Means I'm not going to bed until around 1-2am most nights and am consequently on my knees with tiredness. Hey ho - not long to go now until I can have a little bit of a break (providing baby's not early!). It's all I can do to get one blog post up a week though, so I'm sorry for this week's mega late #BlogBumpClub comment! x

Melaina25 said...

Don't even worry I'm right there with you; people don't realize how hard it is to work full time from home with a child!

Melaina25 said...

Hopefully Monday goes better than last Monday.

Melaina25 said...

I don't like to brag or post about it too much b/c all kids are different y'know but I think him starting P1 we've realized how far ahead his literacy skills are.