Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bump Update: 35 Weeks

Guys, we're in the homestretch. As of Friday, I'll be 35 weeks, which means we have 35 days 'til our due date. When I found out I was pregnant (in June, on Father's Day and World Cup weekend), February felt a million years away. It seemed like we had all this time to read parenting books, prepare the nursery, decide on a name, etc. But now that it's January 14 about a month from the big day, things have moved at warp speed and most of those tasks remain undone. Eek! Thank god for Flav my voice of reason, who keeps reminding me that if I've got my vagina, I'm packed for the hospital, and that we already have the bassinet, crib, clothes, car seat, and my boobs, so we've got the essentials in case the baby decides to come early. Here are some of the things I'm feeling right now...

35 weeks

The baby is the size of:
A honeydew melon

I'm feeling:
Excited and unprepared. There is so much information to learn, from how to birth, to how to breastfeed, to how to diaper, to how to generally keep a newborn alive. It can feel overwhelming. But at the same time, I am getting really excited about all of it.

Food love:
Still loving spicy, salty, sour foods, but I am eating everything under the sun. The mother's stomach is squished during pregnancy, which means while I want to gorge on massive amounts of food at one sitting, I can't. So instead, I feel like I'm eating a little bit all the time, grazing all day. Cheerios with banana and milk are a favorite snack (weird).

Food hate:
None. I'm ravenous.

The best things about this week:
1. Flavio helps me put on my shoes, builds a nest of pillows for me at bedtime, rubs my back and feet, and generally does sweet little things to help me. It makes me tear up just thinking about it. 
2. When the baby kicks, I press on my stomach, then the baby kicks, then I press. It's a fun little game we have. :)
3. Bedtime stories. Flavio reads Good Night Gorilla, Goodnight Moon, and other sweet stories to the baby (and Guiri) in Spanish while we're all cuddled in bed. Tender moments.

The worst things about this week:
1. I'm so weepy! I find myself crying for no reason. 
2. The baby turned from head down to a weird sideways position at my last appointment, which has me a little stressed out. Everyone keeps assuring me there is plenty of time for the baby to turn back, so I'm thinking optimistic, head-down thoughts.
3. Generally exhausted each day by 3pm.

Interesting turn of events:
1. My belly button is now completely flat. It's not an outtie or an innie -- it's an inbetweeny? It's non-existent.
2. My rings no longer fit.

Really looking forward to:
Packing our hospital bag, finishing our nursery, and meeting this little person. It's so fun not knowing if it's a boy or a girl. :) 

Daydreaming about:
Who this baby will resemble..?

All previous bumpdates here.


  1. We are so excited for you and Flavio to meet baby Castillo! :)


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