Bumpwatch Week 35

by - Sunday, October 19, 2014

How Far Along: Today, we finished our 35th week of pregnancy! BBG is the size of a coconut- his hearing is all developed (better to hear Daddy singing), his lungs are mature, and his high kicking continues to improve. We also had a baby light week to recover from the crazy babiness of the week before, but he will not be ignored. He will dance!

Best Moment of the Week: We had a really awesome day yesterday- first, we went to Dr. Maze's Pumpkin Patch. We decided to go do the corn maze (because neither of us had ever done it before), which was a solid hour of tromping through mud and dead plants. Then, we got to an awesome Seattle theater (Central Cinema) and eat not super great food while we watched Ghostbusters. They even showed the music video (amazing). Last, when we got home, my Dad had sent us a coffin filled with mini Smiley Cookies! Best present he could have ever sent, and it basically took the day from great to ridiculous.

Most Interesting Prego Quirk: You get weirdly proud of yourself for completing simple human functions. I am straight up elated when I can get my cell phone out of my purse on the car floor. I have developed an elaborate set of strategies for rolling over. I feel real pride for sleeping past 8. Every prego has to do things their own way, but I find it is good for the soul to focus on what you can do rather than for the 6 lb chair someone panics when you try to move.

I Would Really Like Some: Clam chowder. The Boy pushed for a new soup instead, but you better believe chowder will be eaten in this house sometime in the next week or two. The baby needs clams.
Bizarro Thing No One Warned me About:  When you get to the third trimester, you get slower and time gets faster. Right now, it feels like it takes me twice as long to get from here to there, like running through the sand with enormous snails tied to your feet.This part makes sense, since you are weighed down at the navel, and it throws off all your balance. What is weirder is that my brain seems to have slowed down- I haven't had trouble with words or had any major prego brain mistakes (one of my sister in laws backed her car up without looking while pregnant), but its like all of my brain functions are moving through even more sandy sand. My general flighty forgetfulness is escalated, and when I work, I think I am actually slowing down after building up my speed. My mom says that this is normal, but I never knew that the final stretch could make you literally slow down this way (and why must I be so stupid? So inconvenient). Before you hit the crazy phase where you are sure the baby comes early, you lose all sense of your internal clock, because everything takes soooo long.

And The Boy?: He has been working on a mobile for the baby, which is truly one of the cutest things I have ever seen (both the making and the antique flying machines made of felt and buttons). We were also excited to find an awesome movie theater in Seattle, so much so that we might go again before baby (everyone says movie dates are one of the big things to go once you have kids- bummer). 

Looking Forward to: This week we have our last baby class (more Bringing Home Baby and its overwhelming cuteness), I am going to do all the spawn laundry and probably pack hospital bags. This means that I am coming to terms with birthing, right? 

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