Our Five Ring Circus: 35 Weeks with Baby #4!

Friday, August 2, 2013

35 Weeks with Baby #4!

It's so hard to believe that I've reached 35 weeks!  This was the week that Dylan was born, so I figured it was a good week to add labor signs to my weekly post!  I'm not expecting to go too early, but I'm not thinking I'll make it farther than I did with Lily. (I hope not!  Two months of feeling like I'm in labor is PLENTY!)  Either way, I only have about 2-4 weeks to go!!!

How far along: 35 Weeks!

Due Date:  September 6, 2013

Total Weight Gained:  6 lbs

How big is baby?  Our sweet pea is over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds.  Uh, yeah!  Just to put it into perspective, Dylan was born a month early and was already 20 inches and 7 lbs!!!

How baby is growing:  Baby #4 doesn't have much room to maneuver now. The kidneys are fully developed now, and the liver can process some waste products. Most of his/her basic physical development is now complete — he/she will spend the next few weeks putting on weight. {from babycenter.com}

Labor Signs:  The baby's head is very low and he/she is in birthing position!  Strong and frequent Braxton Hicks contractions, but that doesn't mean anything for me!

Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing my regular pants, but I now wear longer, non-maternity shirts.

Stretch Marks: I've never had any! Fingers crossed!

Sleep: Sleep isn't happening much these days.  I can't fall asleep, then once I do, a strong contraction wakes me up every hour!

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:  Buying the carseat, Rock and Play, and coming home outfits!!!

Movement: Strong, frequent movements along with hiccups!  I can now feel feet, knees, elbows, and hands jutting out as they punch or kick me!

Food Cravings:  Watermelon and freezer pops.  That's all I want to eat!

Food Aversions: Most foods/drinks.

Morning Sickness: Every single day. Obviously, I'm going to have it until the day I deliver, just as I did with my other three!

Gender: It's a surprise! We have never found out the gender of our babies!

Names: If it's a girl, she has a definite first name (it was actually our 2nd girl name for our 3 previous pregnancies), and I think we have a middle name.  It's the opposite for a boy.  The middle name will be Dayne, after Grant's dad's middle name (he passed away in October, before we got pregnant), but we don't have a first name.  We have a list, but we can't agree on the name, and nothing sounds perfect!

Symptoms:  Hyperemesis  (ALL DAY morning sickness), Strong Braxton Hicks contractions (irritable uterus), back pain, pressure, abdominal pain and cramping, anemia, peeing more frequently, insomnia, nesting, headaches, mood swings, and irritability.

Exercise:  Treadmill workouts 4 days this week.

What I miss: Being nausea-free!

What I'm looking forward to: My appointment on Tuesday.

35 Week Picture: 


And the first bare belly shot!  Belly button ring is still in!



  1. I'm flabbergasted that you've only gained 6 pounds! Wow! You look adorable!

  2. SOOOOO close! You look fabulous even though I know you feel like crud. xoxoxox I cannot wait to meet the newest addition.

  3. looking so beautiful!!! I can't believe you can keep your belly button ring in - I took mine out with Audrey's pregnancy and never put it back and I got a MASSIVE stretch mark right in that same spot. boooo

    so close now - can't wait for teh birth announcement!

  4. You look fantastic!!! Can't wait to see baby #4!

  5. You look great! Always a smile on your face even if you may not feel good. Looking forward to whether you have a boy or girl!!

  6. 7 lb baby at 35 weeks -- that's pretty impressive! Thank goodness your morning sickness will soon be gone.

  7. I can't wait to hear your names!!! So exciting!!!

  8. Getting close and looking fabulous!!

  9. WOW!!! you are so close in seeing your new angel, added to your 3 lovely kiddos!

    Sorry for not visiting you often lately. Scheds were full last few weeks. Im trying to catch up :)

    Hope you are havin a great week!

  10. You look amazing!!! I gained over 50lbs with my pregnancy...Every time I stopped eating, I'd feel sick!

    I can't believe you're already at 35 weeks...so close!!! I'm very excited for you. I'm sure you'll come up w/ the perfect boy name in the hospital (if you have a boy). What do you think you're going to have? Are you carrying a certain way? I'm so bad... I wish you all the luck in the world. Who knows...maybe this little one will be greeting you this month :)

  11. You look great!! Good luck picking a boy name. I think I knew we were going to have a boy just because we could not agree to save our lives before we found out what we were having.

  12. cant believe you are so close...I cant wait to meet her/him...and get some baby snuggles

  13. You still look amazing. You're almost there. Can you believe you'll be holding your little one in about a month??


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