Friday, November 16, 2012

35 weeks

I'm not sure you get the full impact from this picture, but I'm really starting to look BIG.  Fortunately - I guess as some kind of protective mechanism - I don't actually feel that big, but every time I look in the mirror from the side I'm surprised at how far my belly sticks out.  My official weight gain at 35 weeks is 18lbs (2lbs until I cross the 150lb barrier, yikes!).  Although I welcome the baby to stick around as long as he likes, I don't relish the thought of being 40 or 41 weeks pregnant.  I'm still not quite as big as the pillow picture, but I'm not that far off, either.

This week the baby is the size of a coconut (bigger than any coconut I've ever seen), and most of his physical development is complete - he's just spending the rest of his stay gaining weight.

I'm seeing the obstetrician weekly now and she will start checking for signs of labor starting the Friday after Thanksgiving (at 36 weeks).  It's still hard to wrap my head around the thought that the baby could be here very soon!

1 comment:

  1. I love that 'belly pillow' picture! It's incredible how realistic it will prove to be!