Bumpdate: 35 Weeks

Only five weeks to go! I know, I know, I sound like a broken record, but I cannot believe how close we are getting to the end of this pregnancy. Realistically (and hopefully!) we have a solid month to go, but after my first go-around with pregnancy, I am having slight moments of panic when I realize I was only ONE WEEK away from meeting baby at this point when I was expecting Jackson. My bag and baby’s bag are both packed and ready to go. My bag is even stocked with snacks and Powerades for dad (how nice am I?), pants, bobby pins, and a spare toothbrush. I feel so good knowing I was able to get all of that planning done and know I will have a well stocked bag no matter when baby boy decides to arrive. With that being said, we have a house to build, and for purely selfish reasons I am begging this little guy to stay put right up until May 20th! 


How far along? 35 Weeks
Gender: Still a boy, as far as I know!
Total weight gain: 28 pounds at my appointment last week..darn Fruity Pebbles are throwing off my game.
Maternity clothes? Yes, but now that we FINALLY have some spring weather this week, I am back to busting out the flowy dresses and feeling ten times more comfortable!
Stretch marks? Not yet, but I am officially about as big as I was when I delivered Jackson the last time, so from here on out I am entering uncharted territory for size..we shall see.
Belly button in or out: Flat, with a slight edge towards still being in. Pretty sure that thing is going to pop any day here.
Sleep: Still average at best. I did have a pretty great night of sleep this week, only getting up to use the bathroom once, and I was out like a light until 2:30am when Jackson woke us up. Is it sad that that constitutes a good night’s sleep?..
Exercise: Still trucking along..runs 2, maybe 3 times a week, but going slower. And finally getting out to enjoy some walks now that the weather is behaving!
Best moment this week: Just simply enjoying a 60 degree day! After a few weeks of constant snow flurries, wet, damp weather, and needing to be back in winter clothes, a little bit of sunshine and warmth on bare skin does the soul SO much good.
Miss Anything? Sleep. Being comfortable. And I am just really in the mood for a cocktail to toast spring finally arriving.
Movement: Yes, still in the upper right side, I can tell it is getting cramped in there because it is less frequent big movements now, the days of the little jabs are long gone.
Food cravings: Give me ALL THE CEREAL. I am still craving Fruity Pebbles, but really any cereal will do. I had a huge bowl of Raisin Brain this week, and that strangely was way more satisfying after dinner than ice cream or a brownie. And, I have been going through apples like it is my job, I cannot get enough.
Symptoms: Insomnia, lower back pain, not sure if it is a symptom but holy BOOBS do they hurt..pretty frequent Braxton hicks in the last few days especially.
Anything making you queasy or sick: For whatever reason when I drank a glass of water one morning this week I got super nauseous, but it passed quickly, and I am back to drinking water by the gallon.
Labor Signs: No, and hoping it stays that way. I have SO many reasons to want this baby to stay in as long as possible, and while I am ready to be more comfortable, I really truly am hoping I can go all the way to our due date!
Wedding rings on or off? On. I definitely notice a difference in how tight it gets depending on what I eat and if I have had enough water, so that is good motivation to lay off the salt!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy this week!
Looking Forward To? We close on our construction loan today, and will break ground in the days following! This is truly like the day you hope and plan for forever, and never think will actually arrive (so kind of like having a baby?) Let’s build us a house!!! 

Linking up with Annie and Natalie for Thoughts on Thursday today!

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    Sarah Shaneyfelt
    April 14, 2016 at 10:14 am

    I can't believe you've gained 28 lbs–you look like you are all baby and that's it! Yay for getting started on your house soon!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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    Stang&Co
    April 14, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Aw thank you! I can't complain too much I am in 'normal range' for gain but it is strange how some weeks it just piles right on! I like to tell myself it's all baby too 😉

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    Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost
    April 14, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    So exciting that your house construction will begin soon! New house & baby this year? Big year for you guys!
    Kelsey
    http://www.thepeacockroost.com

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    Chelsea
    April 14, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Ahh so close 🙂 It will be here so soon. Glad you guys have started building
    Chelsea @ http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

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    Robyn Proctor Hinkle
    April 14, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Oh wow, you're really close. How exciting! 🙂

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    Stang&Co
    April 15, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    It is busy! We are excited though, all good things 🙂

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    Stang&Co
    April 15, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks! Fingers crossed the coming weeks fly by 🙂

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    Stang&Co
    April 15, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    So close yet so far at this point 😉 we are very excited!

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    The Girl who Loved to Write
    April 17, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    So exciting about your construction starting!!

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    Lux G.
    April 18, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Hi! My first time on your page and wow, you're looking gorgeous with that bump. I can feel your excitement. Hope you have a safe delivery.

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