I don’t understand these baby/fruit size references… isn’t a butternut squash (34 weeks) bigger than a coconut? At one point it said the baby was the size of a banana so I looked it up and it said the fruit sizes were a reference to how long the baby is. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen a 20-inch-long coconut!
Geoff and I took Infant CPR class last week, so we will be prepared in case of emergency. I think the class was great, and now if (God forbid) anything ever happens, I don’t think I would panic as much as I would have if I hadn’t taken the class. Let’s be real, I would still be freaking out, but at least we are prepared now!
As I mentioned last week, my sister threw me a baby shower over the weekend, and it was so much fun! Not only was it amazing to have all my wonderful girlfriends in the same room at the same time, but the girls did such a good job with the decorations and the food!! Below are a few photos from the shower so you can see what I’m talking about.
We had cupcakes, pumpkin pie trifles, and yummy snacks, and the room was decorated with garlands made of ties and little circles. There were even tissue paper pom poms hanging from the ceiling throughout the house. They REALLY did a good job. I mean, it was like Pinterest exploded and all the cuteness landed at the shower. Plus I got to take the “oh boy!” sign home with me and I’m going to be hanging it in the nursery – so cute!!
Little man ended up getting a lot of good (and much needed) items from the shower, so I feel a lot more prepared now than I did before. We have one more shower coming up for Geoff’s side of the family, so I’m really looking forward to that now too!
Since we were still in need of a carseat (and it is one of the more important baby items), Geoff and I went out shopping and came across the Graco FastAction Fold Click Connect Jogger Travel System Stroller. I did some research and it seemed like it is a good one (plus Geoff wanted a jogger), so we ended up bringing it home and setting it up. It seems very easy to fold the stroller, and especially easy to pop the car seat in and out, so that is great, but it is a bit bulky/heavy. We’ll see how it goes I guess! Does anyone else have this particular system or brand? Do you love/hate anything about it?
Only a couple more weeks to go until we get to meet our little guy (two more until I’m technically considered full-term – GAH!). Can you believe it? I’m getting so excited!!
This week according to What to Expect:
A rapidly growing brain makes your baby’s head weigh more and that means more pressure on Mommy’s bladder.
Your Baby in Week 35 of Pregnancy
Your baby is standing tall (so to speak) this week at about 20 inches and continues her steady weight gain (she’s about 5.5 pounds). While she won’t get much longer, she will continue to pack on the pounds — including large amounts of baby fat — right up ’til delivery day. Something else that’s moving at a mind-boggling pace these day: fetal brain development! There’s a lot going on inside that tiny head, which is, by the way, still soft to allow an easier exit through the birth canal.
Your Body in Week 35 of Pregnancy
Now that your baby is head-down in preparation for delivery, chances are your bladder is feeling the squeeze, causing you to leak a little every time you sneeze (or cough or laugh) or making you feel like you have an urgent need to pee all the time. Whatever you do, don’t cut back on fluids! One way to improve your body’s holding power instead: Do lots and lots of those pelvic-floor exercises called Kegels. They can help strengthen your pelvic muscles (important now and postpartum).