35 Weeks

strawberries, cucumber, blue cheese and walnuts salad

homemade chicken salad, cherries and nectarine

Elissa 35 weeks

Elissa 35 weeks

How far along? 35 weeks
Baby’s size: around 18 inches long and about 5 pounds.
Total weight gain: 29 pounds
Clothes: My dress the Basic Black Chiffon Maternity dress from Pink Blush Maternity. Very comfy, flowy and preggo friendly.
Workouts – Last week (June 16 – June 22)
  • 2 miles walk
  • 1 hour prenatal yoga
  • 1+ hour yardwork (pulling weeds, pruning plants, gathering sticks & debris)
  • 2 miles walk and 1 mile on the elliptical
Symptoms: Having Braxton Hicks consistently. Yesterday they were 2-3 per hour all day. Today is less but I was driving to Richmond for work and have been sitting down all day. Also starting to have some cramping and random shooting pains in my low stomach area, especially when I lay down at night. I’m also starting to have low back pain and hip pain/soreness in last week. My doula seems to think that I have tightened ligaments and I might find some relief by getting a chiropractic adjustment. These tightened ligaments could also be keeping the baby from getting in a better position. The place she referred me to specializes in prenatal care…I’ll be calling to inquire about an appointment as soon as the office gets back from lunch.
What I’m eating: I’m continuing with the smaller, more frequent meals. I find that I’m more comfortable in general and have less swings between feeling too full or being starving this way. I’m still loving salads with some kind of fruit in them and I prefer lemon vinaigrette. Love to snack on lemon hummus with rice crackers. I feel like I’ve been eating chicken all the time. I order grilled chicken in salads or I bake chicken at home and then make chicken salad. Nectarines. Smoothies or yogurt bowls for breakfast. I ate avocado almost everyday last week and had the worst heartburn. I read that foods with higher fat content can cause heartburn.
Drinking: Lots of water, kombucha, Zevia ginger ale and Nepresso decaf coffee in the morning with french vanilla coconut milk creamer.
Looking forward to: My next doctor’s appointment is when I start getting cervical checks. Not that I’m technically looking forward to that but…it’s necessary part of seeing how close the baby is to coming to meet us.
What is amazing: Floating around in our pool is my very favorite thing. Amazing weightlessness and it seems to ease aches and pains! It’s also the only place that I can lay on my belly and I love it. Some kind of weightless/water/pool/lake/ocean/river situation should go along with every pregnancy…especially in the final weeks.