I remember telling my cousin at telling me at 28 weeks how big I thought I was and she would tell me….”oh just wait….” I didn’t really understand then…but I’m starting to get it now. Just when you think your belly couldn’t possibly get any bigger IT DOES. And here’s the thing, I get it, I look like i’m going to pop, my belly button is out at full attention, I waddle around like a little duck but please stop telling me “wow! you look like you are going to POP!”. I literally hear that exact phrase about 15 times a day…and I’m not really sure how to respond? So if you can come up with any clever comebacks I am ALL hears. Some of you may not have seen this video collab I did with Elle at “what’s up moms” this amazing youtube channel, but if you haven’t please check it out!
Sorry about the blurry pic….night time shot
How far along? 35 Weeks
Your baby is the size of a coconut its’s about 17.2 to 18.7 inches long and weighs about 4.2 to 5.8 pounds this month.
How big is your baby: coconut
I couldn’t have imagined how many things you have to get used to when your belly gets bigger. As I mentioned in previous posts trying to get out the car has been one of my bigger challenges, but ever since my belly started protruding out i’ve been noticing all these mysterious stains that come out of nowhere! I’ll just be sitting on the couch and I look down and there is a stain, and honestly I don’t even remember if it was something that was done that day or it was a previous stain that never fully got out in the wash. It really hit home when I was cooking the other day (which doesn’t happen often) and I almost burned my belly because it got to close to the stove without me knowing. Thank goodness no one was hurt in this event but it was a close call! Has this happened to you? Do you end up with these mystery stains too? or is it only me? 🙁
So the baby has been kicking a lot lately and it seems like every time it does and I want to show my hubby it stops kicking?!?!? Has this ever happened to you? We are at the stage now where they recommend “kick counting”. I came across this interesting blog that talked about “what are fetal kick counts and why are they important” Usually the baby moves when I eat or drink anything, and i’ve noticed a lot of moment especially when I drink a big glass of cold water.
Here are some other tips from the article I was telling you about to get the baby to move:
Tip #1 Eat something. This should wake the baby.Lie on either side. Put your hand on your belly over the baby. When you count 10 move- ments you are done. The 10 movements should happen within two hours. Most women feel 10 movements in less than 30 minutes. Do this one time every day.
Decide when your baby is most active. Maybe at night or early morning. Follow the same procedure described above.
Things to remember about Fetal Kick or Movement Counts:
• A sleeping baby usually does not move.
• Most babies wake up and move when their mother eats or drinks something.
• Every baby’s movements are different.
• There is no official standard for baby movement other than 10 kicks in two hours.
• Be aware of your baby’s movements every day.
• Take the time to check movements every day.
• Make checking your baby’s movement part of your daily routine.
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I mentioned before that Jason started Daddy boot camp and I couldn’t help but do a comic about it! When he came home he was full of great information so I had him quiz me and actually I did pretty good! Here are some of the questions he asked me, see if you know the answers!
What is an average temperature of an infant?
What is the best way to take their temperature?
When should you take an infant out in public?
When will you know if your baby is hungry?
How often will you typically change your baby’s clothes?
How often will you typically change your baby’s diapers?
How long should you let your child cry to “self soothe”?
I know some of these are pretty basic, but to summarize daddy boot camp it was all about how to handle your baby and keep it safe 🙂