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
Total weight gain/loss:Gained 29 pounds (159)
Here is the updated summary:
So I originally thought I my belly button couldn’t get to be more of an “outie”….boy I was wrong, it’s at full attention now. We took our labor and delivery class last week and it was amazing! It was an 8 hour class (even though I told my husband it was only 4 hours…that’s a pretty funny story) and I feel SOOOO much better about giving birth. They walked us through all the stages of labor, which I had no idea about. I thought your water broke and you popped out a baby. Cravings are pretty much the same though I don’t eat as many eggs as I used to. And the new addtion to the cravings are fruit snacks and fruit roll ups…yum!
Here are some things I learned from the baby class:
1) Do not go into the ER entrance this might not be for everyone, but the hospital i’m giving birth at has it’s own seperate entrance so you don’t come into contact with any sick people…which is a great thing!
2) Don’t come to the hospital unless your contractions are 5 minutes apart 1 minute each lasting for 1 hour…you would need to go sooner if…your water breaks, you are bleeding, rectal pressure, or if you can NOT talk through your contraction. If you start to experience contractions it might just be because your dehydrated, so they recommend to try and make the contractions go away on their own by drinking a glass of water and relaxing. Alot of couples come to the hospital when the contractions just start and they will most likely be sent home or be laboring for hours, when you can just labor at home for a bit.
3) Fun Fact: only 10% of woman actually have there water break! The others have there water broken when they are at the hospital
4) The real purpose of breathing techniques…is primarily to get your mind off what is going on and so you don’t hyperventilate. The rhythm of the breathing is a great way to stay focused. As well as focusing on a object to get you through the contraction.
5) If you can try not to get the epidural too early. This was another one I found really interesting since I was planning on getting an epidural. They recommend waiting just incase the baby is head down BUT face up. you can try a lot of techniques to have the baby go face down if you are able to walk around and stand up. Once you get an epidural you are pretty much bedridden.
We learned a ton of other things but these are the things that stand out the most!