Saturday, March 14, 2009

35 Weeks

How big have gotten in the last two weeks? Well here's 33 weeks for reference:

And here was this morning (35 weeks):

Ok, as promised, I've uploaded the baby shower pictures:

Opening gifts.

Violet and Shane: proud soon-to-be parents!

The girls provided a ton of blank onesies and bibs for decor! Regina works her master at puff paints while Jif and Jonny look on.

Some of the finished products! How cute is that??

Hanging out with super host after the shower. Exhausted!

Week 35 stats:

Baby is pushing 5.5 pounds and is over 20 inches long (boy howdy!). Most women gain about 24-29 pounds at this point (my scale at home says I'm up 30-31--they lie!!). Baby's finger nails are long enough to scratch himself with (oh boy). Most women feel cramped and heavy around this time (YES! I can't bend over much or he'll kick me in the ribs, competing for space!). Your cervix will begin to dilate and efface over the next few weeks (sounds just about right). UPDATE: Please note, these figures are estimates I found online, not actual measurements of my own little bub.

I can't seem to get enough cottage cheese these days.


Angel said...

Wow, I think I was only about 17 inches when I was born.

The Machine said...

Those are just averages. I really don't know but at my last appointment, it sounds like he's probably on the big side ;).

MissAnneThrope said...

I'm glad you're having so many wonderful baby showers. Hopefully it will make you less stressed about baby purchases. Let me know if there's anything you need me to do for you. I miss being able to hang out with you so I'm willing to do anything just to get a piece of the double-stuf Maureen Machine...including cleaning and packing, so just let me know. :) xoxo!

Anonymous said...

Mel's shower looked like a blast, and you and Dave made out with great stuff like bandits! Good thing you have all those onesies--you'll sure need them ;oP
The baby's only 5.5 pounds? I'm no expert, but I figured he would be at pretty close to his max birth weight by 7 1/2 months pregnant. I guess he grows the most near the end? :) Keep hangin' in there--very soon you and Dave will be meeting him!

Violet, Shane and Declan said...

Oh my! look at what I have to look forward too. What amazing growth in 2 weeks! I can't wait to meet your little guy :)

PrettymuchJulia said...

you look exactly the same as you did in middle school... can you believe it? I still have a cute froggy towel for you! I might need to drop it off to you at your house, as lunches have become impossible sadly :)
Let me know.