35 Weeks


Does anyone else feel like pregnancy is a cruel joke? I'm at 35-and-a-half weeks now and the nesting instinct has kicked into overdrive, but I can't do much before I have to sit and rest for a bit. SO frustrating. And clothing? Don't even get me started. I'm at the point where not much fits (at last not comfortably) - not even a lot of my maternity clothing. I have been mostly hanging out in my Old Navy maternity tanks, yoga pants, and this nightgown. It was my mother's and it's silk and is seriously one of the only things that is keeping me sane. Unfortunately I can't wear any of that to work, but as soon as I get home you better believe the first thing I do is change.

The other cruel thing is that all I want to do at this point is stockpile some Zzz's, but it's sooo difficult to get comfortable at night. One thing that has been my saving grace is this gigantic U-shaped maternity pillow that I "bought" with credit on Zulily. I couldn't bring myself to buy one the last time around, but since this one was essentially free I went for it, and I honestly don't know if I'll ever give it up. EV-ER. (Sorry honey). Kevin's seriously been such a sweetheart about sharing the bed with this giant fluffy monster of a pillow. I would buy it all over again even if I didn't have the credit. So worth it.

I keep trying to tell myself that this is easy compared to what I'm going to be going through in a few weeks (ahem childbirth, recovery from said childbirth, a toddler, AND a newborn), but the logical part of my brain has been taken over by pregnancy hormones. Anyone have any tips for getting through the last few weeks of pregnancy? I'd really appreciate any advice I can get at this point! xo, Lauren


  1. Been there! I think the only thing that kept me going in the "home stretch" was knowing that every day he stayed in there benefitted him; would allow him to grow bigger and stronger than he would on the outside.
    That, and of course as you said, knowing that it was going to become Crazy Town as soon as I became mother of a newborn, plus toddler as opposed to just toddler.
    My tip: embrace EVERY moment to yourself you can steal. Its hard to appreciate those moments before you have any kids at all, but since you've had a little one for a few years now, you're much more aware of having "you-time".
    My son is four months-old now and I'm just starting to get the hang of juggling both him and my 2 year-old.

  2. I am right there with you! Also 35 weeks, I feel like i've really slowed down in the last few days and have become much more uncomfortable and just generally poor feeling. I have so much I want to do around the house and can't do any of it without the help of my husband. I am so exhausted (also because my 3 year old has started waking up at night again...) and if I could, I would just like to crawl into a little cacoon and watch TV until this little one arrives. :) I'm trying to look on the bright side and enjoy the last few weeks with just our family of 3 but it's definitely hard! I went shopping the other day and bought 3 more pairs of yoga pants and comfy shirts to wear while i'm on leave and that made me feel a little bit better...haha. Hang in there, it's the home stretch!!!!!

  3. Lauren - you look lovely! Enjoying all of your updates. Those final few weeks and days sure do wear on one, don't they? My daughter Alina was my first, and she was a week overdue- I think once the calendar flipped past my due date I'd had it. Complete meltdown. I totally expected my second child, Finnlagh, to be late as well. Mother Nature had my water break early and he arrived at 36+3! We were so unprepared, he napped in a laundry bin for the first week of his life. Seriously. Reed was born back in July, and while adding more children does feel overwhelming, I promise you, you'll all find your rhythm together as a family. I remember nursing him one quiet morning in the hospital and thinking, 'There is nothing more important than this in all the world. I don't have to do anything else but hold this child.' As long as you have a loving home and family, a warm & safe place for baby to sleep, milk for her to drink -- she will have absolutely everything she needs. I am sure you have all of this to offer her already - and more. Wishing you much luck!



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