At 35 weeks, I feel so blessed. I have had such an easy pregnancy, which is so ironic to me after 2 traumatic pregnancies. I have not had the excruciating pain, sickening nausea, constant sleep disturbances, etc that so many mommies talk about experiencing in the third trimester. I have some minor back and muscle pain, I am definitely tired (although I think Jax has more to do with that than baby #2:)), and I do have moments where I have trouble breathing and my heart races. I am starting to feel "full" all the time. Sitting a certain way makes me feel like my insides are being squished. Eating too much, or not enough, can lead to stomach issues. I get pretty painful leg cramps in the middle of the night. But, other than that, everything is going smoothly. I feel our baby girl move every day, and watch my belly do some pretty creepy things! To see your body moving without any movement or control from you is quite the experience.
I have tried so hard to soakup every moment of this pregnancy, to enjoy each kick, roll and hiccup. I have to try hard because Jackson is just such a precious boy, and it is tempting to just put all my attention on him! But, baby girl deserves our attention, too. I also feel the need to remember every little thing because we anticipate this being our last pregnancy. This is it for me. So, I am enjoying it and just appreciating every little twinge that reminds me she is healthy and growing in there:).
Here is what we look like with about a month to go: