35 week bumpdate

It’s sheer madness in the Moore household, my friends! With the recent revelation that our deferment was denied and our move date is scheduled for December 18th, things have been moving crazy fast here! Ryan has his official orders to Drum in hand, we pushed them over to housing and transportation, and things are moving here. We’ve got all our docs to our lender and attorney in New York for the house (fingers crossed), and our home inspection is set for next Tuesday. Yes, we’re that crazy that we’re buying a house in a different state, all while preparing for a baby. And, on the baby front, there are interesting developments there, too…

^^^ yikes. also, those are my pre-prego jeans. but still…yikes.

How far along: 35 weeks

Gender: We’re not finding out!

Weight gain: 17 lbs – it seems to be leveling off right now, and I’m okay with that.

Maternity clothes: It’s a mix. I have a bunch of maternity dresses that I rotate between, as well as maxi dresses and skirts. I definitely still wear my pre-prego jeans with the hair-tie closing them (per the above picture) though.

Stretch marks: I swear by coconut oil because I have zero stretch marks. Used twice a day, it’s been a life-saver.

Belly button in or out: It’s in, but it is flat as a pancake!

Sleep: Sleep is so hit or miss. I honestly can’t shut my brain off, which is the bulk of the issue I have with sleeping right now. I’m really hoping that I can get a few more great nights of sleep though before baby comes!

Best moment this week: Putting in our papers for our first home together at Fort Drum! Knowing the space (and loving it), and finally being able to think about designing the baby’s nursery is so much fun. I can’t wait to have our little nugget in his/her own little crib in there, snoozing away with snow falling outside.

Miss anything: I miss breathing comfortably, sleeping and working out. I walk about 12-15 miles a week, but I’m constantly having Braxton Hicks, and I have to pee about 40 times a day.

Movement: This baby is a mover and a shaker. He or she listens and responds to daddy’s voice when he sings to my belly (and yes, my husband is a great singer). Plus, baby is most active right before I go to bed or with my one cup of coffee in the morning.

Cravings: Ice water. I haven’t really wanted anything else lately, though I do have a penchant for sweets. That’s not that abnormal for me though.

Food aversions: Avocado (which is just plain sad!)

Looking forward to: My 36 week appointment is next week. We have some serious questions to go over with my OB – namely induction. Because we’ll be moving just 9 days after my due date, the doctor isn’t comfortable with that timeframe for mine or the baby’s cross-country move. There’s a possibility baby Moore might be induced before December, which is perfectly fine with me!