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Pregnancy 35 weeks

87% of my pregnancy is complete!

Last week of month 8! Then we start our 9th month, 2 weeks until full term! Although I have a feeling Shelby will wait until close to her due date to come!

At my 35 week appointment my midwife did say that Shelby had flipped! We will still do the ultrasound to confirm position and I am sure we will get an approximate of her weight. It is so exciting we are so close to holding little Missy in our arms!

Shelby has been getting the hiccups twice, sometimes three times a day and I know after she has been still for a while that she will be up moving around very soon… and she does.

At my appointment I was measuring 38 although I don’t feel like I have grown I do feel like SHE has grown. I still have not gained any weight this pregnancy which is shocking to me, but that just means I have done a great job eating healthy and keep my weight under control.

I finished my Birth Plan and can’t wait to share it with my midwife at my next appointment. We are down to weekly appointments now and get to do the lovely GBS next week.

I also packed the baby’s Birth Center bag this week. I’ll wait a bit longer to pack mine.

As I get closer to being “full term” I of course and getting so excited to have her. I have spent the last 32 weeks getting ready and getting to know her from her movements, and her little kicks and punches. I have spent all this time with her inside and everyone else has watched from the outside. I’m excited to share her with everyone…. But it’s bitter sweet. This is our last baby, so my last pregnancy. I know I will miss her moving around inside, but I wont miss the butt in my ribs and the body parts sticking out of my sides.

Your Baby in Week 35 of Pregnancy

Your baby is standing tall (so to speak) this week at about 20 inches and continues her steady weight gain (she’s about 5.5 pounds). While she won’t get much longer, she will continue to pack on the pounds — including large amounts of baby fat — right up ’til delivery day. Something else that’s moving at a mind-boggling pace these day: fetal brain development! There’s a lot going on inside that tiny head, which is, by the way, still soft to allow an easier exit through the birth canal.

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.


  1. I love the way you put your belly in her name at the top! I can’t believe you are so close and soon we’ll be able to see Shelby! Oh, how I wish we lived closer so that Shelby and Jillian could be friends!

  2. I also thought how clever with the picture Mandy! I could never in a million imagine not gaining any weight during a pregnancy…I tipped the scales at…well, er…lets just say I REALLY tipped the scales. Literally. LOL!

    So you look healthy and so happy and little missy has turned. Now to just get some good sleep and be ready. How amazing the time has gone so fast. (for us). SO cant wait to “meet” Shelby. The girls must be completely excited!

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