20 Dec 2013

Pregnancy #2: Week 35

AOI assistant midwifeDear little Mango,

I think you are not so little right now, because I can hear some pops when you move and I wonder how tight my belly is getting for you.

This morning when we woke up I told your sister that the midwife was coming home to visit me. She knew that the midwife will check your measurements and your heartbeat by putting gel on my belly. She was so helpful when the midwife had to do the visit. You’re about 35cm and your heartbeat is 151mhp, healthy.

We also gave her a tour of the house because we’ve started thinking about labour. We have the list of items to prepare for your birth. Daddy set up the crib last weekend. I want to have a homebirth like I did with your sister so you have to wait at list two and half weeks before you decide to make your debut. You’ve dropped, I mean you’ve are getting lower in my tummy ready to be welcomed into the world. Based on the weeks I gave birth to your sister, you could came in four weeks and two days from today; that would mean we could meet you on the 15th of January.

We're all looking forward to seeing you next month. Your big sister says she’s going to share her toys with you and read you her books. The other day she made her favourite elephant, Baba, give you a kiss. Another day she gave you one of her books to read. Last night when I returned from writer’s group I went into her room to give her a kiss. I said to her “Ciao AOI” and in her sleep she responded “Ciao belly.”

I can’t wait to see you in our arms.

 week 35

How Far Along: 35 Weeks

Size of Baby: Coconut, average size: 17.2-18.7 inches, 4.2-5.8 lb.

Total Weight Gain: 0lbs {I’ll weight myself in two weeks time} 

Stretch Marks: no new ones

Maternity Clothes: In the photo above the only maternity clothe are the pair of jeans. I’m looking forward to change my wardrobe after baby #2. I want to find my style 

Gender: Boy

Movement: sometimes I hear some pops in the belly and wonder how much room you have left

Sleep: Still sleeping through the night again but sometimes turning my body into the other side cause so much pain in my lower back.

What I miss: doing Pliates. This week I did some kid yoga poses with AOI

Food Cravings: Outside is so cold like –28* degrees but I want my water to be extra cold with ice cubes when possible. I feel ashamed admitting this but I’m into raw rice,

Food Aversions: None

Symptoms: Back pain is my killer and tiredness is not my friend

What I'm Looking Forward To: washing baby’s tiny clothe items.


  1. Gosh, you are so close to the end and looking so good. Hang in there mama, we can even say any day now :)

    -28 degrees, are you kidding me.

  2. aww, look at that belly!! so cute, and really any day could be teh day. I'm excited for you guys! and when you say raw rice do you mean raw as in vegan raw (soaked I think) or actual crunchy raw rice??! lol

  3. TOI you look absolutely radiant! You are glowing!!! Aww I cannot wait to see little mango one day!!


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