Tuesday, August 24, 2010

34 Week Survey

How far along? 34 Weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: I have no idea since this was last week and I cannot remember!
How big is baby?Almost 5 lbs, and 18 inches long. He is getting huge!
Maternity clothes? Yep most of the time.
Sleep: Pretty good, but my hips hurt and wake up to use the bathroom a couple times, you know, the usual. Still waking up on my back a lot...
Best moment this week: Celebrating Chris's 30th Birthday, and having my nursing class which was awesome. I am so happy that I took it and feel so much more confident now.
Movement: All the time. Hoping he is still head down.
Food cravings: Juice, fruit
Gender: Little man
Labor Signs: Braxton hicks when I get out of bed at night!
Belly Button in or out? Flat.
Stretchmarks? Just like a tiny one on my boob. None at all my stomach! I am using Organic Palmer's Cocoa Butter cream in the morning and this "Beautiful Belly Balm" at night that I got at our local health food store.
How are you feeling? Anxious about getting the nursery done. And not having a clean house, and tons left to do.
What I am looking forward to: Saturday I have my 2nd prenatal massage, and my last shower on Sunday.
What I miss: Not being able to sleep on my back and stomach. Not being swollen, and my hand feeling normal.
Weekly Wisdom: Drink tons of water!
Milestones: I can't remember last week at all....oy!

Don't mind our messy dining room in the background that is PILED with baby stuff everywhere. And the white thing from the bathroom since the toilet was broke, but it's fixed now PRAISE THE LORD! woo hoooo

Getting bigger.....and you can really see my linea nigra now.

How your baby's growing:

Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which will help regulate her body temperature once she's born — are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you've been nervous about preterm labor, you'll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies.


Rachel and John said...

You don't look swollen at all! It's getting close now, I'm so excited for you!

Sarah said...

You look great!