Saturday, February 4, 2012

34 Weeks Pregnant

How far along:  34 Weeks Pregnant!!!
How big is baby: 

Watch what you say! Your curious baby is listening in to your conversations at 34 weeks -- and might enjoy a lullaby or two -- so go ahead and sing to him. Some say that baby will recognize songs mom sings while he’s in the womb, and may even be more easily soothed by them if he’s used to them once he’s on the “outside.” At week 34, you might breathe a little easier, since baby may descend lower into your pelvis and give your lungs some space. (Ahh!) Of course, some babies don’t do this until the day they’re born, so we’re not making any guarantees. The pitfall of this descent, of course, is even more pressure on your bladder, so be prepared to make even more trips to the ladies room over the coming weeks.
Your baby's the size of a durian!
At less than two months to go, he weighs in at about 4.2 pounds to 5.8 pounds and measures about 17.2 to 18.7 inches.

your baby at 34 weeks
  • He's recognizing and reacting to simple songs, if you're singing them. (If you're not, start! He may find them soothing after birth.)
  • He's also urinating about a pint a day.

pregnancy symptoms at 34 weeks
  • Blurry vision, created by a combination of hormones, fluid buildup and lack of sleep.
  • Fatigue. Now, if only you could sleep at night!
  • Constipation and hemorrhoids. Make sure you're getting plenty of fiber.
  • Swollen ankles and feet. Put up those feet, mama-to-be!
  • As baby prepares for her arrival, you might feel pressure down lower in your pelvis, and even more frequent peeing.

Maternity clothes:  Yes.  I'm ready for normal clothes again! :0)
Sleep: I have had a couple awesome nights of sleep this past week where I only woke up twice and ahhhh what a welcome relief.
Best moment of the week:  On Sunday, we had our hospital tour.  I am so excited.  I had to hold back tears the whole time I was there since it's still so surreal.  I also got some early birthday presents from Jack (Some Rumparooz LiL Joey's All-in-One cloth diapers!!).  Also when I was told I'm measuring almost 2 weeks ahead ... I've been saying that I think he's going to be a February baby... Leap year baby please :)!!
Food aversions:  Nothing
Food cravings: Meh.  Nothing really substantial this week.  I wish berries were in season though.
Symptoms: Sore back, hips, pelvis, being able to breath better, I'm pretty sure the baby has dropped.  Itchy stomach, my fingers are too swollen to wear my wedding rings any more :( Still throwing up here and there. Lots of growing in my belly.  Contractions.
Movement:  The last two days I swear he has not moved at all and then he slept like a rock last night and he's barely moving this morning, I'm pretty sure he has to be exhausted from the last two days.
What I’m looking forward to: Getting maternity pictures back... supposed to happen today, hopefully! Also my birthday is on Monday.  The big 2-6 ;)
Next appt: Valentine's Day or the day after? I don't remember. My last 2 week out appointment and then I'm on to once a week!!!

1 comment:

  1. it is getting exciting!!! i have 6 weeks left and a boat load of drs. appts before that because I am on blood thinners.

    anyway, you are so close! that is so exciting!!!


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