Here we are at 34 weeks. Sometimes time feels as though time is racing, but other times it’s slower than Christmas coming. I guess that’s life, eh?
How far along? 34 weeks (ahhhhh – 6 weeks until D-day!) Big news: Babies born between 34 and 37 weeks (full-term starts at 37) without other health problems generally do just fine, even though they may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and some short-term issues. Yaaaay!
Baby’s size? Weighing about 4.75 pounds, about the size of a cantaloupe, and almost 18 inches long
Total Weight Gain: About 21 lbs, which is surprising given this weekend’s big eats
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Hit or miss, but I had a great nap Sunday during Ethan’s nap
Best moment this week: Kevin’s birthday dinner date night Saturday
Miss Anything? Having less pain
Movement: Yup! Hiccups, kicks, and all
Food cravings: Nope, but I’m still loving my ice cream
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Labor Signs: Nope.
Symptoms: The pelvic pain is getting worse, and the acne isn’t getting better. There are also Braxton Hicks contractions. But I’m getting excited, and my hair is thick and fabulous.
Belly Button in or out? Finally out
Wedding rings on or off? Off
Happy or moody most of the time? I’m happy, but I stress easily about things I still need to get done and what it might be like with two little ones.
Looking forward to: Meeting my little guy – I’m getting eager!
I’ve been busy crossing items of my “before baby” list. I can’t remember all that was on it off the top of my head, but I assure you that there was plenty. I sterilized bottles and pump parts last week, and I also made a few more freezer meals. I made an extra freezer meal for a friend who just had a baby last week.
Not too long ago, I also recovered the cushions on Ethan’s glider. They’re now gray and white instead of green. I washed baby clothes, and I totaled up the amount of all the remaining items on my baby registry. Hmmm… I guess I need to bite the bullet and just buy them. Eh… I’ll get to it.
I also finished Husband Coached Childbirth: The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth this weekend. (I don’t recommend it, but I don’t regret reading it either.) I’ll also be attending a breast feeding class at the hospital in a week or two. Oh goodness – I’m tired just thinking about it all!
- How is your to-do list these days?