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? According to my Baby Center app, he weighs about 4.75 pounds, about the size of a cantaloupe, and he’s almost 18 inches long. I think he’s still measuring a little big, but since I haven’t had any ultrasounds since the gender reveal, we won’t really know until he makes his appearance.
Total Weight Gain: I’m not too sure since I didn’t make it to the gym yesterday, but probably 24 lbs.
Sleep: I’m in the most pain when I’m trying to sleep at night, so you can see how sleep hasn’t really been happening for me… unless I can catch a nap.
Best moment this week: Visiting with family I hadn’t seen in far too long
Miss Anything? (1) sleep (2) regular workouts (3) beer <– in that order
Movement: Yup. Some hits are kinda’ hard (ouch), but they’re still mostly cute. I love it when I can feel a little like hand or foot.
Food cravings: Nope. I ate my fair share of pad thai, cookies, and ice cream, but I wasn’t really “craving” any of it.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Labor Signs: Nope.
Symptoms: I’ve been in quite a bit of pain since Thursday night, and yesterday was pretty bad, which explains why I didn’t get to the gym for my regular workout and weigh-in. I think it’s just round ligament pain. As I said last week, I think little man had a growth spurt, so my body is having a hard time keeping up with him. I told Kevin I expected to be uncomfortable in pregnancy, but I didn’t expect it to hurt so badly!
Belly Button in or out? Finally out
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time? I’m happy, and when Kevin isn’t working too hard, I think he’s pretty happy too. He’s getting eager to see the little guy.
Looking forward to: I’m looking forward to our childbirth class Friday night and all day Saturday, though I do hate to blow so much of a weekend on it.
I feel silly being excited about a childbirth class, but I’m really eager to learn some stuff. I’ve read a couple blogger birth stories (like this one), but I’ve generally been shying away from any labor and delivery info. Hearing, reading, or even thinking much about it freaks me out.
I’m a total wimp when it comes to pain, and I get the heebie-geebie feeling easily. Seriously- though I loved studying biology in school, when we covered the cardiovascular system, I got mild chest pains just from over thinking it. I also cry like a baby when I get shots. Yeah… childbirth is gonna be interesting.
That said, I want to know generally what to expect without going into information overload. I also really want Kevin to know a thing or two without me having to tell him. I think this two-part class is going to be perfect for the two of us.
***Side Note About Clothes: In the first pic, yes – that is actually a maternity cami. I can’t believe it either. In the second pic, yes – I was happy to be in something orange besides that orange and white stripe dress I feel like I’ve worn all.friggin.summer. #GoTigers #solidorange
- Any other mamas take classes they really enjoyed?
- Are my symptoms making other non-mamas cringe? Sorry ladies – I have a feeling it’s very different for everyone!