Monday, May 2, 2011

34 Week Update!

How far along? 34 weeks

How big is baby?  4.75 pounds/18 inches!  About the weight of a cantaloupe.

Weight gain? 32lbs

Symptoms? Exhaustion.  I cannot keep my eyes open!  Still some rib pain. Indigestion and heart burn this week.  Finger swelling.  My fingers are looking a little chubby and I cannot wear my rings depending on the time of day and what I've been doing.

Sleep?  Ok this week.  More pillows!

Food cravings? Love ice (so weird) and popsicles/freeze-pops

Movement? All over.  He is definitely rolling around in there a ton.

Gender?  It's a boy! 

Clothes?  Maternity Pants and maternity tops and some regular cardigans. 

What I am looking forward to? We should be getting our pictures back in the next day or so.  Really looking forward to seeing them.

What am I missing? We are going to a wedding this weekend and I think that might make me miss a glass of wine or 2 again.

Milestones? His fat layers — which will help regulate his body temperature once he's born — are filling him out, making him rounder. His skin is also smoother than ever. His central nervous system is maturing and his lungs are continuing to mature as well.  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.

Other? Burp clothes and blankets were a bit too much for me all at once.  I will work on them a bit more gradually.  Also, here's a few shots of the play quilt I finished (added bonus of a few glimpses of the nursery).


  1. I love the quilt! You look great! You're carrying so low - this reminded me of my belly pictures! I carried Wyatt pretty low too.

  2. I know what you mean about the wine. I really can't wait to have a glass of wine or a beer! :)

  3. I'm loving your new layout!! Where have I been?!


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