Tuesday, October 5, 2010

34 week update

Well... we're at the 34 week mark. I feel like this pregnancy is flashing before my eyes.

-Ty is about 4 3/4 to 5lbs now, and is 18 inches long! I'm constantly amazed at how big he is in there.
-If he were to be born now, Ty would not be considered "premature" but just be considered "pre-term". His lungs are much more developed now, which is what causes that difference. I dunno, I still want him to cook for at least 4 more weeks.
-We are 3 weeks away from being full-term, and 6 weeks away from our due date.

Weight Change: UUUUGH. I gained so much weight in the past two weeks! I gained 5lbs. It's not HORRIBLE, but considering my weight has not changed a whole lot since the beginning of the third trimester, this feels like a LOT to me. I know a lot of it is Ty and all the other things in my belly. My belly feels heavy and huge now. I'm not too worried. I'm still at -19lbs total, though.

Symptoms/Feelings: Lots of pains all over! Joint pain, back pain, sciatica pain. Also heartburn. No matter what I eat. Lots and lots of heartburn. I'm sleeping less, and feeling more painful movements, especially in my left rib cage. Ty likes to stretch out, but he doesn't have much room anymore!

Cravings: Bacon. LOL.

Appointments: Midwife appointment today. I was late because of the buses, so it was a short appointment. My blood pressure is great (she said "perfect", haha), fundal measurement is at 33 weeks, baby's heart rate is good. She felt around for Ty's position, and she said the "lump" at the bottom of my uterus feels much more head-like than it had before. His back is along my left side (with him facing my right) and she said she feels much more certain that he's head down now. Before it was harder for her to tell.

Within the next two weeks I have to go in for an ultrasound to double check that he IS, in fact, head down, but I am feeling pretty confident that he is. My intuition tells me his butt is at my ribs, and the pressure at my pelvis is his head. We'll find out soon, though.

My next appointment is at 36 weeks, where we will do our Group B Strep swab, and will start discussing labor. Then after that we move on to weekly appointments. I can't believe how close we are!

Anything Big Happening? NOPE!

Preparing for Baby: Still doing hypnobabies, but that's about it.

Belly Pic:
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  1. Oh i wish you were here and could try the bacon maple cupcake from one of the local cupcakeries. So good. Don't let the 5 pounds get to you, you look GREAT! I saw your mom AND your grandpa on Sunday. Your mom is so excited. We both are. haha

  2. A bacon maple cupcake sounds SO WEIRD but kind of yummy at the same time. I've seen chocolate covered bacon, so I bet it's actually pretty good with a cupcake!

    Thanks! I'm trying not to worry about the 5lbs. I guess I just got it in my head that I'm only supposed to gain 1lb per week, but I need to get that OUT of my head, haha.

    My mom told me she saw you and Jude and that she thinks he is sooooooo cute. :) I'm looking forward to seeing you and Jude next spring and letting our little guys meet!