Friday, September 16, 2011

34w1d [+bump]

How far along: 34w1d

Total weight gain: 26lbs *With 6 weeks left I'm afraid I'm going to go over my 30lb. goal! :(

Size and growth of the baby: about 4 3/4 lbs. & almost 18 inches long 
From my weekly email:  Your baby's fat layers – which [s]he'll need to regulate body temperature after birth – are filling out, making your baby rounder.  The skin is also smoother than ever.  His/her central nervous system is maturing and the lungs are continuing to mature as well.  If you've been nervous about preterm labor, you'll be 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.

Sex: nobody knows!

Maternity clothes: pants for sure!

Sleep: not terrible... lots of potty breaks and [slooowly] flipping sides

Best moment(s) of the week: taking a tour of the baby ward at the hospital and purchasing lots of little odds and ends before Baby H arrives

Movement: has picked up again.  I woke with kicks to the ribs for the first time this week.

Food cravings/aversions: I can't get enough popcorn right now!

Morning sickness: is gone

Symptoms: still lots of pelvic pain

Belly button in or out: almost flat now

What I miss: having a Bacardi Razz during the football game

What I'm looking forward to: hearing the heartrate again next week.


  1. It makes me sad that you're wearing long sleeves, haha. Is it that cold there already? But I love your camera strap & you look adorable as always!

    This is really random, but does your camera strap not get in the way when you're shooting? Mine always seems to find it's way in front of my screen/controls/lens/whatever. Drives me nuts!

  2. U look awesome!! Love the camera strap with the jeans and top!

  3. Congratulations ahead of time. I wish you all well.

  4. you're gorgeous! Love the photo.

    Sounds like sleep is improving :)

  5. way to cute!! :) are you going to be getting maturity pictures done?

  6. Super cute!!! It was great seeing you guys a few weeks ago at Iowa game party. Let us know next time you guys are in the area!


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