Friday, July 26, 2013

34 Weeks with Baby #4

How far along: 34 Weeks!

Due Date:  September 6, 2013

Total Weight Gained:  4 lbs

How big is baby?  Our sweet pea weighs about 4 3/4 pounds and is almost 18 inches long! 

How baby is growing:  Baby #4's fat layers — which will help regulate body temperature once he/she is born — are filling him/her out. The skin is also smoother than ever. The 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. (Yes...I'm relieved!) {from babycenter.com}

Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing my regular pants, but I now wear longer, non-maternity shirts.

Stretch Marks:  I've never had any!

Sleep: I toss and turn all night, and wake up all the time with contractions or the urge to pee!  I feel bad, because I'm starting to wake Grant up all the time, too.

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:  Setting up the bassinet in our room and pulling out the gender neutral baby clothes.  It's getting real!

Movement: Strong, frequent movements along with hiccups!  I can now feel feet, knees, elbows, and hands jutting out as they punch or kick me!

Food Cravings:  Watermelon, Red Grapes, and freezer pops.  That's all I want to eat!

Food Aversions: Almost everything.

Morning Sickness: Every single day.  Zofran is still my friend.

Gender: It's a surprise! We have never found out the gender of our babies!

Names: The girl name is definite, but we're still working on a middle name.  The boy middle name is definite, but we need a first name!

Symptoms:  Hyperemesis  (ALL DAY morning sickness), frequent Braxton Hicks contractions (irritable uterus), back pain, pressure, abdominal pain, anemia, peeing more frequently, insomnia, nesting, headaches, mood swings, and irritability.

Exercise:  Treadmill workouts 5 days this week.

What I miss: Being nausea-free!

What I'm looking forward to: My 34 week appointment on Tuesday.  The weekly appointments have begun!

34 Week Picture: 

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13 comments:

  1. You are so freaken cute! He/she will be here before you know it! God Bless!

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  2. You are so adorable! He/she will be here before you know it! God Bless!

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  3. wow, really?!?! You look totally adorable and I can't believe how close you are to meeting your littlest. How awesome!

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  4. You look great! I used to like the hiccups...Reid was baby A and every day he got hiccups which reassured me that he was head down!

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  5. You, friend, are adorable!

    I am a house.

    xoxox

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  6. You look wonderful!!!

    I can't believe you've only gained 4lbs - I think I'd gained 40 by that time!!! LOL

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  7. Looking fantastic as always! I really think you should go 3 days over you due date so I can have a new birthday buddy, don't you? ;0)

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  8. I cannot believe how quickly this is flying by. I cannot wait to see this little Miss or Mr!!

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  9. You look amazing! No stretch marks? Wow! That is great! Hoe you are having a wonderful weekend!

    mama Hen

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  10. Week 34 was a big week for us, V was born! So glad that you little babe is still snuggled in your belly!!

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  11. You look great! I'm sorry you are still feeling so terrible though. I can't wait to find out what you have. I guess I should probably start checking in more regularly, huh?

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