34 weeks

As I mentioned yesterday, today is a biggie. Big as in labor wouldn’t be stopped if it started. Big as in our little girl has a 50/50 shot of not even needing to go to the NICU if born today. Big as in I was allowed to sit-up and stand and move around the house today. It’s been a long road, but we’ve made so much progress that I’m just filled with excitement for what is to come.

Size of Baby: Baby girl is now as big as a cantaloupe! She should be around the 5ish pound mark and will continue to gain about half a pound a week.

Weight: I was +22 last week.

Sleep: Sleep has continued to be pretty good. I had trouble falling asleep one night but I’m guessing as I add in more movement to my day I’ll sleep even easier.

Best Moment of the Week: Does today count? If so, then hard to top being able to stand and do little things around the house.

Movement: She is still pretty active. I mostly feel squirms and wiggles and hiccups. She continues to be most active at some point between 6 and 8 am. Hopefully she stays in that sleep cycle once she comes to meet us!

Symptoms: Shortness of breath is still the worst thing I’m dealing with. I get really uncomfortable at times. They say when baby drops that this improves, but I have no idea if she has already dropped since I still feel movements really low.

Food Cravings/Aversions: I still really want a burger. Lance has a meeting after work tomorrow so he said he is going to pick my up a delicious Only Burger on his drive home.

Belly Button: Lance says it looks like it is half in and half out at this point. I think it looks funny but doesn’t really look out.

What I Miss: I want to go shopping. I’ve started to do my holiday shopping on the internet but there are just some things that need to be done in person. Hoping I’ll get my shot in a few weeks.

What I Am Looking Forward To: Now that I’ve hit 34 weeks I’m really starting to get excited for baby girl’s arrival. In my ideal world, she’d come sometime in mid-December, around 37-38 weeks. This would give me a little time off of bed rest to start to recuperate but would allow her to arrive before I get super uncomfortable. We can hope!

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