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34 Weeks

2010 December 16
by Folgate

Baby Stats:

Heartbeat: 138 bpm

Fundus: 34.5 cm (exactly on target)

How Far Along: 34 weeks 5 days How Big is Baby: Head to toe, Grant is likely as tall as 20 inches, and weighs about 5 lbs (keep growing BIG boy). Development:  Being that Grant is a boy, this week, his testicles are making his way down his abdomen to their final destination.  And in other non-genital related news (haha), his tiny little fingernails have reached the tip of his fingers. How huge is mama: 24 lbs total!  I gained 3 lbs over the last 2 weeks, but again, Grant is gaining at an incredible rate as well, so let’s just blame it on him…haha! Movement: He is running out of space, and because of that, mommy gets the joy of feeling some pretty strong kicks in some pretty uncomfortable places. Food: Now that it is the winter season, I could basically eat at Panera and get Creamy Tomato Soup every day.  And then of course, chomp on some ice afterwards. Belly Button: A more protruding outie as the time goes on. Preparations: We started washing all of his clothes in order to hang them and fold them for his drawers.  We also started to organize his toys, blankets, furniture, and get everything in its rightful place.  We need to think about packing my bag and his bag for when the big day arrives as well.  Also, the pre-natal breastfeeding class was a success.  I learned so much valuable information.  I was only 1 of 3 women there without their husband in attendance (Thanks Erik).  In his defense, he did offer to go, but I told him he could stay home.  They did mention a funny statistic in the class that if the women present also have their partner present during the class, they are more likely to stick with breastfeeding.  So if I quit early, we know who to blame for not attending…haha! Pregnancy Symptoms: I seem to have reverted back to some first trimester symptoms occasionally.  I have woken up a few times nauseous, and of course, seem more fatigued as time goes on.  I am noticing I am getting up more throughout the night and seem less comfortable.  And the biggest change I have noticed is my difficulty with taking in deep breaths during sleeping or laying down.  This sometimes leaves me very short of breath and then that makes you panic.  It’s a vicious cycle! Milestones: Starting at 35 weeks, I now get to go to the doctor’s office every week.  Which means I also get the joy of undergoing pelvic exams weekly to check Grant’s position and how much I am dilated.  But on a positive note, we are so close to meeting our son, which is by far worth any pelvic exam. Looking forward to next: Finishing our Christmas shopping and getting last minute baby things completed.  We still need our pack-n-play, which will likely be what he sleeps in for the first few weeks in our room. Side Note: Unfortunately I forgot to take a 34 week picture, so I will leave you with some of our favorite professional photos.
3 Responses leave one →
  1. December 21, 2010

    Grandma is getting real excited too. Can’t wait to spend time this weekend. Love you guys.

  2. December 21, 2010

    Awe Mema! Those pictures are gorgeous. Will they be going up in the nursery???

  3. Meredith permalink
    December 21, 2010

    You look great!! You have done great with your weight, I was so proud that I had only gained 25lbs and then like the last month shot up to 40lbs….haha dont be like me 🙂 This last month is a long one! Get ready for it! Its well worth the wait though. CANT wait to see pictures of the little guy!

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