Wednesday, February 8, 2012

34 weeks


How far along: 34 weeks 3 days  

Next appointment: Feb 21 

Any new aches/pains: Just a lot of pressure. Contractions and the baby moving all of the time! 

Sleep: It's the same as last week. I fall asleep pretty quickly and get a few hours of good sleep then the rest of the night is just crummy sleep. Waking up to pee. I've started to get cramps in my legs.  

Best moment this week:  Filing our taxes!! YAY!  

Movement: ALL of the time. Yesterday the baby was kicking and punching so hard, I was really in pain.  

Labor signs: Few contractions here and there but nothing regular or lasting. 

Food cravings: Chocolate and cheese and crackers. 

What I miss: Sleeping.








 Each week when I buy a fruit or veggies Aubrey asks me if we are going to take pictures with it. I'm sure that people that hear her think that we are nuts. When I took my picture this week I was thinking to myself "I cannot believe I take pictures each week with fruit" I really am crazy!  


How big is baby: Cantaloupe

Average size: Almost 18 inches, 4.75 pounds.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_O8NfknZEo1Q/TFohKKR_2LI/AAAAAAAAAKU/2U6GQo7PhfE/s1600/34-cantaloupe.jpgWhat's new this week? The vernix (the white coating protecting your baby’s skin) is getting thicker. This week, a boy's testicles start making their way down from his abdomen to their final destination: his scrotum (look out below!). While about three to four percent of boys are born with undescended testicles, it's nothing to worry about — they usually head downtown before junior turns a year old. In other baby-related developments, those tiny fingernails have probably reached the tips of his fingers by now — and getting ready for that first postpartum manicure. His fat layers — which will help regulate his body temperature once he's born — are filling him out, making him rounder. His skin is also smoother than ever. His central nervous system is maturing and his 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.