pregnancy – 34 weeks

March 4, 2014 in Baby, Blog, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Update by lindsaymwright

Confession:  I’m kinda over these updates. 

Which is odd because I totally LOVE talking about myself and showing you pictures of me in my underwear.  Winking smile

But when I start something, I don’t quit.  Luckily there should only be about 5 more of these.  (<-maybe less – Porter is measuring at 35 weeks!)

What is baby up to at 34 weeks?

(from BabyCenter.com)

  • Baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (about the size of a cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long.
  • His fat layers — which will help regulate his body temperature once he’s born — are filling him out, making him rounder.
  • 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.

How is mama feeling?

34weeks

Fitness

I’m maintaining my fitness which is a feat in itself.  I mostly just want to lay down all day long.  Ha.  Porter feels like he’s “engaged” which means his head and body are ready for birth – this also means there is SO much pressure put on my hips and joints.  Totally normal – it just feels uncomfortable to do some of the things I was doing in the first and second trimesters (example: jumping jacks are now half-jacks.)

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Here’s the rundown from last week:

  • Monday: Bootcamp + 20 min. ArcTrainer
  • Tuesday: 3 mile run <-for SURE the last one of this pregnancy – ooomph!  So uncomfortable!
  • Wednesday:  Bootcamp
  • Thursday: Zumba
  • Friday: AM: Bootcamp, PM: 2 mile stroller walk
  • Saturday:  Aqua Aerobics (45 min.) with my sister
  • Sunday:  REST

Sleep

Pretty great!!  Which is surprising.

Gender?

BOY! Porter Killian

Belly Button?

OUTTIE!

Rings?

On.032

Belly table.

Stretch Marks?

Still none!

Movement?

TONS!

Symptoms

  • Nausea
  • LOTS of contractions –> most nights I have an hour or two with braxton hicks contractions that make me take notice (like 5-6 an hour). Then I’ll go to bed and feel perfectly fine.
  • Pressure. Lots of pressure down there.

Cravings

Same as last week!  SOUR and SPICY.  I bought some Sour Starburst jellybeans and can’t keep my hand out of the bag.  Plus these Food Should Taste Good guacamole chips.  I don’t actually think they taste like guac – more like a lime chip.  Still pretty darn tasty!

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QUESTION:  Totally totally random.  Can you play a musical instrument?  <-nope.  I played piano for like a year but it never really “took.”

splendid…lindsay