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?


  • 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?



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.)


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


Pretty great!!  Which is surprising.


BOY! Porter Killian

Belly Button?




Belly table.

Stretch Marks?

Still none!




  • 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.


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!




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


  1. Denise G. says:

    I played the trombone end baritone as a youngster. That was one sneaky band instructor to convince me to play those big instruments as a tiny girl.

  2. betty says:

    yum starburst jelly beans! im the ig picture heather tagged you in! haha and I played the piano for about 4 years and the viola (violin cousin) for 2. I can only play one song on the piano now :(

  3. Danica @ It's Progression says:

    I took piano lessons for 13 years – so I can definitely play that! :)
    I also know how to play the trumpet and a little guitar. I grew up in a really musical family – there was always some form of it playing in our home!

  4. Jolene says:

    I love reading these :) and you look so so good and are doing so well! that run sounds like it must have been TOUGH, I cannot even fathom! As for instruments, I used to play saxaphone in middle school and HATED it. I was mortified and felt like it was a ‘boy’ instrument to play. fun fact ;)

  5. Natalie @ Free Range Human says:

    I can’t play an instrument, but I’ve always wanted to. I played the piano for awhile as a child, but, unfortunately, I gave it up for other activities. I’m seriously thinking about taking it up again as an adult.

    You look great, lady, and I can’t believe you’re still so active. That’s amazing! I’m going to enjoy meeting your little bundle (and YOU!) at Blend!

  6. Linz @ Itz Linz says:

    amazing how active you still are!!! i hope i can maintain my [low] level of fitness throughout my next two months!!!!! i played guitar for a couple years when i was younger and then clarinet in middle and high school – i would never consider myself a musician of any sort though!! haha

  7. Jen says:

    You look incredible and I’m in awe of your workouts! Keep it up, mama!

    I’m over my updates and being pregnant in general. That being said, I better stay pregnant for another 5 weeks! Ahhh it’s just around the corner for both of us, girl.

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