Good morning friends! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. We stayed pretty busy over here between finishing up packing up the old house and doing some fun family things as well. I can say that the old house is EMPTY and all we have to do is clean it this week. The new house is almost unpacked … I can probably finish that today or tomorrow. Then it’s on to maybe doing some more painting and getting things on the walls. Since I am 34 weeks I should probably start on the nursery at some point too 😉
Totally forgot to take a belly photo until like 8:30PM last night. Oops.
What is baby up to at 34 weeks pregnant?
- Baby is the size of a cantaloupe – or about 4 3/4 pounds and 18 inches long. Baby B measured 5lbs 2oz last Wednesday so I am assuming she is closer to 5 1/2 pounds haha. Her legs are also measuring several weeks ahead.
- She’s adding on more fat layers which will help her regulate her temperature when she is born
- Her nervous system and lungs are continuing to mature
How is mama feeling?
Weight Gain: I am at 19 pounds weight gain. Goes to show that this pregnancy even though I have gained less so far the baby is still measuring just like Em. Crazy how that works! I really attribute the lower weight gain to having to chase her around all day 😉
Fitness: Definitely slowing down. Not because of how I feel but because of the move. Going up and down our stairs 1000x a day is a decent workout. So is carrying boxes. I did manage to get in yoga, a run, some walking, and a CrossFit workout last week though!
Sleep: Meh. Still waking up. I was up at 4:30AM this morning to a dance party in my belly that I wasn’t invited to. I am also just really feeling the third trimester fatigue. Babies put on most of their weight in the final weeks of pregnancy which takes a lot of energy from mama.
Baby Position: As I mentioned last week baby was back to breech on Wednesday and then transverse on Friday. She is still moving all around in my belly. I know she has gone head down at various points based on her kick locations. My OB and I have a plan for all of this depending on where she is at at my 36 week appointment. Sending spinning baby vibes my way though 😉
Aches and Pains: My lower right tailbone is starting to ache more and can effect my leg a little bit. Overall I am just becoming more and more uncomfortable and achy. The joys of later pregnancy 🙂
Emotions: I am a pretty rational person and am not overly emotional about many things … except my children. It’s hard to believe in a month or so Chris and I are going to be the parents of TWO amazing little girls. I can’t way to see who B looks like – will she get my coloring like Emmalyne did? Or will she get more of her daddy’s Asian genes?
To Do List: Umm … it’s massive. With the move and the fact that this is our second daughter we haven’t done much. Now, with 6ish weeks to go I feel a sense of urgency (nesting) to start getting things done. Luckily we own most everything we need but it needs to be cleaned, re-assembled, etc.
Another busy week is ahead of us over here. I am pretty sure I am going to be saying that for the next 6 weeks haha. Have a great Monday!