Thursday, May 24, 2012

34 Weeks Pregnant!

Baby Growth:  This week, Baby C weighs almost 5 lbs (haha - we know it's MUCH more than that!) and is almost 18 inches long.  He's really starting to pack on the fat and his skin is getting smoother and smoother.  The biggest thing that he works on from here on out is lung development.  

My Symptoms:  I have had some major symptoms this week.  Symptom number 1 is being crazy hot.  I am hot almost ALL of the time.  Rarely am I comfortable - especially at night.  Baby C is like my own mini-heater and he is working overtime!  I remember feeling this way with LL at this point, too (and that was in winter!) and it was uncomfortable then, also.

Symptom number 2 is my hips hurting.  They are officially hurting all of the time now.  This makes doing anything very uncomfortable.  Sleeping, sitting, walking.  You name it.  It literally feels like my hips are out of socket.  Is that possible??

Symptom number 3 is waddling.  I held off for as long as possible, but with this hip pain, there's no other choice.  I have a legit waddle.  There's no turning back now - haha.

Weight:  My scale says I've gained a pound.  Which puts me at 21 lbs total.  But I went to the doctor yesterday, and they only show me as gaining 19lbs total.  So which one do I go by??

Belly Pictures:  These were taken at about 9:00 at night after a long day.  I was exhausted and beyond hurting at this point.  It really shows.

I totally think that I look full-term at this point.

Gender: Boy!

Maternity Clothes: 100% of the time.  Unless I'm wearing Matt's clothes - haha.  And even a lot of my maternity clothes don't fit anymore!  Now that I'm home, I'm literally living in tank tops and shorts.

I got tons and tons of stretch marks with LL.  So far, I haven't gotten any new ones this go around.  What I am noticing is that some of the ones at the top of my stomach are growing.  :(  I'm really not pumped about this at all, but I have no clue what I can do about it.  Sometimes genetics just suck.

Movement: His movement is still crazy strong.  A lot of the things I've read have said that he may start slowing down in his movement, but I haven't noticed.  He still moves a really good bit.  When I lay down, he can totally reach my ribs and it shocks me every single time.  Like, sometimes I'll jump when he hits them because it surprises me so much!  His movements are also starting to get MUCH higher up.  He is moving at the very top of my stomach now.  At this point, there's nowhere really to go but out!

Sleep:  Hands down, this is terrible.  I'm sleeping awful every single night.  I toss and turn, I can never get comfortable, I'm burning up, my hips are killing me, etc.  The list really goes on and on.  

What I Miss: Sleeping well.  Not hurting 24/7.

What I'm Looking Forward To: I'm going to a baby shower this weekend for a friend who is 6 weeks behind me that I'm excited about.  Overall, I'm just really  happy to be done with work.  LL and I are enjoying our summer like crazy.  :)  I'm also looking forward to seeing my little guy on our ultrasound in 2 weeks!

Cravings: Milk!  Every night after LL goes to bed I crave a huge glass of milk!

Best Moment of the Week: LL has just been the sweetest girl in the world.  Lately, she's been telling me every morning when I ask her what she dreamed about, "You, mommy!"  It's just so precious!

Questions or Concerns: Not really.

Goals for the Week:  I sat down and made a list of what I want to do in every single room in our house before he gets here.  I want to get at least two rooms done before this time next week!  I've started on my long list of thank you notes, and I'd like to get them all done pretty quickly, so I also need to work on those this week.



Unknown said...

I will be 34 weeks on Saturday and am having the same problems with being hot and my hips hurting. It is so crazy, I don't remember the hip thing with my first pregnancy.

Emily said...

Don't forget to start freezing meals!!!!! Have I mentioned how excited I am for him to get here?!? Maybe he wil come out close to britts size now so they can start playing together ;)

Jennifer said...

You are too cute!! It totally looks like you just stuck a basketball under your shirt...though I know you don't feel like it's "just a basketball" and you probably aren't feeling too cute, either!

Hang in there!!!!