Saturday, May 17, 2014

34 weeks pregnancy update

photo from last week but I just love it too much not to share, he's going to be such a good big brother!

How Far Along? 34 weeks - 40 days (until my due date that is)

Size of Baby: Cantaloupe melon (almost 18 inches and about 4 3/4 pounds)

Gender: Girl!

Weight Gain: At my appointment Wednesday I was up 25 pounds according to the scale in the Midwives office.

Maternity Clothes: Oh, yes. And mostly just the dresses, skirts and tanks. I need to go buy a few nursing tanks and bras but I've been putting it off. I'm planning on getting the Target tanks plus a few of their bras, which I need to try on (I know what size tanks I need). I have had Riggs with me every time I've been at Target lately and it's something I'd prefer to do by myself. 

Nursery: Her little nook in our room is pretty much ready and waiting for her (I haven't taken the rock n' play out of the box because I don't want it taking up space before we need it). Still need to decide on a coming home outfit and pack bags. 

Movement: Still very active, especially at night when I'm trying to fall asleep. Also very responsive to touch and different sitting/laying positions. I can definitely feel entire arm and leg movements lately, it's exciting and yet sometimes very uncomfortable. 

Symptoms: Most noticeable 'symptom' is fatigue and lack of patience in the evenings. Other than that I really feel great. Still sleeping well and able to get around just fine. Having to use the bathroom much more frequently which can make things interesting (like yesterday when I was on a walk with my sister and our kids and we had to rush back because I was about to pee my pants haha). 

Cravings: Kettle potato chips, mint chocolate chip ice cream, big yummy salads (that I don't have to make) watermelon.

What I Miss: My old clothes. Being able to move about freely (not having to squat when I bend over haha). 

Best Moment This Week: Hearing that baby girl is head down at my appointment Wednesday. Now let's just hope she stays that way!

Looking Forward to: My parents getting home from their trip and bringing my little sister with them!!

Also looking forward to sending out birth announcements! I love sending and receiving 'real' mail and so any occasion is a good excuse to send something out, especially the birth of a new baby! I've been looking around and was surprised that I didn't find much I like for girl birth announcements on tinyprints (I usually love them!). But I have found a few that I LOVE on Etsy so that's probably where I'll order them from. Here are a few of my favorites (click on photo for link):

I also love the idea of this keepsake birth story print, I think it would be beautiful to frame and hang in their room. If I did get one for baby girl I'd probably go find a boy one to make for Riggs too and hang them near each other:

This pillow is adorable too, and I thought it would be too cute in newborn pictures (for the record 'Mia' is not the name we've picked out, it's just the shops sample):


  1. amber hudson-o'brienMay 18, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    Robert's cousin is 35 weeks with her 1st and I have a little race in my head going on between you :)

  2. haha well I'm sure she'll go first! I'm expecting an early July birthday, probably at least a week past my 'due date' :)