First up – a little bit about what’s going on with Hadley in there…
Baby's now the size of a honeydew!
From now on, baby's growth is mostly in the plumping up department – though she won't get much longer, she'll put on a pound or more of baby fat before birth. Your baby doesn't have much room to maneuver now that she's over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (pick up a honeydew melon). Because it's so snug in your womb, she isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times she kicks should remain about the same. Her kidneys are fully developed now, and her liver can process some waste products. Most of her basic physical development is now complete — she'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight. (taken from the bump.com and babycenter.com)
How Far Along: 34 weeks and a day (well technically today is +2 days, but the picture is from yesterday)
Total Weight Gain: somewhere between 25-30 pounds (it’s been fluctuating a bunch lately, and I keep forgetting to ask the doctor at my appointments) Also – I can’t believe I’m posting that for all the world to see – but I do want to be able to look back on this and remember where I was at each point in the pregnancy…
Maternity Clothes: Starting to get a little tired of wearing the same thing every single day.
Best Moment this week: Getting a prenatal massage. Definitely a must-do for this point in the pregnancy! It was so relaxing.
Gender: Still a girl for all we know! - Hadley Ann :)
Movement: I can feel her all the time now – in addition to the jerky little kicks, I can feel her rolling around and squirming in there. She also gets the hiccups a couple times a day (and night). They’re cute at first, but when they’re waking you up at 3am they lose a little cute-ness.
Food Craving: Food in general! Hadley must be going through a growth spurt this week because I am hungry ALL. THE. TIME.
Sleep: Still not too much trouble here – I wake up once or twice a night still, sometimes because of Hadley kicking, sometimes to go to the bathroom – but I typically don’t have too much trouble getting back to sleep.
What I am looking forward to: Getting the nursery done! We’re hoping to get the last few things this weekend and finally put some stuff up on the walls in there!
Belly Button: Still in, but hanging on by a thread – and if I laugh or cough it pops out (TMI – sorry!)
Symptoms: Still feeling pretty good – no big complaints here :) Although walking and getting up from a sitting position are getting harder and harder. I always thought the “pregnancy waddle” was because people just got so big that they walked like they were overweight. I’m realizing it has more to do with pain than anything else, though! It’s amazing what kind of aches and pains a little 5 pound baby can inflict on you!
And here’s the latest belly picture…