Up and onward with another bumpdate! This week marks 34 weeks, just 6 weeks out from the due date. I know I say it all the time, but wow, this pregnancy is zooming by! We are getting to the point where the baby could come any week – not that I want him or her to. Let’s stay in there and bake as long as possible, mmmkay?
- The baby is now the size of a butternut squash, weighing close to 5lbs and measuring 17.2 to 18.7 inches.
- Some say that baby will recognize songs mom sings while he or she in the womb, and may even be more easily soothed by them if he or she used to them once they are on the “outside”.
- The baby is now urinating up to a pint a day <– whoa!
Weight gained: Per my 34 week doctor appointment this morning, I am 23 pounds up from my pre-pregnancy weight. No big deal there!
Workouts: Still getting in my walk/runs and lots of plain old walking as well. Some days running just isn’t comfy, so walking it is. I get in strength training when I can, just about 30 minutes of some pretty easy movements to get me labor ready! I also headed back to prenatal yoga last week, and plan to go up until my due date.
- Little baby feet in my ribs all the time – hands down, my least favorite part of pregnancy.
- Heading for pit stops all the time.
- Achy low back at night.
- Constantly feeling full, which means I am hungry pretty shortly after I eat.
Movement: Lots and lots – that whole feet in ribs is very applicable here!
Food Aversions/Cravings: Nothing. Just the normal food.
Sleep: Still sleeping really well. I woke up once in the past week and had a hard time falling back asleep, but nothing more than that.
Stretch marks: None!
Fun Things from the week: We got our stroller and car seat, so now we can actually take the baby home from the hospital We went with the Chicco stroller set, and I am super happy with it (not that I have anything to compare it to). My family in Kentucky all went in on it together, and I am so thankful they did! It is a much-needed item!
Belly Button In or Out? Out and staying that way
Wedding Rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time? Happy
New Baby Items: The stroller/car seat combo, as well as a couple of items to finish up the nursery. The rug came in today, and it looks cute. The color is a little bit different than I expected, but it’s still a great way to bring the room together.
Looking forward to: This weekend’s baby shower!! My sister and sister in law are coming in town, as well as multiple other friends. I am so excited to see everyone and celebrate Baby Baum! We also have a meeting with a possible doula for the labor this coming Tuesday, so I am very excited to get that process going. I definitely plan to write more on that later – whether I do it before or after the baby comes, I’m not quite sure yet.