Friday, April 27, 2012

34 weeks

Total Weight Loss/Gain: I’ve gained 38 pounds. Gulp.

Maternity Clothes: Yep. The selection is getting slim and I refuse to buy more at this point! People at work are just going to have to get used to seeing the same handful of outfits : )

Stretch marks: none, yet…

Sleep: pretty awful, to be honest. But I know it will only get worse before it gets better, so I’m trying to appreciate the sleep I do get. 

Movement: I was worried because for a few days there he hardly moved at all. Then he went back to moving a lot. Yesterday he kicked so hard at my lap belt while I was driving that I had to give myself more seat belt! I can tell he is still breech because his big kicks are aimed right at my bladder.

Cravings/Aversions: No aversions. Hungry all the time but if I overeat I feel sick.

Gender: Still a boy : )

Symptoms: Tired every moment of every day. Very sore calves and shoulders. Left hip is starting to ache.

What I miss: I miss that golden first trimester sleep, when I slept like a dead person every night. I also miss being able to comfortably paint my own toenails ; )

What I look forward to: seeing my son’s face for the first time. I am so curious what he will look like! I have had one dream when I saw his face, I wish I’d have more. He was about 5 months old in the dream, had kind of a pointy chin, blonde hair, and was just so precious looking : )

Moods: The fatigue makes me a bit grumpy at times. Mostly, though, I feel very Zen as I anticipate this little one’s arrival. I’m tingly with anticipation but also very at peace…I hope this lasts and the anxiety stays away : )

Milestones: Full term is less than three weeks away!

Medical concerns: Baby is still measuring small, so we’re having another growth scan at 36 weeks. My level of worry about this depends on the moment.

Sex?: I honestly can’t remember the last time we had sex the normal way. We’ve done other things…you know…but I haven’t even seen my vagina in weeks! Hopefully it’s still there ; )


Alex said...

Great update! So funny about maternity clothes - at the end of my pregnancy, I had about 4 shirts and 2 pants that fit. Just kept rotating... Nothing else to do!

Not too much longer - so exciting!

TurtleMama said...

Getting closer! I got my cloth diapers in today - so much fun! Like you, sleep is getting tough, but probably nothing like the sleep deprivation we will be feeling in about 6-8 weeks!

MaryMargaret said...

34 weeks- awesome! I think your body is preparing you for the complete lack of sleep when Mr. Man gets here. Only a few more weeks, and you will get to meet the little guy!