{Pregnancy Update} 34 Weeks

photo 33.5 weeks

How far along are you: 34 Weeks!

How big is the baby: Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which will help regulate her body temperature once she’s born — are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you’ve been nervous about preterm labor, you’ll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies. (source)

Baby’s Gender: We both think it’s a boy (most of the time).

Baby’s Name: We have a name for a boy or a girl–> we actually are stuck on two different girl names, decisions, decisions.

Weight Gained: 24 lbs

Clothes: I bought myself another dress. It’s not maternity but the style works well with my belly and should be flattering for the remainder of the summer.

How are you feeling: I am feeling pretty god. I am getting tired out pretty easily during the week but am making time to rest and sleep as needed. Friday I got home from work and took a two hour nap before our couples yoga class.

What do you miss: I miss sleeping comfortably. Beer. Running.

Symptoms: Heartburn,  pressure down lower in my pelvis, and even more frequent peeing.

Cravings: tempeh sandwiches. popsicles. berries. salad.

How are you sleeping: Sleeping is going alright.  This week I have been having a lot of hip pain and it’s hard to get comfortable.

Workouts: This week I went to yoga Tuesday, couples yoga Friday and went for a number of walks.

Things I’m looking forward to: Our baby shower! Finishing work (only 4 more weeks!!!)

In other news:

We are still on track to launch Naturally Family on June 4th but until then check us out of Facebook and Twitter.

We still haven’t been able to tour our birthing center which is making me pretty nervous.  I called yesterday about touring but it wasn’t a good day for them.  Hopefully next Friday when we go down for our appointment we will be able to.

This week we took our Couples Yoga for Labor and Birth and next week we take our breastfeeding class which I am looking forward to.


  1. Helen

    Isn’t the heartburn crazy?! Not too much longer to go though, for you! I still have 11 weeks. Can’t wait for the family website to launch!

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