How Far Along? 34-weeks. 3-weeks to "full term" and 6-weeks to "full 40-week pregnancy".
Size of Baby? About 19 to 22-inches long (almost at her full length!). For comparison, baby is now about the size of a large cantaloupe. About 5+ pounds!
Weight Gain? I was up 19-lbs as of my first September appointment at 32-weeks. As of my last appointment (34-weeks), I was up 22-lbs! Doc says I need to watch my salt intake since it appears I am retaining water.
Maternity Clothes? Wearing them but still able to alternate with some pre-pregnancy clothes.
Stretch Marks? Just the 5 I noticed a few weeks back! So far, nothing new has cropped up. I keep checking each day cause a few women I know said they developed stretch marks in the last couple of weeks of pregnancy.
Sleep? I slept really well the last couple of nights. I think its cause I was so tired, my body just couldn't take much more. I only had to get up twice to pee both nights! Is it too soon to get excited that my 4-times/night pee episodes are over?
Food Cravings? Still nothing. BUT I am eating more often now. I get hungry every 2-3 hours!
What I Miss: Getting up without breathing heavily and without feeling like my gut is about to fall out. Sleeping through the night (I know that's not going to improve once she arrives), working out more (I still workout 4-days a week but I feel like I could do more) and feeling energized after my workouts instead of feeling like I just ran a marathon and likely won't be moving off the couch for days!
What I'm Looking Forward To: My baby shower tomorrow. My sisters and mom are coming into and I can't wait to see them. I miss them so much! Attending our last child birth class this Sunday. Doing the hospital tour on Monday.
Symptoms? Serious insomnia and I am tired ALL THE TIME!!! And since I've had a busy few days, I am even more tired. Didn't know that was possible.
Movement? YES! LOTS AND LOTS of movements. They are slower BUT the kicks are more painful now because they have more strength to them.
Belly Button In or Out? Still in and my OB promised me on Monday that it will remain in. She said it might change its shape but will likely stay in since at this point, it hasn't even scratched the surface. YAY!!!
Labor Signs? Braxton Hicks!!! Let's just say I have been practicing my breathing exercises.
Best Moment of the Week? Getting a sneak peak at our little princess again on Monday when I went in for a leg ultrasound. My left leg was so swollen in comparison to my right that my OB recommended I get it checked ASAP. So far, everything looks good.
Weekly Wisdom: Be a true friend to someone. Take the time to be self-less and think of someone else. Its a VERY rewarding act of kindness.