Friday, July 24, 2015

34 Weeks

Baby Updates
Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (about the size of a cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. His fat layers — which will help regulate his body temperature once he's born — are filling her out, making him rounder. His skin is also smoother than ever. His central nervous system is maturing and his 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.

Weight Gained
I’m going to guess about 34

Symptoms
The weather has temporarily cooled down, yay! I’m still dealing with lots of leg/ankle swelling which I’m sure I will deal with until the end now. I have been SUPER tired, but I have an almost three year old to thank for that plus pregnancy insomnia. Oh, and tons of heartburn too, the norm.

Food Aversions
Chicken is still not my thing, not gag worthy but I never crave it.

Food Cravings
Nothing in particular although Taco Time has been my lunch go-to, I could seriously eat a taco salad every day.

Sleep
Two weeks have passed since my last sleep update and Audrina is still waking up every single night. We have her wakeup(s) down to about an hour now which is so much better than three. On top of her wakeups, I can’t seem to get comfortable anymore. I gave in the last two nights and took Unisom which helped tremendously.

Looking Forward To…
Tonight kicks off my husband’s home festival, it lasts all weekend with tons of rides and food. His mom helps put the festival together so we always get special treatment. I’m excited to take Audrina to the parade tonight, we’ve gone every year but I think this year is the first time she will really appreciate it. Also, she LOVES rides now so I’m glad she will get to go on some fun ones.

Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases?
We purchased a name decal for behind baby boy’s crib. Yes, ‘baby boy’ has a name now, we decided on Brody. We aren’t sure about the middle name yet.


Belly Button In Or Out?
Flat

Feeling…
Still feeling good, I can’t believe I’m less than a month away from meeting my little man. I know as time gets closer I will be way more emotional about Audrina not being my only baby anymore. In the meantime, I’m trying to get as much quality time with her as possible.

Any Movement?

Lots, the movement has changed though to slow rolls instead of crazy kicks. I think he’s running out of room.

34 Weeks Pregnant with Audrina



Thursday, July 9, 2015

32 Weeks

I’m actually closer to 34 weeks now, whoops.

Baby Updates
By now, your baby weighs 3 3/4 pounds (about the size of a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, he'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as he fattens up for survival outside the womb. He now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). His skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.

Weight Gained
I’m going to guess about 32

Symptoms
The last two weeks have been brutal weather wise, it's been 90+ almost every day which is causing my leg swelling to be pretty uncomfortable. I’m also sweating like a pig when I’m not in AC. I’m thankful I don’t have back pain though.

Food Aversions
Nothing

Food Cravings
No real cravings, I try to eat lots of small meals or I get super full and uncomfortable.

Sleep
Sleep has taken a major turn for the worse these last few weeks. Audrina’s nightmares are worse than ever and she wakes up almost every night for around 3 hours. I think she is trying to prepare up for lack of sleep when the baby arrives. I’m trying do Terra oils to see if that might help.

Looking Forward To…
I took a day off next week to take Audrina to a farm in town that has rides, animals etc. It will be so nice to have some extra time with her.

Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases?
Not much the last couple of weeks. I found out that my best friend is hosting a sprinkle for us, so sweet!! I will probably wait until after the party to purchase anything.

Belly Button In Or Out?
Flat

Feeling…
I’m feeling good besides being extra tired with Audrina keeping us up. I’m REALLY hoping that we can get her sleep in check before the baby comes.

Any Movement?
All the time! He really likes to kick my ribs too, ouch!


32 Weeks with Audrina