Tuesday, June 16, 2009

34 Weeks Today.....

WOW, I can't believe that it has been 34 weeks & we only have 6 left. We are getting so excited & just can't wait to met our little bundle of joy. Lance & I are both nesting; he is so cute trying to get everything that he has ever wanted to do in the house & backyard done before Brayden's arrival. His latest project was a book shelf for Brayden's room; he finished it yesterday & it is perfect!!!





Baby Brayden this week.......
A bouncing bundle of joy at 5 pounds and nearly 20 inches, Brayden’s organs are almost fully matured with the exception of the lungs, which will continue to develop almost until birth. Though you can't see your baby, his skin is turning from red to pink. While her fingernails are fully formed, the toenails still need more time to grow. Some babies will even have a full head of hair by this point. You're probably starting to give serious thought to ideas like breastfeeding, labor and delivery. Now is a good time to begin discussing all your options with your health care provider. Meanwhile, baby is snoozing a lot, letting you run the show for a little while longer. If you have been experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions already, they may become more frequent now (or you may start to experience them for the first time). These can be intense, but are much shorter in duration than the contractions you'll experience during real labor. Because your pelvis is rapidly expanding, it may begin to ache; your lower back is also feeling the strain of your growing baby. Getting off your feet as much as possible and lying on your left side will help a lot. He is running out of room in there and you may now be able to tell whether it is a hand or an elbow pushing against your belly. The protective vernix coating on your baby's skin is becoming thicker, but the lanugo hair is almost gone. Your baby may begin to get into position for delivery (hopefully head down).

My Body This Week.....
You're probably starting to give serious thought to ideas like breastfeeding, labor and delivery. Now is a good time to begin discussing all your options with your health care provider. Meanwhile, baby is snoozing a lot, letting you run the show for a little while longer. If you have been experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions already, they may become more frequent now (or you may start to experience them for the first time). These can be intense, but are much shorter in duration than the contractions you'll experience during real labor. Because your pelvis is rapidly expanding, it may begin to ache; your lower back is also feeling the strain of your growing baby. Getting off your feet as much as possible and lying on your left side will help a lot.

How far along? 34 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 29 lbs.
Maternity clothes? yep
Stretch marks? none yet
Sleep: I still have no idea what this word means....
Best moment this week: Lance finishing Brayden's book shelf for his room
Movement: he is a very active little boy
Food cravings: not just one specific thing....just everything
Gender: BOY
Labor Signs: yep....too many for only being 34 weeks
Belly Button in or out? it just looks weird...it is half in & half out unless I am really full or he is pushing then it sticks out almost all the way
What I miss: being able to get off the sofa & out of bed with needing help or flopping like a fish
What I am looking forward to: anything & everything having to do with our little one
Weekly Wisdom: cherish every single moment of the miracle growing inside your belly; we are all truly blessed by God.
Milestones: I am able to see & feel his little feet when he kicks me, I can actually feel the outline of his feet & legs sometimes & it is unbelievable.