Saturday, March 26, 2011

34 Weeks ;

Baby's now the size of a honeydew!

Baby can recognize and react to simple songs...time to start practicing your lullabies! In fact, baby will recognize frequently sung tunes after birth and probably find them soothing. Less cute news: He now urinates about one pint per day. Get the diapers ready!  
Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average honeydew) and is almost 18 inches long. His fat layers — which will help regulate his body temperature once he's born — are filling him 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

~Pregnancy Highlights~

Due Date: May 6, 2011 
Total weight gain: 24 lbs.
Cravings: spicy, spicy, spicy & now Mexican (homemade chicken quesadillas to be exact)
Sleep: is getting worse & worse if that is even possible at this point
I can't live without: my hubby, son, & our pups; they all keep me smiling & on my toes when I am not "feeling it" or things get to crazy
I miss: being able to bend over with out feeling like I am going to pass out
I am looking forward to: Maternity photos, OB Tour next Tuesday (my insurance switched hospitals) & appt. next Thursday
Milestones: nothing major to report
Exercise: walking 3 mornings a week & I have been walking our stairs every night
Diet:  I am really trying to eat healthy & am actually now craving veggies!!
Maternity Clothes:  pants yes - shirts a mixture
Movement: he moves a good bit during the day but when I climb into bed at night he goes bananas
Gender: Boy; Colton Lee
Labor Signs: braxton hicks
Belly Shots: (these photos are getting worse as the weeks progress; I actually think I am going to stop putting my face in them & just do my belly)