~Momma Piñata~

Nothing prepares you for Mommahood!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Week 34

Week Thirty-Four
  • Your baby acts completely like a newborn, with her eyes opened when awake and closed when sleeping. You may also find her settling into more of a routine for sleeping & awake times.
  • She has learned to blink. She can also see more clearly when there is a bright light on your stomach and probably has the outline of all your organs memorized!
  • Antibodies from your blood are being tranferred to her. These immunities continue to build until birth. Then breastmilk will add even more protection against disease.
  • Your baby may have already turned to a head-down position in preparation for birth. If she is your first baby, she may be settling into the pelvis with her head pressing against your cervix.
  • Fingernails have reached the end of the fingertips now. She may scratch her face even before she is born!
  • Your little one's length is 17.7 inches (45cm) and weight is 4.7 pounds (2146 g).
*This was taken from http://www.pregnancy.org/pregnancy/fetaldevelopment3.php#week34
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We'll hopefully see next Wednesday if that weight holds true. I'm pretty sure she's a bit bigger than that since I was a BIG baby, and so were my siblings! More importantly, I hope that she's finally head down. Breech means c-section which I would love to avoid.

Front View of my Belly at 33 weeks:
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c149/ImogenSky/BabyBellyMar262006full.jpg

Side View of my Belly at 33 weeks:
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c149/ImogenSky/BabyBellyMar262006sidea.jpg

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The Art of Being Alone...

So here I thought that I just couldn't wait to be done with work. Granted my back was killing me and I was beyond exhausted by the end of the day. Being 7 months pregnant and carrying infants 5 months-17 months of age around all day just isn't the easiest of jobs.

Well last week was my first week off and I was busy all week so I was fine. Fast forward (or rewind) to this passed Monday/Tuesday and oh my! I was so beyond bored and I felt so secluded from the rest of the world! And as it turns out when I'm not talking to much of anybody all day long I start to go a little crazy. I neurotically pay attention to every little tiny ache/pain/symptom that I have, and being pg there's a lot of them!

You start thinking that maybe all the things you're feeling, or not feeling, mean things like pre-eclampsia, etc... I actually can't wait until my OB appts start to be weekly because then I'll have less time to think about these things.

So here's hoping that the next 6 weeks go somewhat smoothly, and that I re-adjust to being on my own for most of the day. Soon our little sweetpea will be here, and then I won't get a minute to myself.