How many weeks? I am now 34.5 weeks! It is a miracle, and everyday is a blessing to be this far along with my perfect, healthy baby girl! I am amazed and so, so glad that I am still pregnant and going strong!
How am I feeling? I am still feeling a-ok! Lately, I’ve been feeling more general discomfort. I can’t seem to stay in one position for long. It’s either my back, or my shortness of breath, or something that causes me to constantly reposition myself. My sleep has been getting worse; its quite a production when I get up to use the bathroom, so that’s getting pretty exhausting. I have been waking up feeling more and more tired.
I get weekly updates sent to me from Baby Center, and this week’s update, I was thrilled to read, “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.” Wow, really? Have I made it past the preemie phase?? It is just unreal to think Taylor is the size of a small full-term baby right now!
Doctor’s Appointment? Next week I go for a standard OB check up.
Weight Gain? 21 pounds and growing by the day! (I’d like to say that I have no problem gaining a total of 30 pounds when all is said and done, but that would be a lie…)
Even though I haven't had much of an appetite for the past few weeks, I am still gaining weight like I should be. Taylor’s feet or knees are up in my stomach, and that has caused me to lose my appetite. I can only eat a little bit at a time, so I try to eat more frequently.
The Ben & Jerry’s is helping too :)
Baby Preparation? The full-on nesting has begun! With the baby shower behind us, we have everything we ever needed. I am now busy washing everything and organizing where we’ll keep all her things. I am still amazed at all the stuff we have for Taylor! She isn’t even born yet and I’ve done 4 full loads of laundry!
Baby laundry may not sound like a very big deal to you, but it was for me. This was the first time that I’ve ever done a load of baby laundry and it was pretty weird. It gave me a little anxiety actually; there is no going back now! Taylor really better be on her way!