Week 34

It’s week 34 and we’re only about 4 weeks away from the arrival of Baby Stern! I can’t believe that we’re in the last few weeks of a countdown and trying to keep in mind that it really could be “any time now.” I still feel like we’ve got a lot to do: we need to make a trip to Babies R Us and Target to finish getting the items off our registry we need – and then put all that stuff away; we need to get a plan in place for who is helping with Murray and Theo when it’s “go” time; I have a ton of things to do for work to feel comfortable to be away on maternity leave; we need to finish the nursery and get the things up on the walls; and our house needs cleaned something terrible. So, all of that is on the schedule for this week – think we’ll get it all done? We shall see!

Here’s a 34 Week Update:

How far along: 34 weeks
Baby is the size of a: Cantaloupe
Total weight gain/measurements: 33lbs
Maternity clothes: oh, yes.
Stretch marks: There’s a few small ones starting to show right around my hips, especially if I pull my belly up a bit.
Sleep: Sleep is not happening. It’s been a flip of a switch this week, but I cannot sleep. It’s a combination of being uncomfortable and just not being able to go back to sleep, if I get up for a bathroom break (which is happening more and more during the night). I’m pretty exhausted and would give anything for a good 3-4 hour stretch of sleep.
Best moment of this week: Hopefully getting a lot of “to-do” thing crossed off our list around the house!
Miss Anything? I was driving past the park the other day and there were so many people there. It really made me miss being able to go for a run – looking forward to getting back into a normal exercise routine ASAP.
Food cravings: None. I’ve really lost my appetite this week too. I’m just not hungry – at all. And there’s nothing that makes me want to eat. I’m not experiencing any nausea, but I just have no desire to eat, or no craving to eat anything in particular.
Anything that makes you queasy or sick: No
Labor Signs: Continual Braxton Hicks contractions – at any time during the day. Lots of practicing for the real thing happening the past few weeks.
Belly Button in or out? OUT! It popped out last week and it’s so funny looking and feels weird too!
Wedding rings on or off? Off. Swollen ligaments. :(
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy – just trying not to stress, thinking about all the things that need done before it’s time for baby to arrive.
Looking forward to: Drs appointments this week to see if we are any closer to baby’s arrival and finishing up our shopping for baby gear off our registry!

Look at the significant difference between last weeks picture and this week! Baby boy is definitely growing in there cause my belly is continuing to push further and further out over my toes (which I can’t see now, either).


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