Sunday, June 9, 2013

34 Week Bumpdate

The Bump
I seriously thought about cropping my face out.  Hello, swelling! I just don't feel like I look like myself these days.

 And here is the comparison shot.  Which, honestly, I don't see much of a difference between the weeks!  I think maybe she hasn't spread OUT much, but she's spread UP and BACK a lot.  I feel limbs in my ribs these days that weren't there until recently.  At my last appointment, my doctor said, "Wow, she's way up in those ribs!"  I guess that's what we short-torsoed people have to deal with!


Thanks to my Dysphagia class, I know that a baby's swallow is functional on the outside around 34 weeks!  So she probably wouldn't need to be on a feeding tube no matter when she's born from here on out.  Her lungs still need to develop a bit more, and she needs to add a bit of fat to her bones, so she can stay put for a few more weeks!

Weekly doctor's appointments start next week!  It's almost go time!

  • Nesting
  • Heartburn is back, but it's not unbearable.  Just annoying!
  • Swelling
  • Strawberries and watermelon
  • Still burgers. 
Fun Stuff:
  • I had my first shower last Saturday (blogged about here).  It was beautiful!  And I have another shower coming up this Saturday.  We feel so blessed!
  • The nursery is just about complete, minus the curtains.  I'll probably do a whole nursery post next week after our curtains come in and after my shower.  Here is a sneak peak though:
  • We leave in about an hour for our hospital visit!  I am kind of afraid I'm going to freak out and start panicking when I get there and see the delivery rooms.  It's going to seem so real!  But at the same time, I feel like I'll be able to breathe a sigh of relief to know how to get there, where to park, and what to expect.
  • After our shower last Saturday, my sister-in-law used her nice camera to take a few pictures of us since we aren't getting formal "maternity photos."  they turned out so nice!  Here are a couple of my favorites: 

    Next bumpdate, I will be 1 week away from full term!  I finish up my last class this Thursday, and after that and my shower, I am going to feel so ready! 


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