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Thursday, October 16, 2008

34 Week Update

Well, this past Tuesday I visited the MFM. Per the sonogram, Tofurkey weighed approximately 5lb 1oz and measuring at 35w4d. Currently he is estimated to be born somewhere between 8lb and 9lbs. Yikes!!! I'm now seeing her one a weekly basis until I deliver. Today I went to the OBGYN, and he said everything is looking good: blood pressure was 118/80, no issues with the urine, and his heartbeat sounded really good. In 2 weeks starts my weekly & internal exams with him. For those of you who have been wondering, as of today, I have gained 15lbs this pregnancy; other than being exhausted, I feel great. He is definitely head down....Thank G-d! We started our birthing classes, and Josh is learning a has been a little rough watching the videos. From, here is what is going on at 34 weeks:

How your baby's growing:Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which will help regulate her body temperature once she's born — are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her 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.See what your baby looks like this week.

Note: Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb. Our information is designed to give you a general idea of your baby's development. How your life's changing: By this week, fatigue has probably set in again, though maybe not with the same coma-like intensity of your first trimester. Your tiredness is perfectly understandable, given the physical strain you're under and the restless nights of frequent pee breaks and tossing and turning, while trying to get comfortable. Now's the time to slow down and save up your energy for labor day (and beyond). If you've been sitting or lying down for a long time, don't jump up too quickly. Blood can pool in your feet and legs, causing a temporary drop in your blood pressure when you get up that can make you feel dizzy.

Many of you have asked about updates on my sister. Well, from what I can tell, she has good days and bad days. Her headaches are still there, but she is able to take something for them now. Per her follow-up appointment things look good, and hopefully soon she will feel good. Thanks for keeping her in your thoughts!

xoxoxo to everyone!!!!

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Congrats on a head down Tofurkey!

That was a big worry for me.

Sounds like you've been a good momma and your extreme morning sickness didn't slow him down at all. ;)

If he's going to be a big boy, he might pick his birthday a little early. You never know. I can't wait to meet him!