34 Weeks

I’m huge!

At my doc appointment on Monday, everything’s fine. I’m negative for the Group B Strep so I won’t need antibiotics when I’m in the hospital, which is good because I really want to have the baby with as little medical intervention as possible. My next appointment is in two weeks and then my last sonogram to estimate the baby’s weight, how he’s positioned, etc. Lately he’s been nudging my ribs so it’s been uncomfortable to sit straight up or lean forward. I get it now why women are so eager to get this over with! Everyone’s telling me that it looks likely I’m all of a sudden pregnant, like “Where’d the huge bump come from?!”

At Target earlier this week, I think I experienced a Braxton-Hicks contraction, which was a little unnerving. If that was any indication at all of how Blake is going to react to me going into labor, I’m one lucky gal because he was really calm and sweet. Ah hell, I’m lucky anyway because he’s been so great throughout this whole pregnancy, although I do maintain he’s had it a little easy because I haven’t really been too moody, no late night food cravings, or anything demanding like that. 🙂

From BabyCenter.com {she changed to he}:

Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. His fat layers — which will help regulate his body temperature once he’s born — are filling him out, making him rounder. His skin is also smoother than ever. His central nervous system is maturing and his 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.

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