How Far Along: 34 4/7 Weeks
Size of baby: Little one is around 4 3/4 pounds and almost 18 inches head to heel, about the size (weight) of a cantaloupe.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained about 30 pounds.
Maternity Clothes: I am pretty much wearing all maternity clothes. I don't have a ton of them so that is why you see them all repeated on here. I have finally found a couple of pairs of shorts that will suffice. I am loving dresses right now and have some non-maternity dresses and some maternity dresses of my own and a few on loan. So comfy!
Movement: You can watch my abdomen shift around when she's busy... and she's busy a lot these days! She gets the hiccups 2-3 times a day. They are very light-feeling but they are good because that means she's swallowing okay and practicing her breathing. Her pokes, jabs, and kicks have gotten stronger- she likes to stretch out into my side with her feet. She's been stretching a lot lately- I guess she's getting in all of her chances while she can!
Sleep: Both of my hips are sore when I sleep on either side for more than a few hours. It is increasingly hard to get comfortable and I find that I don't sleep so great anymore. I guess I'm being prepared for the nights ahead once she's born.
What I miss: Sleeping on my back! I cannot wait to lay flat again!
Cravings: I cannot get enough apples these days. Throw in some caramel dip and it's heaven!
Symptoms: Oh the heartburn! Zantac is still my best friend. If it's true what they say- that heartburn in pregnancy means the baby will have hair then this child is destined to have a head full! I have puffy feet and ankles that are a mainstay now. My hips and pelvic bones are sore and getting themselves in shape for birth- but that alone is partly what is making it so hard to sleep. But we're in the home stretch and it'll be over soon.