Wednesday, September 7, 2011

34 weeks!?

Well folks we have 6 weeks left!!  Does this sound like a super short period of time to anyone else??  So exciting......(and scary)!

Size of Baby: Baby girl now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe or honeydew) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers 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.

Not a lot has changed in sleep, movement, and symptoms....good sleep is still hard to come by, she is still moving like crazy (she even kicked my dad while we were getting a picture taken over the weekend!), and my symptoms are the same with the addition of being pretty emotional the past couple of days- all in all, not too bad.

Best moment of the week: Getting our maternity pictures taken was so fun!  We had a great photographer and it was a beautiful day.  We also had another midwife appointment that went well.  Everything looks good- blood pressure is normal and no protein in my urine (yay!). Baby girl is head down with her back and butt on my right side and her arms and legs on my left side.  Our midwife told me to spend some time on my hands and knees a couple of times a day to turn her so that her back is facing out.

What I am looking forward to: My wonderful husband's birthday next week (I got him the best present and I have been dying to give it to him!) other than that, I can't think of anything besides meeting our sweet girl, it seems to be the only thing I can think about lately. 

Weekly wisdom:  After asking my dear friend Melissa what to pack in my hospital bag she said- "NIPPLE CREAM, NIPPLE CREAM, NIPPLE CREAM (medela makes it)!"   This made me laugh so hard, love her!!

Pictures: Here are a few more maternity pics...






15 comments:

  1. Wow - only 6 weeks left - yes, that does not sound like much time at all! So excited for you to get to meet baby girl! Love the pictures - you look wonderful :)

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  2. Beautiful pictures! Yes, it will be here before you know it!

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  3. I love the black dress/teal necklace combo. You look stunning!

    Can't wait to hear what you got the hubby...

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  4. Wonderful pics! I will pack nipple cream in my hospital bag, I didn't even think of that!

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  5. Exciting! Your pictures are so great! I don't know how you'll pick what to print!

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  6. Great pictures!

    I love the one where you are sitting cross-legged. You look so happy!

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  7. That looks like one proud grandpa, very cute picture!

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  8. You look great! What fun pics!
    It's getting close!!!!

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  9. of course I LOVE THE STEELERS photos(they all look awesome)!!!!! I am gearing up for a tough weekend living in the world of the Ravens!!!

    can't wait to hear steve's reaction to his bday present!!!!!

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  10. I just can't get over how awesome your pictures are!!!!!!!

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  11. Oh my, so little time left... I can't believe you'll soon have your baby in your arms and wearing that steelers bib!

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  12. Haha! Your Firefox recommendation worked. =) LOVE the maternity pics.

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  13. Wow! Just six weeks?!?!?!? I'm so excited for you! I absolutely love all of your pics - so adorable!!!

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  14. Love the maternity pics, SO sweet! So excited for 6 weeks and pack the nipple cream, sounds like good advice to me! :]

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  15. Fantastic :)) Great to hear that all is going so well... and LOVE your photos :) Six weeks will pass in no time :) Love to you both xoxo

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