34 weeks! Baby girl is now the size of a butternut squash!
Apparently I’m at that stage where I look like I’m about to pop. I’ve been receiving an overwhelming amount of comments lately along the lines of how large I appear and how I must be ready to go any day now. Nope. Still have 6 more weeks. But thank you for the sweet words of encouragement. I can only imagine how large I’ll look in a few short weeks!
I had my 34 weeks check-up on Thursday. Everything still looks good. Blood pressure is still in check, baby’s heart rate is still strong, and the belly is measuring right on track. I asked about my swollen feet and hands (I’ve also been experiencing some minor carpel tunnel in my fingers) and the doctor informed me that it’s completely normal and more women experience swelling than don’t. She did recommend support hose and wearing splints at night to help with the hands. At this point I’ll give anything a try.
I took the bump to the beach on Saturday and enjoyed a couple of blissful hours on the sand and in the water.
I know a lot of women complain about being pregnant in the horrible heat of the summer, but there’s something to be said for being pregnant at the beach. There’s nothing more refreshing than floating in the water while 8 months pregnant. It feels amazing.
Also, speaking of the heat, I’ve been joking lately that I have a 30 pound heater attached to me at all times. While everyone in my office has been freezing thanks to the over indulgent use of AC, I’ve been sweating in my tank tops and maxi skirts at my desk. I’ve also been fighting with the husband over the AC every night. We have a deal that I can turn it down before I go to sleep, but it stays up until then. Even after turning it down at night, I’ve still been sleeping cover-less while the husband is wrapped up in double blankets. I think being so warm at night has also been effecting my sleep. When I traveled for work last month my co-worker and I turned the AC in our room as low as it would go and I slept like a baby for the first time in weeks. I’m so looking forward to winter!
Derek and I took our maternity photos this morning. I purchased a package from a local photographer a couple of months ago that includes maternity photos, newborn, 3 month, 6 month, 9 month, and one year photos. Yep, we’re going to have a LOT of photos of this kid. I was originally looking for a smaller package, but it was actually cheaper to go the every-three-months route. We should have our first set of proofs back in a few days. I can’t wait to share them!
I think that’s it for this week. I still owe you a full photo tour of the nursery (we’re just working on the finishing touches) and hopefully the maternity photos sometime this week. Other than that, it’s just a waiting game now.