How far along: 34 Weeks! I am so glad we have made it to this point!!
Size of baby: Your baby could be as tall as 20 inches right now and about five pounds.
Weight gain: Ugh... 27 pounds!!
Maternity clothes: If I didn't have only 6 weeks left I might be shopping for a bigger size in maternity clothes. I don't think it's worth it though at this point so I am trying to make do with what I have!! Surprisingly, I still fit in some of my regular shirts!
Movement: My entire family has been enjoying watching my belly dance around on it's own! He moves a lot and is getting so strong!! I seriously love every second of it and wish that I could somehow remember that feeling forever.
Sleep: It is getting harder and harder to sleep through the night but I am sure my body is just preparing me for what is to come. I can't get comfortable and have been starting to get up 2 or 3 times a night to pee. I have been lucky most of this pregnancy because I have been able to go most nights without getting up but I think with him getting so big, and maybe dropping or starting to, my bladder just can't handle the pressure.
Symptoms: Back pain, feet and hands swelling, heartburn, headaches, braxton hicks, occasional cramping, gas, constipation, itchy skin, acne (bad acne), ... the list goes on and on but to be honest... I LOVE IT!!
Cravings: I still love everything for the most part! Broccoli has not been my friend this pregnancy but I force myself to eat it occasionally, just for Sawyer's sake. I crave anything and everything sweet and then occasionally I will crave a salad or something healthy... but not very often!! No wonder I have gained as much as I have!
Best moment this week: I attended my first childbirth class, that was easier than I thought but then again I didn't learn anything that I didn't already know from past experience. Also, I was able to see my little monkey during our ultrasound and let me tell you, he is a cutie! Unfortunately he didn't cooperate so we didn't get face shots. My sister would agree though, he's gonna be a handsome little guy! The best news was that he is healthy and growing very well... maybe too well! ;)
What I am looking forward to: Childbirth class #2 and we have an appt. with Dr. S on Thursday. I am so happy that we have made it to 34 weeks and so from now on, we can deliver in Cedar, hopefully with Dr. S. I know that if Sawyer came now he would probably have to stay in the hospital for a week or two but he would most likely be just fine. I don't see that happening though. I think this little boy is going to surprise us all and stay put for a few more weeks. As excited as I am to finally meet our miracle, I am not in a hurry for him to arrive. I would like him to be fully cooked, and I want to cherish what I have left of this pregnancy, because I know I will miss it when it's over. It will be so bittersweet because I will be so happy that I am finally holding my baby but I will miss that special bond that only I have with him. We tried for so long to get pregnant and it went by so fast!! I think Skeet is starting to realize how close it all is to happening and he is starting to panic a little bit too! I can't believe our lives will be permanently changed in just a few short weeks!!