Tuesday, May 22, 2012

36 weeks

Today's date: May 22, 2012

How far along: 36 weeks

Total weight gain: 16 pounds

Heart Rate: at 34 weeks baby was 140, this week it is 160

Size and growth of the baby:. Baby's brain is continuing last week's growth spurt. This week her touch-sensing nerves start growing their myelin sheath--the envelope that surrounds the nerves and helps them transmit impulses. Though touch will be one of the most mature senses at birth, the insulation process isn't complete until she is about 12 months old and her sense of touch will actually continue developing through age six! Once she is born you will luxuriate in cuddling her, stroking her skin, and kissing her tiny face. A newborn needs and loves this kind of attention. Holding and cuddling her actually stimulates the production of growth hormone (in you and Baby) and helps her grow healthy and strong.
Fetal development at week 36

Gender: Unknown

Maternity clothes: Limited selection left at this point.

Sleep: hard to accomplish. hard to get in and out of bed.

Best moment(s) of the week: hum...watching the party going on in my stomach at the end of the day as I'm reading before bed.


Food cravings/aversions: not much this week...could still use some deep fried mozz sticks though!

Morning sickness: yup

Labor signs: non at this point and doctor says not likely going to either. Was kind of cramping while sitting in our hard church pews though on Sunday.

What I miss: Breathing with out running out of breath.

What I'm looking forward to: Getting the rest of the stuff ready for the baby.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

35 weeks

Today's date: May 15, 2012

How far along: 35 weeks

Total weight gain: 15 pounds

Heart Rate: Last Week's heart rate was 140!

Size and growth of the baby:Baby weighs more than five pounds this week. He's huge! You're huge! (But neither of you is quite there yet.) Although his lungs are not completely ready for life outside the womb, his kidneys have had lots of practice excreting urine; his liver is producing bile; his heartbeat is strong and regular. His brain, which weighs about two-thirds of what it will at birth, is growing furiously as he also (you guessed it) continues to put weight on the rest of his body.
Fetal development at week 35

Gender: Unknown

Maternity clothes: I only have one pair of shorts that fit comfortably. And all my shirts are getting to short!

Sleep: uncomfortable. My hips were really stiff and sore this morning  when I tried to get up out of bed. Took me some time. And I have to get up to pee a lot

Best moment(s) of the week: Switched rooms with the boys finally. Eli is excited to have the baby sleep in his room (even though it will be a while before that happens)


Food cravings/aversions: Deep Fried Mozzarella sticks...all the time!

Morning sickness: still hits me in the morning then im good to go.

Labor signs: never

What I miss: Bending over to pick things up with out loosing breath. Oh and my toes...they are getting pretty swollen

What I'm looking forward to: We are getting close! So that is exciting. I am going to start washing up the neutral clothing and hospital outfits for the baby. And I have to get all the diapers washed and ready to go!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

34 weeks


Today's date: May 8, 2012

How far along: 34 weeks

Total weight gain: 14 pounds

Heart Rate: Today's heart rate was 140!

Size and growth of the baby:This week Baby's skin is smoothing out and she continues to plump up (sound familiar? She has a lot of plumping up to do!). By now all of her internal and external structures are functioning. Though she has six more weeks to bake, your baby is a whole person now who acts very similarly to a newborn. She hears well enough to react to loud noises outside the womb (notice any kicking when you turn up the music?); her brain developed enough that she can respond to the sound of your voice. Her tastebuds distinguish flavors and her eyes, though still quite myopic, can differentiate between light and dark. If you could peer into the womb you might see her touching a hand to her face, gripping the umbilical cord, or touching one foot to the other leg.
Fetal development at week 34

Gender: Unknown

Maternity clothes: With the weather changing I am really getting low on maternity shirts. Most of my short sleeve shirts are way to tight/short to wear!

Sleep: Not fun! I am really sore in the hips when I wake up, I try to sleep on my back to help my hips from getting sore but that is really hard to do. I also have to get up to pee all the time!

Best moment(s) of the week: Sunday the baby had crazy hicups! They lasted for such a long time. Bought a dresser (used) for the baby. Now I can start washing up clothes and diapers and have somewhere to put them!

Movement: There's a dance party going on in there!

Food cravings/aversions: Fruity drinks and deep fried mozzarella sticks

Morning sickness: morning visits

Labor signs: nope

What I miss: shaving my legs with out loosing breath, walking normal (my hips hurt so bad!)

What I'm looking forward to: Getting the bedrooms switched around and getting things ready for the baby!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

33 weeks

Today's date: May 3, 2012

How far along: 33 weeks

Total weight gain: 12 pounds

Heart Rate: 145 ;last week, I go back in to the doc next week.

Size and growth of the baby:Baby's movements are slowing down this week. As the your uterus gets more and more cramped, he's curled up, chin resting on his chest and arms and legs cocked. He continues to practice breathing, to open and close his eyes, and to swallow amniotic fluid. In fact, during this last trimester he will be swallowing about 4 cups of amniotic fluid a day! His taste buds have matured now and experts believe that Baby can already distinguish some of the tastes in your amniotic fluid--like onions, garlic, and certain strong spices, like cumin. Some scientists believe this pre-taste is a way to prepare a baby for the different flavors of breast milk, which also changes based on a mom's daily diet.
Fetal development at week 33
Gender: we don't know

Maternity clothes: Getting a limited supply of shirts that are long enough and are comfortable to wear, and I'm roasting in everything.

Sleep: Not great, my hips are always stiff and sore when I wake up. Which is a few times a night

Best moment(s) of the week: We finally have nice weather!

Movement: All the time everywhere!

Food cravings/aversions: strawberry banana smoothies, furit in general and fried mozzarella sticks....

Morning sickness: back to everymorning

Labor signs: nope

What I miss: bending over and just feeling good in general

What I'm looking forward to: less than 7 weeks to go!Time to start getting stuff ready.