baby check-in: week 34

May 13, 2013, In: baby
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Oh man. This week has been a little tougher than I had hoped for. Nothing happened health wise. I’m just getting a bit restless.  At around 29 weeks, I could not believe how fast time was flying and how unprepared I felt. Now that I am 34 weeks, I can hardly believe how ready I feel to meet this little one. I have to say part of me is ready to have my body back too.

Speaking of my body, my new ailment this week is that my right hand is constantly “asleep”. It’s been about a week now so I am getting used to it, but it does make sleeping somewhat uncomfortable and it’s hard for me to write. Thankfully, typing is still easy. I checked with the doctor and she said it’s a swelling issue and it will go away when I deliver. Super. Only 3 – 6 weeks of a tingling hand left. At least it’s not something really wrong or indicative of a problem.

Here’s to hoping she wants to make a slightly early appearance.

Week 34 baby bump progress photo

If you can’t read the board, here are the stats:

Alias: Peanut/Skeeziks
Age: 34 weeks
Sex: Girl
Height: ~17.75 in.
Weight: ~4.75 lb.
Notes: Baby is the size of an average cantaloupe (picture of a cantaloupe slice)

How far along? 34 weeks
Total weight gain? 35 pounds (I did not gain any weight this week)
Maternity clothes? Uh huh. Except I am still able to pull off a few non-maternity items like the dress in this week’s progress photo.
Sleep? The tingling hand is making it a bit difficult, but I am still able to get a few good blocks of sleep.
Miss anything? Moving quickly. I’ve also been bumping my belly a lot this week.
Movement? All the time and full belly waves.
Cravings? Nope. We did pick up some coconut water popsicles this week that are really tasty though.
Aversions? Nope. However, I find I need to eat smaller meals before bed now to help me sleep better.
Gender: Girl
Labor signs? Nope.
Wedding ring on or off? Off. :(
Looking forward to: Meeting this little one!!!

    • Jocelyn ¦ ScooterMarie
    • May 17, 2013
    Reply

    I had the same hand tingling/pain with Lana! Mine was pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel syndrome. And it hurt like hell! Started off with random tingling, but then got so bad by the end that I couldn’t sleep at all. I even tried a carpal tunnel syndrome wrist brace, but that just hurt more when everything swelled at night. Ugh, so awful. The good news, though, is that it really does go away. I think mine was gone within 2 weeks or so after delivery? Maybe a little less, I don’t remember exactly when. I hope yours doesn’t get too bad!

    • Reply

      Bummer! It’s good to know it goes away though. This is really the only thing that has been bad for this pregnancy so for that I am counting my blessings. Thanks for sharing. It really helps to know I’m not alone.

    • Rachel @ The Ongoing Planner
    • May 14, 2013
    Reply

    These last couple weeks are definitely harder than I thought. But we will make it and have the most amazing little people to take home at the end!

    • Reply

      We can do it! It's going to be so great to finally get to meet our little ones.

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