Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Pregnancy Post: Week by Week! Week 34

Monday was a scary day for my family and I. Because of the excess heat I experienced on Sunday I had heat exhaustion, dehydration and nausea. I had to make a trip to the Labor and Delivery ward at my hospital. They hooked me up to monitors and an IV drip to counter act the dehydration. Well while Lon and I were waiting for the drip to finish, I started having contractions. They started out really light and progressed to the point where they were nine minutes apart, lasting sixty seconds each. We were both really scared and worried that Anna was going to come six weeks early. Thankfully, my midwife had the nurse give me a shot that slowed and eventually stopped the contractions. But it raised my heart rate and made me feel unstable, so we stayed in the hospital most of the night. I am okay now, but it was a scary wake up call for me. I need to take it easy more often, which is hard for me with Alan. I struggle with making sure he is happy and entertained while at the same time I am not over doing it. But I need to keep a better eye on it. My midwives have not yet put me on bed rest, but I have a feeling it is coming up. I did however, get Monday and Tuesday off of work to help me better recover. Miss Anna, you had better stay in there until at least July! You have another month, little girl!

Here's this week's Pregnancy Post!

How far along: 34 weeks and 3 days

Size of Baby: 5 1/2 pounds and 18 1/2 inches long or the size of a cant elope

Developments of Baby: Baby girl's are now open when she is awake and closed when she is asleep. She can see light when shined on my stomach. Most of the lanugo is gone and is now replaced with a thick coating of vernix. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well.

Weight Gain: Only at ten pounds, but I haven't lost anymore at least!

Belly Button In or Out: It is soooooo close to popping out and it grosses me out lol. I can't look at my bare belly anymore because of it. :P

Maternity Clothes: Hardly any this time around still. Just work pants and jeans really. I think I own two pairs of maternity pants, one pair of shorts and three maternity shirts. Everything else is my regular clothing!

Morning Sickness: Have had it terrible this week, especially Monday and yesterday. Ugh I feel like I can't eat anything but its all I want to do!

Stretch Marks: I have found some tiny new ones developing on the top of my belly. :( Darn, darn, darn! Oh well, its inevitable I guess lol. 

Labor Signs: Anna is really low and I have slight pelvic stretching pains. She is also still head down, which is awesome. I am still getting those lovely Braxton Hicks contractions. Then of course, that nasty pre-term labor contractions I had yesterday. Ugh. 

Gender: A Girl :D

Movement: She is always moving and it is almost always a little painful now. You're running out of room, girlie! Be a little nicer to your mama! Please! :P

Sleep: Sleep has gotten better, but I think only because I have been given bed rest orders by my husband and mom lol. So most of my day is sleeping, except for maybe five or six hours a day. A lot better than last week lol!

Best Moment This Week: Watching Alan and Uncle Kalvin play together so well all day yesterday. They have the tendency to fight like brothers, so I was endlessly grateful when they behaved so well together.

What I miss: Still not feeling nauseous or sick. Being able to see and touch my feet lol. You know, same old, same old.

Food Cravings: Dr. Pepper, soft serve ice cream, Salmon, cheeseburgers, cheesecake, pizza, Laffy Taffy, tacos, Cool Ranch Doritios, Starburst, Skittles, Snickers, chocolate, cake lol, chai tea, milkshakes, Salt and Vinegar chips, grilled cheese sandwiches, and definitely lasanga lol!

Food Aversions: Eggs, my husband's beef jerkeys, salad or lettuce in general, french fries or tator tots, pasta and most similar carbs, spicy or Mexican food and raw meat. Yuck to the extreme!

Symptoms: Morning sickness, feeling weak or light-headed, round ligament pain, all around exhaustion, the need to pee ALL the time lol, out of breath easily, food aversions and nausea, major forgetfulness, odd dreams, heightened sense of smell, lower back pains, cluster headaches, leg and butt cramps, overly emotional at times (gotta love pregnancy hormones!) and light Braxton Hicks contractions, slight pelvic pains

What I’m looking forward to: Finding out what my doctors think about the whole hospital visit at my appointment next week. I am officially at weekly appointments!

What I'm not looking forward to: More labor pains like I felt last night. Those were not too much fun! I will get through it though, and hopefully without medication!

Here are my belly pictures from this week. I feel like I haven't grown at all this week, but everyone says I am so much bigger. Hmmmm....

34 weeks and 2 days

Tune in next week for my Month in Review post and my weekly Pregnancy Post! Hope everyone has a great weekend! If you liked this post and this blog, please click on the link below to vote for my blog at Top Baby Blogs. I guess that they have reset there listings, so the easier for us to move up with a lot of votes lol! ;) Hint, hint! I am now currently at Number 203, but it would be the coolest to get down into the hundreds before Anna arrived.... Thanks to everyone who is voting for me!  You are all awesome!

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