Monday, December 26, 2011

Pregnancy Update: 34 weeks!

Today, I am officially 34 weeks pregnant! That means that we'll {most likely} have a baby in 6 weeks or LESS! Whoo-hoo!
We had a great Christmas, and now it's time to concentrate on Baby! As soon as we get Christmas packed up (that's tomorrow's task), we're going to start getting out the big baby things. I'm excited to see the swing, pack-n-play, baby bathtub, etc all set up again. I have lists of tasks that need to be finished each week from now until I'm 38 weeks, so hopefully we will be able to stick with the schedule and get everything done.

Brianna is talking more and more about "baby brudder". I think she knows that BIG things will be happening soon. Tonight, she had a little flashlight that she had gotten for Christmas. She brought it over to me, lifted my shirt, and rubbed it on my belly just like she was giving me an ultrasound. Haha! She goes with me to every doctor's appointment (and I get an ultrasound at every appointment), so she knew exactly what to do. She even said, "There he is", "He's over here", and "Looks good!" It was cracking us up!

Brianna's "big" Christmas gift from us was a zoo complete with animals. She's all about animals right now, so she loves it. Anyway, when she was opening the animals, she took the giraffe, said "Brenson's room" and put it in there. I guess the giraffe theme in his room is obvious :-).

My appetite is still mediocre at best, but with all the sweets and junk I've eaten these past couple of weeks, I'm SURE I've gained weight. I'm still not experiencing any major cravings, although sometimes I do really want meat (and that is very strange for me). At this point in my pregnancy with Brianna, I craved Oreo cookies and chips & salsa. I wanted both of those things morning, noon, and night. I think that *could have* been a contributing factor to the 42 pound weight gain :-).

Sleep has been terrible lately, but I know that's just part of the deal. I usually sleep well for about 3 hours, then wake up and am awake for about 2 hours, then go back to sleep for 2 to 3 hours. Some days, I squeeze a nap in while Brianna is napping, but I try not to do that unless I am just exhausted as napping makes night-time sleep even worse. I can certainly tell that I am more fatigued lately, so maybe sleep will come soon?

Only a few more of these updates left!


Sarah said...

You are on the home stretch now!!

Mallorie said...

You look great! It's getting so close, I can't believe you're 34 weeks!!! Brianna is going to be such a great big sister! I love the ultrasound story, too funny!!!

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