Tuesday, May 16, 2017

34 Weeks and "On the Healthy Side of Normal"

Disclaimer: This is my second pregnancy.  With my first pregnancy my daughter was born preterm, breech and via C-section.  Due to my age, my medical history (hello, incompetent cervix!) and my daughter being delivered preterm I am being classified as high-risk.  Things could get a little crazy in here so proceed with caution.

How far along: 34 Weeks
Total weight gain: 44
Maternity clothes: Yes!
Stretch marks: Nope
Sleep: Now that I am back on the magnesium I am sleeping much deeper for much longer.
Best moment of this week: Seeing our little Vivienne's face at my 34 week growth scan!  The tech was even nice enough to show her in 3D although she didn't really cooperate because she kept putting her hand up in front of her face.  She might even have been sucking her thumb!  She has some real cute chubby cheeks and a giant Horton head too.

Luckily, the growth scan didn't reveal anything scary.  They wouldn't check my cervical length because it's a mute point at 34 weeks.  She has all the amniotic fluid she needs, but still plenty of room to flip around.  Unlike her sister was at this point, she is head down.  My placenta is ageing as it is supposed to and the umbilical cord has all 3 chambers.  There were really no concerns.

She is measuring in the 82 percentile which means she is on the "healthy side of normal."  Anything over 90% is classified as a huge baby.  Not sure what the next steps would have been if she'd been "huge" because it is not something we need to worry about.  With her giant head, big round belly and long legs, she is measuring ahead at over 35 weeks and is roughly already 5 lbs. 8 oz.!  
Miss anything: Being able to relax.
Movement: All the time!  She's crazy. I'm supposed to be doing kick counts but they really aren't necessary.  
Food cravings: My stomach is so squished that I barely want to eat, but I keep gaining weight!
Anything making you queasy or sick: No
Have you started to show yet: I'd say so.
Gender: The tech double checked for us and she is most definitely a girl.  
Labor signs: No and I hope it stays that way for at least 2 more weeks.  
Belly button in or out: Still in but it has almost disappeared
Wedding rings on or off: Been off for awhile now
Happy or moody most of the time: I'm too tired to be either one.  
Looking forward to: Meeting this little girl in 2-5 weeks!

Since we did not spill the beans on this pregnancy to our family until I was 14 weeks pregnant, there will be a fair amount of backtracking until I can get caught up.  Hang in there!