Friday, July 24, 2009

34 Weeks Pregnant

It is hard for me to believe that I will most likely be holding a brand new baby girl in my arms in just less than 6 weeks! I keep looking around the house and wondering what I need to do, and waiting for that nesting instinct to set in so I can get it done. Instead, I feel like taking 2 naps a day! Thank goodness Bruce is home and I have that luxury as needed.

Babin (just the pre-natal name for our little girl) is a very active baby. She moves around a lot and has recently been getting the hiccups on a daily basis. It feels kind of funny since they are way down low. That is a good sign though, that the baby is in a heads down position.

For a couple of days, I've had some lower pelvic pain towards the end of the day. It isn't round ligament pain, but if it keeps up, I'll be sure to ask my midwife about it at our next visit (in 2 weeks).

Speaking of midwife visits, I met with another midwife at my birthing center this week. Her name is Liz and she is British. At my appointment, I weighed in and had lost 1.5 lbs. I thought she might grill me about it, but when she learned I was in another country, sweating a lot and walking almost every where, she was fine with it. That puts my total weight gain at around 14 lbs. I am right on target for what I wanted to gain throughout my entire pregnancy (15-20 lbs).

At just about this point in my 1st pregnancy, I wrote about how much I love being pregnant. And I can honestly say, I feel the same way. Even after 2 years of being a parent and all the ups and downs that come with it.


  1. Jennifer,
    Wow, already 34 weeks! With your trip and everything recently I've forgotten that you're so close to your due date! Hope Babin is doing great and you are getting the rest that you need--sleep now while you can! Blessings to you and the family--we will be lifting you up in coming weeks.

    Rachel W

  2. Love your bump Jen, you look gorgeous. Not long to go eh? I cant wait for your birth story! Good luck with it all hun! Have you picked any baby names yet? check out where you can search names by meaning and origin. My little boy is called Marlow and he is just perfect (although a very hungry and greedy little boy). Its all worth it though x

  3. You look great...and congrats on the weight gain, that can be tough to keep down "in your condition".

    I can't wait to see her!


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