Wednesday, March 21, 2012

34 weeks

How far along: 34 weeks

Size of baby: I won't show a picture of fruit this week because I am so far off the charts...according to an ultrasound Monday this baby is 6 lbs 9 oz already! For comparison, Will was 7 lbs 9 oz during this same week. So even though she isn't as big as Will was at this stage, she is still measuring very large.

How I'm feeling: Like a whale. Tired. Achy. Keeping up with our very active 2 year old takes every bit of energy I have! I really shouldn't complain though - at this point in my pregnancy with Will I was already on bed rest, so I am VERY thankful that things are going better this time.

Highlights this week: This week started my weekly NST's (non-stress tests - laying in a recliner at the hospital with fetal monitors strapped to me to measure baby's movements for 30 minutes) and ultrasounds. I found out on Monday that the baby is breech! Normally not a huge deal at 34 weeks, except for the fact that this baby is already so large, she has less time (and space) to flip around. I have looked up every method out there to flip a baby, and as crazy as they may be, I am trying them! Why not, if it can avoid a c-section, right? So I've laid upside down with my hips and feet up in the air, and put a bag of frozen peas on my upper stomach (with the theory that babies don't like cold). And two other things I haven't tried yet but have heard they could work is to play music through headphones really low on your stomach (babies can hear music and move towards it) and to shine a flashlight low on your stomach (they can also sense light and move towards it). I know, sounds crazy right? I am also doing a lot of praying:) I get an ultrasound each Monday so hopefully she will flip by the next time I go in!


Fran Pierce said...[Reply to comment]

I'm feeling the need to pack my bags!!!

Mary Beth said...[Reply to comment]

You look great!! Can't wait to hear if those tricks work!

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Hang in there Mama! Fran-ma better go ahead and pack those bags......xox igels

Jenny @ Practically Perfect... said...[Reply to comment]

Loved the bit about the frozen peas :-). Chris used to suggest that I do the same thing in order to encourage Joe to come out when he was so over-due!

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