34 weeks

Total weight gain/measurements: 19 pounds and holding….but I am hoping to lose a few now that I am home and back on a routine.
Maternity clothes: Looking for a dress for my maternity photos, not sure I want to use the one I wore for my baby shower. I am on the hunt we will see what I find. Pictures were suppose to be last Saturday but it rained so it had to be cancelled. I haven’t rescheduled because Adrianna is visiting me this week and we have made plans for the weekend.
Sleep: I am sleeping good still. I have realized  that I use quite a few pillows. Interestingly enough I don’t wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. I guess I do have a large bladder!
Best moment this week: I bought some more stuff off of my baby shower registry that I didn’t get but need. I purchased a baby monitor, bobby, baby clothes, car seat protector, wash clothes, baby towels and nursing bras.
Miss anything? Nope, feeling great!
Movement: Tons of movement. I really love the feeling!
Food cravings: No real cravings for anything!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope.
Gender: It’s a BOY!
Symptoms: No symptoms really, still sleeping pretty good. It is getting harder and harder to pick something off the floor….can be frustrating!! I have noticed a few episodes of heart burn…thank goodness for Tums!
Belly button in or out? Still, partially in and partially out.
Wedding rings on or off? Sadly, off…most days. I do try to wear my wedding band but even that is hard to get on and off. Fingers are the only thing swollen on me…weird!
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, I am nesting more and more. Getting everything organized! It would have been nice to have all of my gifts in NC so I can really get an idea on what I have and what I need. Rick will be bringing everything that we got back when he comes home. He will be back around September 4-6th.
Looking forward to: I had my OB appointment. Everything went great! He is right on schedule with growth. The doctor said that his abdominal measurement was a little bigger than how far along he is but she said that it is normal. We never had the non-stress test done because all of my prior test were normal and that my blood pressure was normal. 118/70. My sister Adrianna is coming to visit for a week and a few days. Looking forward to spending time with her! We plan on going to Bald Head Island for Saturday Aug 27th for some fun in the sum/beaching it up! Can’t wait!
Days to go: 43 days to go!
Baby development: Baby is the size of a cantaloupe. He weighs around 4 3/4 pounds and is 18 inches long from head to heel. He fat layers, which will help regulate her body temperature once he is born, are filling him out, making him rounder. His skin is also rounder than ever. His central nervous system is maturing, and his lungs are continuing to mature as well. If born after 34 weeks generally there is no health problems and he will do fine outside the womb.
 34 week bump pic
Love,
Amanda

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