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34 weeks . . . November 28, 2012

Filed under: Pregnancy — nowandevermore @ 10:43 PM
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6 weeks or less to go!

You know it’s funny.  I remember while I was in the 1st trimester and things seemed to be moving along so slowly.  It was probably the morning sickness causing me to feel this way.  I have to tell you the 3rd trimester seems to be going by pretty quickly.

Doctor appointments have been going well.  I had a small scare last week while I was having my NST.  The baby’s heart rate was going along fine.  They like to see spikes.  He must have been sleeping because it was pretty steady.  Then he woke up and had some good movements and at one point my uterus tightened up and then his heart rate dropped to the 90s.  That freaked me out because it was steady around the 140s to 150s.  The doctor kept me on the monitor for a while longer and things we ok from that point on.  Doctor said it was ok because it didn’t happen again, but it freaked me out.

And our little guy who had been head down the last few weeks decided he was going to be in the breech position when they did the ultrasound.  It is still early so it was ok.  I was just surprised.  And we were told he weighed 5 pounds.

I went back yesterday for another u/s and NST.  The NST only took 10 minutes this time or so because he was very cooperative ( I was on the monitor almost an hour last week).  Then the ultrasound showed that he was back to being head down.  Whew!  Let’s hope he stays that way.

The next measuring ultrasound will be at 37 weeks or December 18th.  At that time the doctor will be able to let us know how big he thinks the baby will be and whether or not I will need to be induced a week early.  Until then we will continue with the twice weekly NST’s and the once a week ultrasounds.


As far as how I am feeling . . . the pregnancy is starting to take its toll on me.  The lack of a good night’s sleep is catching up.  The baby seems to be sitting high sometimes and out front, which makes me feel out of breath a lot.  Walking up the stairs in our house is a major task.  Heck just getting out of a chair is a chore and I am grateful that my hubby is stepping up and helping me when he is around.  And it is getting more uncomfortable to drive.  Again this goes back to how he is sitting.  He is making it a bit difficult to sit up straight so driving isn’t the most comfortable.  But I know you have to do what you have to do.


Sorry if this post is all over the place.  I feel a bit out of sorts.  Next post will be better.  I promise.

Thanks for reading!


2 Responses to “34 weeks . . .”

  1. Emily ( Says:

    Sounds like you are in the home stretch. What a blessing! It’s good to hear that things start going by faster. I feel like I’m just living beta test to beta test right now, and I love your comparison….gives me hope I’ll get through the first tri without going crazy. lol

    Now just make sure that head stays down little one! hehe I’m sure it will all be just fine!! 🙂

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