Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Baby G at 34 Weeks!!!

Just got home from my 34 week check up and all looked great! Baby's heartbeat was 132, s/he weighs 5 lbs 7 oz (give or take a pound), s/he is in the 50th percentile and all my fluids looked good. I was measuring EXACTLY 34 weeks and 3 days. Baby is head down (yah!!!) and should end up being about 7-8 pounds when s/he is born. I did have a HUGE weight gain but the nurse told me that it could be because of fluid retention and then she took a look at my feet and was like, "Oh yeah!" Now on to the excitement then I'll ramble again at the bottom.

Here's Baby G sleeping with his/her hand in face. I'm pretty sure that's an Hfield nose the baby has, my sis agrees.

Another shot of our little one:

This is the same as the first pic but Matt couldn't go with me. The tech printed off a separate picture that says HI DADDY. I put it on his timecard at his work so he saw it when he got off.

Let's discuss a few things now, shall we?
*I read that breastfeeding is directly associated with your prolactin levels. UGH! Luckily, the nurse and I discussed and despite my high levels pre-pregnancy, she doesn't think this should affect my ability to breastfeed and my favorite fellow agrees.
*I have had major sinus/allergies added to the third trimester and my lack of sleep and I'm seriously EXHAUSTED! I think this is God's way of preparing me for when Baby G arrives. I'm trying to avoid meds as long as I'm not running a fever or have green snot. I'm going to give it through the weekend then if I'm not feeling better, start taking some meds. I promise though, my voice makes it sound worst than it actually is! However, the whole being tired thing plus swollen feet does make my productivity level decrease which worries me about getting everything done at work before I leave. I've been trying to do one big task a night at home to get ready for the baby. I'm going to get the carseat installed this Saturday and I'm cleaning all the baby stuff we've borrowed this weekend.
*Okay, I've had hanging moles before on my neck, no big thing. However, in the past month, I've gotten a skin tag on my butt, more hanging moles (the nurse says they are also skin tags) and all the freckles I have on my chest are now raised. I asked the nurse if this was my imagination or a result of pregnancy, sure enough pregnancy hormones create this. Glad I asked so I can rest easy now.
*Next appointment is in 2 weeks and then I go every week and it's pants off every appointment to check my cervix. How exciting! I can't wait to meet our little one but I want to enjoy as much of the next 6 weeks as possible!!!


Anonymous said...

High prolactin levels are a good thing for breastfeeding. Prolactin is the hormone that tells your body to produce milk - it also suppresses ovulation. It's why most breastfeeding moms don't have a cycle for a few months...prolactin is stopping the cycle from happening.

Meg said...

So excited for Baby G to arrive! Glad that all is going well. Hope those sinus issues clear up and give you a little bit of rest before the big day.

Liz said...

I had sinus issues a few weeks ago. It was miserable!

I've heard of the skin tags popping up in pregnancy. I'm a pretty mole-y person already so I'm glad I haven't gotten those (yet).

Your u/s pics are adorable! Boy or girl, that baby will be cute! :)

Not to stress you out, but even though you're still 6 weeks away from 40 weeks, you MAY have a baby 2 weeks early, which would mean only 4 more weeks of prep. I have to remind myself of this daily so I don't fool myself into thinking baby will come right at 40 weeks. He may come earlier and I better have my car seat installed (which reminds me, I still need to do. Oy.)

Julie said...

Friend of mine who is due in June has severe allergies to just about anything that lives on Earth. She went as long as she could but her doctor finally had to give her something to ease her miserableness. She says its good now but I can only imagine!