Baby #4: 32 & 34 Weeks

How many weeks pregnant: Got a little behind in my updates again...I was 34 weeks Saturday and at my appointment last week I was measuring just about 35.

Which trimester are you in: Third. Eight months pregnant.

Bump photo: Two of them again - 32 weeks and 34 weeks

How big is baby:
Week 32: Baby is the size of a squash, approximately 15 - 16 inches and 2.5 - 3.8 pounds.
Week 34: Baby is the size of a butternut squash, approximately 17 - 18 inches and 4.2 - 5.8 pounds.

Pregnancy symptoms: Growing belly, of course. I've begun to bump into things more! Sleep is getting to be more of a challenge. I have heartburn but only when I lay on my right side or if I've eaten late at night/right before bed and then go lay down.

Belly Button - In/Out: In still...but weird looking.

Cravings/Aversions: Ice! And no, my iron levels are fine. I think I just like the "crunching" maybe? I know it's horrible for your teeth so I've been trying to limit it...but it's definitely a huge craving. No real aversions at the moment.

Sleep: Eh, getting a bit more difficult. Once I finally get to sleep, I'm's just getting into the right position.

Nesting: Not really. I suppose I probably should be but I'm more focused on the holidays right now.

Maternity Clothes: Yep. This is a given by now.

Weight Gain: I've gained around 20 pounds this pregnancy and I'm okay with that. Although I am a bit more uncomfortable, I don't feel huge yet. But then again I still have a month (or so) to go.

Movement: Lots of movement and thankfully a lot of it is up high. (See more on that below.)

Gender: Still a surprise.

Concerns: Baby was breech at our last appointment still but midwife did an ECV and flipped him/her. (*An ECV, or external cephalic version is when a care provider puts his or her hands on the outside of the mother’s belly and turns the baby into a head-down position. This is also called a version, or “hands to belly” procedure. - From Evidence Based Birth) I was a bit sore afterwards but not too horribly bad. Now if we can just get him/her to stay put...

Best moment this week: I went out with some friends for a little bit one night this week to the craft store and to get some dessert. It was nice to get away for just a bit, to chat and laugh. And on the way home they told me they were planning on having a little "mother blessing" event for me in January. They are the sweetest friends and I really cherish their friendship.

Looking forward to: Planning more for our homebirth. I haven't done a whole lot yet other than look through the stuff I had left over from my last one.

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