Friday, September 9, 2011

34 Week Update

Happy Friday Bloggers,

The weekend is right around the corner!! yeah! This house is getting ready to break out our red and gold to cheer on the Iowa State Cyclones vs. Iowa Hawkeyes although we also cheer for the Hawkeyes since Joey's cousin is on the football team!!

More importantly than football, how about a baby update:

I am currently 34 weeks along! It has gone by so fast, I cant believe that I have a little over a month to go. A week ago I was having a problem with swelling of my feet and calves but had a doctors appointment this week and was checked for preclamsia and toxemia and I don't have either which was a big relief and the swelling has pretty much gone away! yeah! Besides the swelling I am feeling good but it seems like this week anxiousness has set in to see our sweet baby and to know if it is a GIRL or a BOY! Joey has been working so hard on the nursery and it is looking great.

What is going on with Baby H this week:
Your baby could be as tall as 20 inches right now and weighs about 5 pounds. The tiny fingernails are growing and have probably reached the tip of his/or her finger. Baby is gaining weight to reach it's birthday and practicing the skills they have learned like sucking, swallowing, and opening their eyes when they are awake and closing them when they are asleep. The skin is also smoother than ever. The central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you've been nervous about preterm labor, you'll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine

Baby, fetus at 34 weeks - BabyCenter
The baby is about the size of a large cantelope but longer
Have a great weekend!


Kendra Dawn said...

So glad you don't have preclampsia...I was miserable with it! My entire body swelled up and my feet were so huge I couldn't get flip flops on!!!

Can't wait to see the baby's room...need to post pictures of it REAL soon!!!!!

Erin said...

I was so happy when they told me I didnt I was worried! I will very soon!!