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34 Weeks...

And a couple of days....

Apparently, as of today, I'm 40 days from the due date.  Honestly I feel like I was just telling people that I'm pregnant and now here we are, in the home stretch!  A little over a month from now I'll hopefully be holding our little guy in my arms- crazy!!!

Here's the week 34 update:

"Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. His fat layers — which will help regulate his body temperature once she's born — are filling him out, making him  rounder. His skin is also smoother than ever. His central nervous system is maturing and his 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. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies."



As for me, well, I'd say that I'm more tired than I was a few weeks ago.  I think it's partially from hefting this guy around all day and partially from having to get up every hour to go to the bathroom at night- doesn't exactly make for a restful night's sleep!

This evening I'm starting a new series of classes at the hospital- pre-natal swimming.  I've been doing some aqua aerobics at my regular gym every week but am excited to go to the class at the hospital where it's focused on pregnant women (and not 20 year old college students), where they have stairs to get in and oujt of the pool (using the ladder to climb out of the Harvard gym has become more and more difficult each session!), and where I can meet some other women who are expecting around the same time as me and who live in the same area.  I've never really made any friends since moving to the South Shore with Paul and so I'm hoping that by taking part in pre-natal swimming and then the post-natal mommy support group classes at the hospital I can meet some new people...

So that's the news.. Not terribly exciting, I know, but things are quiet right now which is nice!


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  1. Those last weeks drag on forever! But really your so close!

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