Happy Friday! Any fun plans for the weekend?
We’re hopping in the car for what should be the final trip before baby. I’m taking L to see grandparents for the weekend, and then leaving her for a few days to have one final mini “babymoon” next week.
We plan to stay home but head into NYC most days to catch a show (Wicked or Once, can’t decide!?), museums, the World Trade memorial, walk the city, get some good eats and do whatever else adults without children can do.
For today, I’m due for another update- 34 weeks today!
Here’s week 33’s picture from last week:
I’m feeling great this week. After a week or two of cat napping almost daily, I found I didn’t need them this week. Workouts are slowing down a bit and I’m letting my body dictate what it wants to do. I feel like I’m entering the month of tapering before the big event.
L and I got in an early morning stroller run this week when daddy was out of town. It was just 4 miles but felt great to beat the heat and have it done bright and early!
Suddenly 34 weeks feels like we’re almost there. Full term is just 3 weeks away, and these last few weeks are going to fly by!
What else is happening:
How far along: 34 weeks!
Total weight gain: up 15-16 lbs
Maternity clothes: I am living in dresses and comfy skirts. Thankfully, it hasn’t been too hot yet but things are starting to warm up.
Sleep: Overall, I can’t complain. I rarely get up to pee, but I do flip from side to side about 358 times a night. Most of the time, I fall right back to sleep.
Miss anything: Enjoying food. I’m having more nausea than I did with L and nothing tastes all that great.
Movement: The moves and kicks are getting stronger. I still love watching my belly move from the outside. 🙂
Food cravings: Still wanting ice water and anything cold- smoothies, watermelon, oranges, berries. Occasionally craving Annie’s mac and cheese or ice cream, so I’m just going with whatever tastes good.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I’m not especially queasy or sick, but food is becoming less appealing as my stomach is squished.
Have you started to show yet: Much bigger than I was with L! I get random comments all the time now, which is fun.
Happy or moody most of the time: Upbeat and happy, although I do find my patience wears out more quickly than usual with L. Or maybe she’s sensing the upcoming changes and acting out more?
Looking forward to: A NYC staycation next week!
We also had an ultrasound last week to check the growth of the baby as I consistently measure small (same thing happened with L). Thankfully, everything looks great and the baby was measuring just over 4 pounds at 33 weeks. If she/he gains the estimated 1/2 pound per week from here on, this baby will definitely be bigger than L (she was just 6 pounds). Apparently it’s common for the second child to be larger?
Also, thanks for the comments and input on my mental prep for labor- I didn’t have a chance to reply to everyone, but I really appreciated your words!
Moms, was your second child larger than your first?
Favorite thing to do in NYC (or without children?!)