Pregnancy

34 Week Pregnancy Update

Today I turned 34 weeks pregnant. The 6 week countdown is on! Here is a little update on the past fortnight…

Baby

Baby is now measuring around 45cm and weighing roughly 4.5lbs, although babies start to vary more around this stage so the estimates become less accurate. Baby’s lungs are now producing surfactant which plays a huge part in helping them to breathe independently at birth, which is reassuring.

There were a couple of days this week when I wasn’t sure I was feeling as many movements as before, and I was starting to get a little worried and considering getting checked out again. But since baby has been super active and moving lots. The movements are so strong and very visible from the outside too. I caught a stomach bug at the end of last week but thankfully baby moved so much over the couple of days which stopped me from worrying that it was affecting them.

Symptoms

Just super tired really, like all of the time. My hips are also becoming more and more achy at night and I feel like I’m tossing and turning a lot to try and get comfy, even with my pregnancy pillow. Heartburn is now more frequent but not too unbearable.

Diet, Exercise and Weight Gain

I wrote a post all about this and how I’m feeling, you can read it here.

Bump and Clothes

I gave in and bought some bigger maternity jeans and am now also the proud owner of some maternity Christmas pyjamas! Whilst ordering them I also spotted a bodycon dress for a bargain £4.

How I’m Feeling

Pretty excited to have lots of baby things in the house after my Mum and Dad visited at the weekend with the chest of drawers, pram, car seat, isofix base and cot that they’ve been storing at their house for us. There were so many packages and it really felt like Christmas! We assembled the pram before folding it down back into boxes as we just don’t have anywhere to keep it just yet.

I’m hoping to find some time at the weekend to wash the few baby clothes we have and to make a start on the hospital bags too.

Appointments

I haven’t had any more appointments this fortnight, but I’m seeing the midwife again on Monday morning.

{You can read my Body Confidence in Pregnancy, 32 Week Pregnancy Update,  30 Week Pregnancy Update, Second Trimester Essentials, 28 Week Pregnancy UpdateKicks Count, 26 Week Pregnancy UpdateEmma’s Diary Packs Post, 24 Week Pregnancy Updatepregnancy pillow review, 22 Week Pregnancy UpdateFirst Trimester Essentials, 20 Week Pregnancy Update, 18 Week Pregnancy Update here, 16 Week Pregnancy Update here, First Trimester post here, my 6 Week Update here and our Pregnancy Announcement here}

Thanks for popping by,

Kimberley x

I’m linking up to Bumps & Babies with Jenny from Let’s Talk Mummy

6 thoughts on “34 Week Pregnancy Update

  1. Oh you look amazing. It’s so scary when you don’t feel those movements but glad all is ok. Off to catch up on some of your other pregnancy posts. Thanks again for linking up appreciate the support. Look forward to sharing our bumps and babies together. #bumpsbabies

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