I'm entering 34 weeks of pregnancy with new pains and I'm not digging it.
I now have (via self-diagnosis) sciatic nerve pain which is literally a pain in the butt. Every time I take a step with my right leg, bend over, pick up something semi-heavy, sneeze or cough I have an intense shooting pain from my right hip down into my rear and leg. It is awesome. (My husband apparently thinks it is amusing to watch me attempt to walk around these days. What a nice man, huh?)
My baby boy has also obviously increased in size/strength because he is now causing some serious discomfort for me when he moves around. I can't imagine what I'll be feeling in a few weeks.
On the positive side, I keep getting told that I "look great for being 34 weeks" which is always nice for a pregnant lady to hear. This picture from our family Easter gathering this past weekend shows my updated figure. (I'm pretty sure I just look huge, but that's just me.)
Babycenter.com update for 34 weeks: 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 he's born — are filling her out, making his 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.)
Our next doctor's appointment is this coming Friday. Hopefully we will continue to get positive news on my health as well as Fisher's.
Until next time...