34 weeks: Birth plans {pregnancy update}

Remember when I said I could scare myself by looking at the countdown on my phone?  42 days!!!  Actually it’s more like that scene in The Lion King when the hyenas get tingly at the sound of Mufasa’s name.  “Mufasa!”  “Ooh, say it again.”  “42 days!”  I’m excited, anxious, apprehensive and also just a tiny bit sad at the thought this pregnancy will end soon.  I know we could very well have several more children, but I also know that this season won’t last forever and every pregnancy could be my last.  I certainly don’t fear or dread the end of my baby-bearing days, but I want to savor this miracle just in case it doesn’t happen again for me.

On a lighter note, my sister-in-law is expecting her 3rd boy just one week after our guy is due, and we compared our records last week.  Her first 2 were born a week early, and my last several have been a little late, so nobody has a clue who will deliver first.  Her last baby was born within 15 minutes of my sister’s little boy, so we decided it would be fun to do that this time, too.  Friday will work well for Catherine and her husband, and I nearly always go into labor on Thursday with a baby arriving late Thursday or early Friday, so we both agreed to give birth on Friday, October 19th.  We’ll let you know how our plan works out.  ;)

Belly pic:

 I wrote this post several days ahead of time and planned to insert a new photo here before the post went live.  If you’re reading this, then I forgot.  Soo-prise, soo-prise, soo-prise!

Baby at 34 weeks:

  • Baby now is approximately 18 inches long and weighs about 5.25 pounds.
  • Fat accumulations plumps up the arms and legs this week.
  • Antibodies crossing the placenta help baby develop immunities to mild infections.
  • more
Your turn:
How are you and your little one this week?  What’s new?  Share a pic!
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Comments

  1. Can’t wait to see how that planning works out for you! lol How exciting to have a sister so close. I’m on a lone journey unless God moves some hearts with my sils and my other sisters get married!

  2. Hi,
    I just cruised onto your blog from a few other clicks… I really love it!
    I’m due next week with baby4.
    I just wanted to tell you that I really love your blog and I’ll be following it! Keep up the great work!

  3. October 19 is my due date! Or one of them, anyway, depending on whose date you go by. Fridays aren’t good for me though, with my husband being a high school band director and having football games and all that, so I’ll leave that day for y’all. :) I’ve always been induced on or after my due date and I really really don’t want an induction this time (baby #5), so I’m expecting to go over. We’ll see, right?

  4. So between baby and bride, your busy? :~D

  5. It is so funny, I know several people due around the same time as our 3rd is too. We’re not related though.

  6. With our firsts, my sister and I were due 4 weeks apart so we “made a plan” for her to go two weeks late and me to go two weeks early so we could make it easier for the relatives to come visit both at once. Long story short, she went early and I went late so our kids are 6 weeks apart. Our second babies were due less than 2 weeks apart, but rather than get our acts together, my sister went into labor 2 weeks late and I went 1 week late so our boys are about a week apart. Most of the relatives didn’t come to see the babies until mine was born so they could see both at once :)

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