We have made it to the 34 week mark with Cam! Praise the Lord! Early on in pregnancy there was concern that I wouldn’t make it near this far, but the Lord has been gracious and it is because of His providence that we have made it to this point.
At 34 weeks Cam is about 5 lbs and 18 inches long. According to the fruit/vegetable comparisons, he should weigh as much as a cantaloupe this week where last week he weighed as much as a pineapple. This is just an estimate he could be bigger or smaller. I do not know if we will have another ultrasound before he arrives or not, so it will be interesting to see how big he gets. Tim and I both weighed 7 lb 2 oz when we were born…let’s see if he can exceed us in the weight department.
This week from now on I will have weekly appointments! Time has flown by in the grand scheme of things…even though since our graduations it has creeped by for me due to not being as busy with my days. Also this week I will have a non-stress test, which means Cam and I will be monitored on machines for about a hour. This test will monitor our heart rates, contractions, and to check if Cam goes into distress when he moves. This results of this test should play a big indicator on when this little guy will enter the world.
As far as pregnancy symptoms and my health goes…the third trimester is no joke! Who knew that it would be so hard to pick things up off the floor?? (In all honesty I have started leaving things on the floor that I drop to pick up later when I have more energy or ask Tim to help.) Also, I feel that the Lord really prepares moms in the last trimester for the lack of sleep and getting up throughout the night for what is to come after the baby arrives. Finding a comfortable sleeping position is near impossible these days and when I do find one Cam starts being a wiggle worm/Mexican jumping bean! This leads me to rubbing my stomach and talking/singing to him to get him to settle down. And just standing up for more than 5 minutes is very tiresome for me now. I never thought I would struggle to just stand and breathe! I start feeling weak and having contractions after the 5 minute mark or somewhere close to that. (It’s sad that I resulted to sitting on the bathroom floor to blow dry my hair the other night. Haha!)
Enough of the complaining symptoms because I KNOW it will all be worth it the moment I lay my eyes on this precious little boy and get to hold him! Ahh!! I seriously cannot wait until he arrives! Tim and I are so anxious for the season of life that involves Cam being with us. 🙂
Finally, yesterday was Tim’s first Father’s Day! It was a day spent with family for us.