I’m 34 weeks pregnant!
No, it’s not (just) the lack of sleep that’s making your vision fuzzy. Pregnancy hormones and fluid buildup can affect your eyes’ curvature and tear production, making them extra-itchy and sensitive. No matter what your vision’s like, take a look toward the light — less than two months to go! By this week, fatigue has probably set in again, though maybe not with the same coma-like intensity of your first trimester. Your tiredness is perfectly understandable, given the physical strain you’re under and the restless nights of frequent pee breaks and tossing and turning, while trying to get comfortable. Now’s the time to slow down and save up your energy for labor day (and beyond).
baby weighs as much as a cantaloupe!
Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. His fat layers — which he’ll need to regulate his body temperature once he’s born — are filling him out, making him rounder. His skin is also smoother than ever. His central nervous system is maturing and his lungs are continuing to mature as well. Baby can recognize and react to simple songs…time to start practicing your lullabies! In fact, baby will recognize frequently sung tunes after birth and probably find them soothing. Less cute news: He now urinates about one pint per day. Get the diapers ready!
Things are good. Not much change since last week other than increasing pain when Baby pushes on my ribs. Bladder-wise, all is well unless I get woken up in the middle of the night, then I have to go right then or I’ll pee the bed. But thankfully Baby is still sleeping through the night, as he has yet to wake me up. He’s awake when I’m awake, and he’s asleep when I’m asleep. He even settles in for a nap with me during my lunch break. It’s pretty nice, I tell you. Let’s just hope he keeps it up!