I realized late yesterday that I had not posted the weekly update, so I decided to just wait until after my appointment this morning.
I am up a total of 20 pounds now. My blood pressure is doing well in spite of being high a few times when I checked it at home. Dr. Taylor said everything is measuring right on schedule and he could tell that her head is right in the center and she is head down! That is great news. Hopefully she will stay where she is for the next six weeks. I will do a lot of walking to help that cause.
The biggest annoying symptom right now is that when I wait a long time to pee, then I stand up, it HURTS! As in I can hardly walk to the bathroom, ha ha. I need to not wait so long.
Here is more about week 34:
Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which will help regulate her body temperature once she's born — are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her 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. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies.