Pregnancy Update: 34 weeks

4 Nov

I can’t believe its so close to D-day now! So excited! Its getting harder to sit or lie comfortably, as Elijah has turned, so his feet are in my ribs 🙂 Doctor measured him today and he’s about 2.6kg, so he’ll apparently be around 3.5kg at birth. Here’s hoping! Next appointment the doc is going to measure my pelvis to make sure Eli can fit through… or as close to. But so far everything is in order for a normal birth. Going to be on my knees about this one!

If you know me at all, you’ll know I love samples and free things (I think I get it from my mom’s side). So when we were at antenatal class last night and we got oodles of free products I was over the moon! Then this morning the gynae handed me a “lucky packet” full of brochures and free things and samples! This is just the coolest week!

During pregnancy, your big, beautiful belly will probably obscure most of the view of your legs, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore them. Your legs do important work during pregnancy, including easing the pressure on your back. Make sure you keep moving to increase circulation, which can reduce the risk of varicose veins, a common side effect of pregnancy.

Your baby
How your baby’s growing:
Your baby’s movements may be decreasing in frequency, but not to worry – it’s just because your uterus is somewhat of a tight squeeze these days, given his increased size. Your little one may have a lot of hair on his head at this point and his skin is now pink, rather than red, thanks to the white fat deposits underneath it.

Your body
How you may be feeling:
When you’re pregnant, you need to be taking in about 1200mg of calcium per day – not only does your baby need it for his developing bones, but your own bones and teeth can be affected if you’re not getting sufficient amounts.

Good calcium food sources include: Swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, almonds, parsley, corn tortillas, globe artichokes, dried prunes, pumpkin seeds, cooked dried beans and cabbage.

If you’re taking a calcium supplement, make sure it’s balanced two parts calcium to one part magnesium, as the two work in partnership.

Your Parenting

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