34 Weeks Pregnant

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We’re now 34 weeks and a handful of days into the pregnancy. On Friday, we had another ultrasound. Early in the pregnancy, it was determined that I had about a 30% chance of being placenta previa, so this ultrasound was to check on the position of the placenta. We’re happy to report everything is now as it should be, with the placenta on the anterior (front).

Arieanna

At the same time, we also checked the position of the baby. About two weeks prior to the ultrasound, baby boy had turned breech (bum down). He’s an active baby, even now, but at the time was making turns at least once a day (once I realized that’s what he was doing). As he grew bigger, it was a lot more uncomfortable for me when he’d decide to switch positions. Thankfully, perhaps by his own choice or some exercises I’d been doing, the baby turned back from the breech position and has remained head-down since late last week.

At 34 weeks, the baby has also started to “drop” slightly, making it a little easier on me for breathing, though increasing my low back pain and the intensity of my Braxton Hicks contractions. We still have 3 weeks until baby is considered “full term” (which he is considered from 37 to 42 weeks), though the doctor says that if labor starts now, it won’t be stopped. So he could really come any time! The ultrasound very rough estimate has baby at near to 6lbs already.

The pregnancy has progressed to the “very uncomfortable” stage. My pelvis and lower back are both pretty sore and loose, in preparation for the birth, and I have discomfort from the contractions and just the weight of the baby. I’m sure his kicks don’t help either ;) I also have a fair amount of water retention in my legs and feet, making them a bit sore.

We have completed 2 out of the 6 prenatal classes. Let’s hope we can finish the full 6 before baby is born!

Baby’s Room is Ready

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We’re now 34 weeks into the pregnancy and the baby’s room, for the most part, is completely ready for his arrival. I’ve been “nesting” for a while now, so it’s both comforting and sad that his room is ready – sad because now I have nothing left to “nest” with!

The baby's roomBaby's Room

The baby’s room is painted in two colors from Benjamin Moore with their Aura series paint, which is what we used for the entire house. The top color is Limesickle, 2145-50, and the bottom is Guilford Green, HC-116. We had a simple chair rail installed in white, which is the same as the crown and baseboards, which you can’t see in the photo. The curtains in the room are from Pottery Barn Kids and feature a green and white stripe with brown stitching accent stripes.

The crib, dresser / hutch and side table are a part of the Rossport collection from College Wood Work. The crib converts to a day bed then to a double bed, so it was a good investment piece. Adding the hutch to the dresser gives us a lot of extra storage, though there’s also a pretty decently-sized closet in the room (not pictured). The chair is a leather glider recliner from Dutailier, though it is last year’s model (Intermezzo series). We got it at a discount, and I actually prefer it to this year’s model. Since it doesn’t “look” like a nursery glider, we’ll be able to transition it to our living room eventually.

As you walk into the room, the crib is straight ahead from the door, against an inside wall. Behind the crib we have the artwork our friends and family made at the baby shower. To the right of the crib is the hutch, while to the left is the chair & side-table in front of the window. The door is on the same wall as the closet, neither of which are pictured.

Ultrasound Video

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Along with a CD of images from our 3D ultrasound, we also got the full hour in video! Of course, most of the video was trying to line up frames to look at or were unsuccessful attempts at seeing the baby’s face. However, Ianiv edited the video down to just the best portions:

Pretty cool, hey? The actual DVD they gave us has a lullaby as the soundtrack, which was a nice touch.

We’re Having a Boy!

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If you missed the news on Twitter, Facebook or Flickr, we’re having a boy!! Right after we came back from Victoria, we had a 3D ultrasound. If you’ve been following our story, you’ll know that our little guy didn’t co-operate at the 19-week ultrasound. While we wanted to know the sex of our baby, the umbilical cord was right between the baby’s legs and there was no way to tell the gender!

So, we waited somewhat impatiently for 23 weeks in our pregnancy to go for a 3D ultrasound at the Som Visao Spa. Since we wanted to know the gender, and you need to pay for ultrasounds that are for “entertainment” only (i.e. not for medical reasons), we figured, why not? 3D sounded more fun! Ok, the images are a little weird if it’s not your baby, because they are so clear, in a way.

3D Ultrasound

3D Ultrasound

3D Ultrasound

Our little guy wanted us to know he was a boy right away – his legs wiiiiide open. In fact, his feet stayed up around his face for nearly an hour that we were in there! I think the technician was getting a little frustrated trying to get us a picture of his face. Whenever his feet would move down, he’d put up his hands or he’d be moving too quickly (he is a very active baby!) to capture the picture.

That said, we got a few good shots, and we were excited to see our baby! Check out those lips!! You can see all our ultrasound pics in this set.

Before you ask: no, we have not picked a name yet. We’re working on it. In all likelihood, we’ll narrow it down to a few choices and will pick and/or announce his name after he’s born. :)



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