Week 30-33: Thankfully I don’t have a lot to report for these weeks. An uneventful pregnancy is good news!
Week 34: This week I started Biophysical Profile (BPP) testings and Non-Stress Tests (NST) to monitor the baby until she is born. These tests measure the baby’s movements with how frequently she moves within a period of time. It also measures if she is practicing breathing properly, checks her heart rate and checks to see if you have the proper amount of amniotic fluid. I also got the measurements of her at week 34. They won’t do this again for a couple weeks. She is measuring a week and 2 days ahead and weighing in around 6lbs 1oz. We might be looking at a big baby here!
Week 35: I just had my BPP and NST yesterday and I scored a 6 out of 8 for the BPP because she decided to take a nap during the test. Thankfully she was moving around like crazy during the NST so it made it no concern that she didn’t have a perfect score. I’ve been having more frequent contractions so I wanted to have the doctor check to see if I was still closed. My husband is heading out of town for the weekend so I wanted to make sure he was safe to do so and I wouldn’t have this baby this weekend! 🙂 Thankfully I was closed but was informed she had started to drop. I definitely feel the change in that! I’m more uncomfortable than I already was and feeling lots of pain in my hips and lower area. Fun times! 😉
Last week we decided to go to a Pumpkin Patch and so we got a little dressed up and took some pregnancy pictures in our front yard. We hadn’t raked the leaves so we had a ton in the yard and all of the colors were the perfect backdrop for a small photo shoot. Here are the photos: (sorry photo overload)
Maternity clothes: I’ve been wearing them for a long time. I’m a lot bigger this time around.
Wedding rings on or off? I haven’t worn them for a couple months now. I’m swelling but not terribly and I could still wear my rings. My fingers have just felt quite tight and super dry with the weather change so I’ve just kept them off.
Mood: Trying to stay as positive as possible! All this hard work is worth it in the end!
Christina in FL says
Oh Ruthie, you are GORGEOUS!!! :)))) You embody the radiance of a woman with child. I am SO glad you did the great photo shoot. Love your daughter with you in the photos also.
Thank you for taking the time to share these sweet details. I wish you a swift, easy and healthy delivery for your new baby girl. 🙂
Thank you so much!! What sweet words! We are very anxious to welcome baby girl number 2 to the family!