34 Weeks

How far along? 34 weeks, 5 days. I just can't believe how fast the weeks are going by!
Baby Size: Approximately 5.5 pounds.
Total weight gain: ~28 pounds.
Maternity clothes? Yes! And I'm starting to think about what to wear post-baby too.
Stretch marks? The belly is still clear! 
Sleep: We've had a few late nights this week so I've been falling asleep really quickly. I'm still waking up about twice a night to go to the bathroom and sometimes have a hard time falling back asleep, but I do eventually.
Best moment(s) this week: Care group was really fun this week, and we're really excited to be making some good friends. We had another couple come to our care group this week too! We met them in birthing class, and they live close by :).
Miss Anything? A few weeks ago I was really missing fitting into my old clothes, but this week I've really been embracing my bump. I think I'm going to miss my belly after Baby A is born.
Movement: I've always heard that movement is harder to feel in the third trimester, but I've been feeling her motion more than ever in these last couple of weeks! That's another thing I'll miss about being pregnant.
Food cravings: I haven't had any cravings really, but we had potatoes a couple times this week. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: No.
Gender: Girl!
Labor Signs: No.
Symptoms: Burping...(gross). I hardly ever burped before I was pregnant, but now it's a frequent thing. 
Belly Button in or out? It's pretty flat.
Wedding rings on or off? On. My hands swell only on occasion so I try to leave them on unless it's really uncomfortable.
Mood: Really excited and a little anxious about being a new mommy.
Looking forward to: Matt and I are heading up to Indiana later this afternoon, and my sisters are throwing a baby shower for me tomorrow! I'm really looking forward to seeing a lot of family and friends I haven't seen in awhile!

Have a fantastic holiday weekend!

+, Lauren Aiken


  1. Found your site from I'm A Southern Blogger.

    It was interesting reading your blog. My "baby" is 21 and it has been a long time since I have felt the way you are feeling now.

    I am now following you and would love it if you would stop by and follow me!
    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.blogspot.com

    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the comment, Cynthia! I'll check out your blog!