Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pregnancy at 34 weeks

It feels like getting closer to my due date has gotten faster and faster. Althoughsometimes it seems like forever waiting for the big day to see my little one. I will be 34 weeks tomorrow and I feel more and more uncomfortable each passing day. My OB visit last Monday went good, I told my OB that I had cramps Saturday night and Sunday morning with diarrhea and I also told him that I thought I had some contractions too. Even though everything looked fine with my blood pressure, weight, baby's heart rate, he went ahead and did fetal monitoring to see if I am really having contractions. Fetal monitor was hooked around my tummy, the baby's heart rate was normal all the time. Baby was moving a lot too during the test and I only have one contraction during the entire session when the fetal monitor was hooked on me for about 30 minutes. My OB said there's nothing to worry about it which gave me and hubby a great relief.

So here's how the baby is growing at 34 Weeks :

"Baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. His fat layers — which will help regulate his body temperature once she's born — are filling her out, making his rounder. His skin is also smoother than ever. His central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. If preterm labor happens, 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."

How's life changing:

"By this week, fatigue has probably set in again, though maybe not with the same coma-like intensity of your first trimester. Your tiredness is perfectly understandable, given the physical strain you're under and the restless nights of frequent pee breaks and tossing and turning, while trying to get comfortable. Now's the time to slow down and save up your energy for labor day (and beyond). If you've been sitting or lying down for a long time, don't jump up too quickly. Blood can pool in your feet and legs, causing a temporary drop in your blood pressure when you get up that can make you feel dizzy.

If you notice itchy red bumps or welts on your belly and possibly your thighs and buttocks as well, you may have a condition called pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP for short). Up to one percent of pregnant women develop PUPPP, which is harmless but can be quite uncomfortable. See your practitioner so she can make sure it's not a more serious problem, provide treatment to make you more comfortable, and refer you to a dermatologist if necessary. Also be sure to call her if you feel intense itchiness all over your body, even if you don't have a rash. It could signal a liver problem."

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Payday Loan

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Radio Disney Concert Series

If any of you happen to spend your summer vacation in New Jersey don’t miss the opportunity to be at the Radio Disney Concert Series for free which will be held at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey. Many of the top radio artist will be there so this is one of a kind of event that one should not missed. Morey’s Piers is a great summer Wildwood vacations getaway where you and your family can enjoy. A lot of places to stay and spend the night with Wildwood New Jersey motels and hotels surely you can find the best deals. Morey’s Piers is the best place for New Jersey Vacation and their website is the best place to find hotels and motels in Wildwood. So check it out now!


I been having cramps since yesterday and it's on and off. Last night I wasn't able to sleep good because of the cramps I felt in my abdomen and my tummy, then I started having diarrhea as well that was probably the reason why I have those cramps. I read my notes about childbirth and it said that diarrhea or soft stool are one of the signs of labor and these are nature's way of making room for childbirth. Hmmm, I hope I won't have early labor because I'm only 33 weeks and 1 day as of this time and I still have less than 7 weeks to wait til my due date.

It's getting hotter....

It’s getting warmer and hotter during the day as summer is on it’s way. Here in the Valley when it’s summer it’s really, really hot since it’s so dry and the humidity is so low. So, when you are out in the sun, it feels like you are in the oven. You hardly sweat because it’s so dry. Especially when you first get in the car that has been parked for an hour or two. The good thing is the air conditioner in hubby’s Toyota Tundra is working very well. If your vehicle’s air conditioner don’t work you might as well fix it before you get toast in the summer heat. You can find a best deal and great discount in auto ac parts like a/c compressor at Discount AC Parts. Whether you are looking for Ford ac compressor, BMW or Mercedes AC compressor Discount AC Parts has them all. Just visit their website at for all your auto ac needs.

Bank Rates

If you are looking for the best place to invest or save your money and get the best rates out of it in the future, check Monitor Bank Rates and find the best rates you can get. Maybe hubby should look into this since he is thinking about moving his 401 contribution into a CD since he lost his job couple of months ago. Hopefully, CD Rates won’t be so low so he could get a higher interest from it.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pregnancy at 33 Weeks

How' the baby growing:

This week the baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. He's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and his skeleton is hardening. The bones in his skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal. (The pressure on the head during birth is so intense that many babies are born with a conehead-like appearance.) These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.

How life's changing:

At 33 weeks I feel more and more aches and pains in my body. Just this couple of days my wrist and my little pinky hurts especially when I'm sleeping at night. My hands are starting to swell up a little bit too. I checked about all of these changes that I have been feeling and here's what I found out.

"As your baby fills out even more of your belly, lots of things might start to change: Whereas before you were sashaying, you may find yourself waddling. Finding an easy position to sit in — let alone sleep — is becoming more of a challenge. And bumping into chairs and counters is par for the course.

You may be feeling some achiness and even numbness in your fingers, wrists, and hands. Like many other tissues in your body, those in your wrist can retain fluid, which can increase pressure in the carpal tunnel, a bony canal in your wrist. Nerves that run through this "tunnel" may end up pinched, creating numbness; tingling, shooting or burning pain; or a dull ache. Try wearing a splint to stabilize your wrist or propping your arm up with a pillow when you sleep. If your work requires repetitive hand movements (at a keyboard or on an assembly line, for instance), remember to stretch your hands when you take breaks — which should be frequently."

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Effective Reading Intervention Program

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Mother's Day surprises from hubby

Hubby surprised me yesterday when he came from the door and received the cake that was delivered by some members in the church. He came to me and showed me the cake that said "Happy Mother's Day" on it. That was a great surprised to me because he never mentioned about it that he ordered a cake from the Young Women of the church the other Sunday. These Young Women were raising funds for their girl's camp this summer by selling cakes for Mother's day. I thought that was really sweet hubby did for me. I thought that was it for the surprises until this evening hubby handed me a Mother's Day card and then after I read the card he handed me a jewelry box with a very nice ring in it. When I saw it I told him "no, not again" ha,ha coz he always give me jewelry as a gift every special occasion. That is just how hubby is, he is so sweet, thoughtful and loving.

Thank you so much for the surprises hon, I Love You!

Mosquito bit me

I was laying on the couch earlier and noticed that something itch in my arm and I checked on it and it looked like a mosquito bite. I have seen some mosquito inside our house already since the weather had started warming up. By the way, have you heard about Mosquito Magnet? This is definitely the best solution to get rid of mosquitoes from your property. Mosquitoes are so disgusting and carries a lot of diseases like the West Nile Virus. Since the warm weather is here you might as well check how Mosquito Magnet works. Check also mosquito magnet review and read the testimonials of those people who have used this product on how it helps them a lot to get rid of mosquito. Visit their website and find out more about Mosquito Magnet.

Braxton Hicks

That's what I felt early this morning, I woke up at past 1 am to pee but wasn't able to go back to sleep because I felt some pressures in my lower abdomen. Hubby called the doctor to find out what we needed to do since we didn't really know if there was something to be concerned about since I'm still 8 weeks far before my due date. The doctor said that what I felt was Braxton Hicks contractions which is just normal and all I just need to do is drink plenty of fluids and take a bed rest. So, that's what I did the whole day. I miss church and our plan to visit mom in Montrose to celebrate mother's day was canceled.

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day Pictures, Images and Photos

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in the world!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Pregnancy Pathways

Hubby already called St. Mary's Hospital and was able to set appointment for "Pregnancy Pathways" which I mentioned in my previous post. We will be having a hospital tour at St. Mary's on the 27th of this month which I will also sign up for the pre-registration so everything will be ready when it is time to deliver my little one. The receptionist said that when we get there to register all I have to show is my driver's license and health insurance card. I can't believe how the days just go by so fast. I only have 8 weeks to wait and my little one will be in my arms.
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