Watch what you say! Your curious baby is listening in to your conversations at 34 weeks — and might enjoy a lullaby or two — so go ahead and sing to him. Some say that baby will recognize songs mom sings while he’s in the womb, and may even be more easily soothed by them if he’s used to them once he’s on the “outside.” At week 34, you might breathe a little easier, since baby may descend lower into your pelvis and give your lungs some space. (Ahh!) Of course, some babies don’t do this until the day they’re born, so we’re not making any guarantees. The pitfall of this descent, of course, is even more pressure on your bladder, so be prepared to make even more trips to the ladies room over the coming weeks.
Your baby’s the size of a butternut squash!
At less than two months to go, he weighs in at about 4.2 pounds to 5.8 pounds and measures about 17.2 to 18.7 inches.
your baby at 34 weeks
- He’s recognizing and reacting to simple songs, if you’re singing them. (If you’re not, start! He may find them soothing after birth.)
- He’s also urinating about a pint a day.
pregnancy symptoms at 34 weeks
- Blurry vision, created by a combination of hormones, fluid buildup and lack of sleep.
- Fatigue. Now, if only you could sleep at night!
- Constipation and hemorrhoids. Make sure you’re getting plenty of fiber.
- Swollen ankles and feet. Put up those feet, mama-to-be!
- As baby prepares for her arrival, you might feel pressure down lower in your pelvis, and even more frequent peeing.
- Schedule your prenatal visit to the OB, which is now weekly.