today i am 34 weeks and 3 days along in this pregnancy. we had another two week appointment with our midwife today. baby O is doing well and his heart is beating in the 130s. we've known he's been head down since at least 34 weeks. he's quite active but it feels like his movements are slow and very methodical. he likes to scoot his bottom against my ribs. when he's lazy, i just drink two glasses of ice cold water and man, does that get him moving. my fundal height is measuring on track at 33 cm currently.
according to the mayo clinic, the fundal height is generally defined as the distance from the top of the uterus to the pubic bone measured in centimeters. after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, your fundal height measurement often matches the number of weeks you've been pregnant. for example, if you're 27 weeks pregnant, your health care provider would expect your fundal height to be about 27 centimeters. it isn't unusual, however, to measure somewhat smaller or larger than expected. fundal height is only a tool for gauging fetal growth and gestational age - it's not an exact science. typically, fundal height measurements offer reassurance of a baby's steady growth.
on another note, i've gained five pounds in the last two weeks. i blame it on the hot and humid weather which is causing my hands to feet to swell a little. my midwife confirmed, and stated that my weight should be fluctuating now because of the weather. yes, let's blame the weather for the five pound weight gain in two weeks. yes, the weather.