August 26, 2014

33 Weeks

How far along are you?  I am 33 weeks pregnant today! 49 days left until our due date!

Gender: It's a BOY!

How big is the baby? A little over 17 inches long and about 4.5 lbs, which is the size of a pineapple!

More about this week from Baby Center:

This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds and has passed the 17-inch mark (about the size of a pineapple). 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."

Total Weight Gain: I am sitting about 15 lbs right now. My weight fluctuates quite a bit though. My doctor was pleased at my last appointment and even gave me a high five for my weight gain! Really trying to keep my weight gain under 23 lbs total, which is about one pound a week until my due date.

How I’m feeling: This last week has been ok! My body definitely aches all over and its hard to ever get comfortable. I am getting more frequent heartburn lately. I thought it had to do with eating certain foods, but it seems like the heartburn wants to stay no matter what I try! Its starting to hit me how close we are. I remember when October seemed so far away. Now it feels right around the corner. I am full term in three weeks and that is just insane to me! Last weekend was really productive, so I am feeling less anxious knowing that we have almost everything we need for Baby B's arrival!

Maternity clothes: I love being at home lately so I can just wear my pajamas, so much more comfortable! I am on a mission to NOT buy any more maternity clothes. If I am going to spend money on clothes, I want them to be new clothes for my post-baby body. I have a feeling I won't be feeling too great about my body and I would rather save money to buy some fun new clothes to help me feel good!

Favorite workouts: Lots of walks. I am trying my best to walk on my lunch break when I can and also after work. I am still weight lifting with my husband occasionally too. I can tell my ligaments in my hips/groin area loosening up for baby. When I walk for long periods of time, it feels like something is about to dislocate or pull. 

Stretch Marks: My tummy has a lot of veins, but, knock on wood, I don't think I haven any stretch marks yet. I have a lot of old ones from when I gained weight years ago, so it would not surprise me if I get new ones as I get bigger. 

Cravings: Yesterday I sent my husband a text that read "I want muddy buddies...with fries...with pad thai....and gummy worms...with a side of chocolate...topped off with pizza.". Oh the cravings. They are no joke. I thought the cravings I had while dieting were bad, pregnancy cravings are a thousand times worse! Thankfully, I have had the willpower to say NO to 99% of my cravings and continue to eat healthy, but wow, it is tough work! I do allow myself a skinny cow ice cream bar in the evenings. Knowing I can have that at night helps me turn down the rest of my cravings. Based on the text above, thank goodness I have not given in to all of my cravings or else my weight gain would be outrageous!!! I still have been on a deviled egg kick. Thankfully, they are packed with protein and I have the willpower to limit myself to one!

Sleep:  According to my Fitbit, I am up on average about three to five times a night. Baby boy likes to sleep on mamas bladder. My Fitbit also says I am restless for about an hour each night, which equates to about 20+ times a night. My groin hurts like none other every time I attempt to get comfortable or roll over. This may be TMI, but it feels like a gnarly pinched nerve combined with someone hitting you in the crotch with a baseball bat. I assume its due to extra pressure from baby, but I really don't know. Anyways, this pain wakes me up throughout the night. Oh, the joys of pregnancy!
Best moment this week: Best moment has been getting things finished! We finished up our little guy's nursery (minus hanging a couple frames on the wall). We went through the list of things we need before he arrives and we managed to get almost everything. I have started packing my hospital bag. Just like every other time I pack, I am pretty sure I am majorly over packing! I would love to hear if any of you have advice on the things you enjoyed having with you at the hospital! I also finished writing our birth plan. Think writing our birth plan really made things feel more real. Just makes me realize how close we really are to finally meeting our little boy!

Movement: Minus a little scare last week, he has been a very active baby. We went to the hospital last week late at night to check on Baby B since he hadn't moved all day. Scared the you know what out of me!! Once the nurse hooked me up to the monitors, Baby B decided to wake up and start wiggling around. Such a relief. Other than that, he moves quite a bit. His movement patterns have changed though. He is now most active in the mornings when I wake up and he seems to sleep during the night. I can't quite figure out how he is positioned because I feel a lot of limbs in my ribs and you can see a little foot poking out of my side. Hoping he is head down!
Food aversions: I don't have too many food aversions lately. 
Belly button in or outIn and stretching! Don't think it will be going out.
What I Miss: I miss being able to get comfortable. When I sit/lay in bed, my whole body hurts and I can't seem to move without feeling massive sciatic nerve pain. Looking forward to lay on my tummy and back again! Also...I haven't really missed alcohol at all during this pregnancy, but I will say, I am REALLY looking forward to having a glass of wine in the future. 

What I’m looking forward to: Hubby and I are going on our Babymoon this weekend. My guess is, this will be our last kid free vacation for a LONG time. We are going to be staying at a cute little bed and breakfast right on the beach. The only vacation we have had alone is our honeymoon, so we are really looking forward to our Babymoon!
Baby Buys: I have purchased a lot of little things lately for Baby B like: diapers, wipes, pacifiers, nursing cover, nursing pads, podee baby feeding system, blankets, swaddlescradle sheets, a lamp for his room, decorations, books, etc. The only bigger items we need are a video monitor and a diaper genie. I am thinking that the rest of the things we want/need can wait until Baby B is a couple months old. A couple of things that I have purchased for myself are a diaper bagthis book about child proofing your marriage, a belly binder, and this rolling massager for labor. Other than that, I really think we are pretty set for right now. There are a ton of things I would love to buy, but my husband and I are pretty frugal and we really just want to buy the necessities!



  1. So close! The end goes by so slow and fast at the same time lol. I would also invest in a Baby K'Tan or some kind if carrier so you can wear your baby around the house and on walks and stuff. Gretchen will only nap in the evening if I am wearing her lol.