Tuesday, June 21, 2011

33 Weeks

How Far Along: 33 weeks.
Size of baby: According to BabyCenter, she weighs just over 4 pounds and has even passed the 17 inch mark. She’s definitely running out of room in my tummy – Cade was only 18 inches long when he was born, so to think of this bebe getting nearly that big…wow. She’s coming soon! (Compare her this week to a pineapple.)
Total Weight Gain: I’ve tried to be really creative every time I answer this question, but really…how many ways can I say that I don’t know? So. Moving on.
Maternity Clothes: It’s been all maternity, all the time, for a looooong time now. I even have a couple of maternity shirts I can no longer wear because they aren’t long enough to cover my tummy.
Gender: Girl! Avery Jane!
Movement: I had a scare early last week where I just wasn’t feeling her move as much, but she’s making up for it now. Also, for the remainder of my pregnancy I will be getting NST’s, so I can be reassured that she is okay and as active as she needs to be.
Sleep: It’s just getting worse and worse. I’ve actually started taking my Ambien in the middle of the night when I wake up, around 4ish am, because if I don’t, I’ll be up for the rest of the night. It’s helping a bit, which is good, but I really can’t remember the last time I just had a nice calm night where I slept entirely through the night.
What I miss: I miss my body not feeling so foreign to me. Having a 4 pound parasite in there is really weird and hard sometimes. Everything from my appetite to the way I walk feels off kilter and just plain strange. I also miss with a fiery passion being able to lie on my stomach. Dear readers, never take this for granted! Sleeping on my side hurts my back, and sleeping on my back I HATE.
Cravings: Lotsa fruit this week. I have seriously probably consumed an entire watermelon this week (I’m noshing on it as I type this).
Symptoms: Lotsa peeing, (and I mean lotttssssaaaaa) I’m getting this pregnancy waddle down, back pain, Braxton Hicks contractions, and a complete inability to paint my toenails.
Best Moment of the Week: Sitting on those comfy NST chairs and being reassured that Avery is thriving. I was also eating a mini Twix bar while getting the test done, and for some reason that just tasted randomly really really good. NOW I WANT A TWIX.
Appointments This Week? I am scheduled to get an NST done on Thursday, but won’t see my OB unless there is a problem. I have plenty of other appointments though, from therapy to dietary to lung stuff. Interested in hearing about them? ;) Also, the following Thursday I have an ultrasound scheduled, and we’ll also discuss my birth plan, so I am muchos excited for this appointment.
What I’m looking forward to: HAVING THIS BABY.
One Thing I've Learned This Week: That I’m getting tired of doing this little survey, honestly. Maybe I need to come up with a new one? Sorry if you’re as bored reading this, as I perhaps am filling it out. It’s really important to me to document this pregnancy, but maybe I need to find a more creative way to do it? Ideas?
Pictures from this week:
 Parked on a bench at Lagoon.
 Me and my bun rockin' it with Cade on the train.
Big belly at 33 weeks.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

so exciting girlie! hope your NST comes back normal this week! She will be here soon! (just not too soon ;)

Lindsay said...

You look so dang adorable. :)

Erin said...

Your legs look black! What up with that?