Monday, May 10, 2010

33 weeks!

How far along? 33w5d - I wish I hadn't gotten into the habit of doing this 5 days late! I'll try to be on time with 34 weeks, even though that won't be much of an update!

Total weight gain: I didn't weigh myself this morning. I'm considering stopping all together, as it is hard to see the numbers climbing. Baby is healthy, I'm healthy - who cares about the number on the scale?

How big is baby? baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. She's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and her skeleton is hardening. The bones in her 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. These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.

Maternity clothes: Some are too small or too short now. It's so weird to think about outgrowing maternity clothes! I'm determined not to buy any more!

Stretch marks: A couple more small ones on my underbelly. They aren't totally scary though...maybe I'll be brave enough to post a pic at some point!

Sleep: I sleep better when M is not in the bed, but then I miss him so much! Catch 22

Movement: It is starting to feel like she is running out of room!

Food cravings: Not really

Food aversions: Not really

Belly button: Only the tip of my pinky fits in now. I don't think it will pop though

Symptoms: I don't think there have really been any "new" sx. One annoying thing is that when I sit for any length of time, my hips get very stiff, so when I get up to walk, I can barely move!

What I'm looking forward to: At the last couple of appts my belly has been measuring small. I can't wait to get measured again on Thursday. I can't wait to see if Baby and I have been growing! I feel like my stomach has had a growth spurt, but we'll see

Weekly Wisdom: Enjoy the little kicks while they are still little!

Weekly joy: Mother's Day was yesterday and it was wonderful to finally be acknowledged as a Mother!


Annie said...

little babe is getting big! :)
how exciting!!
hope you had a great mother's day you so soon to be momma!!

Diana said...

Yay! I remember those last few weeks. Don't kid yourself on the belly button thing - you can ( and might) get bigger. It seems impossible but... :)
You look so cute in your maternity photos you almost make me want to be pregnant again. Almost.

Chris and Mary said...

I remember the hips's b/c of your hormones getting ready for birth or something right? Or your hips being more flexible the closer labor approaches? Something like that.

As for the maternity clothes, I got 3 bags from Anita, some are mine and some are from another person, so if you need anything just come on by and let me know!