*Each bumpdate is from the week before. I am currently 34 weeks and 5 days pregnant!*
33 Weeks as of February 21, 2014
Been an exciting week in baby world! Maternity pictures, trip to the U.S for last piece of nursery furniture and first “2 week” doctors appointment! I like having the lesser days in between appointments! I think I see that thing in the distance they call “light at the end of the tunnel”.
Baby This Week:
Right now baby’s skeleton is still hardening but the bones in its head won’t fuse together completely until later. Baby is keeping its eyes closed during sleep and open while awake. Because my uterine wall is becoming thinner, more light can penetrate the womb, so baby can tell the difference now between day and night! According to my pregnancy app on my phone the baby is the size a durian! The only reason I know what this is, is because I saw it on a eating challenge on Survivor and it was making everyone gag!
Yes and again, I refuse to buy anything new at this point. At this point in my pregnancy I am looking at nursing items like bras and tanks! Went to Target in the US (so much better then Canada’s!) and bought some nursing supplies at a great price in comparison to Thyme! 3 nursery bras and 3 nursing tanks!
Weighed myself this week and up another pound to be at +12 from my pre-pregnancy weight. I swear my boobs weight 5-6 pounds alone!
Besides my new stretch mark friends on the right side of my tummy, I now have some faint squiggly lines around my belly button! Thankfully, they don’t hurt!
Mover and a shaker this week! I’m not really good anymore at telling which body part is what, but at some point this week I think I felt the baby do a full 360 degree turn in my tummy!
At the doctors late this week, he took my hands and showed me which body part is where so that I would know! We felt the neck/head low in my pelvis, the back, the arms and the legs! It was pretty neat!
Soup and sandwich was this week which is always one of my most favourite winter meals, yum! My most common craving is oddly enough, water! I just can’t get enough! One of my favourite snacks is a teaspoon full of peanut butter! Sometimes if I’m feeling crazy I’ll even spread that peanut butter on a banana…wild!
I still don’t eat a ton of meat. It’s defiantly not something that I look for! Or anything with too strong of a garlic flavour which is odd for me!
Tired by the end of the day and always SO ready for bed…more then usual! Belly feels very heavy in the afternoons too!
Belly has grown so big that I can almost not see my feet anymore when I walk which makes it difficult for a naturally clumsy person like myself.
Pelvic pain is back which is causing the beginnings of the traditional pregnancy waddle.
The worst symptom so far has to be the heartburn! If the rumour is true that a lot of heartburn means that baby will have a lot of hair, then this child is going to be part monkey! I have even had to stop myself from being sick because the acid reflux is so bad!
What I Miss:
Ryan and I officially graduated from our birthing classes! As much as I know that things never go as planned in labour, I am still SO glad to have some sort of guidance. I know where to go now, what to somewhat expect and Ryan knows what he is suppose to do as well. Things could go completely opposite to how we want but we have prepared for that as well! Feeling good about the whole process actually and slightly less terrified!
No idea! But this week we while in the States shopping we bought one boy outfit and one girl outfit that the baby will wear before heading home from the hospital! We had a lot of fun doing it too! Ryan picked out the little boys outfit and I picked out the little girls one!
For a girl:
For a boy:
(this is as similar as I could find. The one we have is more green and blue)
Belly Button In or Out:
Flat and non-existent!
Wedding Rings On or Off:
On but getting snug by the end of the a long day!
What I’m Looking Forward To This Week:
Getting the last piece of nursery furniture and finally being able to finalize placement in the room! It’s the final piece to the puzzle! Now I can really start to decorate and make the room feel cozy!
Daddy This Week:
Daddy has been wonderful this week! He has hardly had to work any night shifts either which makes everyone happy! Daddy got LOTS of extra brownie points this weekend when he surprised Mommy with a hotel room with a big Jacuzzi tub to soak in! Daddy also felt horrible this week as Mommy took a fall on the ice in our driveway. Daddy hasn’t been wanting to sand it because he hates to sweep all the sand the next spring. After Mommy took her tumble, it got sanded! Daddy was very good during the maternity pictures. It’s not really Daddy’s thing to get his picture taken but he smiled and pretended to enjoy it which makes Mommy happy!
Sometimes sleeping while sitting up is the only thing that will make the heartburn go away!
Best Moment Of The Week:
Too many amazing things to pick just one! Capturing this special time in our lives was wonderful when we got our maternity pictures taken!
Then spending the rest of the weekend away with Ryan was fun! It kind of felt like an impromptu Babymoon! Picking out the outfits was especially fun! When I gave Ryan the task of picking out a boy outfit he was so cute and took his job very seriously! When he found the perfect one he instantly knew it and was very proud when I liked it too!
Of course doctors appointment this week is always a great moment of the week! Hearing that heartbeat never gets old! Plus, got my first cervical check! So weird to think we are at the point in this pregnancy process to begin discussing my cervix! Woah! Doctor asked if I was sure this was my first baby as I am further along then normal first time moms. I told him yes. Apparently I am 1.5-2 cm dilated, 75% effaced and –1 station. After seeing my cervical progress the doctor immediately gave me his pager number “just in case”. I keep reminding people not to worry about an early baby because I am holding on for an April child!