Saturday, January 28, 2012

33 Weeks Pregnant!

How far along:  33 Weeks Pregnant!!!
How big is baby: 
We’d tell you to take a deep breath and relax, but it’s probably tough to do either of those at 33 weeks. It’s probably tough to be comfortable at all, since you might be feeling overheated on top of your other symptoms, too. But you’re probably getting super excited to meet baby, and we can’t blame you. Week 33 is a good time to make sure you have a safe car seat for baby -- go ahead and install it already. Sure, you might not see baby for another month, but if you have an early surprise arrival, that’s the one thing you really need to have ready.

Your baby's the size of a honeydew!
He weighs about 4.2 to 5.8 pounds and measures about 17.2 to 18.7 inches. And he may grow up to a full inch this week -- amazing.

your baby at 33 weeks
  • He's keeping his eyes open while awake.
  • He's also starting to coordinate breathing with sucking and swallowing.
  • His bones are hardening.
  • And he going through (more) major brain development -- that's one smart baby!

pregnancy symptoms at 33 weeks
  • Hot! Your metabolic rate is through the roof, and that may leave you feeling overheated.
  • Headaches, due to hormone fluctuations, stress or dehydration.
  • Shortness of breath -- though you're probably used to it by now.
  • Forgetfulness and clumsiness, also known as baby brain. This is totally normal.
Maternity clothes: Yep... Even those are getting uncomfortable.  I started buying some nursing tops too so that I'm ready for that!
Sleep: Sleep evades me now.  I would pay large bags of money to be able to get comfortable at night!
Best moment of the week: Maternity photos today!  And really just all the little moments that Jack and I get to steal with each other and just dream together about what our life is going to be like and how things are going to change.
Food aversions:  Nothing really.
Food cravings: Holy cravings week!! Chinese food... chicken fried rice and cupcakes for some reason.... my darn labor buddy Christen and her birthday made that craving uncontrollable!
Symptoms: Really really sore back, sore hips and pelvis.  Still throwing up and nauseous.  HEARTBURN ... Thank God for tums!! No sleep!  And uncomfortable.
Movement:  Lots and lots.  He's started to do this thing where he bulges out of my side and it feels crazy!
What I’m looking forward to: Hospital tour, getting maternity pictures back... and my next big milestone... 35 weeks and 35 days left.
Next appt: This week!


  1. I want to see your maternity pictures, I am so excited for you.

  2. My heart burn is out of contro too.


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