How far along: 33 Weeks. 49 days to go! Doesn’t even seem possible.
Baby’s size: 17.2 inches and 4.23 pounds. It’s hard to believe he is already over 4 pounds. Definitely getting close to a good birth weight which means birth really is right around the corner. He is about the size of three chocolate croissants because can anyone really just have one chocolate croissant? I think not.
Sleep: Well, sleep is a little off and on at this point. I’m having a harder time getting comfortable for an extended period of time so I need to change positions often, which means less sleep. Also, my mind has been running wild lately. As usual I know this is my body prepping and getting ready for middle of the night feedings so I’m taking them in stride. I am not in pain, just uncomfortable, and really all the thinking time gives me some quiet to make mental notes of what I need to do or figure out my next day – so again I really can’t complain. This is all part of the pregnancy parade so I’m taking it in stride.
Best moment this week: Went to the doctor last Friday and got to hear the heartbeat. That’s always my favorite time because I get to check in on him and I get to focus on just how close we are to meeting him. Plus, I love my doctor so it’s really a win win for everyone. My other favorite moment was the other night Gavin was sitting on my lap, facing me, and put both of his little hands on my bare belly and kept kissing his brother. He was tickled to death and kept laughing like they were having some sort of secret conversation. It was seriously the cutest. He will be such a good big brother, like the other two, and I can’t wait to see how he acts when he is finally here.
Movement: Strong and steady. He is in the birthing position and has parked his knee in the exact spot all 3 of his brothers parked their knees. There is something about the top left side that they just find very comfortable but boy does it hurt. It’s an odd feeling but one I’m pretty used to. So he seems quite happy and content in there.
Cravings: Anything iced and cold. Coffee, smoothies etc. Even though it’s been colder temps here I have wanted everything cold. Very strange indeed.
Missing Anything: At this point my life has consisted of working and cleaning for 1.5 years so honestly I wouldn’t even know what there is outside of that to miss. hahahaha. Yes, I know that sounds pathetic but it’s okay.
Queasy or sick: Nope. I’ve been a little out of breath but that’s to be expected as my diaphragm is a bit squished these days. Other than that been feeling pretty good.
Looking forward to: My birthday is Monday – bring on 28 and our DAYS OFF!!! WOOT WOOT WOOT WOOT WOOT!
Baby Item of the Week: I got some pictures/artwork that just need to be hung, working on making the mobile, and got his music crib soother thing. I didn’t have time last week to get clothes yet but I did get some diapers and wet wipes so that is a great essential to have. It’s almost time to pack the diaper bag and hospital bag so I need to start gathering items for that and figuring out what I need and don’t need. You know me – always thinking ahead.
Happy 33 weeks, friends!