How far along: 33 weeks!
How big is baby: About the size of a durian? And if you’re just as confused at me…
Gender: It’s a BOY!
Movement: Lots of movement still. He moves more when I am still or resting, but I notice him when I’m up moving around too. Mike felt lots of movements this week and is constantly asking about his movements and touching the bump to feel him. I love it.
Sleep: Still sleeping great!
Symptoms: Exhaustion. Shortness of breath after doing practically nothing. Congestion. I’ve had a little bit of leg aches this week that I haven’t had before – it feels like shin splints but goes away when I put my feet up. I keep expecting to have swelling with this pain but so far no swelling in my feet/ankles.
Pelvic Pain: The pain is about the same as last week. Sometimes it’s better and sometimes it’s worse and that is expected since every week this baby puts on 1/2 a pound or more. I wish I could say that I am pain free, but who can say that at 33 weeks pregnant??
Labor signs: No labor signs but have felt the occasional braxton hicks contraction which is kinda fun.
Cravings/Aversions: Loving fresh (cold) fruit and ice cold water. I’ve also been having a peanut butter and honey sandwich everyday I’ve gone to work. I don’t know if it’s a craving, but they always taste good.
Maternity clothes: Yes! I am still mixing and matching but I know a few weeks from now I will be exclusively maternity and Mike’s clothing. Mike’s clothes are the most comfortable right now.
Workouts: No workouts due to pain.
Nursery: No progress this week but we did settle on a crib so there should be big progress in the coming weeks.
Mike: He is doing great. He had another follow up appointment yesterday morning and he is still non-weight bearing on his left leg for two more weeks and then they’ll revisit it again. We’re both sick of the crutches but trusting that this is what’s best for his healing. He has physical therapy twice a week and then “exercises” at home everyday. His tennis season starts this week also so he is busy busy busy. I don’t know how he’s staying on top of everything! We are both so happy that March is here though because believe it or not, things have actually slowed down. Plus, today we can say that we’re having a baby next month (but who’s counting??)!
Missing anything: My pre-baby body.. I know there are still 7 weeks of growth left for this belly but it’s getting difficult to reach my feet and I don’t like that.
Best part of the week: We had a birthing class on Saturday through my doctors office and I was happy to get it out of the way. Mike and I giggled through most of it (because we’re small children at heart) and had lots of great conversation about birth afterwards. We are so ready for April.
Looking forward to most: Two more chiropractor appointments this week and a meet and greet with mommas (some first-time and some with 1-2 kids at home).
Worries/Concerns: Baby is healthy and everything appears to be right on schedule. Yay!