How far along: 33 weeks and 1 day. It was right after this update that I was put on bedrest with George, so we’ll see how DC treats me this week with our next appointment.
Sex of Baby W: Gal Pal
Weight gain: I have gained 14 lbs. Apparently though, I look huge and like I am about ready to pop. I get the comment at least once a day that I look like I am going to deliver any minute by the judge of my size. They seem astonished that I still have 7 weeks to go. The other day I was at an event, and almost every person I talked to said this. I wanted to have a recorder that said my due date, “I know the belly is making itself known and I know June is far away,” and “we are having a girl.” It was just slightly frustrating to be at a professional event and all people wanted to talk about was the size of my belly. (While I will admit, that I am also hormonal, so answering the same question literally 30 times got old.) I can still tie my shoes, so that’s something right?
Size of Baby W: ferret or pineapple.
Maternity clothes: All the time. I have been wearing some jersey dresses that aren’t maternity, but are much more forgiving with a bump. I have been getting a lot of comments this month about wearing heels still. Yes, I still wear them. They are part of my normal work wardrobe, and I don’t have any swelling so I’m still rocking them a couple times a week. This bump ain’t stopping my game.
Baby items: We got all the decorations for her room. I can’t wait for our building to get done so I can get my hands on that room. I have also bought more moccasins that I found for $2. It was hard to resist buying every. single. color. I also bought her homecoming outfit. So so cute. We have our baby shower this upcoming week, so we’ll see what that party brings.
Belly button in or out: It’s becoming an outie and poking out just a little.
Sleep: Sleep has been a little better these past couple weeks. I am surrounded by a wall of pillows. I also haven’t had to get up as much to pee, so that is allowing me to sleep a little more deeply.
Best moment the past few weeks: Easter weekend was a pretty great weekend. My dad and grandpa also came to visit, so that was fun to show them the house updates.
Worst moment the past few weeks: My blood pressure was up at my last appointment. I am hoping that it was a fluke because I wasn’t with my normal doctor and nurse, and they made me wait almost an hour before they saw me. This is about the time that I was put on bedrest due to pre-eclampsia with George, so I am hoping I can stay away from that. They had me do some extra tests that day, and those all came back normal. That was a relief that it didn’t cost me a trip to the hospital like I had to do several times with George before they officially put me on bedrest.
Miss anything: being able to have George sit on my lap comfortably. Deli sandwiches.
Cravings: I still haven’t fulfilled my Taco Bell craving. I won’t ever say no to a donut. I am still not a fan of many vegetables. I want a Dr. Pepper all the time. I have been craving Cheezits too.
Movement: She is moving a lot. She is also a lot more aggressive than I remember George being. However, they both like(d) to stick their butt out in the same spot next to my belly button. DC also likes to kick my kidneys REALLY hard. I have also started being able to feel her hiccups these last few weeks. She also loves grapefruit because she goes nuts after I eat it everyday.
Symptoms/how I am feeling: I am feeling really good. I am tired, and I have fallen asleep on the couch a few times lately. But all in all, I am doing well. I get my steps in most days, and I still am managing to carry George around. I have had a couple days where I have had morning sickness again. I am having some Braxton Hicks/cramps a couple times a day. My belly is also really itchy, so I have been much better about applying lotion to it a couple times a day. I hate driving because the belly pushes the seat belt so much to the side that it feels like it is choking me.
Looking forward to: My baby shower next weekend.
George told me yesterday that he wanted sister to come out. I hope that he is still this excited when she is born.
Here is George at 33 weeks.