Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thirty Three Weeks Today :)

Today I am Thirty Three Weeks! I have a doctor's appointment in like 4 1/2 hours (my first Wednesday appt). Cannot wait to hear her heart beat!

Everything you read about week 33 is courtesy of What To Expect.

Week 33 of Pregnancy
Your baby's immune system gets a boost, while her sleepless mommy could use a boost of energy.

Your Baby in Week 33 of Pregnancy

Your baby is still gaining weight (about half a pound a week), and she could grow up to another full inch this week. With that much baby inside your uterus, your amniotic-fluid level has maxed out, which explains why some of her pokes and kicks feel pretty sharp these days. (There's less fluid to cushion the blows.) Antibodies are being passed from you to your little one as she continues to develop her own fetal immune system, which will come in handy once she's outside the womb and fending off all sorts of germs.

Your Body in Week 33 of Pregnancy

With midnight bathroom runs, leg cramps, heartburn, and your basketball-sized belly, it's no wonder sleep is elusive.Third-trimester insomnia strikes about three-quarters of pregnant women (who may also be coping with a mind that races all night long thinking about your to-do-before-the-baby-comes list). But your body needs rest, so do your best to get comfy — before bed and when you get in it. Grab a pile of pillows, wedge them where you need to, and look on the bright side: Pregnancy insomnia is great training for those sleepless nights to come! {Insomnia is the only reason this is getting done before 6 a.m.}

Week 33 Pregnancy Symptoms

Stronger fetal activity: You can test for fetal movement twice a day — in the morning and evening. Check the clock and start counting every wiggle, roll, kick, or flutter until you reach ten. If by the end of the hour you haven’t felt at least ten, have a snack or some juice, lie down, and resume counting. (Your baby just may have needed an energy-boost, too!)

Occasional headaches: Third-trimester fatigue can sometimes trigger headaches now, so make sure you’re getting plenty of rest. But try not to make up for loss of sleep by napping too much during the weekends — oversleeping can lead to headaches, too.

Varicose veins: Sure they’re ugly (and sometimes painful), but if you’re worried that your varicose veins can be harmful too, you can relax. The good news? If you didn't have them before you got pregnant, they’ll disappear soon after you give birth.

Lower abdominal achiness: If your belly is aching when you change positions or get up suddenly, you could be suffering from round ligament pain (or growing pains). As long as it’s occasional and you don’t have fever, chills, or bleeding along with it, there’s nothing to worry about. Getting off your feet (and getting comfy) helps.

Nail changes: Pregnancy hormones can make nails grow faster but can also cause them to become brittle. If your nails are brittle, try getting lots of biotin in your diet (stock up on bananas, avocados, nuts, and whole grains) and try gelatin capsules, which are safe in pregnancy.

Protruding navel: Your belly button may have popped by. Is there anything you can do about it? Not really — but it will pop back in a few months after you deliver.

Shortness of breath: That burgeoning belly is pushing anything out of its way — including your lungs, which can’t fully expand. It’s more uncomfortable for you than it is for your baby, who is getting the oxygen she needs from the placenta. What helps? Standing as straight as you can so that your lungs have a little more room.

Increasing clumsiness: A bigger belly means a shift in your center of gravity and that can spell clumsiness. What to do about it? Slow down and take it easy — rushing will only make you clumsier.

Forgetfulness: That foggy brain could be caused by your baby’s gender. Strange but true: Women pregnant with girls tend to be more forgetful than those moms-to-be who are carrying boys. {That explains a lot!}

Braxton Hicks contractions: These practice contractions are most often felt by moms who’ve already gone through a pregnancy. How do you know they’re not the real thing? Even at their most intense, changing your position (from sitting to lying down, from lying down to walking around) will usually make them disappear.

I love my dog but at about 5 this morning he almost spent the rest of it outside, cold. {He HATES the cold, about as much as Tommy . . . payback would have been so nice} He decided at 4 he just had to get up. He doesn't normally get up until at least 7! I am not sleeping well {I wonder why . . . not} so I look forward to the little bit I do get. I am guessing Rocky had other plans. What really sucks? He is now fast asleep in his cage again- apparently he really needed to go to the bathroom and it couldn't wait. Grrr. 
I have started laundry before 6. Wow, that is CRAZY! Things do tend to get done when I cant sleep, so at least the house is getting cleaned! It could be worse. I'd rather clean while no one else is around to mess it up again. That way when they do make their appearances I can just quietly go into another room and sulk knowing I am going to have to do it all over again. Really, its not that bad. The worse one is my grandmother, and I don't really feel like getting into that conversation right now. {I'm kinda mad at her}
I wonder what time I should start breakfast?
After the doctor's appointment today Tommy and I have a bit of running around to do. My favorite of the things we have to do is shopping! :) I am hoping to finish Addison's room soon. {There is much more to do than you would think} Then we are going to look at a car the guys at the car lot brought down just for him {it was at another location}. I hope he likes it, or finds one he does like. We may not be able to afford it without a little budget cutting here or there but Addison is coming soon and one car just wont do it. 
I am going to try to catch an hour long nap. Wish me luck! 

Happy Wednesday! 

P.S. - I got my email containing my swap partner's info! I am so excited! :) Cannot wait to make a new bloggy friend! 

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I'm your swap partner! Looking forward to finding great stuff for you. And maybe one or two things for your coming addition.