33 Weeks Pregnancy Update33 Weeks Pregnancy Update

Baby’s gender:

Boy

Baby’s size:

This week baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (about the size of a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark.

Baby’s development:

He’s rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and his skeleton is hardening. The bones in his skull aren’t fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal. These bones don’t entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.

My weight gain:

26 lbs, yikes!

Craving:

Mashed potatoes and gravy.

Feeling: 

Tired again but not the same comatose state like the first trimester. I am so thankful for the upcoming holidays so I can hopefully sleep in a little longer and get more rest. I am thoroughly exhausted by the end of the day.

Things of Note:

This little guy gets he hiccups nearly every single day. It is such a weird sensation because it feels like a very powerful heartbeat in my stomach. They usually only last a few minutes but I still wish sometimes I could help him out somehow.

He’s also started to fill up all the space in there or at least that’s how it feels. He’ll push and stretch and I’ll reach down and feel a giant hard lump on the top right corner of my stomach. Sometimes it can be very painful and I’ll push against it to try and kindly ask him to stop. He doesn’t though, haha.

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Baby’s gender:

Boy

Baby’s size:

Baby weighs 3 3/4 pounds (about the size of a jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long.

*You’re gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, he’ll gain a third to half of his birth weight during the next 7 weeks as he fattens up for survival outside the womb.

Baby’s development:

He now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz).

His skin is becoming soft and smooth as he plumps up in preparation for birth.

My weight gain:

24 lbs

Craving:

Potatoes; any and all, hashbrowns, french fries, mashed with gravy, mmm! Oh my goodness, I need some.

Feeling: 

Nervous; more nervous now than before because I can’t stop wondering how my life will change. When I jump in the car to race to the store really quick I remind myself  that I won’t be able to do that once the baby is here. I also think about how everything could take twice as long to do if he’s upset or crying. I worry about time management and keeping my life on track. It’ll be adventure but I am hoping I can transition into the change easily. Fingers crossed!

Things of Note:

Strangely, my left hand has really started to bother me. I woke up one morning and it felt like I had slept with it kinked. It hurt throughout the day and when I went to sleep that night I tried to stay conscious of how I held it while I slept. I woke up with it still sore so now I’ve decided to keep it wrapped in an ace bandage to see if that will help. It’s now day three and I am hoping it’s a pregnancy related thing.

Random people have started asking me when I am due and then they ask if I know the gender.

I turned a corner one day at work, wearing this dress, and a woman told me I looked like an angel, hahaha! I got a good laugh out of that one.

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31 Weeks Pregnancy Update

Baby’s gender:

Boy

Baby’s size:

This week baby boy measures over 16 inches long.

He weighs about 3 1/3 pounds (about the size of a coconut) and is heading into a growth spurt.

Baby’s development:

He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He’s probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby’s kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.

My weight gain:

23 lbs

Feeling: 

Relieved that I’ve heard so many times that a moving baby is a healthy baby. Little boy is constantly moving. People will even point it out from across the room when they see my stomach jostling around. He feels alive and well in there playing around already.

Things of Note:

I am beginning to get antsy about setting up the nursery. I have really been abstaining from it because it just didn’t seem necessary to fill up the room with furniture until we absolutely needed to. We have a crib and dresser ready and my fingers are crossed that a rocking chair magically appears from Santa on Christmas.

I have also been so good about not buying any baby clothes. I know that probably sounds silly but I have been trying hard to not buy anything because I’ve been told over and over that you get a lot of clothes at showers. Not to mention they grow out of them so quickly anyways that I don’t want a million and one newborn onesies when he might only wear that size for a week. He, oh my goodness I am having a little boy. It is still sooooo crazy to think about!

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Baby’s gender:

Boy

Baby’s size:

Your baby’s about 15.7 inches long now, and weighs almost 3 pounds (about the size of a large cabbage).

Baby’s development:

A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds him, but that volume will shrink as he gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus.

His eyesight continues to develop, though it’s not very keen; even after birth, he’ll keep his eyes closed for a good part of the day. When he does open them, he’ll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision – which means he can only make out objects a few inches from his face.

My weight gain:

22 lbs

Feeling: 

Amazed at how quickly the time is going by! I remember being at 12, 15 weeks and thinking it was going to be a long time before I reached 30 weeks and now it’s here!

Things of Note:

I can’t even believe Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is already almost here! The time is flying past and I am scared and anxious all at the same time for this little man to come. I dream and fantasize about what he’ll look like all the time. He is constantly wiggling around and moving in my stomach which everyone says is a sign he is a strong, healthy boy. My fingers are still crossed that is true. I simply can’t help but hope and worry that everything is going okay in there.

Sometimes when I am driving Gooch will sit on my stomach while he looks out the window and baby boy will kick him. It’s pretty awesome cuz Gooch turns around to look at me and I’m like “it wasn’t me!”

It’s really fun to see him moving around in there. My stomach rolls and bumps with all the turning and kicking. It’s literally as if he’s doing somersaults and you can see my stomach poke up and roll around from left to right. Sometimes it feels like he’s laying side ways from left to right and my stomach creates an awkward oblong lump.

Also, whenever I am editing a hair tutorial or video with myself talking through it, he starts moving around a lot more. Maybe what they say about them knowing your voice is true; it certainly gets him going.

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Top 10 Maternity Must Haves

  1. Bump Nest Pregnancy Pillow – As I’ve moved from the second trimester into the third I have found sleeping to be more of a struggle. I love sleeping smashed on my side or on my back and with a growing bump that was basically impossible. Once I received a pregnancy pillow from bump nest it made sleeping so much easier. I love the support it offers my neck and shoulders, and how soft it is. The fabric is creamy smooth so it literally feels like sleeping on a cloud. Everyone needs this thing pregnant or not!
  2. CamelBak Eddy Water Bottle – One of the strangest things about being pregnant is how much I crave water. The coldest ice water I can find is constantly a necessity so having a cute and convenient waterfall bottle is definitely a must. This glass bottle is perfect because it doesn’t retain odors or tastes and is easily washable.
  3. Gap Maternity Tee Shirts – One of the first things I outgrew were my favorite cotton tee shirts. Finding a great maternity tee became essential and these from Gap are absolutely perfect. They are great for layering under sweaters and cardigans or wearing on their own. They have a hint of stretch so they grow with you throughout the entire pregnancy.
  4. RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Cream – Another strange thing about pregnancy is how itchy your skin becomes. I lay in bed at night and get random spasms of itching. One remedy for this is making sure my skin is always moisturized. I love using coconut oil because it smells amazing and is more moisturizing than an average lotion.
  5. Panty Liners – This may be something nobody ever talks about. It’s definitely something that took me by surprise but there always tends to be a little extra something down there. I find that using panty liners really helps me stay clean and hygienic throughout the day.
  6. Vanity Fair Full Coverage Underwire Bra – The first thing that changed when I found out I was pregnant were the twins. They felt big and heavy and it became painful to wear a padded bra. I remember the first time I put it on because it felt like heaven and I immediately wished I hadn’t waited so long to upgrade.
  7. Maternity Cable-Knit Sweater – Taking the plunge and buying maternity clothes has been the best decision I ever made. You quickly outgrow your regular clothes and there is nothing worse than putting on a shirt or sweater that doesn’t fully cover the bump. These sweaters from Old Navy are great because they fit perfectly, are comfortable, and are completely affordable.
  8. Full-Panel Skinny Jeans – My first pair of maternity jeans were low-panel jeans and they were so uncomfortable to wear I slightly panicked thinking I wouldn’t be able to wear jeans during my entire pregnancy. Finally I opted for a pair of full-panel jeans and it was absolute heaven. The stretchy panel goes straight over the bump and you literally forget you are even pregnant.
  9. Maternity Dresses – Dresses are extremely convenient during pregnancy because there aren’t any weird seams or uncomfortable bands that hit at awkward places. I am not a fan of maxi dresses so finding a dress that stopped at the knee became a necessity. I love these from Old Navy because they cover the bump, come in cute patterns, and are long enough for every day.
  10. J.Crew Shearling Scuffs – Now that winter is here, I love having a cozy pair of slippers to wear whenever I get a chill. Not to mention the extra bit of padding on my feet helps with carrying around this added weight as well.
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