33 week Bump Update
It feels crazy to write 33 weeks. I know there are still several weeks to go, but somehow it also feels so close.
The last couple of weeks have been crazy. Chris left and started a new job in a new country with a new time zone and new communication barriers. As used to (and good at) this transition period as we are, it took us a few days to find our stride. When we were finally able to connect on the phone I realized how much harder is was for HIM to not be able to contact me at a moments notice. I know everything is fine over here, but I didn’t really think about how hard it is to be on the other end of that – not being able to contact your pregnant wife, that is. For me, it’s a big nuisance not being able to simply call him and ask a tedious question about the sprinkler system when it’s acting up, but for him, I think it’s far more unsettling.
Anyways, it’s business as usual now. Emails every day and phone calls every few days. It’s still unclear when he will be home – although we know it will be mid June, but for some wonderful reason, I’m still not worried about it. I just know everything will work out and I will continue to have a blissful pregnancy and hopefully go into labor a week or two after he gets home, giving us a chance to get caught up on a few things before baby arrives.
No pictures this week, but my baby shower is Sunday so there will be lots coming.
How far along: 33 weeks
Size of baby: Pineapple (17”-19”, 4-5 lb)
Weight gain: 2 lb gain this week (25 lb overall)
What I love: Being pregnant
Sleep: I’ve been sleeping much better now that I have the bed to myself
The belly: Outie belly button starting to poke out and linea negra is getting darker
Best moment of the week: Midwife told me I was the picture of perfect pregnancy
Food cravings: Cottage cheese, pita chips and dried mangos
Food aversions: salmon. same story, different day. Although I had some at dinner the other night when I met up with Life in a Holding Pattern and it was good. I might try to grill some up for dinner soon.
Baby’s Movement: A lot. Apparently, there is less amniotic fluid because the baby is taking up more space so her punches, kicks, and nudges feel more powerful. I’ve yet to have the zingers that take your breath away though.
Yoga – Still going strong with my yoga practice. One vinyasa class and one prenatal class a week.
Running – meh. I think running is coming to an end. not too motivated to go out anymore. I did one crappy run with a lot of walking around my house and one decent run (but still not very enjoyable) at a flatter location.
Swimming – I did one swim session this week. Short and sweet. Maybe 800meters in 20 minutes.
Milestones: appointments every two weeks.
Symptoms: Incontinence – they don’t tell you about this stuff. It’s not something that happens AFTER pregnancy. It happens during and it’s real. Be careful when you sneeze. No amount of kegels will help you while sneezing. Overall achiness – particularly in my hips and pelvis area. When I’m sitting in one position for too long and get up, I feel like an 80 year old woman for a bit.
What I’m looking forward to: My baby shower is this weekend! So excited.
What I miss: wine. always.
Next appt: May 28 – group b strep test
Due Date: July 4th