Friday, April 27, 2012

{33 weeks}

33 weeks

Size of baby: pineapple (approx. 17" and 4.25 lbs.)

Total Weight Gain: +28 lbs
Continuing symptoms: slight nose congestion, back ache if I stand too long, acid reflux, aches, pains, and discomforts (especially while sleeping), infrequent but increasing Braxton hicks, charlie horse leg cramps at night, really tired, frequent urination, stretch marks
New symptoms this week: Snoring! I've had this off and on for a few weeks, but this week it seems to have gained a consistency. It's not loud, but I actually wake myself up with the sensation of it! Gah! And one night my husband woke me up to get me to reposition because it was keeping him awake. Ah, well. :) I also seem to be losing hair. I thought this wasn't supposed to happen until post-partum, but even my hair stylist noticed at my appointment a couple weeks ago. Lastly, I haven't had any swelling in my hands or feet, but I did need to stop wearing my wedding rings this week.
Maternity Clothes: Since I am home on bedrest I have been living in various sweats and pajamas - at least I am comfortable in that respect!

Sleep: Continuing to be just ok but not terrible. My snoring has caused both my husband and I to miss some sleep this week!
What I'm Eating: Nothing too special. Some days I have quite an appetite, and others I feel over-full really fast.
Cravings: None.
Movement: Lots and lots! One fun thing about bedrest is that I am literally just laying around so I feel like I am noticing every movement - more than when I am active and busy.

Special pregnancy moments: The "celebration" party last weekend was an amazing time of thanks, praise, and reflection over the miracle that is my son! I will cherish that morning always.

Also, I really think I have begun the countdown to the end, which feels surreal! 4 weeks until full-term, 7 weeks until my due date, and 9 weeks (at most) until he will be here one way or another!! I can't wait to meet our boy! :)


Leah said...

I suffered from the snoring as well. Turns out I had developed pretty bad sleep apnea, which thankfully went away as soon as I gave birth.
So excited for you!

My After Car said...

If it helps: Breathe Right strips for snoring, and if the lack of sleep gets really bad, one Tylenol PM before bed. I'm not a medicine taker, but my midwife okayed it and the alternative was no sleep.

Sooo thrilled for you to be at 33 weeks! Every pregnant picture of you makes my heart rejoice.