Thursday, September 15, 2011

33 weeks!

How far along? 33 weeks

Weight gain/loss: 1 more pound gained. Total weight gain is 20 pounds!

Maternity clothes? No new clothes. I need to buy some more maternity dresses, including my baby shower dress.

Stretch marks?
None.

Sleep?
Sleep is eh.

Best moment this week?
Shopping for gliders.

Food cravings:
Anything sweet!

Gender:
Female!

Belly button in or out?
I have an "outtie".

Movement?
Lots of movement, lots of hiccups, and I think I've been having braxton hicks contractions.

What I miss?
I miss not being swollen. One week later and I can no longer wear my wedding band. And I can tell my feet have swollen a bit because certain shoes, including my sneakers, are feeling tight. Ugh.

What I'm looking forward to:
Getting more done in preparation for Olive's arrival.

Milestones: Our baby is steadily putting on weight. My ticker above says 5 lbs. Her adrenal glands have started working (producing adrenaline, a chemical you might tap into during labor) and the baby is now receiving your antibodies to protect and develop her immune system. She's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and her skeleton is hardening. The bones in her skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for her to fit through the birth canal. These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as her brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.

2 comments:

Jessica said...

You're getting closer and closer to the end! So exciting.

april said...

No belly pic? :) I'm not looking forward to the swelling. I got cankles on the way home from hawaii & it was no fun.

You're getting so close... I'm excited for you!!