Wednesday, November 28, 2012
How Far Along: 33 Weeks (7 Weeks left to go!)
Size of the Baby: Baby girl is the size of a honeydew melon (about 4.5 pounds and 19 inches)
Stretch marks: Not yet - but I've also been told that your stomach grows the most at the very end - so it's possible they are still in my future.
Weight gain: 30 pounds
Sleep: It is still interrupted a few times a night to pee, and then ten or more times to switch sides - which takes considerable effort now. Otherwise, I'm good :-)
Best Moment of the Week: I had all of last week off for the Thanksgiving holiday and it was heaven! I got to sleep in, take it easy and finish so many errands. I noticed that my feet weren't as swollen and my back got a break too. Sitting confined to my work chair is torture! Movement: I'm pretty sure she can now reach my ribs. Out of nowhere I will feel like my ribs are expanding and it's not very comfortable. She's been pretty good about moving when I push back on my stomach. I also think her head is now firmly resting on my bladder - I pee a million times a day! Last night I watched my stomach move like there was an alien inside haha.
Gender: GIRL! Although I had a dream that I went in for an ultrasound and they saw testicles. Now I'm paranoid I am actually having a boy.
Belly Button in or out: In...wondering if it will pop sometime soon?
Anything making you queasy or sick: When I sit for too long of a period my stomach feels too scrunched, like I can't breathe, or like I ate too much.
Labor Signs: No
Wedding ring on or off: Off! I'm so crushed. My fingers are just too swollen. I tried to take them off a couple of days ago and could not get them to budge. Brandon made me soak my hand in a bowl of freezing water, and we tried liquid soap and nothing would work. I waited a day, and then we tried again and managed to get it off - but my finger is still sore. I guess I can do without it for 7 more weeks :-(
What I miss: Lately I have wanted to sleep on my stomach so badly. I also miss wearing cute heels and wedges. The only thing I can wear are flip flops :-(
What I am looking forward to: Meeting her! I know she still needs to cook for awhile, but we're getting so excited to see her face for the first time. I really, really want to do an elective 3D ultrasound to see what she looks like. Brandon thinks I'm impatient...and I am!
Nursery: Just trying to get everything organized after her shower! I promise I'll share pics soon.
Emotions: I've been a little more emotional lately. I cried the night before my shower because the dress I had planned to wear (that I had tried on a few weeks before) didn't fit very cute anymore - a ridiculous reason to cry! I just feel so large. I don't like seeing my puffy face, and enormous feet. I want to have a waist again, and wear cute clothes! But don't get me wrong, it is ALL worth it. :-)