33 Weeks Pregnancy Update!
While time keeps ticking, I keep thinking I don’t have much time left, but I have not gotten any nesting instincts yet. Hopefully they decide to kick in soon because I have so much left to do! Luckily, Andrew felt inclined to help and surprisingly I walked in one day to him putting together the stroller and carseat travel system. Thankfully that is done and ready to go! We also did finally decide on some bedding that we both liked, so we bought that and her crib is ready for her.
The last time I posted (at 31 weeks) I knew I had gained 23lbs, as of my 27 week appt. At my 31 week appt I had gained 28lbs, which means I had gained 1lb more than I wanted to (trying to stay at 1lb a week). So right now I am predicted to gain 36lbs instead of my goal of 35lbs. No biggie.
While (knock on wood) I still do not have any stretch marks (yet) on my belly, I am amazed at how dark my veins look. Every time I walk past a mirror I always swear I have a stretch mark because my veins look so deep.
My ribs have progressively gotten worse. It’s so sore now that it hurts to have clothes touching the right side of my ribs. She really loves that spot. I can constantly feel her moving if I put my hand there. I’m hoping that as I progress and my she drops that I will get some relief before my labor. Only time will tell. I try my best to have a positive mind set and constantly tell myself that soon I won’t be in pain anymore and instead have a healthy and happy baby girl in my arms. The longer she stays inside, the healthier she will be on the outside! Sometimes though I find myself saying screw that, it just hurts to bad (usually this is when Andrew is around and I have a shoulder to cry on).
Lastly, it is definitely getting harder to sleep. I am back to feeling like the beginning of the first trimester where I was up 2-3 times a night. Sometimes its because I have to pee, but mostly it’s my body trying to roll over and it’s just not as easy anymore. The pelvic pain is crazy sometimes.
Thanks for reading 🙂