33 weeks – girly parts, pineapples, and my aching ribs

I know, I know, I haven’t blogged in nearly 6 weeks. I’m a bad, bad blogger. Hey, I’m brewing a baby over here, give me a break! No? That excuse doesn’t work? Okay fine.

Since the last post, we had our 28 week ultrasound to confirm the gender and she is, indeed, a girl!! In the pics below, her girly parts and legs are in the top photo, on the left hand side right of the frame and the bottom photo is of her face on the right hand side of the frame and what I’m assuming are here knees maybe?? I wish the Dr. would’ve taken a better one of her face, at one point we could clearly make out her lips and nose, it was so cute.

Here’s a photo of my ginormous belly, at 33 week, it’s a little late considering I’ll be 34 weeks tomorrow, but it’ll do.

How Far Along: 33 weeks

Size of baby: 17 inches, 4 1/4 lbs, the size of a pineapple (I’m not sure I believe that she only weighs 4 1/4 lbs at this point, considering the 28 week ultrasound said she weighed 2 lbs, 8 ounces and that was 5 weeks ago, but who knows.)

Maternity Clothes: I feel like I’ve been wearing the same few outfits over and over. Perhaps it’s time to go maternity shopping online again? 😀

Gender:  A girl of course!! Scarlett is her name…still undecided on the middle name. The only one that seems to be sticking is Sawyer. I’ve also considered J’s grandma’s first name, Marilyn (even though she once told me not to use it, of which now she has no recollection whatsoever).

Movement: Now that she’s a lot bigger, she moves a lot less, but don’t get me wrong, she’s still a little wiggle worm when she wants to be. The best part is now she shakes my entire belly when she moves. One night I was sitting on the couch next to J and started laughing,  I poked him and said, “Watch!” and a wave went across my entire belly from one side to the other. He laughed and said, “Whoa!! She’s totally in there doing the wave!! Hell yes!” Leave it to him to compare her movements to a sports fan activity.

Sleep: Some mornings when J gets up for work at 4:30am, I cannot for the life of me get back to sleep after he leaves for work. This drives me absolutely insane. I lay in bed, trying so hard to get back to sleep…and nothing. So then I finally give in and play on my phone or watch some TV. Other mornings? I barely even wake up when he comes to my side of the bed to give me a good bye kiss. Those are the mornings I just love, although I wake up feeling like I just can’t get enough sleep, no matter what. The bigger I get the harder it is to get comfortable in bed, but on the flip side to that, for some reason I barely even move throughout the night. Normally I’m all over the bed, tossing and turning throughout the night, but now I pretty much stay in one position for most of the night, which some nights wreaks havoc on my back and I wake up completely stiff.

What I miss: I honestly don’t miss a whole lot. The only thing I really miss is not having her in my ribs all of the time. I’d be a whole lot more comfortable sitting at my desk all day if she’d just move down a touch. Pushing her down doesn’t help either, she just wiggles her way right back up.

Cravings: The cravings have pretty much stopped. For awhile there I made so many batches of those red velvet cheesecake brownies, that I think I probably got burnt out on them. I know for sure J’s sick of them. 🙂 I do have to make myself eat breakfast though, even if I’m not hungry. Last week there were 2 days where I didn’t eat breakfast and then by the time I ate lunch, it came right back up again. Vomitting at 33 weeks? Not so fun. Although I’m pretty much an expert puker now.

Symptoms: So that stabbing, searing pain I had in my ribs? Yea, it’s still there. Every day, all day long. Everyone kept saying, “Oh it’s probably round ligament pains.” or “It’s most likely her feet up there in your ribs.” Nope. It’s most definitely her butt.  At the last ultrasound she was head down, butt up under my right ribs (where the pain has been consistently for the last 3 or 4 months), and feet near my left ribs. I had a feeling the pain wasn’t her feet because it wasn’t a jabbing or kicking sensation, it’s just a consistent pain all day long. It’s the worst when I’m sitting and it goes away if I can lay down, which obviously isn’t an option at work.

What I’m looking forward to: I honestly can’t believe we only have 6 weeks left and then she’ll be here (give or take a few days, depending on if she comes early or late). I have moments when I get so antsy and I just want to see her little face, see what/who she’s going to look like, and hold her already. Then I have moments where I turn to J and say, “Can you just tell the Dr. to knock me out, take her out, and then wake me back up when it’s over?” I’m definitely anxious about giving birth…but who wouldn’t be?!

November 6, 2012 - 5:11 am

Kristen - Love the belly!!!

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