Week: 33 weeks
Weight gain total: 25lbs…That’s 1 more pound in 2 weeks, not bad. I can live with that.
Cravings/Aversions/What I’ve Been Enjoying This Week: I’m still eating my pretty much daily grapefruit and I still love my pudding. I’m out of ice cream, which is probably a good thing…lol I did make 5 dozen dark chocolate, butterscotch chip coconut cookies this week and will be making some Apple Cinnamon Butterscotch Muffins on Thursday for a friends Easter Egg hunt on Saturday morning. I’ve been really trying to eat well.
Sleep: My sleeping has improved a lot. I’ve been sleeping with a pillow between my knees, which seems to help. Tuesday night, though, I was sweating profusely and had a nasty leg cramp that woke me up around 4am. I do have some trouble rolling from my left side to my right (I’m like a turtle stuck on it’s shell), so sometimes it’s just easier to get up and go to the bathroom than roll over.
Belly Button and Stretch Marks: I’m still an innie and I’ve had stretch marks since probably around 30 weeks or so. I had them with Bug’s pregnancy, so I just assumed that I’d have them this time around, too, and I was right.
Baby: Baby Fidget’s movements are still painful sometimes. He’s still sitting head down, with his butt around my belly button. He’s either pushing with his feet or his hands along my hips (usually my left one) and pressing up with his butt. Ouch! Sometimes when he turns around it literally stops me in my tracks. It’s no fun when I’m driving!
Symptoms: My wrist is feeling much better. I think I just strained it rather than it being carpel tunnel. The brace did help though and I’ve been able to go back to my crocheting and knitting. I’ve noticed I’ve started having more leg cramps at night, though, which is pretty painful. I still have to pee a lot, too.
Appointments: I had my 33 week dr appointment yesterday morning. Baby is looking good. Heart rate was 148bpm and is constantly moving. I had to have a bit of extra blood work done because someone forgot to put a CBC (blood cell count) on the order with my glucose test. It was an easy fix with just a simple blood draw, so I was ok with it…I did ask the dr about my chances for an early delivery. He confirmed that I’ll have my weight check ultrasound at 38 weeks (according to my calculations, that would be around May 5th) and everything else would depend on my cervix and if it’s shortening and thinning…I’m still hoping for an early delivery…I still feel owed! lol
Here is a picture taken last night. You can see my new haircut…pardon it’s frizzy-ness. I went to bed with it wet the night before and that’s something I just shouldn’t do! lol Plus, the constantly wet weather we’ve had recently hasn’t helped!