Monday, August 11, 2014

Baby H: Week 33

We had our 32 week appointment on Wednesday and while it was super quick and just with the nurse practitioner, everything with our little man is checking out great still. My BP is still on the low side (102/60) but I have a feeling that's never going to change so I just have to keep myself well hydrated. My belly measured exactly on track which is awesome. Heart rate was measuring at 137 and she's pretty sure he's no longer breech which is fabulous news. At our previous appointment our doctor was only able to find his heart beat up really high near my ribs which is why she suspected him being breech and suggested I hang out in puppy pose every so often. I guess all the "butt in the air" laying worked because he's head down, again. Now if only he'll stay like that for the rest of the time although it does make the rib jabs that much more painful.

As far as pregnancy symptoms this week goes it's about the same as last week. Much more uncomfortable that I've previously been but thankfully it seems to come and go day to day. Some days I feel absolutely great and some days I'm almost in tears trying to get comfortable. New this week has been the pubic symphisis pain which is not so pleasant. Its been fairly tender to the touch for about the last 6 weeks but now I notice it throughout the day. I tried to hold my coffee cup between my knees at a stop light and literally couldn't squeeze my legs together enough and have it not hurt. I also notice it when walking sometimes if my body is extra tired. My ankles, knees and hips have been popping and cracking more often too, especially when I walk after sitting for a long amount of time. Silly relaxin hormone making all my joints loosey-goosey.

I'm tipping the scale this week at about 28lbs gained and still have no stretch marks. Some days I find myself just exhausted but I hear that's what third trimester is all about. The extra weight, changing center of gravity and growing a little human sure do take a toll on a body and I've definitely been giving into naps when I get the chance. I'm still not having any significant cravings or aversions but did end up feeling quite nauseous and just generalized-yucky the other night after stuffing myself too much when we went out to dinner. I think the combo of too much pizza with sugary lemonade, being too stuffed and throwing in acid reflux to the mix made for an unhappy momma.

We took our final joint class at the hospital this week and learned all about Baby Care. Baths, diapers, feeding, newborn procedures, healing umbilical cords, life at home, etc etc etc. I was a bit bummed that there was a lot of overlap between this class and our first one on childbirth but I understand that some of the info falls into both categories. I think we've pretty much made decisions about all the things we want to include in our "pseudo birth plan" and decisions for our little man once he's here. Now to just get them typed up and onto a note card for the big day and I think we're about as ready as we can be. We also had a joint "Huggies and Chuggies" party with some close friends who are due with their little boy about three weeks ahead of us and it was a blast getting together with friends and taking homes lots of diapers at the end of the night. A huge thanks to all who came and brought diapers (especially those who thought to get sizes other than newborn) for our little man!

And because these are always fun, here's a flash back on what a difference ten weeks can make. 13, 23 and 33 weeks! Next week is the first one where I'll have four pictures to compare, so crazy!

1 comment:

  1. You look great! I think somewhere around 32-33 weeks is when I literally woke up uncomfortable. Baby sure is growing faster these days.

    My mom has low blood pressure and had really low blood pressure during pregnancy but she's healthy and it's never caused any problem with birth.

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