Tuesday, May 30, 2017

33 Week Update




Size: She's the size of a cauliflower; and weighs about 4.5 lbs

Symptoms:
I haven't done one of these updates in a while so I feel like I have a million different preggo symptoms...
-Heartburn: Especially at night when I'm laying down.
-Swelling: My feet and hands will start to swell if I've been running around all day.
-Insomnia: I'm waking up every 3ish/4 hours during the night. It's funny how before I had a baby it was really hard to get up in the middle of the night, but after you've had to do night feedings it becomes so much easier haha!
-Motion sickness: Ah. It was bad during my 1st trimester, I got a slight break during my 2nd trimester, but now I get pretty sick in the car if I'm not driving it. I can sit shotgun in bigger cars and it's not as bad. But there is NO way I can sit in the back or I feel like I'm literally gonna die. This is probably one of the weirdest symptoms I've had, just because I've never experienced motion sickness before.
-Fatigue: Not nearly as bad as my first trimester but it's there.
-Feeling "nesty": It might be a combination of us moving into our house this week but it's getting hard living out of two locations. Like there are random things that I miss, like my crockpot because it's been packed away since the winter!
-Pressure down there: I never really had this with Emmett. But 90% of the time if I sit down and then get up I feel a lot of pressure on my pelvic area. So much so that I have to walk a little bowed out haha!
-Braxton hicks: I am getting these all the time. I didn't get these much until I was about 37 weeks with Emmett, so this is a lot different to have them so early even though I know it's normal.

Weight Gain:
7 lbs in the past 6 weeks. So overall I've gained 17 lbs. Guess I'm making up for the weight I didn't gain in the beginning.

Sleep:
Sucks, haha but at least I'm not sick anymore. Being 33 weeks pregnant isn't very fun physically anyway so it's not like I have high sleeping expectations. But I've gotten a month break from my really bad allergies and cold so that has been fantastic!

Best Moments:
I feel her move constantly. I thought I used to feel Emmett move a lot, it's nothing compared to her! Haha! I remember with Emmett I used to have Wyatt's hand on my belly forever to try to feel little kicks here and there, but with baby sis you can pretty much feel her anytime your hand is on my belly. I've heard that you feel your 2nd babies more than your 1st because your uterus is already expanded so they have more room. I don't know how accurate that is but that could be a reason why.

Cravings:
Baked goods! When I was pregnant with Emmett and I wanted "bad foods" it was almost always candy and ice cream. But this time around I want cookies, cake, and bread! hahah! CARBS CARBS CARBS. I'm really packing on the lbs now ;)

Overall, I've been trying to prepare myself to not be as scared of labor as I was with Emmett. Emmett's pregnancy was virtually painless and I was pretty comfortable up until I was about 35 weeks along. Which made me feel like labor would be similar. I was too afraid to even think about labor and delivery because the unknown freaked me out too much. I avoided the topic as much as possible. I didn't any prenatal or birthing classes because I was too afraid to have any expectations of "how my labor and delivery should be". But now I have different insight. I know how different labor can be for everyone and no matter the outcome... that baby has to come out! haha! So, I've been reading books, taking classes, and doing anything I can to be more prepared and less afraid. It doesn't mean I plan on having a "natural" birth or not. But I want to be able to listen to my body and it's promptings so that I feel more confident this time around :)