Baby Tooth is just over 33 weeks today and is about the size of a pineapple. Wahoo!
I know I say this every week, but man…how did we get here already?!
Here’s what Baby Tooth has been up to this week:
- Baby Tooth weighs a little over 4 pounds and has passed the 17-inch mark.
- He’s rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and his skeleton is hardening.
- The bones in his skull aren’t fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal. These bones don’t entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.
And here’s what’s been happening with me this past week:
Weight gained: I think I gained an extra two pounds in the past two weeks, which would put me at a total of about 23 pounds…and I’m feelin’ it these days!
Workouts: A little bit lighter this week, thanks to some busy evenings. From what I can remember (sheesh!) I think there was some Pilates, a FitnessGlo workout, and a treadmill walk with some upper body weights mixed in.
- Low back pain, hip/leg pain, and occasional groin pain
- Filling up pretty quickly after meals…somebody’s taking up my precious stomach space in there
- Always going to the bathroom…ALWAYS.
- Shortness of breath
- Really starting to “feel pregnant” – obviously, I’ve felt pregnant for quite a while now, but this is really the first week where I’m feeling either slightly (or very) uncomfortable or awkward in my movements for a majority of the time.
Movement: All day, everyday! I really have no idea how close they are to the surface of the belly (I’m sure it’s different for everyone, due to placenta placement and all that) but sometimes, I swear it feels like he’s literally RIGHT THERE. I’m pretty sure I’ve played with his feet a couple of times up on my right side too…he likes to kick around up there.
Food Aversions: None, really…I even ate a piece of shrimp over the weekend for the first time since Mexico. And it tasted GOOD.
Food Cravings: Fruit bars, butter on bread/toast (which, oddly enough, I think I only ate once this past week), and carbs in general. Nothing really too crazy.
Sleep: Falling asleep is no issue whatsoever; never has been, hopefully never will be! However…waking up in the middle of the night with uncomfortable hips/legs/neck/ shoulders and a full bladder is another story. Overall, it’s not that bad though.
Stretch marks? Belly is still stretch mark free. C’mon belly…try to hold out just a few more weeks for me!
Miss Anything? Yes, I miss a lot, but I always feel bad listing them out on here because I don’t want to make it seem like I’m complaining. All is good in the hood! BUT, I can’t lie…I do miss sweaty workouts, sleeping on my stomach, regular clothes, seeing muscles instead of puffiness, beer, sushi, playing softball, and a regular appetite. There, I said it.
Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week: Our first baby shower on Sunday was definitely a highlight from the week!
Also fun…at one point during the week, Jay and I were talking and I was telling him how curious I was to know what my insides/organs currently looked like with Baby Tooth taking up all this space. Soo, I searched around on the internet and actually came across some interesting images!
My insides BEFORE Baby Tooth vs. a full term fetus (which will be me in just a few weeks)
A little different, huh? So, so interesting and amazing.
Belly Button in or out? In…sort of. Haha, there’s a little part of it that sticks out a bit, but not enough to poke through a shirt.
Wedding rings on or off? On and fitting well most of the time, unless I’m super warm.
Happy or moody most of the time: Unfortunately, this week did include some sad moments, but for the most part, it’s been a happy week and I have a lot to be thankful for.
New Baby Items: Oh yes…LOTS of them! We were very fortunate to receive lots of good stuff at our first shower on Sunday, including our infant carrier, stroller, Pack ‘n’ Play, activity yard, clothes, books, and all sorts of other things.
I also wound up finding a crib bedding set online and fell in love with it (crazy, I know, right?).
Now I just need to find some curtains to match which (hopefully) won’t be too hard!
I also ordered this Blue Satin Sherpa Receiving Blanket off of Zulily about a week ago and it came in the mail yesterday.
Oh…my…gosh. Talk about SOFT. I wish it came in a full adult size…even still, I may keep it all for myself.
Looking Forward To: Our second baby shower! It’s this coming Saturday and is sure to be a blast…fingers crossed for good weather since we’re going “backyard bbq” style.
Question for the Moms and Moms-to-Be:
When did you start to “really feel pregnant?” Was it the first kicks? When your belly got a certain size?