(didn’t have time to take a solo portrait this week but I think this one of me and my momma shows the bump pretty well!)
How far along: 33 weeks
How big is baby: About the size of a honeydew melon, or 17-19 inches long. Weight is around 4.5 pounds.
Newest baby developments: He’s started keeping his eyes open while he’s awake now, more like a newborn. He’s getting better at coordinating breathing movements with sucking and swallowing. His bones are hardening this week and his brain is still getting lots of developmental attention!
Movement: Feeling him pretty regularly and at regular times (particularly around 7-8 or 9 at night). Of course I love it every time (even when he shoves directly on my bladder when I have to pee) but his size makes it uncomfortable sometimes now. In fact, he’ll just be sleeping in there and not moving at all but my tummy will just HURT all around where he is. It feels so sore, like I’ve taken one too many punches to the stomach (which I probably have). I read on one of my apps that my amniotic fluid is pretty much maxed out at this point and since Jameson is still growing steadily, there’s less of a cushion for all those sharp movements. It’s okay, though. He can go ahead and kick me all he wants because that means he’s healthy and strong. 🙂
Weirdest symptoms: That belly soreness and definitely a bit of swelling in my poor feet! My sister taught me and Alex how to massage them and get all that extra fluid back where it’s supposed to be so we’ve been trying that almost every night. I’m also trying to keep them elevated whenever I can because it can actually be painful just walking around!
Best moment this week: Oh my goodness, I had SUCH a great week! My two childhood best friends flew in from New York on Tuesday and were here until yesterday. We spent our days by the pool, at the movies, going to the mall, playing games, and going out for food a few times. So much fun! Then Saturday was my baby shower! The whole thing was storybook-themed because books are my life and it came out so darn cute. We asked that everyone invited bring a book instead of a card and now Jameson’s little library is filling right up. Makes my heart so happy! Alex and I had a blast looking through all the other shower gifts and clothes that Jameson received and pretty much everything is washed and put away now. (and ps, that kid has more outfits than I do.)
Worst moment this week: Saying goodbye to my friends is always hard, but I know they’ll be back soon and that next time, I’ll have my sweet baby on the outside. 🙂
Cravings: None for this week (or really ever lol).
Looking forward to: We have a few more baby-related shipments coming in this week, including my diaper bag, carrier, and a glider for the nursery. Yay!
Some of my favorites from the shower…