Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pregnancy Survey- 33 Weeks

How Far Along: 33 weeks

Size of babyThis week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) 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. (The pressure on the head during birth is so intense that many babies are born with a conehead-like appearance.) These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.

Total Weight Gain: 19 lbs

Sleep: Still up to pee a few times a night, but sleeping pretty good with my pillows 

Symptoms: Feeling pretty good. We had a 33 week doctor appointment yesterday where they said that I was measuring too small. You are suppose to be the same number of cm's from your pelvic bone to the top of your uterus as the number of weeks you are (so approx 33- give or take). She said I was measuring only at 29/30 max. The heartbeat was fine and I have been feeling him move a good bit. We are scheduled for a growth check ultra sound on friday to see what is going on. Hopefully it is just his position making me look smaller. I did go to the appointment in the morning when I normally go after lunch so I measured after dinner and I was more around 31. Think good thoughts tomorrow and I will keep you posted. I'm trying not to worry too much so just keeping busy until the appointment. 

Cravings: I enjoyed eating a lot of these past few days with the holidays. I have had plenty of good food and desserts! 

Gender- Max David 

Movement: He's moving around a good bit still. 

Maternity Clothes: Yup, and just wearing some things a size up from my normal is working pretty good still. 

Best Moments this week: Having my family in town for the holidays. We had a great time at the baby shower (i'll do a whole post on that, it was very fun and everyone spoiled Max rotten), Christmas, shopping and getting Max's nursery up and going.  

What I'm looking forward to: Enjoying the rest of our Xmas staycation at home with David. Seeing Baby Max at the ultra sound tomorrow. 

Milestones: We surprised my mom and David's parents with a 3D/4D ultrasound where they could come with us to see Max. My sister and James also got to come and see him. He was very uncooperative by having his feet and hands above his head and covering up his face almost the entire time. I tried sugar and caffeine and he just wouldn't move them much. We did get a few good shots and the dvd that david edited. I'll do a sep. post on it, but here is a little teaser. His nursery is also moving along really well. David, James and my Brother did the customized closet unit, The gals bought and made decorative accents (wait until you see Max's name), Mom is making curtains, David made changing pad cover and pillows. Lots of projects to share soon. 
33 week belly shot taken on Christmas. 
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leah said...

Aww I love that last picture of the 3 of y'all! I'll definitely be praying for you tomorrow for your appointment, I'm sure you have nothing to worry about though! Can't wait to hear more about the 3D (sounds like he was a lot like Emery in that!) and the shower, so much fun stuff happening!

Chris said...

Glad to hear everything went well today! Yea!

F & C said...

Everything comming along so beautifully. The nursery, Maxs closet,everything soo beautiful, what a Great Holiday...=)

The Wanna-be Southern Belle said...

Not too much longer now sooo exciting! Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy cause you will miss it when it's gone :) u look great!! Xo

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