Tuesday, August 2, 2011
So here we are at 33 weeks, baby is still inside, all is well. So much to be grateful for! And since I lost 2 kilos (I think I may have had a touch of stomach flu), my wedding ring fits again. I really missed wearing it and my hand felt very naked without it.
I have been feeling every move Rafael makes so strongly. This is because there is less and less amniotic fluid to cushion his kicks and rolls. Yesterday, walking the dogs, every step hurt a little, because his head was right up against my bladder. (I'm not on bed rest anymore, just to clarify.) I had no idea that the third trimester would be so uncomfortable!
Here's this week's update:
How far along? 33 weeks, 2 days.
Total weight gain: Gained a total of 20, but lost about 4 pounds last week.
How big is baby? 4 1/2 pounds.
Sleep: It's increasingly difficult to get comfortable. Breathing is also hard. I think the uterus is pressing up against my lungs, making it hard to breath. I try to use pillows under my neck, between my knees...it turns into quite a science. I also have to get up at least once in the night to use the bathroom.
Best moment this week: Getting the news from the doctors that Rafael is alright and won't be coming now. Seeing him sucking on his thumb was so great, too.
Movement: Increasingly uncomfortable and at times painful. I also feel him get the hiccups once or twice a day.
Food cravings: My appetite is slowly coming back after having what I now think was a stomach virus last week. I've been craving warm milk, chicken, pumpkin, fish, green coconut water, ginger ale, and chocolate.
Belly button in or out? Flat.
What I miss: I miss being more agile. It takes me a long time to do anything physical now, even get up out of a chair. And to be extra honest, I miss our cleaning lady! In my second trimester Ramon hired a cleaning lady to come once a week and she is amazing. But she's on vacation now for two weeks and boy, did her visits spoil me.
What I'm looking forward to: I'm really looking forward to my husband's birthday on August 8th; I found such great gifts for him this year (it's usually so hard to find something for him) and it will be so nice to celebrate together. We also have an appointment at the doctor on that day, and I am really looking forward to seeing our baby again on the ultrasound screen!
Milestone: I've begun the 8th month of pregnancy! Once I get through August I'm thinking it will all go pretty fast.