Sunday, February 3, 2013

Week 33

Pregnancy: 33 Weeks, 83% cooked!!!

Weight Gain: Finally had some again. And then some. I gained those missing pounds back this week. And I have gained 33 pounds total now.

Measurements: The uterus is measuring 33 cm. And looking round! Shocker! Check out that basketball!

Sleep: Yea no. I wake up a few time during the night for more tums and more water. And to pee. Duh.

Cravings: I had a moment. We were at happy hour and talking about french fries. Then Nicole mentioned putting gravy on them. I had my first "mmmmmmmmmmmm that sounds like HEAVEN" I must be pregnant reaction.

Feeling: My legs hurt. And I need a haircut. Bad. Does that have anything to do with how I feel? And on Wednesday, when the weather was back up to 70, my ankles swelled. A lot. They hurt. And they look like hobbit feet. Even my doctor mentioned that they were big (I hadn't seen them yet - thanks belly!) And the weather change between outside and the sauna of my classroom? There went my hands...

Movement: Funny story. I was teaching on Tuesday and she kicked out on both sides at the same time.   I must have winced a little bit because my students froze and asked if I was in labor. I told them "no, she just kicked me hard." But they were skeptical for the rest of the period. I think they were afraid my water was about to break. I know I have told them that the baby isn't coming until the end of the quarter, but still.... kids are dumb.

What's going on inside the belly:  

Week 33: 
She weighs about 4 pounds (like a pineapple) is about about 17 inches long. So tall! We are working on hardening that skeleton and getting nice a plump this week.

What's going on outside the belly:  

Lots of swelling. Everywhere. My ankles. My fingers. My thighs feel fat now. My feet fall asleep really fast. No more sitting on them...

I think it is time to show you our to do list before baby girl gets here. We realize that this list is not complete but I googled some things we need to do. And it keeps getting longer and shorter. So not so bad.
  • purchase furniture
  • pick paint color
  • paint baby's room
  • reorganize the closet
  • assemble furniture
  • throw away things we don't need (I actually did this!!!!!!!!!)
  • decorate the room
  • hang photos
  • find a pediatrician
  • find a lactation specialist
  • get a car seat
  • install car seat
  • get clothing
  • get diapers and diapering supplies
  • get wipes
  • get a diaper bag for me
  • get a diaper bag for Matt
  • get a stroller
  • wash everything
  • get a mattress pad for our bed (gross)
  • tour the hospital
  • sign up for a class (an express class without all the videos)
  • pack a hospital bag (for me, Baby, and Matt)
  • make a contact list for someone else to send out when Baby Girl arrives
  • make plans with the Grandparents for when Baby Girl arrives
  • find a dog-sitter for Misty & Bones who can stay on the fly
  • clean out the freezer
  • test recipes 
  • fill the freezer with ready to go meals - no prep work left.
  1. Lentil Soup
  2. Pot Roast
  3. Chicken & Roasted veggies
  4. Chicken Pot Pie


  1. Every time I read your to do list and see the recipes, I have to do a double take on Lentil Soup and remember that you are not trying to eat my child!