Wednesday, 8 August 2012

33 weeks

Baby is feeling really heavy now and I am really uncomfy. Sunday and Monday were super hot days here for us. I can't wear sleeved shirts anymore really or I get really hot and sweaty and feel like I'm gonna pass out more than I usually do. I have no stamina for standing or walking a lot. I'm loving the kicks and rolls I'm getting from baby. They make me so happy. Just today, CG started this new thing where I get a butt/head right in my side. I feel like I have a stitch in my side and when I press on it, lo and behold, it's a baby... lol seems to really love my right side and dislike my left side. Also, really loves my ribs. I like to sit around the house with my shirt pulled up under my boobs so I can see my belly move. It's so cool to watch. I don't feel stretched to the max yet which is good considering I probably have 7 more weeks to go at least before baby comes. Prenatal classes start tomorrow.... oh and there goes that lovely baby/stitch in my side again :/ lol

How your baby's growing:

This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) I believe the weight... I feel it on a regular basis... 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.

How your life's changing:

As your baby fills out even more of your belly, lots of things might start to change: Whereas before you were sashaying, you may find yourself waddling. Finding an easy position to sit in — let alone sleep sitting is fine most of the time as long as I don't slouch... sleeping takes a LONG time to get to sleep and get comfy. then I have to pee and start all over again. in 12 hours in bed, I'm lucky if I get 8 hours of sleep (tops) — is becoming more of a challenge. And bumping into chairs and counters is par for the course.

You may be feeling some achiness and even numbness in your fingers, wrists, and hands. Like many other tissues in your body, those in your wrist can retain fluid, which can increase pressure in the carpal tunnel, a bony canal in your wrist. none yet

Nerves that run through this "tunnel" may end up pinched, creating numbness; tingling, shooting or burning pain; or a dull ache. Try wearing a splint to stabilize your wrist or propping your arm up with a pillow when you sleep. happens occasionally while in bed but I can't get comfy with my arm in a funny position. If your work requires repetitive hand movements (at a keyboard or on an assembly line, for instance), remember to stretch your hands when you take breaks — which should be frequently.

Many women are still feeling sexy at this stage — and their partners often agree. You may need to make some adjustments, but for most women, sex during pregnancy is fine right up until their water breaks or their labor starts. Sexy or not, sex is long gone right now... it's been SUPER painful since 24 weeks and I was paranoid since before then so we haven't done anything much.

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