Weeks 32 and 33
Percentage Cooked: 83%
Baby Size: 4ish lbs., 17ish inches long (I don’t put a lot of stock in these fruit comparisons, but Baby’s supposedly the size of a pineapple)
Countdown to Baby: Less than 7 weeks (232 days down, 48 to go!)
Symptoms: Oh goodness. Here we go…
The swollen-ness has branched out beyond my hands I’m afraid. Hello finger and toe sausages. Cute. Real cute.
My left hand tingles sometimes. Apparently Carpal Tunnel Syndrome during pregnancy is common? Listen, I’m here to educate!
The waddle is ON like Donkey Kong.. I caught this hot bod in a store front and almost fell over. [No seriously, I probably almost fell.]
Arm flab, like woah.
I CANNOT get out of my favorite and most comfortable recliner chair unaided. Fat chance…literally. Which sucks for Scott because – –
I pee at least once an hour. Everywhere we go, I must go.
It’s hard to take a deep breath/I’m out of breath often.
Baby T. hiccups A TON. I love it!
Braxton Hicks Contractions have increased (and were confirmed by the Dr.). They’re always uncomfortable, but can border on painful at times. As long as they’re not the real thing – – baby’s gotta hold on for at least 4 more weeks!
Everything is more intense. Even my laughs (i.e., belly laughs? call me Santa!) and sneezes (yes, that was me – neighbor 3 houses down!) are intense.
My body aches by the end of the day. Every last swollen bit of it.
All in all, this body just ain’t mine anymore.
Cravings: Oreos, Reese’s, ice cream, fruit, and ice cold beverages
Weight Gain: 27 lbs. as of last Thursday…thanks A LOT New York! At this point, I’m on target for a 35 lb. overall weight gain.
Dear Victoria’s Secret,
Please stop sending me emails and catalogs. Seriously, Vicky? NOT COOL.
Save it (and simultaneously – shove it).
Less than amused (and definitely not your friend),
The Pregnant One
Related Purchases: The 2nd curtain, more paper lanterns, gray bins to complete the cube organizer, and a bookcase is on its way! Mom and Dad get home from NY today with a trunkful of Baby Trottier’s shower gifts. I can’t wait to unload that trunk!!! (AND see my parents, of course!)
Fear of the Week: I have this feeling that Baby T. is going to come early…like, too early.
Relief of the Week: I have progressed to weekly Dr.’s appointments. WEEKLY, friends!!!
A few people in NY said that I look smaller in person than I do in my blog pics. Compliment? I’ll take it!
I have officially started “nesting“…evidence to come!
This baby made it through our NY travels – yay! 4 flights (4 take-offs and 4 landings!), 2 pat downs, 1 “blue sleeve” disability pre-boarding perk, 1 run through the airport, and 1 poor Southwest worker who got stuck next to me when Scott and I couldn’t sit next to each other. Poor guy’s ears were bleeding after that hour and 15 minute flight.
Scott – “Were you talking to him the whole time? I could hear you talking at the beginning, then I put in my headphones. When I took them out, you were still talking.” Me – “Welllllll, he talked some too!” (And then I proceeded to tell Scott this nice gentleman’s life story. Cue: Scott’s ears bleeding.)
Randomness: We had a great time in NY. Pics from Baby T.’s shower and our adventures coming soon!
Also coming soon – nursery updates! We’ve been working hard since we got home. =)
I am taking a breastfeeding course at the hospital this week. Should be interesting.
Scott’s Quote of the Week:
1. Me – “Ugh, this bod really needs a massage babe. Can you?”
Scott – “What, you want me to do it? On Father’s Day Eve?”
2. Me – “Can you please help me hang these paper lanterns? You just tie it on one end and make a loop on the other.”
Scott – “No, I’m sorry I can’t.”
Me – “Um, what? Why not?”
Scott – “I can barely tie my shoes, I definitely can’t make a loop. No seriously. My shoes come untied all of the time. I still don’t think I’m doing it right!”
Sorry for the blog delay – I hope to write A LOT over the next baby-less weeks!
At my Uncle’s house in NY
p.s. We’re off to the FREE Party in the Park at Memorial Waterfront Park tonight with great friends. It’ll be our first time going, so I’ll report back. Next week, Lauren Alaina from American Idol will be one of the artists. She’s so sweet – can’t wait!
Beach Count: 75
Pool Count: 29
High Temperature: 83°