What to say about this past week? Well, I didn't post much because I was having near-constant Braxton Hicks contractions. So, there were several days when I came home from work, took a hot shower, and immediately went to bed. It's a fun way to live.
But all those tightenings definitely did SOMEthing. I got much, much bigger.
Well, you can't really tell from the front in this dress. How about this:
Then on Thursday night, I must have forgotten I'm pregnant. I was coming back from the bathroom to bed at like 3AM . . . and I crashed down onto the side of my stomach. Thing is, I didn't remember this incident until the morning, when I felt a sore spot. Of course, I immediately freaked out as my memory came back to me. A quick trip to the midwife's office and an ultrasound later, we discovered that baby A is more than fine -- she's thriving.
Here are our stats:
Total weight gain: 20 lbs
Baby's estimated weight (give/take 6 ounces): 4 lbs, 11 ounces
Baby's heart rate: 156 BPM and strong
Amniotic fluid: Something about 14, which is great
Cervix: 3.84 cm, which is still long/closed
Baby's position: Head down, right against cervix (so, I guess she dropped or has always been low) -- and she was sort of positioned to the side, but then flipped so she was facing my back during the ultrasound
General comment from office staff: "We can't tell you're pregnant unless we get a side view!"
Maybe it's how I'm dressing. But I get this comment quite a bit. Stephen said it after snapping this candid. Though it may not LOOK like I'm that much bigger than my pre-preggo self, my facial expression describes how I feel a lot of the time!
My main weird symptom this week is loss of appetite. Well, I guess it's not that I'm not hungry . . . I'm just not hungry for anything in particular. It's very difficult for me to eat because nothing sounds good to me. Cereal is a staple these days. Applesauce. Certain smoothies. Otherwise, I feel icky and have had to force more regular foods down. I still have lots of heartburn, too!
Exercise: Didn't happen much this week. Though, I have developed a new love for jogging slowly on the treadmill -- barefoot.
Otherwise, we're finishing up lots of things in the nursery. I made this no-sew tassel garland from Prudent Baby:
There's a lot to write this week, so stay tuned! Plus, my second shower was this weekend. Can't wait to tell you all about it!
NEED TO CATCH UP?
33 Weeks By The Numbers
32 Weeks: Maternity Shots
31-Week Belly Shots
31-Week Video Post
Almost 30 Weeks!
27 Weeks: The Third Trimester
26 Weeks and My Ever-Dwindling Wardrobe
25 Weeks and Running
22 Weeks: I Gave In
21 Weeks & Nursery Progress
20 Down, 20 More/Less To Go
19 Weeks and Babymoon
Week 18 -- It's a GIRL!
17-Week Video Post
17 Weeks and Preggo Brain
16-Week Belly Shots
15-Week Video Post
15 Weeks and Counting . . .
14-Week Video Post
13 Weeks and Cravings . . .
How We Found Out
So long, 1st Trimester!
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