Hello, hello! Piper and I are still in Utah watching 3 of my sister's kids, so it's been quite the welcome to my 33rd week of pregnancy!
Side note: All previous pregnancy updates can be found HERE, under the "All Things Baby" tab.
Baby boy is apparently about the size of a full pineapple right now! He's still moving around 24/7 so I guess he has more room to grow (although sometimes it doesn't feel like it!). His kicks, that were once cute little flutters, are now more like these giant movements that make my stomach morph into the craziest shapes! It's so entertaining when other people happen to catch my stomach suddenly shape shifting.
My absolute favourite thing right now is his hiccupping. I can't get enough of them! He has them a few times a day, and last night I woke up to go to the bathroom, and he had the hiccups for about 45 minutes. I stayed awake just to feel them all because they are so cute!
I still don't want to share specific numbers or focus on this, because I just don't find it important and don't want it to be used as a comparison, BUT my weight is going up rather nicely. I only ever hop on the scale at the OBGYN's office, and it looks like I'll probably gain a couple more pounds this pregnancy than I did with Pipesy!
The main issue is really just sleep right now. IT'S SO HARD. Finding a comfortable position is difficult, so I toss and turn all night long...but actually moving from side-to-side is a whole process in itself haha. Waking up 4x every night to pee is another added obstacle. I love when people advise to "sleep before the baby comes", because WE WOULD IF WE COULD! The baby might as well already be here since I'm waking up every couple of hours anyway haha.
Other than that, I've felt pretty good this week! I've had a little lower back pain and have felt quite tired, but that might be from carrying Piper, and her little 13 month old cousin around all day ha. No heartburn or swelling at all which is great! Hopefully I'm lucky enough to avoid those this pregnancy too.
I've had some painful contractions a few times these past couple of days, which makes me a little nervous. I've had braxton hick contractions (practice ones) for a while now, but these have been pretty painful and actually stop me in my tracks. I don't know if it's from pushing my body too hard, and not resting enough, or what, but I'm trying to take things slow right now. I've only properly worked out a couple of times, and the rest have been short walks with the kids. I'm usually on my feet, running around all day, so I'm really making a conscious effort to respect what my body needs and take it easy. I'm feeling a little stir crazy, to be honest, but I know it's what's best for my body and baby right now. All of my workouts are still logged HERE.
Nothing in particular. Thankfully nausea has died down again, so I haven't been craving bagels like a crazy person (what the heck is up with my body and wanting bagels when it feels unsettled??). I'm loving huge apples right now! My favourite snack is siggis yogurt, a chopped up apple, peanut butter, and chia seeds. I've been eating that every night before bed.
This stage of pregnancy, as far as the bump goes, is my favourite! For me, the first trimester is just awkward because I FEEL super bloated, but don't look pregnant yet. In the second trimester (more towards the beginning and middle of it) I just LOOK bloated, or like I have a little food baby. That's also the stage my whole body starts to change too - my arms, legs, and booty, to be precise - and I just feel pretty frumpy overall. In the third trimester, my belly grows quite a bit (durrr) and it's very obvious that I'm pregnant, and I love it! I love when people ask when I'm due now, and I love seeing my belly button poke through shirts. Of course, a bigger bump means it's more taxing on the body, but I am loving this stage! It's so empowering to see what my body is capable of.