Pregnancy Update - 33 weeks

I thought I’d post a pregnancy update of sorts. I’ve been trying to just post about crafts and projects lately so that it’s not all doom and gloom on the blog, but I thought it was time for one of those again ;) It’s a lot of just rambling about what I’m feeling/thinking right now, and a lot of you already know this from various sources or conversations we have anyway, so, feel free to skip it!

I’m 33 weeks tomorrow – due in just 7 weeks. That number seems freakishly small. Especially since it can really be anywhere from, well, now (one of the mommies in my due date community delivered her baby this week at a little over 32 weeks) through 9 weeks from now. Either way you look at it, this baby is coming, and soon. I’m over the moon happy to know it’s almost over. At the same time, there are still a million things I want to get done before he comes, so I am a little stressed out. But mostly just glad that pregnancy is almost over. I will never have another baby, and I’m more than ok with that. Pregnancy is not my thing, and I don’t ever want to do it again.

Physically, I still feel like crap most of the time. I have random spurts of nausea and gagging. Not like first trimester morning sickness but just random feeling sick to my stomach – I think sometimes if Austin moves in a certain way it makes me a little sick. I know when he’s constantly pounding away around my belly button it makes me feel really icky. I have sciatica on my right side, which sometimes is so bad I can’t climb the stairs. The hip pain is still excruciating at night, but I’ve come to the unfortunate realization that all I can do is go to sleep on my right side, and accept that every half hour to hour I have to wake up in severe pain, roll to my back for 2-3 minutes, then go back to sleep on my right side. Sleeping on my back at all makes me unable to breathe, and sleeping on my left side makes me nauseous. I have to pee ALL the time – I get up a good 6-7 times during the night (and I’m not really even drinking much throughout the night). During the day I constantly feel like I have to pee, and sometimes less than enough to fill a pill bottle comes out. My hands feel swollen a lot – it’s tough to pick up things like beads or separate pages of paper with them. They don’t appear that swollen, other than my rings being tight, but they feel uncomfortable. I have very little energy. Sometimes I have to stop and sit for a bit just to get the energy to step into the shower. Standing up takes a lot from me. At night, I can do 1 or 2 things but then I’m exhausted. No stretch marks yet, though I honestly don’t care if I get them. I’m almost disappointed I DON’T have them yet. Like it’s some pregnancy badge of honor I’m missing out on. Belly button is about as out as I think it’s going to get – and it’s uncomfortable when I rub up against something.

I just can’t wait for this little dude to make his appearance. I feel like I can do anything if I can just feel like myself again. I’m sure I’ll change my tune after a few sleepless nights with a crying baby, but if I can just feel better, I’ll be so much happier.

Anyway, that’s it for now. 7 weeks baby, 7 weeks! (ish)

2 comments:

  1. I only had 1 stretch mark until 38 weeks, at which point the exploded and the baby belly looked like a road map.

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  2. If it makes you feel any better (which it probably won't), I didn't get a single stretch mark until about 3 weeks before I was due. So you definitely still have time, LOL.

    It's definitely nice to have your body back after pregnancy. Granted, it doesn't feel quite the same right away, but it's something. I still remember the first time I showered after I had Charlotte was so surreal ... being able to wash my feet without being short of breath was such a nice feeling!!

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