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33 Weeks Pregnant – Baby Number Two

How many weeks?

33 weeks pregnant now – the first time I think I can remember ever doing one of these posts on time actually. Hurrah for planning and lunch breaks!

When is baby due? 

19th April 2016. I am really starting to wonder if this will really be the day. Or what day she might arrive.

How’s baby doing?

She’s really good. She’s been brilliant at reminding me that she’s okay. I know she’s not in there thinking: “Must have a wiggle and let Mum know how I’m doing.” But after my fall last week, it’s been a huge comfort to have a wiggly little baby like her.

Her movements have probably reached a plateau now, as you can expect them to in the third trimester. She seems very much like a breakfast, lunch and tea kind of girl. I can always guarantee she’ll be awake when I eat, and even in between. She seems quite good at settling down at night, after a good old pre-bedtime wiggle, unlike Bill who would sometimes keep me up.

As for size, she’s now roughly the same size as a honeydew melon, which, well, blows my mind to be honest. I’ve eaten enough of the stuff to be familiar with that big ball of fruit, and imagine it as a big ball of baby instead. Weight wise, on average, a 33 week baby is around 4lbs 3oz, and measuring at 43.7cm long. I’d be tempted to add a bit extra on for her, given the way she’s been measuring, both from her growth scan and my fundal height. But we shall see!

Symptoms?

I have been honestly doing quite well really. I’m still taking Omeprazole for heartburn, and I take that every other day as I don’t find I need it daily. And that was my biggest bother a few weeks back as I was unable to eat or drink comfortably, and it was making me feel sick and keeping me up at night. I really recommend it if you’re suffering like I was.

I’ve been getting a lot of lightning crotch in the past few weeks. I don’t know what she is doing down there in all honesty, as it really hurts! But I’m coping. It does make me jump sometimes though – and hiding my ‘electric vagina face’ at work is proving difficult sometimes. And I wish I was joking.

Other symptoms, have mainly been cravings. Which I’ve found quite strange as I didn’t really have this urge with Bill. But my goodness do I like the sweet stuff at the moment. Especially fruit, cakes, pastries and biscuits. I’ve obviously been limiting myself to things like that (aside from the fruit), but I do have to have my ‘treat’ every night, once Bill has gone to bed. It’s terrible.

Luckily, weight gain-wise, I don’t seem to have put on much at all. And I’m expecting to have gained around two stone by the time she is here. It’s been strange seeing my body grow, after all the weight I lost over the past two years, but I don’t see it as a set-back. I see it as a head-start from where I would have been, had I of not lost weight, if that makes sense? I’m still wearing size 14 maternity clothes, and I’m really pleased about that. I can even wear some of my normal clothes, if the cut is right too.

Otherwise, I’m just tired. But that goes without saying these days.

How I feel?

I am good. I won’t lie – when I fell, and I was on my way to hospital, I was a complete mess and so worried. I felt angry and frustrated at myself for continually pushing myself to be Super Preggy. And I’m just not.

Since then, I’ve made a huge effort to step back from things that don’t need doing. Or accept that some things will have to slide. Like this blog – I used to write every day. It was a huge passion. But I can’t do that now. Or at least, I can’t do it every week like I used to. I’ve been trying my best to keep things going, but I know that this can’t come first. Not right now.

And that’s been a big help. I already feel calmer and it’s doing me the world of good.

Another thing I realised, as a result of my fall, is that I’ve got some really great people around me. And how, when I have a bit more time on my side, I’d like to work more on friendships that I have. I’ve really decided to stop wasting time on other people and stop worrying about what people think too. That sounds cryptic, but it’s not! If you’ve been pregnant, you might know what I mean. You become a bit lioness-like and less tolerant. And I think it’s a good thing – the usual me is a right old house cat.

Other than that, I’m feeling positive. Baby girl’s nursery is on the way now. We’ve got a cotbed – we went for the Izziwotnot Bailey Sleigh Cotbed, with a Cot Top Changer and Under Drawer*. I love it and it made me cry when it was all built. We just need to build a wardrobe now, and then work on finding homes for all of her things. I’ve made a start, but there’s a lot of things we need to sort out. If you want to see how the nursery looks at the moment (you won’t be impressed) there’s a little preview in my latest weekend vlog.

Watch the video:

I am much more regular with video updates – they seem easier to do sometimes.

So you can watch my 33 weeks pregnant update here, and see the previous two via the links just below:


31 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update.
32 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update.

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  • Reply
    Sophie P
    1st March 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Looking blooming lovely. I'm nearly 31 weeks with a little girl and I know what you mean about craving the sweet things..I'm a sucker for a biscuit at the moment, and really have to prise myself away from the packet! Your cot is beautiful and I can't wait to see the nursery once it's finished 🙂 xx

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    Imogene Reynolds
    1st March 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Ooh is that what it is? 'Lightening crotch'? I had that with my youngest and ouch! Felt so weird too. I'm glad to know you're doing okay though after your fall. Can't wait to watch the Vlog 🙂 xx

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    Tahana Lee
    1st March 2016 at 10:06 pm

    So sorry to hear about your fall! How scary! I had a similar incident around 26 weeks at the gym.. I almost passed out. It's so scary! 🙁 I am 34 weeks this week! Gosh heart burn is a bitch!! haha

    Tahana <3
    http://www.tahanalee.com

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    Hayley: Sparkles and Stretchmarks
    1st March 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Ah I'm sorry to hear about your fall, that must have been terrifying!!
    I can't believe how close you're getting, baby girl will be in your arms before you know it…it's all so exciting! 🙂 Hope your last month of work goes quickly for you! xx

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