33 Weeks Pregnant and Counting

Instead of writing about Halloween, which - as Christians - my family and I don't celebrate, today I thought I would write about reaching yet another week in the countdown to Little L's arrival.

Today marks 33+1 weeks of being pregnant. This means I am less than 4 weeks away from being considered full term (which is 37 weeks) and just over a month away from making it to our estimated due date (which is December 18th). There was a point in time that we were unsure if we would make it to 28 weeks, let alone any further. After writing about our 27 week scare, it is nice to be writing a pregnancy update celebrating being so much further along!

Here are this week's updates:

Little L is approximately the size of a pineapple...

At our 4D scan at 32+1 weeks we were told that Little L was weighing in at 4lbs. This means that she will weigh somewhere in the range of 7.5 - 8lbs when she born. According to my Sprout app though, she is about the size of a pineapple this week!

I feel like a whale...

According to the midwife, I am measuring right on average. This does not stop me feeling like my baby bump is taking over the world. I feel huge! There have been many people in my life who have been so nice to me, telling me how lovely I look, and how beautiful my bump is. I wish I felt that way, and it's certainly makes me feel better to hear people say it.

Everything hurts...

I think this is something that I will have to put up with until the day I give birth, just as I did with R. The one inevitable part of pregnancy is that baby grows, and in response your body grows to adapt your growing baby. Thanks to this fact, I am getting worse before it gets better. Everything from getting out of bed, to moving up and down the stairs is now a slow and arduous process. It will all be worth it once Little L arrives safely in the world.

Braxton Hicks are in full force...

I have gotten to a point now where I am officially feeling BHs way too regularly! I only had a couple of experiences of these with R, and they are very painful, and very irritating. Thankfully I know that they are not real when they happen, so I'm not panicking every time and rushing into hospital thinking I'm in labour!

Little L has her own little routine...

We have now settled into a little routine, I know exactly when she is going to wake up and have a little party in my belly. The great thing about her having this routine means that I can keep track of the movements, and if anything changes I can do something about it.

I cannot wait to have our little girl in my arms, but I am so glad she is still safely tucked up inside, snug and warm and continuing to develop!

 

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