Monday, April 5, 2010

33w Update

How far along: 32w6d.  It’s hard to believe that we’ve finally made it to April – Baby Girl’s birthday month!  Though I still don’t know what exact day she’ll arrive via c-section, I know it will be this month…and that is SO exciting! 

Total weight gain
: Despite the 6.5  lb. difference between the scale at Dr. M’s office, and the scale at the MFM’s office, I’m happy to report my weight held steady this week!  No gain, so, only up 8 lbs. for the pregnancy.  I’m going to be over the moon if I can keep my total gain under 15 lbs.  Like I’ve mentioned before, having five pregnancies back-to-back hasn’t been the most, ahem, figure friendly thing to do.

General disposition:  I’m pretty uncomfortable; I’m swelling a lot more easily, my shots are getting harder and harder to inject, and my skin is on a break-out rampage.  But overall, I’m just getting so excited.  I know there is a whole new flavor of “difficult” around the corner as we adjust to life with a new baby, and dividing our time and attention between her and Seth, and healing from surgery….but I’m ready.  I’m ready for whatever comes next. 

Huh?  What? 

Best moment this week:
I’m so proud of the son we are raising.  We have certainly had some moments this week.  He is being exposed to so much more than even a few months ago, what with being at school all day, and then in different homes each afternoon.  His vocabulary is growing, and so, in his opinion, is the size of his “boundaried” area.  But despite the disciplinary firsts we are facing, he is still THE BEST kid. 

:  As sore as I am, from repeated kicks to one certain spot near my right ribs, I’m so thankful for Baby Girl’s consistent movement.  As her growth slows, my fears intensify, and I’m glad for the constant reassurance that she is, indeed, alive and kickin.’ 

Labor Signs/Body Changes of Note: I need new bras.  Again.  I have a completely newfound respect for women who start out, even before being pregnant, well-endowed. 

What I miss : Energy.  Being able to wrestle with Seth.  Speed.  (Do you know how long it seems to take me to walk up the stairs?  Eek.) 

What I am looking forward to:
Seeing two carseats in the back of our new car. =)

And since I’ve been a TOTAL slacker when it comes to taking week-by-week belly pictures, here is a stolen one, courtesy of my friend Jessi.


And yes, that is my popped-out belly button that you can see.


savannahgirl said...

Love that pic, Mon! XO

elliebloo said...

good luck.. you will be great.

Brooke said...

Cute picture :-)

Marlo said...

Oh yay! You look gorgeous! & I love that it looks like you're talking with your hands. I do that too!

Denise said...

33 weeks so exciting!

disciplining first are exhausting (especially when you have to repeat them 30-100x), but having children you enjoy is the BEST!

we have worked hard to be consistent in discipline, and we have ALWAYS really ENJOYED our kiddos.

keep up the good work!

Kelly said...

33 weeks, hooray!! You look great!

Jessi said...

We need to take some maternity pictures.

crystal theresa said...

that is one beautiful belly :). yay for April and baby girl's arrival!

Patty said...

Oh my gosh you're almost ready to pop! I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly!

Valerie said...

What a beautiful picture! Continuing to keep you in my prayers.

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

I think you look great and I am so excited for BG to get here soon!!!

lalalady said...

OMG, this picture and post makes me realize how long it's been since I've seen you. :( But the picture of Seth from yesterday is amazing...he is so big!! I'm just so in awe of how far you've come and how strong you've been. So excited it's April!! Write me soon. Hugs, D :)