Sunday, January 29, 2012

33 weeks down, 7 weeks to go!!

How far along: 33 weeks 
Next appointment: Tuesday 
Any new aches/pains:I feel like the baby has dropped. There is a lot of pressure and suddenly I feel like I can breathe easier. 
Sleep: It's getting worse. I am falling asleep fast and have 3-4 hours of good sleep, then I wake up to go pee and it's downhill from there. 
Best moment this week:  Allyson came into my bedroom and said Mom. It was the sweetest. She's not much of a talker and only really says mama when she's crying. 
Movement: ALL of the time. This little baby is most active in the evening. Holy smokes I think he's trying to escape out my side. 
Labor signs: Few contractions here and there but nothing regular or lasting. 
Food cravings: Tacos!
What I miss: Sleeping. 

How big is baby: Pineapple

Average size: 17 inches, 4 pounds.
Arsenal's drink of the week--Pineapple Express!

This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. He's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and his skeleton is hardening. The bones in his skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal. (The pressure on the head during birth is so intense that many babies are born with a cone head-like appearance.) These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood. Your baby is still gaining weight (about half a pound a week), and he could grow up to another full inch this week. With that much baby inside your uterus, your amniotic-fluid level has maxed out, which explains why some of his pokes and kicks feel pretty sharp these days. (There's less fluid to cushion the blows.) Antibodies are being passed from you to your little one as he continues to develop his own fetal immune system, which will come in handy once he's outside the womb and fending off all sorts of germs.

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