Since I was busy with my baby shower last week I didn’t post my 33 week update, so I’m combining the two because well… I feel the same as I did a week ago.
I’m starting to see why moms post about being ready for their little one to be out when they hit this point in their pregnancy. Sometimes I look down at my belly and think ‘THERE IS NO MORE ROOM’! In fact as I’m writing this I can feel the cool touch of my laptop on the bottom of my belly because it officially hangs out in any of my old ratty tees. (my ‘But First Coffee’ shirt looks like a crop top now) I now get contractions or Braxton hicks everyday. Some are pretty intense and other feel like menstrual cramps. I’ve noticed I’m always hungry but due to lack of space; I have two bites and I’m full. And I officially have mood swings, well Eric doesn’t call them that but I do. On long days where all I want to do is come home and put my feet up, if he hugs me before I get to reboot I cry. So maybe he’s right, I think I have cry swings (is that a thing?). Also, the puffy swelling!! My face, arms, legs, EVERYTHING feels puffy and swollen and no matter how much water I drink I’m SO thirsty. It could be the fact that right now Arizona is apparently passing spring weather and going straight to summer.
Our little guy likes to stretch out from time to time and he’s running out of space. At our last check up he was already over 5 pounds. The tech also informed me he has a big head (great!) and I also no longer sleep. Most nights I’m lucky if I get two hours of actual sleep. I usually lay there with my eyes shut. The strange thing is I really don’t know why I’m awake; I don’t have aches or pains like I read about, no restless legs, or back aches. I just can’t sleep. All things considered though, I getting really excited to see this little guy.