Week 33: Happy Bump Day!

Time is flying. I can’t believe I only have seven weeks left! I know I say that every week, but it’s true.

We are super behind on choosing a daycare, so we have been squeezing in visits on our lunch breaks since we have been so busy. So far we have seen three of them, and we have one more scheduled for next week. They all look good, but here’s the thing – I don’t really want to pick one! I haven’t even met the little dude yet and I already don’t want to give him up.

I’d love to find an in-home daycare situation, but I can’t seem to find any in our area. Any tips on how to best look for that? I’m not sure I want to choose a daycare provider from Craigslist.

No Braxton Hicks contractions yet (that I know of), and baby is still super squirmy, so hopefully things will stay that way. I’m getting a little uncomfortable now that my belly is humungous, but I’m still sleeping okay (for now). Geoff does have to help me put on socks now since I can’t reach my feet, and he laughs at me when I try to squeeze into my skinny jeans (there’s a lot of wiggling that goes on).

No doctor appointments this week, but I will have one before my next weekly update, so hopefully I’ll have a new platelet level to report. Cross your fingers that my numbers went up – I would really like the option of having an epidural during labor.

In other news, our office has been fully transitioned into a nursery. It definitely needs some more updating and decorating before baby arrives, but at least all of our office stuff is out of there. We also reorganized our entire basement last weekend, which we were dreading but was incredibly necessary. It was getting hard to walk down there (for real, we were basement hoarders). Now everything is clean, organized and put away except a few boxes of baby stuff that Geoff and I still need to go through.

Another added bonus to the clean basement is that we can move the kitty litter box down there. We had it in the office, but there’s no way I’m keeping it in there now that it is the nursery. We are slowly moving the box closer and closer to the basement door, and it will eventually move all the way down there after Geoff installs a cat flap in the door. Eva will have not one, not two, but THREE litter boxes down there, so hopefully she will be happy. We wanted to get her used to having it down there now so that when the baby comes it won’t be too many changes for her all at once.

Speaking of that, I’m a little nervous about how Eva will react to having the baby in the house. We have a few ideas, but does anyone else have cats that they had to introduce to baby? Any tips on how to go about doing that?

Last but not least, I had Geoff take a bump photo of me last night (please excuse how tired I look), so take a take a look at my See the Bump page to check it out.

This week according to What to Expect:

Your baby’s immune system gets a boost, while her sleepless mommy could use a boost of energy.

Your Baby in Week 33 of Pregnancy

Your baby is still gaining weight (about half a pound a week), and she 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 her 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 she continues to develop her own fetal immune system, which will come in handy once she’s outside the womb and fending off all sorts of germs.

Your Body in Week 33 of Pregnancy

With midnight bathroom runs, leg cramps, heartburn, and your basketball-sized belly, it’s no wonder sleep is elusive. Third-trimester insomnia strikes about three-quarters of pregnant women (who may also be coping with a mind that races all night long thinking about your to-do-before-the-baby-comes list). But your body needs rest, so do your best to get comfy — before bed and when you get in it. Grab a pile of pillows, wedge them where you need to, and look on the bright side: Pregnancy insomnia is great training for those sleepless nights to come!

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