Monday, July 25, 2016

33 Weeks | Shep

We are well into the third trimester and I feel like the countdown is officially on. I have a ton of things left to do but thanks to some insane nesting I have started checking a lot of things off my long list. I still have a lot to do in the nursery but I feel like it's really starting to come together.

How far along: 33 Weeks

Baby's size: About 4.5lbs

Baby's progress: Shep's bones are fully developed, they are just getting harder and more stable from this point on.

Weight gain: About 20 lbs

Stretch marks: No

Sleep: Some nights are better than others but overall not bad. I haven't wanted to use my pregnancy pillow much this pregnancy.

Gender: BOY!

Movement: My goodness this boy is constantly moving! Bennett never moved as much as he does. He is constantly rolling around and kicking.

Best moment this week: Spending 10 full days with Nicole! We had so much fun just living normal life together : )

Looking forward to: Starting back to work! I'm excited to meet my new babies and get some routines established before leaving for maternity leave.

Food cravings: No real cravings

Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing out of the ordinary

Anything make you queasy or sick: Nope :)

Labor signs: Bennett is head down and I've been having a few Braxton Hicks contractions here and there.

What I miss: Not feeling like a whale all the time ; )

Symptoms: I've had a few nights of insomnia, some random heartburn, and just overall aches and pains associated with the third trimester, but overall I feel really great!

Things that suck: This isn't necessarily something that sucks just something that is not going the way I had pictured it. So we decided a few months ago to buy Bennett a twin bed in preparation of transitioning him from the crib before Shep gets here. It sat in his room for a little while before we decided one day to try it out. Let's just say it went as bad as it could have possibly gone. He's totally not ready to give up his crib. So we're trying to be patient and see if he will change his mind before the baby gets here but we're also having to think of plan B just incase ; )

Things that don't suck: Knowing that I have just a short amount of time left until I get to meet my second baby!!

I feel like this pregnancy has been such a dream and I am SO thankful for that. I am excited to finish the last little bit in the nursery and really soak in the last couple of weeks I have with Bennett as an only child. I know he's going to rock it as a big brother but he is still a baby in my eyes and I want him to feel so loved as we wait for his brother to get here : )


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