Jan 8, 2013

Week 33

Marination Time:
32w5d
 
Baby Size:
 
The Bump tells us that Pip and Pop are each the size of a durian (another fruit I've never heard of!) and gives an average weight range of 4.2-5.8lbs for this month. BabyCenter says the babies each weigh as much as a pineapple, with an average weight over 4 pounds and length over 17 inches, head to heel. At our growth scan at 32w4d both boys were over 4lbs and healthy! (More details.) His Boys Can Swim no longer says the Ps are each as big as the front tire of a kids Big Wheel. Instead, it compares their length to a 17" laptop for the next few weeks.
 
Baby Milestones:
Pip and Pop are growing and growing! They are also getting smarter and smarter as they go through more bran development. This week they started to coordinate breathing with sucking and swallowing. This is an important skill to master before they come out or they will need feeding tubes. This week their bones, except the skull, will continue to harden.
 
Symptoms:
Itching. Exhausted. Contractions. Tiny Bladder (Seriously. Every. 90. Minutes.) Trouble bending over - as in it doesn't happen. Shortness of breath and easily winded. Bruised and tender uterus. Nausea with contractions. Mild indigestion. Losing mucus plug (Eeew! Advice: don't google image search that. Ever.)
 
How I'm Changing:
I seem to be past the changing part of pregnancy. In fact, I look less round and pregnant than I did before. My belly used to go out, but now it is taller (starts lower) and wider and doesn't stick out as far.
 
What I'm Eating:
Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monsters (they stay down!). Milk. Not much. I have absolutely no appetite at all.
 
Annoyances:
Itching.
 
Sleep:
Due to the cholestasis and itching I sleep 45ish minutes at a time. Medications were changed so hopefully that changes soon!
 
Missing:
Sleep.
 
Belly Button Watch:
My flattie lives on. And since Pip fell so low, I'm not as round as I used to be so I might **fingers crossed** ever go past flattie!
 
What I'm most excited about:
I am so excited to meet Pip and Pop!! It's still a few weeks away (I hit 37w0d in 4w2d!!!) but I am eager! I'm not so eager I want them out today. I want them to be healthy and NICU free so they need to stay in a bit longer, but I know it's soon!
 
My milk doesn't expire until after they will be here! Crazy!!!
 
We have a few weeks to finishing putting the house back together post carpet install tear apart and to get the nursery done, but not long!
 
Previous Weekly Updates:
Week 32
Week 31
Week 30
Week 29
Week 28
Week 27
Week 26
Week 25
Week 24
Week 23
Week 22
Week 21
Week 20
Week 19
Week 18
Week 17
Week 16
Week 15
Week 14
Week 13
Week 12
Week 11
Week 10
Week 9
Week 8
Week 7
Week 6
 

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