Tuesday, October 19, 2010

33 Week Bumpdate

33 Weeks
A bathroom photo shoot, for your enjoyment.

How far along? 33Weeks (!!!)
Weight Gain: Drumroll please......... 17 lbs!!
And that was at last week's appointment, so no telling what kind of poundage I've managed to pack on in the space of 7 days.
How Big is Baby? Around 4lbs ??
Maternity Clothes? Still no. I did do some shopping while we were in Cali, but you'll be happy/alarmed/shocked to know that it was at Forever 21 (the store was 3 times the size of our local joint). Yeah, that's right. FOREVER 21. Because clearly I'm mourning the death of my youth along with my waistline in this pregnancy. But boy was I excited. And for me right now, it's all about getting a few cute items that look good with my bump and have a chance of still fitting when I'm toting baby girl around on the outside. Oh and also? They're CHEAP, which just happens to be one of my love languages.
Stretch Marks? Still no! Cue the hallelujah chorus!
Sleep: Meeeehhhhh.. not the best.
Best Moment of the Week: I'll be honest. When my doctor said he saw some hair on her teeny tiny head. These are the magic words I have been longing to hear. I just can't picture myself with a bald baby..
You betcha.
Food Cravings: Not really.
Gender: All girl.
What I Miss: Rational thought processes. And a full range of breathing abilities.
What I'm looking forward to:
Another fun shower in a few weeks! So excited!
Here's a fun one- about 5 times a day, I will let out a single, violent hiccup. Just one. Very very bizarre.
Also, my lower legs and feet have started to feel like tree stumps in the evening. Especially when we go for walks. Don't get excited- the blue haired old ladies down the street walk faster than me at this point- and yet I find a leisurely stroll somewhat taxing.. sigh.
Emotions: Oh you know- a straight roller coaster. I have been feeling a tad overwhelmed with all that I feel like I have to do before she gets here. But it comes and goes and I know I'm the only one expecting me to get everything done.

One other thing- at my appointment with my regular OB last week, he noted that Tiny Dancer was in a breech position. And then his next comment was "so we'll either have to do a c-section or she'll need to flip." To which I replied, "well let's flip her!"

I haven't mentioned it much on here, but I am all about a natural labor and delivery. And by that I mean, as drug free as possible. I'm no dummy- I signed up for an epidural last week- but I'm really hoping to do all I can with breathing and walking and focus and LOTS OF PRAYER to have this little girl on my own. And if it gets to be too much, well, I guess I'll take an elephant needle in the back.

So needless to say, I wasn't thrilled with his answer. And when I asked him if there was anything I could be doing to help flip her, he said no. Huh. Pretty sure that's not true, but I like the guy enough and want to keep my stress and sanity intact here at the end, so I'm not switching docs or anything. I just logged on to the Google Machine and found a few DIY tips I could try at home.

So I'll keep you posted. If sister doesn't get with the program, chances are you'll find me on my hands and knees scrubbing our hardwoods and upside down on an ironing board in the days leading up to her arrival.


  1. My friend Ann (who also had her babies au naturale) was breech with her second baby. She wanted to have her naturally, so about a week before the baby was due she went to the hospital (had to do it there in case the "procedure" sent the her into labor) and the doctor and the nurse physically pushed at her stomach until the baby turned. It worked out...I may even still have the email. Or I am sure she would be happy to talk to you about it if Tiny Dancer doesn't turn on her own.

    Anyway, she also tried all kinds of home treatments...something with fire and her toes?

    Also, my friend Julie just had a baby last week and the baby was face down and she did all these yoga type moves while at the hospital and the baby flipped. So I apparently have friends who have done all kinds of things to turn their baby around!

  2. Wow, fire and toes?? I will be looking this up! Glad to hear I'm not the only one facing this little situation.. Katie, you'll be on my short list of people to call when I need someone to come push on my stomach or help me hold the tricky yoga poses! :)

  3. so your belly is so cute! i am so with you on the emotional rollercoaster.... i am nutso at this point:) i hope little chick flips for you so you can go for your natural childbirth--go girly!! i think that is awesome:)

  4. you look so cute! and good luck with the natural birth thing! i didn't get any drugs til i caved and got the epidural after i was making 0 progress forever. i'm so glad i waited as long as i did. definitely labor on a ball if you can!! e turned at 35 weeks, so it's possible! unfortunately i still ended up with a c-section, but oh well. definitely do those crazy poses - not sure if that's what did it for me or not but it sure doesn't hurt!

  5. I didn't do any drugs cause i didn't want the needle in my back...but you go for it!


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