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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

wear at 33 weeks

The weeks are passing more quickly and I find myself making more and more lists (be it just in my head, via google docs or with pen and paper). We are getting closer and closer to meeting this little one and (albeit slowly) we are getting more and more prepared.

Last week, I got my first comment (which I had been warned would come) about how I looked like I was due "any day." She went on to tell me I was going to have a big baby and rub my belly. Thankfully, God gave me the grace to nod and smile, rather than get offended, as I certainly would have just thinking about it pre-pregnancy.

A current pregnancy update:
  • How far along: 33 weeks, 5 days
  • How big is the baby: pineapple (19-22 in., 4.9 lbs) 
  • How I'm feeling: Large. In the past week, I've taken several naps and found opportunities to rest my feet. Although sitting for too long gets uncomfortable, so I have to walk around periodically. 
  • Sleeping: I'm still sleeping fairly well. I fall asleep quickly, and only wake up to visit Aunt Sally in the middle of the night or when I get too hot (the east coast mugginess arrived this week and I am thankful we rearranged our room so that our bed is now directly under the ceiling fan). 
  • Food cravings: Cool things, whether a popsicle or cold veggies or lemonade with lots of ice. I find it somewhat odd, since I don't use ice in my drinks all that often.
  • Food aversions: Nothing out of the ordinary
  • Doctor's appointment: I have one this week.
  • Movement: I am so grateful for an active baby. I hope this means s/he will also be a good sleeper...
  • What I'm looking forward to: Starting my maternity leave in less than four weeks. I scheduled myself to be done with work three weeks before my due date so I would have time to nest and tackle a few DIY's for Baby G. 
  • What I did / got for baby: I finished crocheting a blanket and a friend gave us a bassinet.
  • What I'm wearing: Dresses, gaucho pants and a few other pairs of capris. I have become increasingly finicky about what is comfortable and now this will only continue as the belly grows and the weather gets warmer.
  • What I learned this week: I started reading Baby Catcher and love the way it's written. The author is a midwife who started her journey as a labor and delivery nurse in the early 1960's.
shirt: thrifted (Banana Republic) // capris: borrowed (Oh Baby) // shoes: Belk // bracelet: Lisa Leonard


  1. Oh my word, how are you at 33 weeks already? I feel like you just announced your were pregnant! And ignore that comment -- you look absolutely fantastic and perfect. :)

  2. When *those* comments come: just do what you did! Then remember: God is forming the perfect baby for your body and that temporary home may be bigger or smaller than others. :) Geez, I got those comments with baby #2 and #3 by mid 2nd trimester!

  3. beth you look absolutely stunning. and girl, i know the feeling - i get those comments, too! and they are not fun, but i try to just laugh them off. here's to 33 weeks!!!

  4. You look great! I loved wearing gaucho pants when I was pregnant, too!

  5. wow, you crocheted a blanket?! that's amazing! love your facial expression in that first one, hehe.

  6. You look great! Can't wait to "meet" your little one! :) And I craved ice too during my pregnancy. I came to find out that it's a sign of iron deficiency/anemia.


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