Baby and I had our 33 week appointment today, so I wanted to give you a little “Bumpdate.” Baby’s heartbeat was around 135 bpm and she was facing head down. It’s always so fun to see her move around and hear from the doctor what position she’s in, so I know which body part the little jabs and kicks are coming from! The doctor said she wouldn’t be surprised if Baby arrives a little late (which is common for many first-time moms), but I guess we’ll find out more as her due date (1/17/17) gets closer! She also estimated that Baby currently weighs around 4 pounds.
Little Miss has been moving around a lot lately, and I can feel tiny body parts when she shifts throughout the day. As I’m writing this, she is jabbing me in the ribs which is a little uncomfortable, but I’m always just happy to know she’s active and doing well! She has also been resting or bouncing on my bladder a lot because I feel the urge to go even when I know I don’t need to! Silly little girl!
I’ve been very lucky this whole pregnancy as far as pains and symptoms go. The only pain I’ve really been feeling this whole time is hip pain, primarily at night. I think they’re just stretching out as Baby is growing, but sleeping on my sides (which is what’s recommended in pregnancy) causes them to hurt quite a bit! I also seem to be catching every sickness possible from my students! I usually have a great immune system, but I know that most of my antibodies are going to the baby now which is most important! I’m also feeling a little more forgetful than usual, “baby brain,” which I’ve heard is actually a real thing! I mostly find myself searching for common words when I’m teaching or conversing and can’t find the words for what I want to say!
Our next appointment is in 2 weeks, and I’ll try to give another “Bumpdate” then! After that, we start our weekly doctor visits until Baby is here. Can’t believe how close we are to meeting our little girl! We love her so much already!