Sunday, February 5, 2012

33 weeks {nora}

update time....
33 weeks on 2/3/12
What do you think about the belly?  I think they look almost identical.  Before I added the labels I had Chris guess, and he got them backwards.  Only difference?  I couldn't get my arm at the right angle for the Nora picture.  My elbow is not that fat, not sure what happened. hah
Her size: According to Babycenter, Nora should be 17" and a little over 4lbs 3oz.  However, we had a growth scan done at 32.5 weeks and she was weight in at 3lb 12oz which was at the 12th percentile for gestation age.
How far along: 33 weeks as of Friday.
Total weight gain: +30lbs.  Probably +1-1.5lbs since last week.  I'm pretty certain when I was pregnant with Emmy I gained 1.5lbs per week the last 2 months.  So if I carry Nora to the same point in time (39 weeks) I guesstimate my final weight to be 39lbs.  Yikes.
Sleep:  I shouldn't have silently bragged to myself about my great sleep last weekend b/c last week I woke up around 230-3am almost every night.  No biggie really, except that when I stand up I feel like there is a jaws of life machine in my pelvis stretching it apart.
Maternity Clothes: All maternity pants and skirts. I still have a few long tanks and tees (non maternity) that stretch over the belly.
Food cravings: Chocolate.  This is crazy, b/c I am normally not a chocolate person.  I mean, I enjoy it just as much as the next person- but I've never considered myself to CRAVE it.
Food aversions: Water....this is a bad one to NOT be wanting.
Symptoms: Nothing abornmal.
Stretchmarks: None that I can see.  But my stomach is starting to look a little stressed out.  Remember those hyper color tshirts from way back when?  Yeah, my stomach can do the same trick when I put my hands on there.  I think it's primarily from the Procardia causing my skin to flush.
Doctor’s Appointment: Had an appt on Tuesday.  Measured Nora since my fundal height had been measuring small.  She's at the 12th percentile which is little, but they don't consider baby to be small for gestational age until they drop below the 10th.  We will do another scan on the 22nd to see how her growth has progressed.  At that point, I'll almost be 36 weeks.  We haven't really discussed yet what we will do if her growth has slowed down- I'm sure we'll discuss.
Movement: Lots and lots of movement down low because little miss thing is BREECH! Oh how I wish this sweet baby would flip so that I wouldn't have a head pressing up against my ribs and boobs when I sit upright!
Belly Button: Poking out a little.
Best moment of the week: My best moments are when Emmy talks sweet to Nora.  It seems like that has increased over the past week.  She wants to give hugs, kisses, show Nora things and always has to say goodnight to her.
What I’m looking forward to: My next appointment.  Sounds weird right?  But I'm pretty sure that I've been going to the dr weekly since 28 weeks and I finally get a 2 week break from the dr.'s office scale (this could also be a bad thing though for my weight!)
What I miss: Being a normal, social human being who can go on errands unrestricted, go to church, do a few things around the house without worrying about causing too many Braxton Hicks contractions and carrying my daughter.  I say all this, but of course I will do anything and everything I need to do to let Nora cook a little bit longer inside.
Preparations:  The carseat is down from the attic and all inserts and parts are washed.  Just needs to go in the car.  Also...Nora's bedding came in today.  It's in the dryer right now and I can't wait to get it on her bed and snap some pics.


  1. The bellies do look pretty much identical! Nora will be here before you know it!


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