Week 33: Baby is the size of a PINEAPPLE! (haha, hehe, inside joke).
This week, Baby D should weigh about five pounds. These days, it’s possible to observe a well-placed kick just by watching my belly. Although they’re getting stronger, my bigger-by-the-day baby is losing space to move around, so the actual rate of movement will drop off in the last few weeks, despite that powerful drop-kick she's been working on. According to my last appointment, she's head down. I can definitely feel her bottom wedged in the right side of my ribcage, just so I don't forget about her!
Things have been better lately. I'm doing alright with the gestational diabetes diagnosis. My blood sugar has been great and my appointment at the diabetes center Friday went fantastic. They even up'd my carb intake - yahoo. The nightly walks my doctor recommended has helped my round ligament pain tremendously. I'm getting around much better - for now anyway.
I am having foot pain and I was so sad when I left my new, super comfortable, work-appropriate sandals at Tom and Molli's cabin a couple of weeks ago (about three hours away). Bill offered to drive over to get them this weekend when I was showing him my poor feet indented by my shoes from today at work. But, we caved in - and I just ordered a new pair. Hallelujah. Seriously, why am I such a cheapskate? I really should have done that right away and saved myself the suffering!
My cousin, RaeAnna, due just five weeks before me, had her baby Saturday. Warren Ames is just beautiful. Can't believe - I'M NEXT! It felt so strange holding that brand new baby knowing ours will be here soon.
I am actually feeling brave and posting a bare belly shot. I may regret this, but I figure if I change my mind later, I can always remove it. Prepare yourself for my veiny belly, but at least there are no stretch marks (yet). OK, here goes nothing. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Have a great week!
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