Connect the Dots Ginger | Becky Allen: Bump Update: 33 Weeks

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Bump Update: 33 Weeks

Happy 33 weeks! Things are just flying along aren't they! The big news this week is the BRAXTON HICKS contractions that I am feeling. It is kind of crazy. Going up the stairs I get a small one. Exercising I get a small one. Walking around I get a small one. They are becoming way more frequent now which I think is odd because I have done this having a baby thing a few times already! But I guess my body wants more practice. Practice makes better that is for sure. 
SPD. Have you ever heard of that? I am going to be talking to my doc this week about it because I am pretty sure I have it. It is called: Symphysis pubis dysfunction, or SPD it means the ligaments that normally keep your pelvic bone aligned during pregnancy become too relaxed and stretchy too soon before birth (as delivery nears, things are supposed to start loosening up). This, in turn, can make the pelvic joint — aka the symphysis pubis — unstable, causing some pretty strange sensations and sometimes pelvic pain. I am going to do a blog post about this soon though, after I talk with my doc and confirm my suspicions, but doing certain things cause me to have intense pain in my pelvis almost like it is being ripped in two. Like standing on one leg when getting my pants on, or doing split squats. I have to be perfectly balanced when I do exercises otherwise if I am just off a little I get this feeling that my bones are just going to rip in half! NOT FUN at all! Check back later for a post on it and all! I have had to modify my workouts a little more than usual because of the pain.
HOW CUTE ARE THESE!?! I had so much fun going shopping for newborn clothing. This is the FIRST set of newborn clothing that I have bought. Everything else I have is 6 months and older. But I was on a special mission by my mom and well, it was kind of fun. OVERWHELMING...but fun. Everything is just so pink, and I was trying so hard to avoid pink! both outfits have sparkle, that seems to be my new fave thing for her! 
Total Weight Gain: Gained 20 pounds total. Weight as of this morning 257.7 pounds. 

Symptoms: Heartburn. Heartburn is back in full force, despite what time we eat now. Mostly at night, I am sitting up for at least an hour. Peeing a ton! I am up like clockwork every 2 hours at night to go to the bathroom. Really is getting me ready for nursing! I am making sure I am drinking tons of water though so I don't get dehydrated. My new rule, after every time I go to the bathroom I drink more water.
Baby’s Size: Honeydew Melon (~19 inches inches, 4.5 pounds)
Maternity Clothes: Yes, bottoms need to wear maternity or stretchy pants. Tops I wear maternity now and my bigger t-shirts but those are starting to get tight now. Wearing my new Fabletics sports bra in these pictures and LOVE THEM and the fun colors! A ton more coverage and super comfy!
Stretch Marks: I already have a ton that I got when I gained weight years ago. So nothing new. I am using Honest Company belly balm right now though to help my belly stretch so I do not get any new ones. I apply it at night and right after I get out of the shower. After the shower I actually don't have to apply as much! 

Belly Button: Innie! I never had my belly button flatten out or pop out during my other 2 pregnancies, but this might be the one that I do! 

Braxton Hicks Contractions: Yep, I'm starting to feel them a lot more now. Just a few every day. Before this past week, I generally only got them when working out as just a reminder to slow down a little bit (about 2 in the 30 minutes). But now I am getting them throughout the day. Including some strong ones that kind of make me stop and take a breath. It is a great reminder to sit down and drinks some water! 
Gender: GIRL!!! So excited about all the cute stuff we got for her! We have her coming home outfit and her picture props! So girly, and way too cute!
Sleep: I have to take a nap every day. Matt has been sick with a cold and kept me up at night for a couple nights. Collin is also sick and has been miserable at night. So... this momma just isn't getting the sleep she needs at night, plus pregnancy insomnia, I have a hard time getting back to sleep after I am woken up. I am still getting up at night at 11:30pm, 1:30am, and 3:30am, 5:30 without fail to use the bathroom. This week always around 9pm for about an hour where she is just going crazy! Plus I am flopping over like a fish trying to get comfy.
Miss Anything: Sleeping comfortably flat on my belly or back! Sleeping through the night. 
Cravings: Veggies. Are really the only thing I really have to have with my meals. I really don't have any cravings of things that "I have to have". Peanut M&M's are my go to treat. but I can only eat a little at a time. 
Aversions: Sweets taste too sweet for me, so I can only handle a little at a time. I guess that is my only aversion and kind of good!
Excited About: My next check up with the doc. on Thursday. After that I will be going every other week for a month. It is getting close! Also Mason has kindergarten camp next week so 3 days next week he is gone for half the day! CELEBRATE! This momma is so ready for school to start! I am in pure survival mode right now at home with the two boys who are going stir crazy, but with sickness, and too hot outside, we aren't getting out too much lately! Workouts: Pretty well for this week! I got in 5 days of regular workouts this past week. My regular Workouts include: 21 Day Fix yoga & pilates Beachbody On Demand Active Maternity and Diary Of A Fit Mommy's Fit For Two 2nd Trimester workouts in daily. 
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