Tuesday, May 15, 2012

33 Weeks

Hellooooooo Honey Dew!

A 32 week pic will have to do, oops! Isn't my pup the cutest? LOVE her!

I have no, as in zero, zilch, nada time on my hands these days, 
coupled with no internet access at our new house yet.  I am frantically trying to get all of my end of the year classroom things accomplished, which is a Herculean task in and of itself (seriously I would share my to-do list but it would make your head spin)... along with getting the house ready and wrapping my mind around the fact that we are about to become parents.  So many blessings, but it's a lot to comprehend all at once, so I have not been a good blogger these days, I know you all forgive me though!  

Reflections this Week:
How Far Along?: only 7 weeks to go until the 40 week finale, we hope!
Total Weight Gain: hovering below 20 lbs still
Clothing: it seems like daily things that fit the day before are saying adios... having to get creative!
Catching Zzzzs: tired enough to sleep like a bear, but it's tricky to sleep with hip pain and not being able to move well, waking up to pee all the time, but all things considered it could be worse
Best Moments of the Week: Having wonderful friends come visit the house this weekend on Saturday and then having my cousin and his girlfriend visit Sunday, it was nice to have people come see our new home, even though it isn't totally together yet, but we're getting closer!  Also, I painted a tree mural on the nursery wall, it's coming together nicely, just wish my energy would return so I could accomplish more, but I've been getting tired lately.  I will post pics when the nursery is all done, I'm loving it!
Miss Anything?: my toes! Just kidding, I can see them still, I do miss being comfortable, being able to crouch down to work with my students, etc...
Movements: still lots and loving every minute
Food Cravings: watermelon and veggies with hummus, especially carrots, cukes, and celery
Queasy/Sick: nope
Gender: boy oh boy!
Labor Signs: none
Symptoms: very sore left ribs (front and back) some sciatica pain on my right side, tiredness, a GROWING belly
Belly Button: flat, flat, flat
Wedding Rings: on
I'm feeling:  excited that time is getting closer, but also wondering about how I'm going to get it all done (answer: I won't, it's not possible) it's hard balancing the end of the school year craziness with a new house and thoughts of this little wonder.  I think I can, I think I can...
Looking Forward to: my sister's baby shower this weekend with friends and family, being with our little boy home safe and sound, and the look on Kevin's face when he's born

"Hey Mama, look what I can do!
 adapted from babycenter.com 

This week I'm weighing around 4 pounds and have probably passed the 17 inch mark.  The bones in my skull aren't fused together yet so that they can move as I'm born, in fact, these bones don't fuse until early adulthood so that they can grow as my brain and tissue expand during childhood. I can keep my eyes open while I'm awake and I can coordinate breathing with sucking and swallowing.  My parents are so proud and excited to meet me. :)

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