33 Weeks and 2 days-New Maternity Jeans

33 weeks and 2 days

How far along| 33 weeks and 2 days
Baby’s Size| Baby is supposed to be a little over 4 pounds by now but last week’s ultrasound showed he was running a little below average but within range. But I think he had a growth spurt since then because man, he is feeling heavy these last couple of days.
Weight Gain| Still +8 pounds. I did my fair share of eating last week, let me tell you. But I also walked a ton. My bestie came to visit and we hit San Francisco a few times and we walked loads.
Sleep| I’m averaging about 4/5 good days a week. Although, last night was not one of them. My lower back kept cramping. I kept waking, what seems every 10 minutes, to turn over.

Maternity jeans

Clothes| I officially grew out of my maternity jeans with the low panel so I refashioned a new pair. I decided on a high panel and it fits comfy. But I’m not sold on the jeans. Even though they fit, they feel a bit off. Maybe after a few wears I’ll decide if I like them enough to keep wearing them. Otherwise, hello leggings!
Cravings| Comfort foods. Since I’ve arrived in the U.S. all I want to eat is stuff from my childhood: sandwiches, sugary cereals, bagels, Chef Boyardee (I know, I know…). Oh and pickles. I’ve always hated pickles and suddenly I’ve turned into a cliché and eat it on my burgers and sammies happily.
Food Aversions| Leftovers are still quite hard to stomach. There are quite a few in the fridge that need to be chucked away because I just can’t make myself eat them for lunch.
Symptoms| There’s a new one! Not sure if it’s pregnancy related but it sure is awful. I started getting a burning pain along my left hip joint. It truly feels as though someone is lighting a match against my skin. Signs point to a pinched nerve. Wonderful.
Movement| He’s starting to thump and move the belly.
Belly Button| Innie.
Baby’s Sex| A mister.
Highlight of the Week| I got to see bits of Chexie last week. He’s a bit too big to get a full photo of him so I had to settle on seeing his cute foot here and a fist there. So sweet. And the good news is that he’s head down, facing my spine. Here’s hoping he stays that way.
What I miss| Running. My neighborhood is a great place to go out for a nice short run. One day…

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Today I had a check up with the doctor. At separate times the nurse and the doctor both told me, “Not too much time left.” And I just about wanted to tell them to hush, I’m not ready yet and that I need more time!

Week 18-Where’s my bump?

Week 18 and still feeling quite chipper

How far along| 18 weeks and 2 days.
Baby’s Size| My baby is officially the length of a bell pepper. The cutest little bell pepper ever.
Weight Gain| Minus 4 pounds since I found out I was pregnant. I keep gaining and losing the same 1-2 pounds.
Sleep| Still meh. I have started sleeping through the night but I do wake up to toss and turn a lot. I just can’t get comfortable. I am considering investing in a maternity pillow. Trying regular pillows for now.
Clothes| Some clothes are snug around the bust and middle section but otherwise I can wear most of my clothes except for a few skirts and pants. Sporting maternity jeans in the photos.

Shouldn’t I have a bump by now?

Cravings| I would love some tea cakes or Mallomars. I blame it on watching the TV show, Great British Bake Off.
Food Aversions| Leftovers. Blergh.
Symptoms| Growing pains. I know Chexie is growing when my lower back starts hurting. And boy has it been hurting these past few days. Chexie is due to double in size between week 16 and 20.
Movement| During a scan I had yesterday they measured Chexie’s hand and it’s 1cm across. Can you imagine?! Chexie is still so tiny. But definitely quite powerful. S/he has gotten quite active. I think s/he will be quite the dancer.

A little something, something

Belly Button| Inside.
Gender| For a while I thought it was a definitely boy. But now I am wondering if it’s a girl. I blame a dream I had with the sweetest wee baby girl in it. But funny enough I still use male pronouns when referring to it.
Highlight of the Week| Being told this pregnancy is going A-Okay.
What I miss| Big cups of coffee. Although I still drink coffee here and there, it doesn’t compare to the 2 to 3 cups I was having a day. Coffee makes me happy and keeps me warm.

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This week I officially started getting together all the supplies to start making baby stuff. I’ve been in a sort of a dream world, thinking I had all the time in the world. In actuality I am almost half way through my pregnancy and haven’t made baby a thing. I guess I wanted assurance from the midwives and doctors that things were going well before diving into making mode. So far I have bought fabric for Chexie’s quilt, toweling for bibs, and snaps for onesies/baby-grows. I’m hoping to crank the onesies, booties and bibs in a week or so. Just one long assembly line.

As for the quilt…I just can’t decide on what I’d like it to look like. It has to be easy and stress-free. Here are some of my inspirations.

Well that’s all for now. Looking forward to possible sharing some things I’ve made soon. Hope those fabrics get here soon.