Saturday, March 30, 2013

Baby Butler is 33 Weeks!!

Baby Growth: Baby Jase is over 4 lbs and about the size of a pineapple!! He is losing his little wrinkles and looking more and more like a little newborn!!

My Symptoms: I’ve still had that burning under my boobs, but it really only bothers me when I lay down. It’s strange because it feels like it’s my skin stretching & being rubbed raw. Sometimes it makes it tough to fall asleep…

I’ve also got one spot in my back (low, almost at the top of my booty on the left side) that bothers me, but I’ve been going to the chiropractor so hopefully that will help clear it up. (By the way, he said he’s helped turn several breech babies with adjustments, so maybe worth a shot if your baby is breech?)

Other than that I still feel good & am moving and getting around pretty well. I am loving the Bradley exercises

Weight/Belly: Right at +21 lbs pre-pregnancy weight (from my first appointment where I found out I was pregnant). I haven’t gained any weight really in a couple weeks, but my belly is still growing!! Looks a little lower to me. No stretch marks as of yet, but the veins are very visible & my belly button is serious. Sometimes I feel like he is running out of room & my belly is just going to pop (and I know I still have a long way to go!) because my tummy is so tight. The only time anything feels uncomfortable is when he pushes out on my belly button.  Still loving coconut oil daily…IMG_2896IMG_2898

Maternity Clothes: OVER THEM!! So glad the upcoming week is Spring Break so I can just wear comfy workout clothes all week. My fave!

Movement: He’s still a little wild man in there!! His back/booty are pushing out around the center of my tummy (our awesome midwife felt around my belly & gave me an idea of how he’s positioned)…so he’s definitely towards the front. I can see lots of rolling around and he is still moving a good bit for being so far.

Sleep: I overslept for work…again….twice!!! What the heck?!? I NEVER do that!!! I think it was from getting ready to have the shower at our house. You know that means LOTS of cleaning, so that wore me out.

I’m obviously needing some sleep, so again, I’m looking forward to catching up some over Spring Break.

I have to switch from side to side several times throughout the night, and because that is an act of congress, it wakes me up every time I have to roll over. I’m not really waking up to go potty though.

Cravings: Just sweets. I really miss the MNS vitamins that helped me get control of my sweet tooth…I try to avoid sugar because I can really do some damage if we have it around.

Oh, and ORANGES!! I have eaten 1-2 oranges EVERY day this whole pregnancy. Jase loves citrus & moves like crazy every time I eat an orange or drink my lemon water.

Best Pregnancy Moments This Week: Our last shower!!! LOVED seeing some sweet friends!!


And getting the nursery ALMOST done! I LOOOOOVE it!!!! Jon worked like a champ to finish his forever long to- do list& get the nursery almost done, & mom and Tammie came over while I was at work one day to help organize some of his goodies in the closet. I seriously could NOT have done it without all my helpers!

Here’s a little preview:

(All the pillows are for the glider/rocker…)


Goals for next week: Oh I have LOTS!!!  Take a long walk & long bath every day. Finish thank you cards. Finish the nursery completely. Bradley exercises. Lots of reading.  Get house TOTALLY clean & ready. Pack hospital bags. Install car seat. Complete registry. Go to Costco to stock up on the essentials. Organize our office. Finish birth plan. Visit with some friends. Get my teeth cleaned. Spend a special weekend with my boo!

Thank goodness for a week off of work, huh? I have quite a to-do list, but it’ll feel SOOOO good to have all that done so I can just coast & rest for the next few weeks until our lil man gets here!!

Thoughts: I’m a little behind on blogging, so I honestly can’t remember what I was thinking during week 33. That’s why I need to stay caught up!! But we are excited for sure ready to meet our little blessing!! I hope he stays in there till he is 39-41 weeks so he has time to fully develop, but I can’t WAIT to hold him in my arms!!



Christy said...

I love Jase's bedding! Happy Easter.

Denise's Inklings said...

Looks like some serious "nesting" is going on! How fun!!

JennyGirl said...

I know you're interested in the natural childbirth route, I thought I'd recommend "Supernatural Childbirth." As a woman of faith I thought you'd be interested in putting your faith in action during labor. It has certainly changed my mentality of childbirth and I'm looking forward to putting the teachings in action :)

Danielle said...

May I ask where you got the bedding? It's beautiful! I'm starting to shop for our baby's bedding and having trouble finding patterns I like.

*Butler, Party of 4* said...

Definitely going to check that out, Jenny!!

Danielle...I ordered the fabric off Carousel designs website and had it made. It was way cheaper than anything else!!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Congratulations!!! You look lovely!!