12 October 2011

Seven More Weeks to Go!

Today I had a doctor’s appointment for a routine checkup. I am 33 weeks and getting close! I was excited to hear that my little girl has already turned head down even though some babies do this as early as 28 weeks. (Plus I’m not sure when exactly she did turn.) This surprised me to hear even though I sometimes feel her kick near my ribs (I thought she was just doing somersaults) because I feel her body parts all over and thought she was positioned sideways. I am happy to hear she is getting ready for her big debut! My body is ready for her arrival too. I feel all the extra weight that I’m carrying around. My back aches a lot and there’s a lot of stress put on my hips and spine when I’m lying down. This makes it especially hard to get up and pee which happens all too frequently. Everyone keeps commenting on how big I’m getting and I don’t really know how to respond to that. I know I’m getting big but I see myself everyday and it is a gradual change for me. It does seem like my stretch marks got progressively worse overnight. They’re horrible. I’m not just being my own worst critic either. They really do look like an animal with giant claws tore into me. They’re really deep, thick and red. In other gross news, my breasts have started leaking a small amount of colostrum. It’s amazing to see how your body works in preparation for a baby, even if it is rough and takes its toll on you.

23 Thoughts :

Megan October 12, 2011 at 7:15 PM  

YAY for 7 more weeks! It'll be here before we know it. :)

Caiti October 12, 2011 at 7:38 PM  

Woo hoo. Sounds like a lot of things to look forward too! ;) But really, yay for being so close!!!

Lacey October 12, 2011 at 7:43 PM  

You're almost there! Stretch marks are the worst. Yours sound like they look like the ones I had. I hated them, I didn't want anyone to see my belly at all!

Jilean October 12, 2011 at 8:17 PM  

I had (still have) the same stretch marks :( Ughh hate the way my belly looks sometimes. My cousin in law found this on pintrest and it is the most beautiful thing ever written about stretch marks:

"A mark for every breath you took, every blink, every sleepy yawn. One for every time you sucked your thumb, waved hello, closed your eyes and slept in the most perfect darkness. One for every time you had the hiccups. One for every dream you dreamed within me.

It isn't very pretty anymore. Some may even think it ugly. That's OK. It was your home. It's where I first grew to love you, where I lay my hand as I dreamed about who you were and who you would be. It held you until my arms could, and for that, I will always find something beautiful in it."

YAY for 7 weeks! enjoy this time, it flies by!

Amanda @ New Adventures October 12, 2011 at 8:38 PM  

33 weeks already- wow! Almost there and sounds like baby is ready to come out :)

Denise October 12, 2011 at 8:59 PM  

Yay!! Little baby is almost here and I am so excited to see her!

MOMMY TALK WITH STEPH October 12, 2011 at 9:37 PM  

Congratulations! I am so happy for you! I got stretch marks too the last few months of my pregnancy. They fade over time however, unfortunately mine are still there. :( Congrats and good luck! :)

LOVE MELISSA:) October 12, 2011 at 10:30 PM  

Hi there. Congrats on being pregnant! I found you from a house loves pink blog and I'm now your newest follower. I would love the follow back at www.the-mommyhood-chronicles.com.

Kristin October 13, 2011 at 1:05 AM  

You are getting so close! There is so much last minute preparation in the last few weeks that I hope it keeps you busy and distracted! Hang it there and your little one will be here before you know it! Go on LOTS of dates, especially movies right now while you have the chance ;)

Sharon October 13, 2011 at 2:34 AM  

Hang in there girl! Just 7 more weeks of "fun!" I think my biggest complaint overall is how visible my cellulite is!

Didn't have too many backaches, stretchmarks, or swollen feet throughout the pregnancy, but as of last week (Wk 37) they decided to show up and make up for lost time! So uncomfortable right now!!

Sarah October 13, 2011 at 2:46 AM  

Just think of those stretch marks as badges of honor, and wear them with pride! ;-) It's now been 5 years since I had my youngest and even though my stretch marks are still there, they have faded with time. But I do remember how they would change in the last few weeks of pregnancy and get so angry-looking and painful...hang in there! She's almost here!

Fabrizia Spinelli October 13, 2011 at 4:11 AM  

Wow, I'm so excited, the last seven weeks! Come back soon to visit my blog, I'll be waiting for you!!

Cosa mi metto???

Unknown October 13, 2011 at 7:19 AM  

Sean I'm just so excited for you I could cry. It's 7:15 am and Im drinking my coffee and a little teary for you right now. (I think it was that lovely poem about stretch marks someone left, and the fact that I cry at just about anything) I'm just SOOOO HAPPY for you. I can't wait to meet your little girl :)

Krista October 13, 2011 at 9:33 AM  

Our bodies are amazing...they know just what to do. It is an awesome experience to have, this giving birth thing. Yours is around the corner and soon you will have your very own "war story". And the very best part is the prize you get at the end ;)

Unknown October 13, 2011 at 11:46 AM  

yay! you're so close, girl. it will flyyyyy by and then...POOF...she'll be 6 months old (my little Moo will be this weekend).


Chelsea October 13, 2011 at 2:18 PM  

Buh. I'm so behind on your blog! I've got some serious catching up to do.

Anyway. Pregnancy seems like such an incredible thing. It's something hard for me to comprehend--that someday there will be a little life growing inside me.

I'm so happy for you!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma October 13, 2011 at 5:25 PM  

WAhhooo! So exciting! Time is going to fly by!

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Megan October 13, 2011 at 8:36 PM  

Yay! How exciting!

Carmella October 13, 2011 at 10:04 PM  

How exciting! You are getting close :) I just had baby number three a little over three weeks ago so pregnancy is still really fresh on my mind and I can totally relate to the "you are getting big" comments....I never was sure why people felt the need to point that out, of course you get bigger when your pregnant!
I know you have to be getting so excited!

BrendaC October 13, 2011 at 11:46 PM  

Such an exciting time for you. I am your newest GFC follower from the Friday blog hop. Would love to see you drop by my blog at kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com. Have a fantastic weekend!

marie October 14, 2011 at 11:47 AM  

I was not one who could discern every turn and knew by touch what every body part was. I was so sick during most of my pregnancys that honestly I thought labor (as excruciating as it is) was the easy part.

P! October 15, 2011 at 1:26 PM  

Sounds like something I wouldn't handle too well- glad you're a toughie. ;)

Courtney B October 17, 2011 at 9:32 PM  

It seems like it's going by so fast... at least for me :) I'm so excited for you!!