Monday, May 24, 2010

Doctor's Visit #8- Week 33

This pregnancy fells like it's going by so much more quickly than the last one. I think it's from all the toddler chasing that goes on around here. Today was my 33 week doctor's appointment (appointment #8). And the baby is big! When the doctor measured my bump I peaked at the tape measure and it said 36 cm... which, according to the little week by week pregnancy book is around 3 weeks bigger than "average."

Today I talked with the doctor about the getting sick in the morning and the heartburn at night (apparently related) and so far the over the counter solution is not working at all...

Other than that it feels like the little contractions are starting again. They started early with Sadie too and I panicked because reality never matched the book description of Braxton Hicks contractions. Contractions every two minutes for a couple of hours a month before my water broke? The books never talk about those!

I can't believe we have less than two months to go! I'm going to feel so much better once we're unpacked at the new place! Whenever I feel that strong pushing down pressure (now accompanied by not altogether painless contractions) I think "Noooooooooooo! Not yet! We have to wait!" But if last time is any indication I should make it to July.


  1. Cammie-My contractions always start really early. I have them for months and sometimes they are very strong very early. I agree that they do not match the description of Braxtion Hicks contractions in the books. But I do have really short labors so I think my body just does most of the work ahead of time. I just have to pay really close attention to the timing and strength and hope I'm not at WalMart when my water breaks! I'm always certain that I'll deliver early because of that and yet I've been late 4 out of 5 times. lol!
    So please don't panic. :) Your body knows what it's doing. And your covered by lots of prayers!

  2. I hear you on the getting sick in the morning and heart burn in the evening. My first pregnancy I had this all the way through. I just learned to live with it. I knew I would feel fine if I just threw up. I threw up the day before my lo was born. It was so nice when he was born and I could stop being sick. Prayers that the baby stays put for a few more weeks, and congrats on the new place.


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