How far along? 33 weeks
Total weight gain: I lost one pound according to my last appointment.
Appointments: I found out today that starting next week, I’ll have two appointments per week for non-stress testing. Thank goodness my work is very flexible!
How big is baby? This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. He’s rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and his skeleton is hardening. The bones in his skull aren’t fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal. (The pressure on the head during birth is so intense that many babies are born with a conehead-like appearance.) These bones don’t entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.
Clothing? Warmer weather, yay! My shower was on Sunday and I was able to wear a cute sun dress. I really must do away with the black tights at work. I’ve been wearing my black leggings 2 or 3 times each week because they are the most comfortable.
Sleep? Sleep has been pretty good this week. I’ve been waking up a little less and feeling okay when I do.
Symptoms? Sciatic pain is still pretty bad at times. I had to have Andy get my lunch for me one day at work because each time I tried to stand up, it hurt too much. The pain runs down my left side mostly.
One thing I noticed more this week is people staring at me in public. When Andy and I go to Panera Bread, (we go there often because I know I can eat a meal there without going over on my diabetes numbers!) I notice that people stare at us a lot. It’s a little weird!
I also forgot to mention that I had to start insulin. I started on April 28. I inject a very small amount before dinner each night. It’s not bad at all when compared to months of progestrone shots in my butt.