Baby Striclyn · Faith · pregnancy week to week

33 weeks

33 weeks, 5 days
33 weeks, 5 days

How far along?  33 weeks (Feb 2-8)

Maternity clothes?  Yes, even though in my picture this week I’m wearing a regular old t-shirt that my really cool big brother made for me before I was pregnant.

Stretch marks?  . . .  Yes 😦  This week, after swimming at the YMCA, I saw a little purple line near my belly button.  I got home and asked Jonathan to look at it (because honestly I can’t see that part of my belly with my own eyes any more) and we determined it was indeed a stretch mark because there was a matching purple line on the other side of my belly button!  I was silly and sad about it but Jonathan was super sweet about it, and I might dare to say he was even excited.  He said, “It’s just cute because it means that our little baby is really getting bigger!”  I’m the luckiest woman in the whole world 😀

Sleep?  Sleeping still sucks this week.  I probably got up an average of 3-4 times/night to go to the bathroom.

Miss Anything?  Life without back pain

Movement?  Movement is still good.  She’s starting to feel like a real little baby in there with sweet kicks and rolls instead of the crazy-ninja-athlete-flippy-baby that I’ve come to love.

Food cravings?  Since avocados were on sale last week, we bought about a dozen.  Once I got my guacamole fix, I started making avocado sandwiches . . . probably the most awesome sandwich I’ll ever invent:  bread, cheese, yellow mustard, black pepper, and one whole avocado!  Yum!

Anything making you queasy or sick?  I babysat for a family this week who had something that reeked lurking in their kitchen somewhere.  I never found the source, but I definitely gagged a handful of times and learned to stay out of that kitchen.

Best moment this week?  The best moment this week probably falls in among the top 5 best moments of my life.  God has been faithful and answered a prayer that my mom and I have been asking for for a few years.  As my dad put it, his faith had been “almost non-existent for quite a while.”  I remember one of the last days I got to see my mom, she was talking about my dad, and she was so full of hope for him; she was so sure that God would find a way to get my dad back home.  Well, this week my dad’s eyes were opened and he realized that my mom’s prayer for him had been “Lord do what You must do to bring Jeff home to You.”  I believe, and my dad believes, that my mom gave her life so that my dad could find Life once again.  That beautiful woman never stopped giving and I am so proud to be her little girl.

Worst moment of the week?  I can’t remember so I don’t want to try!

How much are you showing this week?  Enough to get stretch marks, so I think just PLENTY  🙂

Pregnancy Brain?  Yes, but mainly I’m just getting progressively worse at wording things well.

Labor Signs?  I’m starting to notice my braxton hicks a little more, but no real labor signs

Belly Button in or out?  It’s out for the majority of the day, but I can’t say it’s officially out (and I’m not sure it ever will be).

Wedding rings on or off?  On (but this is actually the first week they’ve been kind of tight)

Happy or Moody most of the time?  Happy!

Looking forward to?  Next week, we have a midwife appointment and at some point during the week my friend, Rachel, will probably definitely have her baby!! 🙂

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One thought on “33 weeks

  1. Awesome news about your dad!! What a beautiful testimony of your moms faith and trust in Jesus! Praise God! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful love story on SO many levels.

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