Pregnancy Update: 33 Weeks!

Monday, February 24, 2014

This past week was fun! We had our last few days in Vermont this week to eat at our favorite local spots and enjoy the mountains. Early in the week, my sister-in-law and 22 month old niece came up to visit and we had a great time! We went to breakfast & then to the toy store - which is both fun and a little crazy with a toddler! She did very well putting toys away, she just loved to dart around the store - so overwhelmed by all the fun things! Adorable. :)

Now that we're back, I can't believe February is almost over! I am looking forward to the last few weeks of pregnancy (7 weeks to go!!) and my dreams are filled with tulips, lilacs, and warm weather. I just need to be outside more! I was able to get outside and walk a couple times this week, but it was still a little chilly. I've been picturing how fun it will be to take walks with my little one and not have to wear a coat, scarf & boots. Ahh...springtime! Come soon!

Because of our displacement, I've thankfully completed most of the major necessities on my "to do" list before baby arrives. One of final big "not fun" things on my to do list is to figure out about getting a voucher for a breast pump. I've read that if you contact your insurance company, you can get a free or partially covered breast pump in some cases if you purchase one from a specific medical supply company designated by your insurance. I think it's fairly recent that this has become a more widespread option, due to the Affordable Care Act. So definitely look into that if you plan on breastfeeding & pumping!

Week: 33 weeks - 7 weeks to go!!

Gender: Boy!!

Total Weight Gain:
Right around 20lbs! But my weight fluctuates throughout the week so sometimes its closer to 22lbs total. Ya never know what Monday will bring!

Exercise: More yoga - whats new? I am obsessed! Also trying to get outside and walk more when its nice out. Unfortunately this coming week is going to be cold. :(

Nutrition: This week I felt like I could not eat enough. I mostly snacked on bananas, apples with peanut butter, and low-sugar granola. But I was constantly hungry and rarely felt satisfied! Either baby is going through a growth spurt or I need more cheese back into my diet! ;)

Food cravings/aversions:
Still craving that spicy Thai food from my favorite local place!! I was able to eat it a few times while in Vermont, but now that we're back, I already miss it! Why?!

Signs of Stretch Marks: Nothing new since last week - somehow! Still using Burt's Bees Belly Butter! 

Maternity Clothes: As I mentioned last week, I did finally get a few new maternity shirts! I'm wearing one in today's photo. I probably should have a belly band by now, but it seems like it would be so uncomfortable! Next thing on the wish list is 1-2 cute yoga pants that I can wear once my little man arrives, too! 

Sleep: On and off. My heartburn has definitely been worse at night, making it difficult to sleep well some nights. Also, I'm still having vivid dreams, so sometimes I wake up feeling emotional from those dreams, whether they're good or bad. That's not strange, right? 

Feeling: A mix of everything! I felt great this week but I'm a little sad to leave Vermont. My body feels strong from yoga, which is always a good feeling. But I am sooo ready for springtime so I can get back into my evening walk! I need that mental boost! 
I haven't experienced any more Braxton Hicks in the past couple weeks. It makes me wonder if I was actually feeling them in the first place, because they were pretty mild. In your experience, were these contractions very random at this stage?

Baby Movement: Yes! His movements get so much stronger every week, but I don't mind. ;) Over the past few weeks, I've also noticed that he's settling into a definite wake-sleep pattern. 

Belly Button In or Out? In - I don't understand how!

Wedding Rings On or Off? On - I'm hoping it'll stay this way till the end!

What I miss most this week: Over the past week, I've missed having a kitchen again. Since we have returned, I miss Vermont! 

Best moment this week: When my sister-in-law & little niece came to visit! Toddlers are fun :)

Looking forward to: Getting through the next two weeks of displacement. I'm very much looking forward to being settled again! 

Thanks for reading! If you're interested, remember to check out my parenting book reviews on Thursdays! Until next week...

xo kristen genevieve


  1. Not weird at all! I have vivid dreams every night and it doesn't matter if they were good or bad dreams, I wake up totally stressed and with my heart racing.
    You're getting so close! Time is flying!
    What state do you live in? I can't wait to take walks with our little one, although, when he is born, it'll already be 100 degrees here, so we'll probably have to wait until October when it cools down (we're in AZ)!
    Looking forward to your next book review!

    1. I've heard pregnancy brings on lots of dreams. People dream they lose their teeth or that they give birth to baby animals, all sorts of things! Mine aren't that different from non-pregnancy dreams, I just feel them so deeply now, you know?
      I live in Massachusetts currently. It's funny, I never thought of it that way, that summer could be a time when its too hot to go outside! I don't mind winter itself, just the length of it. But living near the ocean, its so much warmer & winter is so much shorter than Minneapolis, where I grew up! So I guess I should be more grateful! :-P
      Thanks, Nadine! I always appreciate your comments!! It's fun to have other pregnant friends that are going through similar experiences. I'm glad you're enjoying the book reviews, too! :)

  2. I haven't had any dreams yet! Or maybe I have and I never remember them. I also never had those Braxton least that I am aware of! Definitely get your breast bump from your insurance if you can. Mine was free and it came with a bra, too! You look so adorable in your pic. Such a cute bump. Lucky you that your belly button is still in. Mine hasn't been for a while and it looks kind of funky. Baby's movements are definitely getting stronger and all around. It's like he's doing cartwheels in there or something. I have a feeling we will be having one active baby. Yay! Vermont sounds lovely. I've always wanted to go. Hopefully you can make it back soon. Sending you warm mommy hugs!

    1. Thanks, Carmen! Yes, now that you mention it I remember that you did talk about the breast pump in one of your posts. I hope I get a free bra, too! Haha I love free things!
      I fully expected my belly button to be out by now. There was a time, about a month ago, where it just felt like it wanted to be free! But even though I have an "innie," it still looks weird as hell!
      It's a good sign that your baby is so active! My little boy definitely is too - although I can tell the cartwheels are slowing to hard kicks & punches as he grows bigger and has less space. We are so close now!! Ah!! I can't wait to see photos of your little one :)

  3. Hi Kristen!
    I just came across your blog and happy I did! Congrats on your pregnancy! I miss mine...I loved being pregnant so much. I have a daughter, Ava- 15 months.
    Anyways, I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself as your newest follower. Hope you'll come over to my blog and follow along too!

    The McGuire Family

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Christina! I love little toddlers - I'm definitely going to check out your blog! Thanks for leaving a link! :)

  4. You have the cutest bump ever! I just had my baby girl and you are already making me miss being pregnant again :) I love having my baby girl here though, and I wouldn't trade that for anything! Keep the updates coming !

    1. Thanks so much, Rachel! Your baby girl is adorable. I'm definitely a new follower of your blog!


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