Hump Day Bump Day - 33 Weeks - HOLY BHC’s BATMAN!

Happy Hump Day Bump Day everyone!It’s been a very active week in the land most commonly known as my uterus. Keelin has been ON THE MOVE and I’ve been experiencing quite a few Braxton Hicks contractions each day. I wasn’t sure at first, because I was expecting more “pain” and “discomfort” but after confirming with my birthing coach that the odd sensation of my stomach getting ROCK SOLID is in fact a BH contraction, I decided there couldn’t be any other explanation. For those of you who don’t know, Braxton Hicks contractions are basically ‘practice’ contractions that help to get your uterus prepped for labor. [personal mini freak-out moment] HOLY CRAP MY UTERUS IS PRACTICING TO DELIVER A BABY! [/personal mini freak-out moment].

I've been fighting off the onset of a cold for about a week and it had me totally drained this weekend. I've got a bit of a cough now but am feeling fine... just generally more tired. Fingers crossed that this little cough is the extent of cold season for Keelin and I.

Things are really starting to become “real” for me and it’s INCREDIBLY exciting! It sounds so odd to say things are only just now getting “real” when I’ve been in preggo land for 33 weeks, but as my countdown gets smaller and smaller my excitement and anxiety get bigger and bigger! First of all, I only have 7 weeks {47 days} left until my due date... that's SO INSANELY NUTS! Secondly, I've mentioned before that I have a ton of girlfriends who are currently expecting or brand new members of the mommy club. Since before we knew we'd be adding to our family I've been following the progression of a dozen or so beautiful women and I've loved watching their bellies grow, learning about their personal pregnancy adventures and seeing their newborn babes all wrapped up in cuteness. During this past weekend's facebook stalking check up session, I realized something... I'm next. SQUEEEE! I can hardly believe it!

I've got another post in the works talking all about my fears and excitement with DDAY getting closer and closer, but I'll stop while I'm ahead for today and get to the weekly stats!

*How far along? 33 weeks 2 days today!
*Total weight gain/loss: Doing just fine, she's a growin!
*How big is baby? 19 to 22 inches, 4.9 lbs – a Pineapple!!
*Maternity clothes? Absolutely. Still getting some ware out of a handful of pre-preggo tops but bottoms are all maternity, all the time. Wishing I could wear my sweatpants everywhere I go.
*Stretch Marks? Nope! Still lathering, lathering, lathering!
*Best moment this week? Getting an extra hour of sleep on Sunday. :)
*Movement? Absolutely. She's one groovy girl!
*Food Cravings? Nothing specific this week.
*What I miss: Sleeping soundly through the night.
*What I am looking forward to: Another birthing class as usual and Keelin's last BABY SHOWER!
*Nausea/Vomiting? Strangely yes. Got sick out of nowhere on Saturday. I think I just waited too long before eating. Shame on me. Other than that, I've been more prone to getting car sick lately. No fun, but manageable!
*Labor signs? Nope, just Braxton Hicks contractions!
*Gender? Girly girl!
*Belly Button in or out? still in! Wondering if it will ever pop!
*Wedding rings on or off? Still on!
*Sleep? Shifting a lot more at night and usually up for a bathroom run at least once. This week was the first week that Keelin actually WOKE ME UP kicking. If it weren't so incredibly touching and adorable I'd probably be frustrated but there's still NOTHING like feeling her little body parts move and groove so I let it slide... even at 3:00 am.
*Weekly Wisdom: When things really seem like they are WHIZZING past you, be sure you take time for yourself and take CARE of yourself. Don't overdo it and accept that sometimes napping is the best answer. :)

Until next time...
Not sure why my pictures didn't show up originally, but hopefully they'll stay put this time!