Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Pregnancy update 33 weeks

Visible changes in my body: my bump is more visible but still small and my weight is now the same as it was on a booking appointment. My husband said that my belly button started to look weird as if it's spreading in width, and I can't recognise my walk or shall I say waddle. I have also noticed that when I'm out and about I have swollen fingers but when back home everything is back to normal.

Other: I have seen consultant (was a waste of time as we were talking about what was already in my notes) and anaesthetist (who briefly spoke about gas and air, epidural and pethidine) and most importantly we had a private scan, which was a surprise for my mum and a lovely "date" with our baby girl who was so cute, content and head down. We have also started private antenatal classes, hope I will learn something about labour.

How do I feel: I still have pains in my chest, back, sore ribs and weird sleeping patterns, but I can't complain as it's all baby related.

Cravings: still none.

Fitness: The same routine- walking every day for max. 25 minutes and swimming once a week. On the week we had my mum around I was out of my routine and I felt that I'm more tired if walking, so was very happy to be back on my treadmill.

Baby: At 33 weeks baby now weighs about 2kg and measures up to 44cm from head to toe. She may already be getting ready for birth by turning upside-down. Her head should be pointing down, ready for her journey into the world.
Baby's skull is still quite pliable. The plates of bone that make up her skull have not completely fused. This is so she can ease out of the relatively narrow birth canal, the passage between your cervix and the opening of the vagina. But the bones in the rest of her body are hardening. Baby's skin is also gradually becoming less red and wrinkled as fat builds up underneath.


  1. You are doing so great and keeping up with your fitness will help you in delivery so much. That's fantastic. Go you. Not long now. I am so excited to read all about the birth and see pictures of the baby and start to read posts about your new family addition. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

  2. Oh well done you, so lovely to read your journey, soon you'll meet your little girl. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

  3. Fantastic! I too had a consultant appt like that. Infuriating isn't it?!

  4. Exciting times, all the best with the pregnancy journey x

  5. Amazing. You seem to be doing very well. I can't believe you're 33 weeks already. Eeeekkk! Your due date is fast approaching. I can't wait to meet you're little bundle of joy. Have you started thinking of names yet? xoxo

  6. Wow getting close ! I look forward to hearing more updates thanks for linking up with the #iPotLinky