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.