33+ Weeks — Size of a pineapple
We are more than 33 weeks pregnant! It’s definitely hard to believe that time is moving so quickly, and now it seems to be moving even more quickly because of the holiday season. I still feel pretty good, although I am definitely feeling more belly heavy :). Sleeping is going pretty well — I wake up quite often each night (every 2 hours or so) to pee, but I have been able to get more comfortable. Thank goodness for my pregnancy pillow and tons of other pillows. The more support I have under my belly and behind my back really matters. I do tend to wake up around 4 or 4:30 each morning and have a bit of trouble getting back to sleep, but if that’s the worst thing to happen, then I am pretty lucky.
I am still suffering from heartburn… ugh! I finally caved and started taking Zantac every 12-24 hours. It has made a huge difference, and I am thankful that such a medicine is available over the counter. My doctor reassured us that Zantac is perfectly safe, which makes me feel even better about this decision.
At this point, we still have quite a bit to do before Baby W’s arrival. This week, I want to get his car seat fitted to my car. We also need to practice how to adjust it and use some of the other gadgets we received at our shower. After Christmas, we are going to move furniture around in our bedroom and put Baby W’s bassinet in the room as well as begin to prepare his nursery. I am so excited about his room, and can’t wait to pull it all together :). YAY! On the bright side, all of his clothes, blankets, and sheets are washed and sorted by size, and his diaper bag is packed and ready to go. I also packed my hospital bag earlier today, and will put it in my car just in case we need to make a fast dash to the hospital. Hubby also has to pack an overnight bag since he’ll be staying with me in the hospital. Fun, fun!
We are also finishing up our childbirth classes this week — OMG! I am a big fan of learning as much as possible about what to expect, and feel like our classes have helped a lot. We had a great newborn basics class last week, which really helped to understand baby basics. We learned everything from how to bathe, swaddle, and change a diaper to what to expect in terms of vaccinations and medical care. On Tuesday, we’ll go on the hospital tour, learn more about how to push properly, and discuss any questions we have. It’s hard to believe that it’s already our last class…
Wishing everyone a great week!