Pregnancy Update | 33 Weeks

It’s pregnancy update time! In my weekly update I share what’s happening in my pregnancy journey with you. This includes general stats such as how I’m feeling, any symptoms I’m experiencing, food cravings and aversions, weight gain, bump shots, etc., as well as what’s going on in my life that’s pregnancy-related and any baby things we’ve purchased or received as gifts. Here’s the scoop at 33 weeks:

bump update 33 weeks 2015

Here’s the current status:

 How Far Along – 33 weeks (8 months/3rd trimester)

Baby Size Comparison – Honeydew Melon (19″ Head to Toe and 4.5 pounds)

❊ Movement  Just like last week, I continue to feel a lot of movement, particularly pushing and stretching motions, throughout the day, especially before and after meals and when I’m sitting or lying down.  I can also see her movements from the outside, which is fun.

Symptoms – Baby Girl continues to grow (yay!) which adds more pressure on my ribs and lungs, leaving me feeling a bit short of breath.  I definitely notice a change in my stamina this week as I prep for Thanksgiving.  I get physically fatigued quicker when I am active and have to take more breaks.  I’m still managing to get it all done somehow, but it’s been interesting for me to have to take breathers when I’m used to powering through physical tasks.

 Physical Changes – I realize there isn’t a ton of noticeable bump growth in the comparison shot, but I think that has more to do with lighting and how much water weight I’m carrying on any given day than anything else.  I can tell that the bump has gotten bigger even if the photos are deceptive.

Weight Gain – -1 pound (26 total) I asked my doctor about the scale going down and she said not to worry as there’s a lot of water weight at this point in pregnancy and things can fluctuate a bit more.

 Mood – I’ve been in good spirits this week.  I wake up so excited every morning because it’s another day closer to meeting Baby!

Sleep – Most nights I sleep about 8–9 hours.  I get up about 2-3 times per night to relieve my teensy tiny pregnancy bladder, but I fall back to sleep immediately so it’s no biggie.

Food Cravings – I’ve been more interested in pickles than usual this past week.  How cliché!

Food Aversions – Fish, as per usual, but now also shrimp.

Missing – Being able to run around my house at a thousand miles per second as I prep for Thanksgiving.  Somehow even at my slower pace I’m still managing, though, so that’s working out just fine.

Looking Forward To – Spending Thanksgiving with my nearest and dearest!

 This Week’s Happenings – Lots of Thanksgiving prep, as you might have picked up on.  We’re expecting just over twenty this year, which feels like a manageable crowd.  We’re Thanksgiving pros after 8 years!  I had another doctor’s appointment, which are still every other week.  It was a standard appointment where they checked my urine, blood pressure, and weight, listened to the baby’s heart rate (mid 140s) and measured my fundal height (33 cm – still right on track!).  

week in review baby 11-24-2015

We set up the Halo Bassinet my folks gave us in our bedroom, which is bringing me so much joy (don’t worry, I’ll remove the plushies and blankets before Baby Girl arrives – it’s just for fun for now).  My Mom brought over some of my old baby clothes, including the outfit and blanket she brought both me and my brother home from the hospital in.  Sweet memories!  The nursery is coming along, as well, which I hope to share a peek at next week.

I talk more about my week in this video if you’re interested:

Thank you so much for your well wishes, kind words, and helpful advice.  I appreciate your support so much!


* This is not a sponsored post.  All opinions are genuinely my own. *


15 thoughts on “Pregnancy Update | 33 Weeks”

  1. For a baby book you could search they are a really good bookstore here in Canada. Question: Have you hired a Doula or do you plan to have your mother come and stay with you for the first few weeks?

    1. I’ve actually already answered those questions in previous update vides and the answer is no to both questions. We’re flying solo! 😉

  2. It is definitely going to be a busy, but exciting next few weeks for you and Don! Enjoy the holidays, but be kind to yourself.

  3. When you mentioned you might like to make your own baby book, I thought of Kathy Orta King of Paper Phenomenon. He foto folio #6 of the first series of folios is on you tube. I made the pregnancy one for a friend’so grand daughter. It will hold many pix. Check out her video. You might also want someone who is a paper crafter to do it for you. It does take some time. You might be too busy 😀. There are tutorials (videos) to follow.

    Good luck. BTW I have 3 children and 2 grandchildren.

  4. Hey Jen I recently read something that might help with bladder relief in the middle of the night. If you drink most of your water earlier in the day you might not have to pee as much in the middle of the night. Im 25 weeks and haven’t had to get up much lately but im sure as baby and belly get bigger the pressure will be on the bladder. Good luck with everything!!

  5. Congrats Jen! I’ve got an 8 month old now and I loved pregnancy, but that could be because I gave birth to my baby boy at 29 weeks so I didn’t get to the apparently awful part of 37 wks+ but from what I did experience of my pregnancy I loved it! I loved being so close to my baby!

    It’s truly the best experience and hopefully my next pregnancy I get beyond 29 weeks so I can have a baby shower LOL

    All the best 😀

  6. I just LOVE how happy you are in your progression photos. You radiate the love you feel for this little blessing. I am so happy for you and Don (& Winnie) and I continue to keep you in my prayers! God bless!

  7. Hi Jen,

    Loving the weekly updates.
    I’m 25 weeks now myself, all going great so far, TG.
    I’m excited to see your nursery reveal. I’m in the throws of planning mine now and it’s so exciting and a bit overwhelming too.
    Can’t believe you’ve only 6/7 weeks left now, hope it all goes well for you. Can’t wait to see your little baby girl. I’d say she’ll have a mop of brown hair like her mammy and daddy and be cute as a button!!

  8. I feel like you can really see little one’s position in these photos! Side by side your belly really does look different between 32 and 33 weeks, maybe a little rounder in week 33. I’m sure it changes daily! I always enjoy your updates, pregnancy related or not 🙂 Happy almost December!

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