Our Five Ring Circus: 33 Weeks with Baby #4

Friday, July 19, 2013

33 Weeks with Baby #4

How far along: 33 Weeks!

Due Date:  September 6, 2013

Total Weight Gained:  2 lbs!

How big is baby?  Our sweet pea weighs a little over 4 pounds and has passed the 17-inch mark.

How baby is growing:  Baby #4 is rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and the skeleton is hardening. The bones in the skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him/her to fit through the birth canal. These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as the brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood. {from babycenter.com}

Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing my regular pants, but I now wear longer, non-maternity shirts.

Stretch Marks: Still none! I've never had one before, so I'm hoping that trend continues!

Sleep: Pregnancy insomnia.  Need I say more?

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:  Hearing the heartbeat at my 32 week appointment.

Movement: Strong, frequent movements along with hiccups!

Food Cravings:  Watermelon and freezer pops.  That's all I want to eat!

Food Aversions: Almost everything.

Morning Sickness: Every single day.  Still taking Zofran daily.

Gender: It's a surprise! We have never found out the gender of our babies!

Names: If it's a girl, she has a definite first name (it was actually our 2nd girl name for our 3 previous pregnancies), but we're still deciding on the middle name.  It's the opposite for a boy.  The middle name will be Dayne, after Grant's dad's middle name (he passed away in October, before we got pregnant), but we don't have a first name.  We have a list, but we can't agree on the name, and nothing sounds perfect!

Symptoms:  Hyperemesis  (ALL DAY morning sickness), Braxton Hicks contractions (irritable uterus), back pain, pressure, abdominal pain, anemia, peeing more frequently, insomnia, nesting, headaches, mood swings, and irritability.

Exercise:  Treadmill workouts 3 days this week.

What I miss: Being free of nausea!!!

What I'm looking forward to: Setting up some baby gear this weekend!

33 Week Picture: 



  1. you look gorgeous, but sorry you still feel so icky!! Getting really close now - I can't believe you don't need maternity clothes. I was in maternity by 9 weeks with Jameson - boo! ha

  2. Aww Baby hiccups, I used to love them even though they sort of drove me crazy :)

  3. You look fabulous! I'm guessing boy I think

  4. Watermelon and Popsicles are two of my favorites as well! Crossing my fingers you will get enjoy some of the last few weeks of your pregnancy without feeling too sick :)

  5. You look wonderful!! Thank you for letting me relive my pregnancy all over again through you--I forgot the simple joys of listening to the baby's heartbeat or baby hiccups.

  6. You look fantastic my friend! September is around the corner. Stay cool this weekend. Wish the heatwave would break. Have fun setting up baby gear. That is always so much fun. Have a great weekend!

    Mama Hen

  7. SO exciting and as always, you look beyond fabulous :)


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