Sunday, January 8, 2012

33 Weeks

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January 2-8, 2012

How was this week? Week 33 (that sounds surreal!) was a pretty good one for baby and me! This was the first week of the new year, and I enjoyed having a Monday off work to recuperate from our road trip. All week I've felt the effects of riding in a car in 12-hour increments, and I'm glad that we will be staying put for a while! 

Aaron and I focused on spending a lot of time together this week. The next month and a half will fly by, and I don't want to miss this precious time with the love of my life by doing too much and being distracted by baby stuff. 

This week felt different from most because I started to feel the finality of the third trimester. Our baby guy will be here soon. He could be here any day. That is at once thrilling and terrifying. I have started daydreaming more about what he will look like. I picture dark eyes and dark hair sometimes, but sometimes I think he might have eyes like his daddy and no hair at all! I think that would surprise both of us, because we both had heads full of dark hair when we were born.

Movement: At this week's appointment, my doctor felt my stomach and started laughing. "I guess you don't have to set an alarm to remember to do kick counts, do you?" she said after seeing my stomach move. "A moving baby is a happy baby," she said. And move he does! He reminds me of Flubber, bouncing around inside. Last night, after I fell asleep, Aaron said he could feel the baby having a dance party in my stomach. Baby guy is his father's son. Sometimes he catches me off-guard and takes my breath away with his jabs and kicks. At this point, he doesn't keep me up with his movement, thankfully.

Cravings: I have eaten a box of clementines each week since mid-December.

Etc. Sometimes, when I'm reading out loud or listening to music, I like to judge how baby guy feels about it by his movement. Today, he was a big fan of the version of "Come, Thou Fount," the band played at church, which happens to be his mama's favorite song. That made me happy (and tear up a bit). I have noticed hot flashes, too. All of a sudden, I will start to sweat and feel so hot. Hormones are craze. Is it too late to get a pregnancy body pillow? 

And, finally, I've got a little bit of reading to finish:
What to Expect When You're Expecting
What to Expect the First Year
The Minimalist Mom's Guide to Baby's First Year
The Nursing Mother's Companion
The Happiest Baby on the Block
Jo Frost's Confident Baby Care

P.S. Do you have any reading material you would suggest? All of a sudden I'm thinking an iPad would be a good idea :)


Smitten Design said...

Love the updates, can't wait to see your little guy.

Were you at 4 Oaks yesterday? If not, you should come check it out.

emily/thesearethedays said...

Yes, we were there! Yesterday was our third visit... we have been going to the 9 a.m. service :)