Well, as you may have noticed, I missed my 33 week update! All week long I kept thinking, “I should have Andrew take a picture of me” but it always sounded like too much work to get up from wherever I was and walk to the wall for a photo. I guess that tells you a little bit about my energy level these days! =) So here’s a picture that was still technically 33 weeks, and a 34 week photo the day after. ;)
Weeks 32 and 33 were uneventful, wonderful, and uncomfortable. Our baby continues to kick and squirm with seemingly endless energy. One night he played for almost two solid hours. Andrew spent much of that time with his hand on my tummy following Caleb’s feet around as they wiggled away. The next morning Caleb didn’t make a peep until about 11:00 AM. =)
Getting out of bed or off the couch is more difficult by the day it seems! If Andrew is nearby or awake I always recruit his help and he never complains. I am pretty sure I’m just days away from crawling to the bathroom at night instead of walking. I can barely make it there, between the extremely strong Braxton Hicks I always get, mild sciatica, and very unstable/painful joints. I don’t know what it is about the middle of the night, but it’s like my body falls apart. By morning I’m back to normal. Weird. I also have to get up 3-4 times now which is a little annoying. I love it when baby stirs while I am falling back asleep. It reminds me that these tiny annoyances are soooo worth the gift I am carrying around with me!
My Braxton Hicks seemed to be getting stronger and more consistent week before last, and my doctor was a little concerned. Turns out the heat wave (in the 100’s) probably led me to mild dehydration which can cause stronger contractions, so I’ve been making sure I drink lots of water and they’ve stayed at safe levels/frequency since then. I am so thankful that everything is looking on track and there is no cause for alarm. God is gracious!
This Friday is our 34 week and final ultrasound! We are only 3 weeks away from full term today, and 6 weeks away from our due date! Caleb’s arrival feels just around the corner!
I would appreciate prayer that apartment work would slow down (it looks like it should, our last of eight vacancies is just about rented) so that I have time and energy left over to get some things together before labor! Lately the job has been sucking most of my time and when I’m done with it, I just don’t have the energy or motivation to work on the projects I’m so much wanting to. Thank you, friends! =)