Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thoughts on Pregnancy: 33 weeks

31 weeks
 32 weeks
 33 weeks
-For some reason, saying I have 7 weeks left sounds like a whole lot less than saying I have 8 weeks left.

-He has a name! After he is born I'll tell the story of how his name came about. But until then, we have decided not to tell anyone what the name is until he arrives.

-Overall I am feeling good. Just standard aches and pains that come with having a big belly and extra poundage.

-I am currently suffering from something that some people (me) like to call "Thunder Arms." They are usually accompanied by "Thunder Thighs" and are a direct result of being pregnant and eating lots of chocolate chip cookies. They are most prominent when pressed against the side of ones body, and one should never conduct the music in church as "jiggle-age" is for sure going to happen.

-When I was pregnant with Grace I stopped wearing high heels around 20 weeks for fear I would be off balance. This time around I'm 33 weeks and rockin' heels like it ain't no thang. I attribute this ability to the "rear bump" which has grown to keep things properly balanced (or so I tell myself). This rear bump is also caused by the consumption of chocolate chip cookies....and probably Five Guys. So should you be looking to maintain your balance during pregnancy, look into those two options.

-This little man gets the hiccups a lot. One day I decided to keep track and he got the hiccups 5 different times. Once, after I got up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, he got the hiccups and I had to wait until they stopped before I could fall back to sleep.

-Last night I couldn't fall asleep until about 3 in the morning because I was too busy thinking and over-thinking labor and delivery. I'm pretty sure that I dreamed I was in labor.

-I am so excited for the arrival of this baby boy. I can't wait to hold him in my arms, look at his face and smell that amazing new baby smell. I find myself swooning over the pictures that people have posted of their brand new babies. I'm not a creeper, I promise. I can't wait to meet him.


Rebecca said...

So exciting!

Diana said...

A. Your rear bump does not look big at all. You should see the balancing act I've got goin on these days!
B. I can't wait for your boy to meet my boy
C. I'm pretty sure you have no thunder arms to speak of, and now I am afraid that I will in fact, have to be leading CHOIR and suffer from some jiggle-age.

Amanda Mae said...

You look absolutely fantastic. I'm slightly jealous. :)

And my dad always told me to not reveal the baby's name to extended family until blessing day - that way, no one can argue it!

The Coons Family said...

So excited to hear the name!!! And in my house we call them relief society arms. And I still have them 6 weeks post baby. I guess its time to start working out. :)

Kyle and Melanie said...

You look are all belly! Super cute!!!

As for the high heels, keep rocking them. I am still wearing them at 39 weeks. I like to think they make my cankles skinnier than they really are...and that's the only reason. You know how I hate my feet in the first place :)

I can't wait to meet Baby Barnard #2!!!

Bill said...

Save some of that new baby smell for Poppy and Mema to enjoy when we get there.

Marc and Miriam Deru said...

Aww, you're so close!! You look awesome-- what the heck are you talking about "jiggle-age" for? Congrats on choosing a name. If it's as perfect as Grace, it'll be, well, perfect. I hope you feel okay these last 7 weeks!

Christy said...

First I have the 31 week shirt and love it, second Hal had hiccups all the time in utero, and rhe first several months of life, third we didnt tell anyone hals name, fourth visualize the labor you want i swear it works.