Week 33 Pregnancy Journal

How Far Along? 33 weeks

Size of Baby: A pineapple (17 inches). Our baby weighs 4.25 lbs now!

Gender: Pink, pink, pink. Lots and lots of pink.

Weight Gain: No gain or loss from last week. Up a total of 16 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight -- but since I lost a few pounds in the first trimester, up 19 pounds total from my lowest pregnancy weight.

Maternity Clothes: Oh yes. I hit up Old Navy last Tuesday and purchased two dresses and two tees. All four pieces were on sale, plus I had a $20 rewards certificate to throw at the total. Just a little something to make sure I have clothes for the warmer temps that (hopefully) will be headed our way soon.

Nursery: It's looking so cute -- but still lots of tasks to check off the list. On the checklist: cribskirt, changing table skirt, drapes, hang things on wall, paint the rocking horse and a shelf, wash/dry the crib sheet and mattress pad. Have you noticed that this is the very same list as last week? .... Yeah.
Movement: Goodness gracious yes! I posted a funny video of it on Instagram over the weekend (@alizadventures).

Symptoms: I've noticed an increasing sensitivity on my stomach area. The full-panel maternity jeans (which I still wear, don't get me wrong!) now only come midway up my stomach. They used to come up several inches higher. Sometimes that sensation of the top waistband cutting across my stomach bothers me. Also, when washing dishes or washing my face at night, I don't like it if my belly touches the sink. No stretch marks, no swelling, no major exhaustion, no pains besides the pain of getting full really easily after eating!

Sleep: Sleeping well each night with the rare 4am wake-up. Not so fun when it happens, but I'll usually scroll through the phone for an hour under the covers and then fall back to sleep.

Cravings: Peanut butter and sweet tea always sound awesome. And I still have Honey Nut Cheerios each and every morning on the way to work. I've been drinking my red raspberry leaf tea pretty religiously since 30 weeks, and I enjoy having the iced version of that in the mornings. (Some studies have shown that this tea helps to shorten the laboring process. We will see. Check with your own healthcare provider blah blah blah.)

2 brewed cups red raspberry tea with chia seeds and water added

What I Miss: I honestly do miss nice, sweaty workouts, but it's just not really worth it for me anymore -- they exhaust me afterwards and make my lower back hurt so badly.

Best Moment This Week: For sure, my spa visit to Edamame on Saturday! I was there for about two hours, and every single minute was heavenly. I received a full-body exfoliation followed by an hour-long massage. I was absolutely falling asleep at the last part of the massage. It's a maternity-centered spa, so everything about it was built for preggos -- including tons of products to sample in the spa restroom like various belly butters and pregnancy stretch mark oils. This was such a nice treat thanks to a gift card that my parents gave me for Christmas. Needless to say, I booked another visit in a few weeks!

Looking Forward To: This week we really get cracking on our to-dos. We have our first childbirth class tonight (!!!), Ian has Daddy Boot Camp on Saturday, and we have a hospital tour on Sunday. Things are becoming real!

PS: Today is the LAST day to enter the Libby James album giveaway -- entries will be accepted through midnight Eastern time tonight!


  1. You look gorgeous! & whenever I do become preggers... I would definitely be drinking things to help with labor! (As long as it's safe & blah, blah, blah! LOL!)

  2. Unrelated to your adorable no-longer-little bump, what a cute cowl neck shirt!

  3. This is a random question - but your finance blog post was so interesting to me about who pays for what - I wondered what you wanted to do once you had a baby. I ask because my husband and I have different accounts so I am curious how when a baby is put in the mix things might change!

  4. a spa day was defiantly well-deserved! i hope it was super relaxing! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  5. Love reading these each week -- and can't wait to finally see baby girl! And your spa day sounded amazing!

  6. I love that green and black and white together!

  7. Girl you are SO close!!! Love that spa just for mama's! Sounds like a perfect way to wind down.

  8. A spa just for preggos ?!?! how fun is that !!! Such a great idea :) Love your pregnancy style :)

  9. You are looking great! I am sure you are sick of everyone telling you this but...before you know it your sweet girl will be in your arms! :)


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