Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Week Thirty-Three

Week thirty-three has been full of learning. We found a great local resource called BabyBeloved that focuses on natural childbirth and breastfeeding and we took a breastfeeding class through them. The class was really interesting and gave us a good education on the topic, as well as, on pumping and supplies. We are planning to make a trip back there as their pumps and supplies are WAY less expensive than at the big box stores, plus they do a lot of consulting and fittings to make sure it is the best system for your needs. After we were fully educated on breastfeeding we spent some time at the hospital learning about their check-in system and took a tour of the Maternity floor. I can't say that the day made me more or less excited, but it did make it seem more real. On the belly front week thirty-three is the first official week that my waist size is larger than Matt's. Out of curiosity the other day we measured the largest part of my belly to find that it is a whopping 36.5 inches, a mere 12.5 inches larger than my usual size. We had to laugh as we are sure it is going to continue to grow a ton over the next six weeks. We are now going to make that a weekly activity to at least insight some belly laughs. On a side note: Matt has hidden all of his jeans so that I don't try to wear them with my 4 inch heels...

In a previous post I mentioned that Matt was working to get the kitchen floor completed and it is done! Here is a before and after shot. Notice that the original tile is a dark green that had dirty spots built into the design. It just made the whole kitchen look dark and dated, so Matt put down a oil based floor paint to temporarily improve the look. I think that it made a huge improvement and for $20 bucks it will make the kitchen more bearable for the months to come.

33 weeks: Baby weighs as much as a pineapple
Your baby is proportioned like a pineapple when it comes to weight -- a little over 4 pounds. (Length: more than 17 inches, head to heel.)