Welcome to your 8th month of pregnancy! Woo-hoo! You are in the homestretch now, mama! Just 7 more weeks until you get to meet your baby!
Chances are, you are feeling pretty large and uncomfortable. Baby on the other hand is snug as can be in your belly. More details on how you can get some relief and what’s going on with baby below.
Baby In Action at 33 Weeks
Baby’s bones are begining to harden and his or her lungs are continuing to go through their practice routine. Baby’s skin is starting to lose that pinkish color and is becoming more translucent. The wrinkles are starting to smooth out as baby plumps up.
You may start to experience less of the kicking and jabbing sensation from baby and more of a rolling and pushing start movements. Baby is getting larger and more snug in the womb!
Baby Size at 33 Weeks
Baby’s average size at 33 weeks, is around 4 pounds. Can you believe that what started out as the size of a poppy seed is now the size of a stalk of celery?! The female body is just amazing!
Your Body at 33 Weeks
At 33 weeks pregnant, you are probably starting to get a little uncomfortable. The good new is, this discomfort comes from your baby continuously growing and getting stronger! Here are a few symptoms you may be experiencing at 33 weeks pregnant:
Leg Cramps: If you are experiencing leg cramps at night, be sure to drink more water! Drinking an electrolyte infused water has been known to be a lifesaver when it comes to knocking out those pesky cramps and helping you get a better nights sleep.
Heartburn: Sorry to say it, but this will continue throughout your pregnancy. Tums and Roliads are a great way to calm the burn and are a great source of additional calcium. Try to determine which foods cause more issues than others and avoid them.
Braxton Hicks Contractions- Your body is gearing up for pregnancy! These practice contractions will be felt in your lower abdomen and will come at irregular intervals.
Shortness of Breath: Don’t worry- not too much longer until baby drops and frees up some space for your lungs to breathe a little deeper!
33 Week To-Do-List
–Research all the pain options that will be available to you during labor and delivery. Be sure your birth plan is up to date with your preferences.
– If you plan to breastfeed, read up on the 5 things you can do in the first 24 hours after your baby is born to ensure breastfeeding success!