If Your New Start Here

Sunday, December 11, 2011

33 - 36 Weeks

How far along: 33 Weeks
We’d tell you to take a deep breath and relax, but it’s probably tough to do either of those at 33 weeks. It’s probably tough to be comfortable at all, since you might be feeling overheated on top of your other symptoms, too. But you’re probably getting super excited to meet your babies, and we can’t blame you. Week 33 is a good time to make sure you have a safe car seat for the babies -- go ahead and install it already. Sure, you might not see baby for another month, but if you have an early surprise arrival, that’s the one thing you really need to have ready."–The Bump

Size of babies: Well finally onto a new fruit, and man does this feel true to size!  But rememeber I have this times TWO!
Your babies are the size of a honeydew!

Weighing about 4.2 to 5.8 pounds and measures about 17.2 to 18.7 inches. And they may grow up to a full inch this week -- amazing.
We had to switch out the orginal Britax Chaperone car seats for the twins (which I was so bumbed about but everything happens for a reason, they ended up being recalled).  The had amazing safety ratings and were way too cute with the cowmoflauge print, but the would not fit right in the Tahoe.  So we changed them to the Graco Snugrides.


How far along: 34 Weeks
"Watch what you say! Your curious babies are listening in to your conversations at 34 weeks -- and might enjoy a lullaby or two -- so go ahead and sing to them. Some say that baby will recognize songs mom sings while he’s in the womb, and may even be more easily soothed by them if he’s/she's used to them once she's/he’s on the “outside.” At week 34, you might breathe a little easier, since baby may descend lower into your pelvis and give your lungs some space. (Ahh!) Of course, some babies don’t do this until the day they’re born, so we’re not making any guarantees. The pitfall of this descent, of course, is even more pressure on your bladder, so be prepared to make even more trips to the ladies room over the coming weeks." - The Bump
Size of babies:

At less than two months to go, They weigh in at about 4.2 pounds to 5.8 pounds and measures about 17.2 to 18.7 inches.
How far along: 35 Weeks
"Growing, growing, growing. Yup, the babies and you. You’ve reached 35 weeks, and your uterus has grown about 1,000 times its original size, a number that might sound exaggerated to everyone else -- but to you it probably feels more like a million. You can expect to gain about a half-pound a week before birth, and babies are beefing up, too. At 35 weeks, some moms-to-be feel like they have a ton of stuff left to do before baby’s arrival. Others can barely wait for baby to make his/her debut. Either way, try not to stress. Baby will show up when they are ready, and they won’t care if you haven’t checked every little detail off your list." -The Bump

Size of babies:

They are about 17.2 to 18.7 inches. From here on out, they won't get much longer, but they are plumping up. They are now about 4.2 to 5.8 pounds, and they will put on a pound or more of baby fat before birth.


How far along: 36 Weeks
"Your due date is just four weeks away. Hasn’t time flown? Your once-poppy seeds would probably be able to breathe on their own if they were born right now. (If not, they would probably need some TLC, but they likely would be okay.) Most of their systems are in working order at 36 weeks. Since the babies really could decide to make their arrival any day now, try to put in a little prep work. For example, if you took a child birth class a few months ago, you might want to reread any materials you were given and practice some of the breathing techniques you learned with your partner. Go over your plan for getting to the hospital, and all the what-ifs (like, if you go into labor while you’re at work, will you go home first or straight there?). You might also want to remind your boss and colleagues of the status of all your work projects, so they know exactly where to take over if you’re suddenly out of the office. Week 36 is also a good time to enjoy a date with your partner. We’re guessing you won’t be up for dancing, but a nice dinner might be just what you two could use." - The Bump

Size of babies:

They are still in the 17.2- to 18.7-inch and 4.2- to 5.8-pound range and continues to beef up.


The past few weeks have been a whirl wind and are flying by.  ON my birthday, The 15th I had to make an unexpected trip to my doctors office and was put on Bed Rest for the remainder on my pregnancy.  The days of working were too much and too stressful.  I must admit I was so relieved to here this because I was exhausted all of the time.

Belly Pic:  35 Weeks 6 Days

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