Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Baby Brown: Week 32 and 33

How far along: 33 weeks

Due date: March 27, 2016, but everyone has bets going that I'm not making it that far.

Baby Size: according to the app, Harrison is the size of a cauliflower blossom.  Feels like the size of a basketball though.  17-19 inches long and between 4-6 pounds.  Obviously at this point, all babies are different.  I'd be very curious to see a growth ultrasound since he was measuring big at 24 weeks. 

Weight gain: Feeling pretty large and in charge, but trying to embrace the bump and not bump into people or things.  

Maternity Clothes: is this serious anymore? Some of these clothes are starting to not even fit comfortably.

Stretch Marks: none that I can see, but I can't see much.

Sleep: surprisingly, other than waking up 4-5x per night to give my bladder a 30 second break from the pressure Harrison is putting on it, sleep has been decent.  Getting up in the morning is still hard (physically), but I've managed to figure out what is most comfortable.

Gender: BOY!!! 

Name:  Harrison Cole Brown !

Movement: A totally different movement than it was even just a month ago.  The space he is occupying can't get much bigger, so his movements have become more drastic and sharp than the cute little kicks when they first started happening.  I still love it every time he moves and I know I am going to miss that feeling when he makes his arrival. 

Best moment this week: all the hand-me-down clothes that my sister-in-law gave us this past weekend.  It's taking me some time to sort and go through them, but in the end it will so be worth it! 

Looking forward to: my work baby shower tomorrow and getting some relaxation in over the weekend.  And of course putting in some more work on the nursery! 

Husband is: amazing.  Since I've been having these vagal episodes, he has been driving me to work every day, helping me in and out of the bed so I don't get light headed, and keeps a close eye on me so I don't have any symptoms! 

Cravings: still loving the smell of cleaning - maybe a sign of nesting?! Not quite sure, but can't get enough of a fresh smelling house.  Time to invest in some "fresh laundry" candle scents! 

Anything making you queasy or sick: nope.

Labor Signs: nothing yet, but maybe experiencing some Braxton Hicks, who knows.  

Missing Most: being able to go at a pace that I am used to - which is fast. 

Symptoms: Well, over the past two weeks, I have been experiencing vagal episodes.  After a trip to the ER, OB and Cardiologist, I finally feel like I know when the symptoms are coming on and know how to handle them. Light headdedness, hard to breathe, high and low BP - all symptoms of 3rd trimester vagal episodes.  But other than that, I've been doing good. Just a little wobble here and there, uncomfortable bras, and a giant belly pulling at every inch of my skin, but you know, I'm fine :) 

Nursery: to do: shelves in closet/organize closet - find drawer organizers that fit into the shallow dresser drawers I have - install video monitor - fill picture frames with maternity photos - sort through baby clothes - install curtain rod ......etc. etc. etc.  We still have some things to do in his nursery, but if he was to come right now, we would be just fine!

Belly Button in or out? honestly, it depends on the day - sometimes its an innnie all the way, other times its a floutie, and other times its an outie! 

Wedding rings on or off? on and still going strong! 

Mood: cannot wait to meet little baby Harrison!!!

Workouts: my workouts consist of constantly working, coaching cheerleading and walking around the house. 


  1. Goodness gracious you look SO good! I can't believe how fast time is flying by!!

  2. Getting so close!! Excited for you :)! Nest (and rest) away! xx


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