33 weeks and appointment updates.

When “they” say pregnancy is a rollercoaster ride… “they” weren’t kidding. Everything has gone pretty smoothly and all of a sudden we were turned upside down and we are kinda stuck there. I really love being pregnant. I’ve wanted this for so long… it was so hard to get here. I’m still so thankful even with all the struggling lately. But damn it, it’s so stressful right now.

I’m 33+1 today. I am late on my first pregnancy blog 😦 I wanted to wait to write it until after my NST and doppler ultrasound appointment happened. But after that appointment, I was confused (still am) and really didn’t want to talk about it nor did I have the energy to. The NST on Monday and yesterday went perfect as usual. She was being a bad girl and moving all over the place so the nurse was having a hard time getting the heart rate monitor on and steady lol The doppler ultrasound is the ultrasound they check the placenta, cord, amniotic fluid and some other things I don’t understand. Last one was totally normal. This one showed some “high resistance” in the umbilical cord. Which means… it isn’t flowing as fast as it should be. I’m totally confused now because she has been measuring small before all that so now that suddenly comes up and I’m like ???? It isn’t anything of immediate concern. I’m going to continue to be monitored. If it gets worse, they will be intervening between 34-37 weeks… which is SO soon and not something I expected. Thankfully, I received the steroid shots so there isn’t much left to do. My doctor has said she fully expects her to continue to grow despite some resistance in the cord so I am expecting the same. I’ll end this on a good note by saying all of her genetic testing came back normal low risk and she is still a little girl 😉

I saw a chiropractor for the first time on Wednesday. She is certified and has a lot of success with the “webster technique” which has been known to help turn breech babies. My pelvis was completely misaligned and she said my labor would have been long and painful. (I also have NO hip pain since the appointment). I’m not a fan of going to the chiropractor which is why I never went. I’m not into the popping and cracking and it freaks me out. But if this works, it’ll be worth it. She is still breech so I’ll be going back today. She is really stubborn apparently. She was actually hugging her legs above her head at the ultrasound -__- but she’s the cutest!

Aside from all of this… I’ve been feeling good physically with the exception of a migraine for the past day now. Contractions have been minimal and I just feel bigger. My feet got swollen for the first time one night but they have gone back to normal lol

I would talk about Peyton’s weight and height but since she follows her own curve… I truly don’t know lol She now keeps her eyes open when she’s awake and her bones are continuing to harden. She’s also moving around like a crazy baby right this second 🙂

How far along? 33 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? 21 pounds
Maternity clothes? Yes
Stretch marks? No new ones
Sleep? I’m up a lot :/
Best moment this week? Finding out Peyton’s genetic testing came back good!
Miss anything? I think this one should just permanently be a Jimmy John’s sub.
Movement? SO much lately
Food cravings? Sweeeeeeets, always.
Anything making you queasy or sick? No
Showing yet? Yes
Gender guesses? No guess! It’s a GIRL! ❤
Belly button in or out? Still in.
Wedding rings on or off? I haven’t been wearing them.
Happy or moody? Stressed 😦
Looking forward to? Keeping Peyton in for as long as I can!

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