Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Week 33 Update

Week 33 and still going strong! I feel huge, but recognize that I'm not really that ginormous. I had a couple events this past weekend where I had to dress up which is an odd thing to do when you are this far along. If you've been pregnant, you know that a dress can fit fine with baby in one position and be completely tight if he changes his position. This is super for planning, let me tell you!!

It was a busy weekend. Anyone reading this who knows me personally knows that I'm involved in my sorority. I'm an advisor for the collegiate chapter at ASU and I'm also the President of the Phoenix Alumnae Group here in AZ. These are two fairly large roles with two totally different sets of duties and responsibilities. I enjoy duties :) This was a big Chi Omega weekend among other things. Friday night I chaparoned the Spring Formal for the collegiates. Fortunately, all I really had to do was be there for loading up busses to ensure that everyone heading to the event was "able" to get there without causing us to lose a deposit on the charter bus. I'll spare the details, but I have to say that I was right where these girls were just a 7 years ago so I have a tough time regulating their behavior! I still remember Jeffrey and I going to these events and all that it entailed. Fun times, and all a big part of my college experience! But we managed to step up about the whole thing, and I think that for the most part we were able to confiscate everything that needed to be taken :) Sunday morning, we held the annual Eleusinian Brunch to celebrate Chi Omegas Founders, seniors and all Sisters. It's a beautiful event with yummy food and fun awards. I love this event. It's a ton of work, and I'm thrilled when it's over. Now, we just need to get past Graduation in May and I'll have a bit of a break when Noah arrives. lol. I swear, you'd think we timed this pregnancy!

Anyway, that was some of our busy schedule this past weekend. We also held our 2nd quarter alumnae meeting, attended our niece Madison's baptism and of course went to Aidan Calabretti's (Connor's bff) 3rd birthday party :). We took care of some planning for Connor's own party next weekend and ran a few other errands as well. This was an exhausting weekend. I'll post some photos tomorrow for Nearly Wordless Wednesday for sure.

In Noah news, he feels huge. I was experiencing some different feelings this weekend and Monday so I looked up Braxton Hicks contractions. The feelings were totally painless, totally sporadic and not a big deal at all. It just seemed different than his normal movements and so I wasn't sure what I was experiencing. I still don't think it's braxtons but I'm not really sure what it is. I think it's just Noah moving around differently. Who knows. All I know is that the contractions I felt for 40 hours with Connor are unmistakable so I'm not concerned. I remember thinking, how on earth will i know i'm in labor? ha. stupid. you know. i'm still hoping to avoid feeling a single contraction this time around, so please cross your fingers out there friends and family!

At 33 weeks, he's probably just over 4 pounds (like holding a pineapple) and 17 inches long. Laying down and sitting are both really uncomfortable. It's tough to explain but it's nearly impossible to find a position that's comfortable, and once you do it becomes painful after 10 minutes or so. Sitting can be really painful on the lower back and it feels like your ribs are protruding from your body. I'm waddling for sure, rather than walking but still insist on wearing heels. Ask me again in a few weeks and I'm sure I will have swapped them out for ballet flats and flip flops. I'm not experiencing any swelling at all, so that's great news. I should be gaining about a pound a week at this point, but I'm not a scale person so I have no idea on that. Guess I'll find out at my appointment next week. All in all, I'm feeling really good. The sickness has all but completely subsibed so as far as i'm concerned I'm doing amazing. I'll deal with some discomfort and lousy sleep for sure!

The countdown to delivery is 44 days...quickly approaching! Still need to get the rest of Connor's stuff out of Noah's room, work on Noah's name letters and stock up on basics. We did buy a little outfit this weekend that will maybe work for his 'going home from the hospital' outfit, but it's hard to tell size-wise. I remember the outfit we brought for Connor was huge, huge! Jeffrey ended up having to run out and buy preemie stuff since everything we brought for him was huge. Actually, Connor is wearing the shirt we brought for him in his 6 month school photo! lol. oops.

That's all for now, thanks for checking in on us!!


Katy said...

You'll be getting a "break" when you have a newborn and a 3 yr old... that's Lindsay for ya!

Aimee said...

Chi Omega appreciates everything you do for us. Thank you for all your hard work!