Posted by ZuLaiShah in Pregnancy on Saturday, December 24, 2011
Salam and good day to all.
Lately i have problem sleeping on my bed. Now, i sleep on the recliner sofa because i totally cannot lay back or lay on my side on the bed. I'll have the pelvic pain if i sleep or resting on the bed and caused me cannot sit, stand and walk. Even i can't sleep well on the bed anymore. That's why we have to buy a recliner sofa for me. And now Alhamdulillah I can sleep soundly though sometimes i need to wake up for pee pee and so on. But so far so good. No more pelvic pain.
However, these few days I started to get the Braxton Hicks. Cuak jugak la kan. One time masa on the way to office. Luckily after i walked out from the car it disappeared. But still feel the uncomfortable feelings. And it happened again on Thursday night when i was sleeping. I felt the pain and the urge to pee pee and poo poo. But then, after i sat straight the pain went away. So, i decided to continue sleeping instead of going to toilet. Alhamdulillah of all Braxton Hicks i faced, no bleeding or discharge. So i'm sure this is only a practice for me for the real labor!
I'm not sure when it'll be happened again because these weekends my cousins' wedding and i have to attend! Dilema jadinyerrrrrrr.
Now, i'm entering 33 weeks of my pregnancy. Time flies so fast! Hope the progress of my baby is very good since he's super active as usually and kinda helpful when i asked him something to help from inside. Haha.
Let's see what's the progress should be in this week.
Your Baby in Week 33 of Pregnancy
Your baby is still gaining weight (about half a pound a week), and she could grow up to another full inch this week. With that much baby inside your uterus, your amniotic-fluid level has maxed out, which explains why some of her pokes and kicks feel pretty sharp these days. (There's less fluid to cushion the blows.) Antibodies are being passed from you to your little one as she continues to develop her own fetal immune system, which will come in handy once she's outside the womb and fending off all sorts of germs.
Your Body in Week 33 of Pregnancy
With midnight bathroom runs, leg cramps, heartburn, and your basketball-sized belly, it's no wonder sleep is elusive. Third-trimester insomnia strikes about three-quarters of pregnant women (who may also be coping with a mind that races all night long thinking about your to-do-before-the-baby-comes list). But your body needs rest, so do your best to get comfy — before bed and when you get in it. Grab a pile of pillows, wedge them where you need to, and look on the bright side: Pregnancy insomnia is great training for those sleepless nights to come!
Ok, such a good progress. I'm now also feel heavier. It's like a honeydew is put inside me and you have to bring everywhere without holding it! Haha
Hmm, how about the symptoms for this week eh? Let's see...
Week 33 Pregnancy Symptoms
Stronger fetal activity: You can test for fetal movement twice a day — in the morning and evening. Check the clock and start counting every wiggle, roll, kick, or flutter until you reach ten. If by the end of the hour you haven’t felt at least ten, have a snack or some juice, lie down, and resume counting. (Your baby just may have needed an energy-boost, too!) - my baby is super active! no doubt about him.
Occasional headaches: Third-trimester fatigue can sometimes trigger headaches now, so make sure you’re getting plenty of rest. But try not to make up for loss of sleep by napping too much during the weekends — oversleeping can lead to headaches, too. - so far Alhamdulillah i'm ok no headaches. :)
Varicose veins: Sure they’re ugly (and sometimes painful), but if you’re worried that your varicose veins can be harmful too, you can relax. The good news? If you didn’t have them before you got pregnant, they’ll disappear soon after you give birth. - yeah!! my new BFF for now :|
Lower abdominal achiness: If your belly is aching when you change positions or get up suddenly, you could be suffering from round ligament pain (or growing pains). As long as it’s occasional and you don’t have fever, chills, or bleeding along with it, there’s nothing to worry about. Getting off your feet (and getting comfy) helps. - Yup. Always happened especially if lay down on the bed but without any bleeding and so on just the pain and burning sensation only.
Nail changes: Pregnancy hormones can make nails grow faster but can also cause them to become brittle. If your nails are brittle, try getting lots of biotin in your diet (stock up on bananas, avocados, nuts, and whole grains) and try gelatin capsules, which are safe in pregnancy. - this happened since i was in 5 months pregnancy. Have to cut twice a week.
Protruding navel: Your belly button may have popped by. Is there anything you can do about it? Not really — but it will pop back in a few months after you deliver. - Alhamdulillah my naval did not popped out. Touch wood!
Shortness of breath: That burgeoning belly is pushing anything out of its way — including your lungs, which can’t fully expand. It’s more uncomfortable for you than it is for your baby, who is getting the oxygen she needs from the placenta. What helps? Standing as straight as you can so that your lungs have a little more room. - Of course! I even cannot sleep at night because of this when i sleep on my bed but when on the recliner sofa i'm ok.
Increasing clumsiness: A bigger belly means a shift in your center of gravity and that can spell clumsiness. What to do about it? Slow down and take it easy — rushing will only make you clumsier. - Sometimes
Forgetfulness: That foggy brain could be caused by your baby’s gender. Strange but true: Women pregnant with girls tend to be more forgetful than those moms-to-be who are carrying boys. - Haha yup it's true! I forgot lotsa things.
Braxton Hicks contractions: These practice contractions are most often felt by moms who’ve already gone through a pregnancy. How do you know they’re not the real thing? Even at their most intense, changing your position (from sitting to lying down, from lying down to walking around) will usually make them disappear. - This is happening recently! Cuak jadinye..hahaha
Hmm, my next check up should be next Saturday but I insisted to meet doctor today.
Ok, have to attend my cousins' wedding. Daa~~