Friday, January 25, 2013

Week 33 of pregnancy

Baby now weighs about 2 kilograms and measures approximately 44 centimetres from head to toe. Your baby should already be getting ready for delivery by turning upside-down -- his head should be pointing down. 

Your doctor or midwife will be paying careful attention to your baby's position in the coming weeks -- some babies do decide to turn back round again. 

Your baby's skull is still quite pliable and not completely joined, in part so he can ease out of the relatively narrow birth canal. But the bones in the rest of his body are hardening. Your baby's skin is also gradually becoming less red and wrinkled. 

If you're a first-time mother, your child's head may move into the pelvis this week and press firmly against your cervix. (This happens for about half of all first-time mothers.) If you're a second-time mum, you can expect this to happen a week before labour -- and for some this won't happen until the start of labour

You may notice that your feet and ankles are quite swollen by the end of the day. Water retention, also known as oedema, is often worse in warm weather and late in the day. Surprisingly, keeping hydrated helps reduce water retention. Your body -- particularly your kidneys -- and your baby need plenty of fluids, so drink up. If you suddenly feel swollen or puffy in your hands or face, however, call your doctor -- it may be a sign of pre-eclampsia

7 weeks more to go. For last 2 days, I have started feeling too much of pressure in my pelvis. Seems like, bub has moved down. I am seeing my obstetrician on next tuesday. I have to prepare my maternity bag now.
Ponyo's movement have decreased but she is awake during night time. Still not getting much of sleep. During day time, I feel very tired but by evening I feel bit energetic. I have to plan out Aarav's 3rd birthday and baby shower for next month.

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