At 33 weeks, baby boy is compared to a honeydew melon. This means he is weighing between 4.2 to 5.8 pounds and measuring between 17.2 to 18.7. Obviously these are all average measurements and my baby boy could weigh 7 pounds already...which I'm hoping he does not! But we had an appointment today and doctor says we are measuring just a tish above schedule. My tummy measurements should about correlate in centimeters with number of weeks we are along. So today, I should measure about 33 cm. But I measured at 34.5 cm, up 3cm from our 31 week appointment. I know this is only 1.5cm over the average, but I am starting to cut back on the junk food. I don't want a big baby for him sake and mine! By no means will I cut back on the calories we need, but just start to make healthier choices...like not eating almost an entire bag of popcorn before realizing it! More fruits and veggies for us!
But the higher measurement could mean anything from excessive amount of fluid, baby sitting in an odd position at the time, or even just poor measuring from the doctor. So we won't be worrying about this unless it becomes a problem.
Anyway, at 33 weeks, baby boy is continuing his growing and hiccups! Still practicing his blinking, breathing, sucking, and swallowing. He is pretty much ready to join the world, but for the sake of his complete health, it's best he stays put for a few more weeks. Only 3 more weeks and we are considered full-term! That's a little hard to think about since that's only 3 weeks away and I have so much to cover at work before I head off for 12 or 13 weeks! He still moves and grooves a lot. He is starting to keep mom awake at night which in turn keeps dad up, too. This is just good practice for working off little sleep!
I tried to the the toilet out of the pictures, but I'm usually not aware of my background when I'm taking pictures....oh well!