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33 Weeks

As I write this, about 9PM, BabyMort is waking up.  She moves a little throughout the day, but right about the time I want to go to sleep, she wakes up – and boy does she wake up!!  My whole stomach bounces around.  I still can’t tell exactly what she’s moving, but I’m told that day will come soon.  When she is awake, she now has her eyes open and she keeps ’em closed while sleeping.  She’s figuring it all out!!
 
I got an email from the What to Expect when You’re Expecting website that said: “A combination of hormones and a number of unhelpful conditions, such as frequent urination, persistent heartburn, leg cramps, and pre-birth anxiety can cause insomnia.”  My first though was, “EXACTLY!!”  Sleep is harder and harder for me to come by.  I took naps both days this past weekend to make up for not being able to sleep in and I’m surviving – and not even too crabby (at least I don’t think so…)
33 Week Belly Shot

33 Week Belly Shot

For about a week, I had some crazy belly pain going on.  Out of nowhere, the area around my belly button would just start burning.  If I scrunched over and tried not to move, it wouldn’t hurt quite as bad.  The pain started the day before a doctor’s appointment, so I checked with him.  He told me it was nothing to worry about, just a ligament stretching.  Specifically, a ligament formed by the remainder of my umbilical cord that now connects to my liver.  Fortunately, I think it’s done stretching now, because it hasn’t hurt in a day or two – fingers crossed!!   And speaking of stretching – I discovered my first official stretch mark on my tummy.  I knew the day would come, but it was still a little sad.

I should get off to bed, so BabyMort can really start her gymnastics.  She likes it best when I’m laying down 🙂

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