Thursday, April 15, 2010

33 weeks down!

I don't have much this week. My ankles are swelling worse and when I push into them you can see the indentation my finger leaves. It's pretty nasty. Mike's been gone this week so I sent him a picture on my phone of my ankle and he said "Of all the years we've been together (10) that has got to be the most disgusting thing you've ever sent me." LOL Before he had to get underway this week, we were going to bed and Courtney was moving around really good but it was dark. So I pulled out my book light and shined it on my stomach and Mike's response was "Oh my God." It looked like an alien in there or as my doctor says "a cat in a paper bag".

How Courtney is doing this week:
This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. She's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and her skeleton is hardening. The bones in her skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for her to fit through the birth canal. (The pressure on the head during birth is so intense that many babies are born with a conehead-like appearance.) These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as her brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.

She weighs as much as a pineapple (yumm...pineapple!)


Ashley King said...

yay!!! getting so close!!! =)

i wonder why the major swelling? is blood pressure still in normal range? praying for you and little Courtney, that everything stays well for a healthy delivery!! =)

Stephani Nicole Anneler said...

Almost there!! Cannot wait to see pictures of how beautiful she is!

Stephanie said...

Thanks ladies. I mentioned my swollen ankles at my 30 week appointment and the doctor said he wasn't concerned. My blood pressure is usually high at the beginning of my appointment but goes down at the end (they usually take it twice for this reason). I have my 34 week appointment next Friday so I'll see what my BP is then. But swollen ankles are just one of those wonderful pregnancy symptoms.

Cruz Family said...

I know exactly how you feel about the ankles and indentations that are left behind. I cannot wait to have my feet and ankles back!!! We are super close though.. so the countdown can begin!!

Stacy said...

The nursery looks great and so do you. Don't worry about the swelling, it will go away as soon as she pops out! Can't wait to see you. I had Raegan at 34 you're almost there!