Pregnancy Update – 33 Weeks – Link up your story!

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33 Weeks Pregnant

It seems that I have been a teeny bit slack with updates on this pregnancy.  I’m told that this is pretty normal second pregnancy behaviour, and that it continues into the parenting part of the deal too. I’m just going to have to be ok with that. In fact, I’m going to embrace it!

I am now 33 weeks pregnant with Bub #2 and feeling every bit  of it. Sleeping is often difficult because of reflux, heartburn, sore hips and frequent toilet visits. During the day I’m a lot more tired. I’m ok… as long as I don’t actually try to do anything. The other day I went to a picnic with friends and a family BBQ in the same day – that day was a TWO nap kind of day. I’m not usually a napper, and it’s very frustrating feeling so tired. We have so much left to do to prepare for baby, not to mention Pebble’s 3rd birthday party this weekend! I want to do more, but find myself relying on stickers (Pebble’s latest obsession!), the TV (thank you ABC Kids!) and the couch. The worst part of all this? Knowing that this tiredness is no comparison to what’s ahead of me. My memory is screaming at me, “you think this is tired? You just wait, lady!”. Yep, life with a newborn AND a toddler is just around the corner.

I don’t want to sound all moany. I’m very much enjoying not being at work and so thankful that the timing worked out so well with school holidays. My days have involved swimming in the neighbours pool, swimming in my sister in laws pool, having play dates with friends, preparing for Pebble’s party and doing our usual crafty-play around the house. Well. A slightly less energetic crafty-play. Case in point.

Bub #2 is doing lots of stretching and wriggling around in there, sometimes to the point of being quite painful! I think it’s the feet that are the problem, lots of pushing up into my rib cage where there really isn’t room for it to be. I have an appointment with the obstetrician later this week, the first of my fortnightly (then weekly!) appointments. Crunch time is coming! The Birth. I’m still not sure what the future holds for this birth, and I’ll be sharing more about my feelings on that soon.

Looking at photos from last time I think that the bump has slowed down a little with the growing, and now I look pretty much the same as I did last time… give or take a few pregnancy kilos that never quite disappeared after giving birth to Pebble. Not long now.. the count down is on!

33 Weeks Pregnant

For more on this pregnancy so far you can check out these posts:

14 Weeks

20 Weeks

27 Weeks

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Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky

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17 Comments

  1. I’m in first! Yeeha. You’re looking fabulous. Not long to go now :-)
    Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye recently posted..Wordless Wednesday Linky PartyMy Profile

  2. Gosh, that’s gone quick Kylie. Thanks for hosting this opportunity to share our birth stories.

    Anne xx
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  3. Wow, not long to go now! How exciting! Looking forward to hearing the exciting news when the time comes!
    Kylez @ A Study in Contradictions recently posted..You Know You’re Getting Old When You Get Excited About A Vacuum CleanerMy Profile

  4. Hey Kylie, You’re looking great. How quickly has that gone!? I think your bump is pretty similar to last time.

    I’ve linked up to “Popette’s” birth story which I wrote last June as part of the “52 weeks of grateful” project. I didn’t really write about “Cherub’s” birth story, it was more of “she’s arrived!” Can’t wait to hear all about your new bubba’s birth :) xx
    Julie recently posted..Birthday celebrations come to an endMy Profile

  5. You look great!

    If I can give you some advice, don’t stress about being tired or what’s to come in that department. I remember when I was pregnant with my third most vividly (probably because it was the most recent pregnancy) that I just felt like I had no energy. Yes, having a newborn is tiring, but I found it to be a different type of tired. Sleep deprivation actually felt better because I didn’t feel so sapped of energy all the time. I felt much better once baby was out, even with all that broken sleep.

    All the best for the next few weeks :-)
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  6. The way you are documenting this is great. I wish I had taken more shots when I was pregnant. I have linked up my IVF story. I hope that is OK. Best of luck with your birth.
    Carolyn

  7. PS Amazing how you look similar with both babies. Love the make up in shot two though.
    Carolyn
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  8. I haven’t done a full on birth story, and with some very interesting births under my belt, I wonder why, good luck with your next birth, and the early weeks of your next family journey
    Declutterbug recently posted..Walking with a triplet pram, thinking creativelyMy Profile

  9. Best link up I’ve seen! What a great idea.
    Sorry to hear you’re not feeling great, hope things improve before bubs comes. You look wonderful by the way xx
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  10. Thanks so much for holding this link up. I love reading birth stories, they are all so incredible. Good luck for next few weeks. x
    Lee @ Mummy Issues recently posted..Looking forward, making plans and THE wordMy Profile

  11. Woohoo! Lookin’ hawt, Mama!!! I remember those days of taking 2 naps…you just can’t get over that hump of exhaustion, can you?
    I still have yet to write my birth story actually. I think you’ve given me incentive :) x
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  12. Hi! I’m new.. :) Google plus said I should “check you out” urm.. recommended! ;)

    Love your blog! Ironically, We have been writing all our birth stories this month! I linked in 2 of mine and you can see my blog buddies link in the comluv below! :)
    Nicolette Roux @ Powerful Mothering recently posted..My 2nd Blissful Birth Story (After My First Not So Blissful…)My Profile

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