33 Week Bumpdate + 3rd Trimester Must Haves

July 24, 2018

I fully intended to have this post done for last week but alas, here we are. Last week I traveled for work for the last time allowed, meaning we are officially getting closer to this little babe coming home! 

7 weeks until baby and I am so ready for her to be here. Now, don't get me wrong, I have no clue what to do with her once she's here, but I'm excited for her to be here so I can start figuring it out!

The other day someone asked me how my blog is going. I honestly didn't have a great answer for them besides, pregnancy makes me so tired. I really love this space, but by the end of my work day (which is mostly spent on a computer) I really don't want to spend more time on a computer. Every once in a while I get a spurt of energy on a Sunday to blog, but it's been few and far between, so for that I apologize

I've been feeling the game of Instagram lately and taking a break has been so awesome. I started doing this because I love to blog. I do not want to be the blogger that just posts pretty pictures on Instagram. Sure that's fun, but I love having great blogs that ya'll love to read in correlation with those pretty pictures.  Every day is a work in progress people. 

We're celebrating a big milestone people! 33 weeks meaning only 49 days left! Bless. 

How far along: 33 weeks! 
Size: Baby Girl is as big as celery! My app says she's measuring between 4.2 and 5.8 pounds and between 17 and 18 inches! 
How I’m feeling: Tired with heartburn and feeling very pregnant. I think I had my first round of braxton hicks! Those are pretty dang interesting! It feels like this intense pressure that comes and goes. I haven't been sleeping great, but every other day I have a good night, so I'm learning to take the good with the bad. Also, around 30 weeks, the heartburn kicked in. Thank goodness for tums. (any other natural remedies?).
Cravings: Bubbly water and cherries!
Nursery: She has a fully prepared crib, bookcase, rocker/glider and clothes! I bought diapers this weekend so that was a huge step!  
Workouts: None, it's too dang hot!
Movement: Yes! All the time, all day long, especially at night when I lay down. She moves so much you can see her through my clothes! Adam finally felt her move too.
Things to remember: I had two amazing showers, and then my parents were in town. It was crazy when they left knowing that the next time I see them I'll be handing them their granddaughter! Adam and I are taking in this time to go on date nights at restaurants that aren't super kid friendly, getting together with our friends, running last minute errands and trying to prep ourselves for this parenting thing. I'll remember these lasts few quite moments before life gets crazy! 

This part of third trimester is definitely the hardest. I'm tired and it's getting harder to want to do things. Like getting up to do laundry requires so much more motivation and don't even get me started on cooking amazing dinners. I feel so lucky to have this little baby kicking away in my belly, I just wish TV was our daily routine :) 

In conjunction with the heartburn and the hot Denver summer, there are some things that are absolutely required to get me through these next 2 months. These are just a few of those things. 

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Heating Pad // Trust me people, this is important. My back aches a lot and laying on the couch or in bed with this on is a game changer. I especially love the hot water bottle

Ice Cream & Bahama Bucks // It's so hot and everyone deserves a treat. Bahama Bucks are my most fav.

Massage, body, feet, shoulders // Ladies, treat yourself and pay someone to get a massage. It's absolutely worth it and will make your puffy feet feel so much better. 

Face masks // Maybe its just me, but my face is so puffy so a face mask is the best treat. I love this 
Tata Harper Boosted Contouring Eye Mask

Sleep Meds // Sleep is impossible. I've been trying to not take meds, so I've been taking Calm, which is powdered magnesium and it is a miracle worker. Plus it helps with restless leg and pains in my bones. This stuff is an absolute miracle worker!

Tums  // Heartburn is a fun game and tums are a life safer. My other go-to home remedy, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with 4 ounces of water. It tastes like poison but it really helps. 

Mini-fan // It's hot. Get a fan.  

Lotion for stretch marks // I love my Bio-Oil. It's seriously the best stuff ever. 

Comfortable Shoes // I thought I could get away with wearing sandals all summer but man was I wrong. I wore some this past weekend and guys, I still have shinsplints. I suggest tennis shoes. Luckily, there are so many cute ones! I love my Allbirds and my Johnston & Murphys

Naps // I'm not a good napper. I actually hate it. But I'm learning that naps are lifesavers if I want to make it through a long day. 

A pool // Feeling weightless when I'm at my heaviest weight is heavenly. I tried for so long to get a maternity suit because I did not want to try them on. I'm so glad I finally did. I just bought a large in a normal (non-maternity) suit. These are some of my favs! 


  1. Congratulations on making it to 33 weeks! That's wonderful! I feel for you re the heartburn. Glad your apple cider vinegar drink helps.

  2. Girl I can SO relate to everything you said in this post! I'll be 34 weeks on the 26th and I swear we have the same symptoms lol. xo, Brittany Nicole | www.theblistblog.com

  3. I LOVE Calm! Wish I would have known about it during my pregnancy!

  4. I completely agree about the naps - I was never a big napper before I had kids - now I've learned to grab one whenever I can and even sometimes when I shouldn't and should be doing housework!

  5. Heartburn is the worst. I can't imagine having it everyday, but at least there are some great options for helping to reduce it.


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