Posted by: mommyq | February 3, 2008

33 Weeks and, really, time could be moving FASTER! LOL

Man, these last 3 weeks have felt like they have just CRAWLED by.  It is amazing how 30 weeks can go by relatively quickly and then 10 weeks will feel like an ETERNITY!  Noah darling is very LOW and tucked in so, my pelvic region is KILLING me.  I have tons of pressure down there and, have to think that he SHOULD come early (basically because the idea of 7 more weeks of this is UNBEARABLE! HA)

33 Weeks Pregnant

You are now 33 weeks pregnant, which is the beginning of week 34. Your baby now weighs about 2.1kg (2,100 grams or approximately 4 lbs 10 ozs) and measures about 45 cm in length (or 17.75 inches). They are now fully formed physically and have a firm grasp reflex. During the last 6 weeks, your baby’s main task is to gain weight and grow a little larger, as well as build up their immune system, which is obtained from their mother as antibodies passed through the placenta.

Most babies assume a ‘head down’ position around this time and stay this way until they are born. You may notice your baby’s movements changing in character (to be more ‘stretches’ and ‘squirms’) as they grow larger and there is comparatively less room for them to move. Your caregiver may offer you the use of kick chart, if you have concerns about your baby’s activity.

Your baby can now determine the difference between sweet and sour tastes. Premature babies as early as 33 weeks have been observed to suck harder on a teat dipped in glucose! However, unborn babies can also detect subtle changes in the ‘flavour’ of the amniotic fluid surrounding them. It is believed the fluid acts as a type of “flavour bridge” to their mother’s breast milk, which also carries different food flavours from the mother’s diet.

Did you know?

Your baby can swallow up to a litre of amniotic fluid each day, passing this out as a type of ‘urine’ through their kidneys and bladder, back into the fluid around them.

Babies born between 33 weeks and 35 weeks normally do quite well and have more than a 95% survival rate. However, they are still regarded as being ‘mildly preterm’ and will usually require some time in the intensive care nursery. This could be for observation, monitoring, possibly requiring small amounts of oxygen for a few hours (or days), obtaining warmth in a ‘humidicrib’ or ‘incubator’ and perhaps nourishment from a drip in their vein and/or milk feeds down a tube into their stomach, if they tire quickly when feeding.

Are you 33 weeks pregnant? Check out’s week by week calendar to learn more about you and your baby.

Continue on to a Sydney Update:

In other exciting news, Sydney is now officially settled in her BIG GIRL bed! 🙂  We had a rough first week of not wanting to go down, to coming into our room at 3am, etc. but, she is totally settled now and LOVES her bed.


Her first night.

Pretending to sleep.

Once she actually fell asleep!  Soo cute.

We also had our first SNOW day since this is the first time we have had GOOD snow and no colds! LOL

This is teh CHEESE face.  We get it in almost every shot now.

She loved digging and throwing snow at both of us! LOL

She also loved climbing up the hill….

and sliding down.

She was one happy little girl!



  1. Suzie- the last 10 weeks do go by slowly eh? I hope Noah makes an early appearance for you but not too early of course.
    Looks like Sydney had a great time in the snow. My kids have been loving it too.
    WTG on transitioning to the the bed too. She looks so big in her big girl bed.

  2. OH MY GOSH…

  3. Adorable! Syd looks so big in her big girl bed!!

    I remember the last few weeks just crawling by for every pregnancy.
    Literally felt like I was going to die if I had to go another day being pregnant.

    I can’t believe you are so close to holding your little Noah!!

  4. I know the feeling these past few weeks have just crawled by for me and Im having twins. I am 33 weeks and already 2 cm dilated. I am hoping that I go ahead and have them because my poor body cant handle the stress of two of them and the contractions hurt so bad at times. One of the girls heads are really super low and I have almost a throbbing feeling in my pelvis from the pressure.

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