We’d tell you to take a deep breath and relax, but it’s probably tough to do either of those at 33 weeks. It’s probably tough to be comfortable at all, since you might be feeling overheated on top of your other symptoms, too. But you’re probably getting super excited to meet baby, and we can’t blame you. Week 33 is a good time to make sure you have a safe car seat for baby — go ahead and install it already. Sure, you might not see baby for another month, but if you have an early surprise arrival, that’s the one thing you really need to have ready.
Your baby’s the size of a durian!
He weighs about 4.2 to 5.8 pounds and measures about 17.2 to 18.7 inches. And he may grow up to a full inch this week — amazing.
your baby at 33 weeks
- He’s keeping his eyes open while awake.
- He’s also starting to coordinate breathing with sucking and swallowing.
- His bones are hardening.
- And he going through (more) major brain development — that’s one smart baby!
Pregnancy symptoms at 33 weeks
- Hot! Your metabolic rate is through the roof, and that may leave you feeling overheated.
- Headaches, due to hormone fluctuations, stress or dehydration.
- Shortness of breath — though you’re probably used to it by now.
- Forgetfulness and clumsiness, also known as baby brain. This is totally normal.
- Install baby’s car seat, and get it checked by a professional.
- Stock up on postpartum supplies.
- Read up on newborn care.
- Call your hospital to find out if there’s an in-house lactation consultant and ask how you can be sure to have her help after delivery.
- Get the nursery in working order.