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40 Weeks of Pregnancy – Week 33

Welcome to the newest installment of my pregnancy week by week guide. This week we will be looking at Week 33. If you want to catch up with previous weeks, scroll to the bottom.
Week 33
Not a whole lot is going on this week, except that you are counting the days until you give birth. When I was pregnant I loved it, but I was more anxious to meet my little one than anything else. Not to mention my back was killing me.
Since your baby will be coming in a matter of weeks, this is a great time to finalize any last minute stuff for his/her arrival. Is the baby’s room ready? Do you have a crib? Do you have a stroller? Most importantly, do you have a car seat? You don’t want to wait until your baby is born to get it, because you won’t be able to leave the hospital until you can prove you have a car seat for your little one. But make sure you keep the receipt in the event that you end up not liking it after the baby is born. This actually should apply to all your big ticket purchases. Keep the receipt, because once your baby is here he may demand some changes.
Aside from your big ticket items, you also want to start stocking up on some essentials. If you are having a baby shower, you will probably get a lot of onesies and blankets. You will possibly get a lot of diapers too. So you may want to hold off until afterwards to buy things you don’t have. One of the things I found useful was to try different types of diapers. Regardless of what brand my friends and family used, I had my baby try them all. Some were messy and caused leaks, other worked very well but were on the pricey side, and others did the job, and really, what else do you need from a diaper?
Are you planning on breastfeeding? Don’t get the pump yet. Shop for it once you actually know what breast feeding is like. I totally botched this one, and having no clue what it would entail I bought a pump that was completely inadequate for my and Munchie’s needs. Luckily I had a friend who let me borrow her amazing pump. But pumps, in most places, are not returnable, so I still ended up spending the money. I wish I had waited.
Right around now you may be tempted to buy a few extra maternity clothes. You are gaining about a pound a week, so this is totally understandable. But unless you absolutely can’t fit into your current clothes, try to resist the urge. It will be over before you know it, and these clothes won’t be very flattering on you after.
Have you chosen that baby name yet? If so, how many times did you change your mind?
If you want to catch up…  

Week 15 

Week 23 

Best Baby Shower Party Games Part 2

Yesterday I wrote a post about baby shower games. Apparently some people don’t think my suggestions are appropriate for a baby shower. Some of you wanted more helpful advice. Although I do not normally urge anyone to take half my posts seriously, I must say I was being serious in my previous post. I genuinely thought those would be great games for the occasion.
However, for those of you who wish to take a more traditionally route, here is a list of common baby shower games I have had fun with in the past. They are also the ones my guests seem to have enjoyed the most.
Dirty Diaper Game
In this game you melt mini chocolate bars in diapers and everyone passes the diapers around attempting to decipher the type of chocolate smeared within. It sounds a bit off putting, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun it was.
Simply place a mini chocolate bar inside the diaper and put it in the microwave for 15 seconds and then mush it around. Some types of chocolate bars take longer to melt, increase the time in 5 second increments as to not destroy the whole thing. Also make sure you have the master list in order to remember what is in each numbered diaper.
Guess the Baby Food
Baby food looks pretty weird. Even when you have a baby already it can be hard deciphering what is what without peaking at the label. In this game you have a bunch of numbered baby food jars, sans labels, and everyone takes turns trying to figure out what food is in each one. Basically it is just like the game above with a different substance. Again, don’t forget the master list, otherwise it can get tricky (even the taste test will fail when you are trying to tell the different between mashed up peas and mashed up broccoli).
Baby Name Game
This is not what you think. Everyone gets in a circle. The person starting has to say a name that starts with a letter A. Then the next person has to say a name that starts with a B. And so on. You only have three seconds to come with a name. The last person still in, wins. You can add a twist and genderize (I think I just invented a new word) the game according to what you are having (if you know).
Baby Bingo
It is just like bingo, but instead the cards include baby themed pictures like bibs, diapers, bottles, etc. You can make your own (which requires way more artistic ability than I have) or you can buy a stack at the nearest party store.
Baby Pictionary (Because I love Pictionary and I will be damned if I can’t include it)


Just like the real game, but baby themed. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you should already know my crazy rules. Or you can play the normal way. Either way, it is good for a few laughs.

I will be attending at least one more baby shower in the next month, and I am looking forward to it, regardless of which games will be played (if any).
What is your favorite part of baby showers? What are some of your favorite baby shower games?