Baby Bump: 33 Weeks Pregnant & A Britax B-Safe Giveaway

33 week bump

How far along are you? 33 weeks! But I am very sad to say that my beloved pregnancy blocks don’t allow for a 33 week photo – there was only one 3 on one of the blocks! So sad – so we had to improvise. Anyway, I think it’s safe to say that I enjoy even number weeks better than odd numbered ones. 32 weeks felt like more of a milestone with only 8 weeks left in the pregnancy – and 34 weeks sounds so much closer to the due date than 33. But here we are at week 33 with less than 7 weeks left to go!

How I’m feeling: I am starting to feel big. I look in the mirror at night before I go to bed and sometimes my belly surprises me – It still seems like it came out of nowhere even though it’s been around for a while now. Other than feeling larger, which I think is normal at this stage, I have been feeling pretty good overall and a little tired. I came home from Virginia a little worn out and am trying to rest up a bit this week as we have a busy few weeks ahead.

Total weight gain: Up 17 pounds from my last appointment. As of tomorrow I will be going to the OB every two weeks.

How big is baby? This week, according to my pregnancy iPhone apps, baby is a little over 4 pounds – about the size of a pineapple. Baby’s skeleton is hardening and his brain is now capable of controlling breathing, digestive functions and body temperature. Apparently, baby can now tell the different between day and night too – weird! His lungs are also almost completely ready for breathing on their own.

33 weeks

Maternity clothes: Still powering through with what I’ve got & I’ve been doing a pretty good job of making it work {if I do say so myself} – Lots of layers and lots of sweaters/hoodies that don’t button. Luckily it’s been pretty mild this week & hasn’t been as bitter cold as it was a few weeks ago so I can get away with it.

Sleep: Last week at home in Virginia I didn’t sleep very well – for no reason I got up every day so early. Like 4 & 5 am! No bueno. Since I’ve been back in Philly I’ve been trying to catch up on my sleep a little more – definitely going to bed earlier and sleeping in a little later, when I can. LOTS of bathroom breaks throughout the night though still.

Game of Thrones

Best moment this week: We got some awesome gifts at our first shower last week and it was amazing to come home and set up everything in the nursery. We have added a bookshelf and our glider & ottoman arrived last week so everything is really coming together. It’s nice to be able to say that if the baby came today {fingers crossed he stays cookin’ for a few more weeks!} his room would more or less be ready for him.

Movement: All the time. When I am not running around like a crazy person, he’s easy to feel. Apparently at this point in the pregnancy, the amniotic fluid level in my uterus has maxed out because the baby is getting so big – and the kicks and pokes can feel pretty sharp. Sometimes they completely take me by surprise and make me jump! As far as I can tell, baby is also still horizontal in my belly – I can feel him laying across me – so I am waiting for him to flip soon!

Food cravings: Seriously, I will eat ALL.THE.CHEERIOS. I am a bottomless pit for them. Original box, please. Also, someone needs to take the Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s away from me.

Food aversions: Cold meats. I know I can’t have deli meats but even leftover, cold turkey or ham turns my tummy.

Object No Longer Exists

side note – not my belly

What I Miss: Being able to bend over easily.

What I’m looking forward to: Bending over easily again {see above} and putting the finishing touches on the nursery. All that’s really left to do in there, aside from clean the sheets & clothes for him – is to put the final touches on the walls. My mom is bringing up some prints for above the crib this weekend and I’m on the hunt this for some extra little touches to complete the room but it’s feeling really good overall.

Milestone: No big milestone this week. I am making the extra effort to make sure I am staying active as much as I can as long as I can. I also can’t wait for my NJ/PA shower this weekend – it’s going to be so fun to celebrate with my family and friends in the Philadelphia area!

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Today for the start of #10DaysofGiveaways I wanted to share with you all about the wonders of the Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat. The wonderful folks at Britax generously sent me a car seat, in the color of my choosing {I picked Granite} after my announcement post. It was the first baby item we had in our house and it was so exciting to receive in the mail – sort of made everything more real!


Having a car seat checked off our list from the very beginning made me very happy {the nesting set in early!} – and the fact that Britax makes such a safe one made me even happier! The B-Safe offers side impact protection, a five point harness and a energy absorbing foam liner which absorbs and distributes crash forces. It’s scary to think about but it’s never to early to be concerned about the safety of your baby!

Britax Bsafe

Other fun facts about the Britax B-Safe : It’s lightweight and travel friendly – I tested out a bunch of car seats in the store and you would be surprised as to how heavy they can be {without even a baby in them!} The B-Safe is rear facing and suitable for babies from 4 – 30 pounds, it also comes with a removable comfort pillow, shoulder pads and belly pads for additional comfort and support. Everything is also removable and machine washable, which is an added bonus!

Side Impact Bsafe

I couldn’t be happier with the B-Safe – I love the color, I love the shape/look, I love the safety features – I can’t wait to put our little guy in it for the first time when we take him home from the hospital in just a few short weeks!

The lovely folks at Britax were to generous to send me a car seat for our little man on the way but they also offered up a Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat {in the fabric of your choosing – Black, Granite, Kiwi, Red, Sandstone} to one lucky And Her Little Dog Too reader {a $180 value!}. This is a great gift for anyone with a little one on the way!

Enter below to win:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Jackson and Britax

Giveaway ends Saturday 12/7 at midnight /  Winner will be notified via email!

 I want NOT compensated for this post

but I was sent a Britax

B-Safe {shown} for review.

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  • Reply Alene December 3, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Would love to win this for my little one due in April!

  • Reply Jessica@TWB December 3, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I’d love to gift this to an expecting friend!

  • Reply Kimberly Meek December 3, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I love Britax products!

  • Reply Tiff G. December 3, 2013 at 11:21 am

    This would be great to win since Britax and Bob joggers are compatible and a Bob is my dream stroller!

  • Reply Kelly Franks December 3, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I would love to win because we are hoping to have a child in the next year and this would save us lots of money!!! Such a fun giveaway!

  • Reply Nicole December 3, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Baby #2 is due in April and I have heard great things about the Britax car seat. Our car seat for our first son was borrowed so I’d love to own a brand new one!

  • Reply LaurenM December 3, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    This would great to win with my babe due at the end of Feb! We still have so much to do before then!

  • Reply Megan December 3, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    We are expecting twins this Spring and registered for two of the Britax infant seats, we would love to win one!

  • Reply Liz M. December 3, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    I love Britax stuff! I am expecting my second and will need another car seat!

  • Reply Maya December 3, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I’m finishing up my 1st trimester with my first child and the list of things we need is so overwhelming. Having such a big item checked off would be amazing!

  • Reply Stacey December 3, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I would love to win a car seat!

    • Reply Stacey December 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm

      Sorry I posted my previous comment too soon. I would love to win the car seat because I am currently try to start a family and getting ready to apply to graduate school. It would be awesome to win a Britax!

  • Reply Marisol December 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    We were eyeing this one in the store. My hubby really liked it. We haven’t purchased a seat yet but were leaning towards the Chico…get the Britax would be cake!

  • Reply Katie December 3, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I would love to win this car seat!

  • Reply Dana December 3, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I’m due in March and would love to win this too.

  • Reply Madeline December 3, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    We’re expecting our first baby too and would love to get the car seat for her!

  • Reply Hope @ With A Side Of Hope December 3, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I would love to win this because my husband and I are hoping to have a little one in the very near future!

  • Reply Juliene December 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    we are expecting our 3rd baby and unfortunately we can not use the same carseat we used for the first two since it’s too old. this would be great!

  • Reply Lisa December 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I’d love to win as I’m expecting my first at the end of March (10 weeks behind you!).

  • Reply Kelley December 3, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I would love to win to pass the good fortune on to my sister who could use it for her baby soon! Would make a great Christmas present! Love the company too!

  • Reply Katrina December 3, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I would love to win this. I’m due with our first baby one week after you!

  • Reply Shawna December 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Our son is due in May and we would never be able to afford a Britax carseat!

  • Reply Laura December 3, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Would love to win the car seat! Expecting our first baby at the end of February! Been following your blog and Instagram forever!

  • Reply Jamie December 3, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    We’re expecting our first (I’m 20 weeks next week, woo hoo!) and I’m a bit overwhelmed at all the things we need to purchase. Like you, we just bought our first home too so getting this car seat would help a ton! Thanks for the chance!

  • Reply Kat December 3, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I would love to win this for my baby due January 13. My parents will be babysitting once I go back to work and it would be AWESOME for them to have their own car seat so we don’t have to switch out everyday.

  • Reply Claudia December 3, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    this would be a great help if I win it!

  • Reply Amber at Love, Laugh, Live Well December 3, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    This would be great to win! Britax have rave reviews.

    Omg, cheerios are my go-to now too. And if I drop something I like to pretend it doesn’t exist. It doesn’t help that I have butterfingers and am constantly dropping stuff either.

  • Reply Melissa December 3, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    eeek! I would love this!
    I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Reply Jessica December 3, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    I would love to win because we are getting ready for baby #2 and this works with the Britax B Ready stroller we are planning on getting.

  • Reply Patty O December 3, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Loved your 33 week recap! Can’t wait for Baby Brinks to arrive!
    What a great giveaway for some lucky Andherlittledogtoo winner!

  • Reply Jenna December 3, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I’m due with our first baby this February and we haven’t purchased the car seat yet – would love to win this one! 🙂

  • Reply Jenn December 3, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I am also expecting in Philly (end of April) and would love to win this!

  • Reply Meg December 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I would really like to win this great car seat!

  • Reply Adina December 3, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I am about halfway through my pregnancy and would love to kick things off with this car seat!

  • Reply Lindsay December 3, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    We might just need one of these next summer….

  • Reply Latoya December 3, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Would love to win as we are expecting and due in May!

  • Reply Susan December 3, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    i’m due in May and this is the EXACT car seat we want!!

  • Reply Meagan December 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I am due in April and after lots of back and forth I registered for the B Safe (and B Agile stroller). I really think it’s the best out there!

  • Reply Diane December 3, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    To help a friend out!

  • Reply Alissa @ iAManRD December 3, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Loving this car seat! Also love reading your updates!

  • Reply Jackie December 3, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    That would be a wonderful gift for my cousin and her new baby girl!

  • Reply Emily December 3, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    I would love to win this carseat for my sister who is expecting her first!

  • Reply Brooke t December 4, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Just had baby 2 and a new seat would be great

  • Reply Katie December 4, 2013 at 7:30 am

    I have a baby girl coming in March and this car seat has the best reviews! It is on my registry but winning one would be great!

  • Reply Amy Li December 4, 2013 at 8:58 am

    We are trying to conceive right now, and I’d love to win this for our future little one.

  • Reply Adam December 4, 2013 at 9:03 am

    My wife and I would love to win the Britax B-Safe. Can’t wait for the first use on our way home from the hospital (Spring 2014).

  • Reply Allie A. December 4, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I am 37 weeks pregnant and would love to win the carseat! This would be great for the husband’s car!

  • Reply Kate December 4, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Britax is the best!! You look so good for 33 weeks!!!

  • Reply amy r December 4, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    ah! would love to win this! we are due with our first baby in july!!

  • Reply Jenna December 4, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    We’re planning for our first baby in 2014 – the Britax sounds great!

  • Reply Cailin December 4, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Our baby is due in May, and the britax car seat is on my wish list! We (husband,baby, and I!) would love to win this!

  • Reply Nicki Joseph December 5, 2013 at 2:51 am

    I am expecting and do not have a car seat yet!! 🙂

  • Reply Susan DeVaux December 5, 2013 at 3:26 am

    I would love to win because I am hoping to start a family next year and this would help

  • Reply Amanda December 5, 2013 at 10:06 am

    We could really use this for our new baby boy!

  • Reply Kenny Hall December 5, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    My sister is pregnant so I would gift this to her, she would be so happy!

  • Reply Julie December 5, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Because these are great prizes!

  • Reply Alaine December 5, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    I’d love to win for my baby boy!

  • Reply Lauren December 6, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I’d love to win this for my baby! Britax is such a good brand.

  • Reply Megan K December 6, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I love Britax! Sure would love this for my LO!

  • Reply MaryAnn December 6, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I want to win this for my sister. She is pregnant with her second baby.

  • Reply Rachel December 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    My sister is expecting a little girl (first baby and first grandbaby on any side) in March and I would love to surprise her with this great gift!

  • Reply Nikki December 6, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Due in July

  • Reply Denise Konkel December 7, 2013 at 2:29 am

    We badly need a new carseat!

  • Reply Dianne Hall December 7, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    My SIL is pregnant and I would give this to her. She would be ecstatic

  • Reply Heather December 2, 2014 at 9:18 am


    How did you get Brooks to flip! I am 33 weeks and still transverse, and I am getting really nervous!

    • Reply Leslie December 2, 2014 at 9:33 am

      Heather – He flipped on his own, so I didn’t really have to do anything! So sorry I can’t be more help! But you still have time! Just relax & get lots of sleep! Congrats!

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