7.02.2014

32 week bumpdate





How far along: 32 weeks (and yes I missed an update!)

 Baby Size: squash (about 4ibs)

 Weight gain: 20 ibs gained

Maternity clothes: same stuff. I think I wear the same 4 things over and over....nothing new there. 

Stretch marks: not yet

Sleep: some nights are better than others. Starting not to be comfortable no matter which way I lay. I get uncomfortable after a few hours in a position. 

Gender:  still a girl, I hope 

Movement: lots of it! She's head down (and seems really low) but wiggles her butt all around. She packed on the pounds while we were on vacation (it was all the eating out 😉) so now when she moves, she protrudes out! My belly moves all over the place. She also gets hiccups a lot. Poor little girl. I def called the nurse to make sure that was OK. It is. And mike learned how to 'rock the baby.' He rocked her and read her a book last night. Super cute. 

Best moment this week: prob mike rocking the baby. It was super sweet. We went to a Self Care for the Pregnant Couple class that taught acupressure, massage and yoga for prenatal health and labor comforts. It was a really cool class. All hands on. We both LOVED the class. I'd def recommend doing something like this even if it's just for the bonding experience for mom/dad. I think it was helpful for Mike because it showed him different ways to help comfort me. Pregnancy ain't all pie and cookies (for some it's mostly barf and aches) and most husbands want to help make us feel better during it. I think this class really empowered him to do that during pregnancy and labor.

My friend, Anna,  and and I went shopping and found some super cute pieces for the nursery. It was so much fun to run around looking for pieces with her. Not to mention she has amazing taste (check out her art)! 

 looking forward to: we've got our comprehensive birth classes this weekend. I'm not totally excited that the 12 hours of instruction is packed into three days but it's all that fit our schedule and is probably better to do it that way anyway. The class is with our doula so it will be nice to get to know her more!

Getting some more done in the nursery. I've never enjoyed decorating so much. And it may quite possibly be leaking into other rooms. I'm legit nesting. Watch out bank account.

Food cravings:  cold stuff. Ice cream, Popsicles, fruit, water with ice. Anything cold. Gimme Gimme

Anything making you queasy or sick: nope -- but I have had some good cases of heartburn. Made it through like half a bottle of Tums this week.

Labor Signs: not that I'm aware of. I really want a Braxton Hicks contraction. Would I know it if I had it?? Sometimes I think maybe I had one but I don't know. Could just be she's in an uncomfortable spot. 

What I miss:  So I was looking at pics and saw one before I was preggers. I kind of miss a flat stomach (although it's nice not having to watch what I eat for pool season). I def miss the agility that came with pre-preg body.

Symptoms: Roly poly syndrome -- she's huge and I can't maneuver the same way I used to be able to. I feel like she's going to poke out of my stomach. And I have to like roll to get out of bed

Ohhhhh and this isn't a symptom but it's a funny. Went to Trader Joes....was grabbing something via squat from the bottom shelf. Fell backwards and couldn't get up. I felt like a turtle on my back. Just kind of squirmed around a little bit.  Mike had to pull me up and the old man next to me commented 'that'll happen more often the older I get.' Looking forward to that. Thanks kind, old man (in case you've been perusing the internet and landed here). 

Nursery: I washed, folded and organized all the stuff we have so far. Found some cute pieces at Marshalls and Home Goods (update pic below -- new stuff = wooden side table, pillow on rocking chair and basket next to crib). Played with a little watercolor to try and see if I could create some art for the room (yes, I used Rifle Paper to look at for the one on the left..total knockoff).



Belly Button in or out? Same ol

Wedding rings on or off? Still on. I keep forgetting that I want to get the beads taken off but it hasn't been an issue at all yet.

Mood:  It's been alright. I'm ready to have her here and start that 'new' chapter. To be able to focus on that and learn to adjust and what not. I am a little worn out from all the life changes that have taken place in the past year and I think it's kind of hitting me.... like I need a little break from everything and just have some solitude or something. HA! 

 I didn't know anything before I got pregnant (and still don't) but word of mouth and lots of research has been the way I've sifted through everything out there. I figure I should share anything I remember to share.

Books: 
Pregnancy/labor ones that I've read and enjoy -- Ina Mays Guide to Childbirth; Birthing From Within (had a few chapters I skipped...I'm not super artsy); The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth; Mike's reading The Birth Partner (and we've heard great things); I've read a couple others but I don't remember them so they must not have been that great

Child care books - Happiest Baby on the Block (I've heard about this book the most); Baby Wise; parts of Caring for Your Baby Birth to Age 5; I heard something about Moms on Call and Bringing Up Bebe. I want to read both of those. Ohhh and I accidentally bought Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert (that Buy now with one click button on Amazon is not joking). I'm excited to read it though! I think it will be helpful (or I hope so). 

Any other books I should read???





1 comment:

  1. 1.) You're the cutest person on the planet. 2.) Your nursery (and garden!) look fab. 3.) Shopping with you was the best. day. ever. :)

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