Tuesday, April 24, 2012

32 Weeks

I’m still feeling pretty good, though, I have noticed a few little things.  Like how I almost burnt my belly on a pot of hot water when I was draining pasta tonight.  Or how every time I bend over, I feel like I need to push off the ground with my hands to get back up.  I'm still amazed I haven’t had any swelling and I really hope it stays that way until after our maternity pics in a few weeks.  I can tell exactly where I’ve gained weight (despite everyone’s nice comments, I know for a fact I’m not all belly) and I don’t want my face to be any puffier.  Or I may end up with a third chin by the end of this.

I had another doctor’s appointment yesterday – this going every 2 weeks thing is annoying.  I know it’s good for a check-up but the fact that I waited over an hour to talk to my doctor for a good 5 minutes is not fun.  I was ready to lay down and take a nap on the patient’s table at one point.  Also, trying to pee in a cup when you can’t see over your belly is just ridiculous.  Anyways, he asked me again about the epidural thing since I saw a different doctor last time and wanted to know my feelings about everything.  I was pretty straight forward about how I’m trying to deliver naturally and only want a c-section if necessary, and he seemed very surprised by that.  Though he did say he was not recommending it per say, he asked my thoughts about an elective c-section.  I just have this weird feeling that a spinal won’t work for me if I choose to have a c-section and I don’t want to think about it unless it absolutely comes down to that.  Anyways, I left the appointment feeling a little apprehensive about what’s to come.  On a different note, he measured my bump and told me Baby C is measuring to be a “healthy sized baby”.  I think that was code for “you have a large kid cooking in there”. 

  • How far along?: 32 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a:  squash
  • Total weight gain/loss:  +21-23
  • The Bump:  Feeling huge.
  • Symptoms: Heartburn is getting more persistent, usually happening at night and in the early AM when I wake up.  I bought a HUGE bottle of Tums today as I have a feeling I’ll be eating them like candy these next few weeks.
  • Food Cravings:  Nothing in particular.
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nope.
  • Sleep: I think my body is definitely preparing me for early AM feedings.  I wake up anywhere between 2-4AM and cannot fall back asleep for at least an hour.  It’s not even Baby C who’s keeping me up – I guess it’s subconscious anxiety at this point? 
  • What I miss: Not going to the doctor all the freaking time.
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet:  I think we have picked THE one :)  It’s a secret until he’s born, though.
  • Movement: Pretty active, but I have noticed his awake and sleep patterns are more defined now, which is normal.
  • Maternity Clothes: Just about all maternity.  Only non-maternity stuff I fit into are low-rise yoga pants, roll-over skirts from Old Navy, a few dresses, and a few tanks.  
  • Labor Signs: Nothing.
  • Best Moment of the Week: The sales associates at Lush treated me like a princess last week when I stopped in to grab some stuff for Sista’s thank-you gift.  They wanted to give me a foot scrub but I was on lunch break so I had limited time.  They told me to come back in a few weeks when I really need one! 
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Getting the items crossed off my two lists – I have one list of what to pack in the hospital bag and then the other list is stuff we still need to buy.  Breast bump is on sale this week, so that should be in the mail soon (wooo exciting!)
  • 32 Week pic…let’s just say I can’t believe I still have another 8 or so weeks to go and I’m already this huge…oh my…


    And what I wore to work…have I shown this dress before?  I can’t remember but I have a feeling I’ll be repeating outfits soon if I haven’t already.  Maternity dress from Target, shrug from JCPenney, belt from NY&Co.




    1 comment:

    1. I completely agree that attempting to pee in a cup at this point is craziness! And I totally feel all your symptoms, too! Can't bend over, although I don't have bad heartburn, but it's there. Don't worry about laboring and if you have to have a section, just focus on yourself and preparing yourself for labor. If you worry about it, and tell yourself you don't know if you can do it, then you'll have in your mind that you can't, and you don't want that. Granted, that's what I've heard at least!


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