How far along: 32 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 35lbs (eh, could be worse)
Maternity clothes: I can breathe a sigh of relief because I finally found two dresses to wear to my showers and in my maternity pics. Now to accessorize them.
Stretch marks: Nothing new
Sleep: Last week was great but the past few nights have been rough. Having a hard time getting to sleep, staying asleep and then comfy is a challenge. It is hard to roll over and I can only lay on my sides, which is not fun.
Best moment this week: Had a doctor’s appointment and got to hear the little man’s heartbeat, at least between his kicks to the Doppler.
Movement: As noted above, he is still really active. I have noticed that his movements change from week to week and I think they are become more stretches rather than kicks and jabs because he is running out of room (poor squished baby). I am feeling him a lot more under the right side of my ribs.
Food cravings: Nothing in particular
Food aversions: Ben had some red onion that he caramelized the other day but for some odd reason it looked like purple worms to me. It makes me gag just to think about them.
Labor Signs: I am not sure if some things I have been feeling are Braxton Hicks contractions or not, but either way, no big deal.
Belly Button in or out? No change here but my belly button ring scar is just annoying me now that it is all stretched out.
What I miss: Again, I cannot wait to feel like a normal person again. We had to go shopping this week a few times and I have a limited amount of time that I can do this until I start to hurt. My back around the top of my right hip starts to ache and I get a burning feeling around my belly button and I just want to sit down and cry. Ben always asks if he needs to carry me but I tough it out.
What I am looking forward to: We have a growth scan in a week and a half so, not only do we get to peek in on him, we get to see how big munchkin is (please be average!!!). I really hope they do another 3D ultrasound of him. I want to see if he is still a mini-Ben.
Weekly Wisdom: My mom reminded me that we need to try to keep the house always straightened up because you never know what might happen and she knows a messy house stresses me out. That and we also took our breastfeeding class tonight and I learned quite a lot, and was surprised at how much I already knew. I have my family and friends to thank for that.
Milestones: Less than 2 months to go and that is kind of scary.
Measurements: Chest- +.5”, Waist- +1”, Hips- same, Circumference- same
We finally got the pictures on his wall hung up and they look great. Now just awaiting stuff from our showers to make the room actually ready for him and we will be done. My friend Heather took some detail pictures a few weeks ago and is going to take more but I am still not sure how I am going to "reveal" the room on here.
We have maternity pictures this weekend so next Monday, I might have a sneak peek at those.