December 28, 2012

thirty-two weeks


written December 27th

I had another doctor's appointment today.  Per the usual all looks well.  The blood pressure was 130/76 so still staying just fine for now.  I scheduled all my appointments through 39 weeks which is crazy to me (and ohmygawd only seven weeks to go!).  She has no explanation for a sharp pain I've been getting on and off near my right hip (it doesn't feel like ligament pain to me) but she is fairly certain it isn't anything significant.  So yep, pretty much I'm just getting bigger and more uncomfortable exactly like I'm supposed to.  Oh and Ryann?  Is now 100% concerned with my pee cup every time we go.  "Are you going to potty in a cup today mommy?  Hooray!"  Oy.  Fun stuff I tell ya...

how far along:  32 weeks (compare to 32 weeks with Ryann)

size of babyaccording to the bump a squash, between 15.2-16.7 inches long and weighing somewhere between 2.5-3.8 pounds.

weight gain:  19 pounds.  Ummmmmmm... the scale says I gained three pounds over the last week.  I don't really blame it, I mean I had a lot less workouts this week AND I ate a million cookies.  I'm hoping that some of it is just water weight or something, we shall see next week.

maternity clothes:  Yep.  I officially can't wear any of my regular t-shirts.  I tried to wear one to bed while we were in Omaha and it was so tight and uncomfortable.  I think I lasted for about three minutes before finding something stretchier.

symptoms:  Insomnia.  Uncomfortable.  Nauseous.  Restless legs.  Headaches.  Blech.

exercise:  Just four walking workouts this week, totaling 9.5 miles.  Kicking myself a bit for not getting in at least one more, but oh well.

cravings/aversions: I've just been eating a lot, in general.  Mostly sweets.  But after we get rid of the cookies in our house I'm going to try and kick the sugar habit a bit.  For real this time!  Figure I better start now as opposed to waiting until the babe makes her arrival.

movement:  No joke I swear she has her feet in my boobs.  Unless it is the hiccups, most movement is between uncomfortable and painful.  I know I'll miss feeling her after she is born, but OUCH.

sleep:  @$#!*^%$!  This week has been terrible for sleep.  I'm nauseous all night.  Waking up a couple of times to pee.  Waking up a couple of times for no reason.  And usually up for at least an hour during the night because my dumb brain won't shut off.  I'm so tired, but I can't sleep.

gender:  Girl.

looking forward to:  Having my body back.  Hips that don't hurt.  Sleeping on my stomach.

worries:  That I'm going to be miserable for the next seven weeks.

what's different this time: Looking back it seems as though this is when things started getting really uncomfortable with Ryann too.  But I also know I battled a stomach bug at this point with Ryann, which I am not dealing with right now.  Thank goodness.  Although with the nausea I almost would rather be throwing up (totally a lie) if it brought a little bit of relief.

milestones:  another week down

best moment this week:  Christmas with my family!


Nikki said...

7 weeks left is so exciting. I remember when I was pregnant during the holidays and used it as a reason to eat as many cookies as I wanted. You're doing much better than I did with weight gain during this time.

Happy Holidays!

fifth house on the left | family blog said...

ugh. i don't miss pregnancy insomnia :( i got it so bad the last month and a half or so.

you look great mamma! almost there :)

Sarah and Derek said...

Your getting so close! Hang in there!! Announce the name already :)

Erin said...

I love that you wear the same black dress each week. Can I ask where you got it? I'd like to do something similar with baby #3. Thanks.

Ashley said...

Erin - The black dress is from Target. I saw some similar ones in F21 when I was looking, but they were a bit more, um, scandalous? :)

Erin said...

Thanks! I love the idea and your belly is so cute! My last baby was 10.7, so I'm not sure I could wear the same thing each week! Ha!