Friday, August 6, 2010

32 Week Survey

How far along? 32 Weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: +0.5 lbs. 31 lbs. total
How big is baby? Supposed to be about 3.75 lbs, and 16.7 inches long.
Maternity clothes? Mostly. They are SO much more comfy.
Sleep: It is Ok I guess! I wake up a lot, to readjust and use the bathroom at least once or twice.
Best moment this week: Having my shower with the Ostrander side on Saturday!
Movement: All the time. Still thinking he is head down since I feel his hiccups by my pelvis. Stay that way pleassssssse baby! :)
Food cravings: Juice, fresh fruit, especially grapes, ice cream. Nothing too new here!
Gender: Little man
Labor Signs: Haven't felt a single contraction. I get some random "period-like" cramps here and there but I just drink a lot of water and they go away pretty much immediately.
Belly Button in or out? flat
Stretchmarks? Just like a tiny one on my boob. None at all my stomach! I am using Organic Palmer's Cocoa Butter cream in the morning and this "Beautiful Belly Balm" at night that I got at our local health food store.
How are you feeling? Sore here and there and tired. Excited. Nervous.
What I am looking forward to: My shower tomorrow back home!! Can't wait to see everyone.
What I miss: Not being able to sleep on my back and stomach. Not being swollen, and my hand feeling normal.
Weekly Wisdom: Drink tons of water!
Milestones: My feet are officially swelling and here is the proof. It started about two or three days ago and now it won't go away...especially the left foot. It hates me, haha.

My feet look really funny too from the tan lines from my Reefs. Love it. We had an appt. last night with our Doula Andrea, and she rubbed them for me for a long time, it was AWESOME and totally helped the swelling go down too. Chris was like yeah....she rubs them way better than I can, haha. We had a great meeting. We got to know each other some more, and went over our Birth Wish, and talked about some things that may or may not happen in the hospital. We meet again in a month to finish getting ready for the delivery!

Another thing that has happened is something is up with my right arm/hand....basically it keeps getting all tingly and going numb. I wake up in the middle of the night with a bad cramp in my hand where I can barely move it, and it takes until like 10 am for it to go away. Last night I really focused on making sure my hand lay flat the entire night, every time I woke up. It seemed to help A LOT and I never got any cramping, but it was still numb. From what I have read and talked to my chiropractor about, it sounds like I either have pregnancy carpel tunnel (very common) or the baby is sitting on a nerve somewhere and that is just how it is affecting me. Very interesting I think! Looking forward to it going away though, because it feels weird, and it hurts.

And here I am with Niles, who has to jump into the picture every time I swear!! He is funny, and don't mind the silly face. Not sure what was going on there....oh well!

Holy baby belly batman.....

How your baby's growing:

By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, she'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.


Rachel and John said...

Did you get your hair highlighted? It looks really great! You look really great too!

Anne said...

Yes actually I did! I got it done like two weeks ago. I have a shower tomorrow and I am in a wedding next weekend, and had not had it done since April so it was time!! :)

Kaymee said...

Look at that belly! You look great :)

Mrs. Hoppy said...

You look amazing! It's getting closer... :)

Steph said...

Ooh I had the pregnancy carpal tunnel for MONTHS. Sooooo painful! (My baby is 13 days old today)

Get one of those wrist straightener things at Walgreen's or Rite-Aid or somewhere to sleep in. MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE!

I couldn't even open my right hand in the was like the claw.

P.S. I don't have it anymore! Yay!

julie said...

You look great! And my feet looked the same way! I got my ankles back about a week after Brayden was born.

Anne said...

Steph that is exactly what it feels like!!!!

Lil'Misa said...

Looking great, as always! I love that top btw. :)

ColoradoBelle said...

Ohhh the swollen feet. My left foot started swelling when I was just 28 weeks along but it went away!!
Aren't you glad pregnancy symptoms go away?!? Most of them anyway;)

Mrs.Joe said...

Wow look at those feet!! You look great!! It won't be long now . . .these weeks are going to fly by!

Sarah said...

Thats funny, my left foot swells more too! They never look normal any more...but we are getting close!!