32 weeks!

What’s going on this week:

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.

My Update:

Due Date: November 4, 2011 – 56 days to go!

Weight Gain: +20 lbs from pre-preg weight.

Symptoms: Excessive snoring – is that a pregnancy symptom?  Sorry Scott, I know that one affects both of us!  And aching hips after I’ve been sitting for a while, and a touch of sciatica again.

Cravings/Aversions:  I just want food.  It all sounds fine – whatever you’ve got.  I’ll eat it.

Sleep:  Meh- this week was a little hit or miss.  The above-mentioned snoring has been an issue – poor Scott’s bearing the brunt of this one, unfortunately.  But getting comfortable is getting more and more challenging, and changing positions is an effort.  When I am asleep, I’m sleeping hard, though, so I guess that’s good.

I am loving:  That the cleaning company is starting today- this makes me so happy!

I miss:  Sleeping on my stomach – still.  Again last night, there was nothing I wanted more than to flip onto my stomach and just sprawl out!

Movement:  Good…on Wednesday it was a really quiet day – not a lot of action, but he made up for it on Thursday with non-stop action for most of the afternoon and evening, it seemed like.  He is very fond of my right side, and of jutting (what I am guessing is) his butt out just to the right of my bellybutton.  It’s funny to see how the shape of my stomach shifts and stretches.

Nursery progress:  Mostly we just organized and moved some stuff around in order to make it easier for the cleaning people to access the space.  I think we’ll gt the dresser this week, and hopefully a small bookshelf, too.

Exercise: just walking this week…I have Stevie Nicks contractions (as Scott called them) pretty regularly now as we walk – they come and go, come and go – and the best way I have been able to describe it, is that it feels like a bowling ball inside my stomach and it’s being pressed forward towards my bellybutton.  Lots of tightness and pressure and weight, but no real pain.  Then  it just subsides and I’m good for a while.  I can keep walking through them, but sometimes we’ve stopped for me to sit to take a break.

Looking forward to:  Baby shower #2, and all the family visiting!!  Only about 2 weeks left.  Guess we’d better get on that nursery progress since that’s what everyone wants to see!

Belly Shot:

Representin' for the Saints vs. Packers game last night. I think they knew my shirt was being stretched to the max, and they lost.


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