Friday, March 25, 2011

32 weeks....

Pregnancy Highlights:

How far along: 32 weeks!!!
(I just realized I never did a "31 Weeks" post, but honestly, there's really not much difference between last week and this week) 

I sure hope pasty, pregnant, and swollen are "in" this spring....
and on another note - i just realized that in this picture
i am barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen...
how's that for a stereotype - ha!

Size of Baby: According to Baby Center, Baby Tippins "weighs around 3.75 pounds and is about 16.7 inches long. He/She will gain a third to half of his/her birth weight during the next 7 weeks. He/She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz) and His/Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as he/she plumps up in preparation for birth."

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I am within the healthy/recommended limits of weight gain - and that's as much as I'll disclose ;) I do feel like my face is starting to catch up with my belly though, I am definitely one of those people that gets the "pregnant face" and I'm not too proud to admit it. :) Apparently this week I have carried a lot of water weight (either that or my nightly bowl of ice cream is starting to catch up with me, but I'd like to think it's just "water weight") ;)

Maternity Clothes: yes, please! :) I wear mostly maternity jeans and pants, but a few of my regular shirts still.  Some of my dresses have now turned into shirts - ha!
My clothes choices are becoming slim pickin's...I have either grown too big for them or have grown just plain sick of them!

Gender: Only the good Lord knows....Up until this week I was pretty much convinced that we were having a girl.  I just felt sure of it.  Then, for some reason, this week I've started to worry, "what if???" because I have totally prepared (in my mind and in my meek attempts at planning) for a girl, but I need to get on the ball with my boy planning....just in case.  So, if you have any good suggestions for where to shop for boy clothes or bedding send them my way.  I still have not been able to narrow down my choices for boy bedding.... :(

Movement: All the time.  It's definitely more of the jab/punch/kick variety.  I have to admit, although I LOVE feeling the baby move and knowing that he/she is so active, it still kind of weirds me out a little bit when I can tell that there is a distinct knee/elbow/booty sticking out of my stomach.  

Sleep: non-exsistent. I had horrible insomnia when I was pregnant with Libbi, and it looks like the trend is continuing (BOO!) Libbi is (thankfully) back on track with her sleeping, but I'm still the consummate night owl.....

What I miss: bending over - ha!  my energy level, and just feeling comfortable in general.  By the end of the day I am 100% completely exhausted, but yet, I can't sleep....
Cravings: Everything sounds good to me right now.  I'm in the stage where food just tastes SO good.... (see "pregnant face" above.) ;0)
I have been eating lots of ice (?) which I NEVER do...I can't stand when people crunch ice, but I guess I have turned into one of those people....

Symptoms: insomnia, shortness of breath, and heartburn.  I've also had a serious case of "the dropsie's" this week.  I am the epitome of butterfingers.  Getting up to use the potty at least three-four times a night, along with restless leg syndrome and the ever popular calf cramps (no wonder I can't sleep!)

Best Moment This Week: Having another wonderful doctor's appointment.   
Baby Tippins's heart rate was going strong at 155/156 bpm this week, my blood pressure was great, and I was measuring at exactly 32 weeks...just a few days ahead of schedule.  It is kind of scary to think that Libbi was born at 38 weeks, so technically, we could have a baby in just 6 weeks - AAAAH!

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