Sunday, November 22, 2009

32 weeks complete...only 8 to go!

Wow!  I really can't believe another due date is just around the corner.  The time has really flown by with this pregnancy.  I am trying to enjoy my belly and feeling baby girl move as much as possible during these busy days.  I am already starting to feel sad about this pregnancy coming to an end because it will probably be my last.  I know that sounds crazy and of course I am looking forward to holding our little girl, but I also love being pregnant.  There is something so amazing about being a life giver.  What a miracle to be growing a life inside of me and giving birth to one of God's creations!  I will miss that part, however; I do feel very blessed and honored to be given these little girls to love, care for, teach and train.

As far as being "prepared" for baby girl's birth, we are not...at all.  I have moments of panic and nesting, but it is not as bad this time as it was when I was awaiting Ella's arrival.  I am going to try to get the car seat washed and installed in the mini van this weekend.  Maybe I will even make a list of all the "to-do's" as well.  I guess I am more relaxed because I know all baby girl really needs in the beginning is love and mama's milk (and maybe some diapers would be good too).  I am also too tired this time to get everything done that I would normally like to have accomplished before a baby comes.  I am trying to just let some things go and make sure I am taking care of myself and the girls (and the house and my husband too) :).

Belly at 30 weeks...  

At 32 weeks...getting bigger and bigger :)


And here are the current stats...

How far along?  32 weeks

Total weight gain:  27 lbs.

Fundal Height (measurement of uterus):  32 cm

Maternity clothes? Oh yeah.  There is no other choice in pants at this point although I do have some non-maternity long sweaters that will still fit over the belly :).

Stretch marks? Truth time - no new ones, but I do have one that I got during my first pregnancy with Sophie.  In my younger, less wise days, I had to get a belly button ring.  I took the ring out when I got pregnant with Sophie (or maybe a little before that), but it left a hole and a small scar and of course my growing, pregnant belly stretched the scar tissue. After 3 pregnant bellies, the scar is now a permanent stretch mark that extends about 1 inch from the top of my belly button.  Oh well...lesson learned.  

Sleep: I am waking up every night now sometimes multiple times during the night.  I have terrible sciatic nerve pain through my right side and heartburn/reflux pain as well.  It's ok...I know it won't last much longer.

Movement: All the time!  I hope she is not that squirmy out of the womb :)!

Food cravings:  Sweets.  I have to eat smaller meals at a time now too because my stomach is being smashed and I get full faster.

Gender:  Another girl!

Name: Top agreed upon picks are still Mary, Emilie, or Lily for first names and Claire or Kate for a middle name.  

Belly Button in or out?  Out

What I miss:  Walking, sitting, movement without pain in my hips, butt, or lower back.  

What I love most:  My baby belly...holding her, feeling her move.

Weekly Wisdom:  Slow down to cherish every fleeting moment and find time to sit and rest!


1 comment:

KatrinLaurel said...

You should be a pregnancy model! Seriously! I'm sorry about the aches and pains and not sleeping well. It is almost all behind you and then you will only feel tired all the time. :) It is a wonderful, powerful feeling to know that a beautiful life is about to be born into your very own hands. You are very brave to take the challenge as you do.