How far along - 32 weeks Keep in mind that this is according to the early ultrasound date. If I go by my cycle dates (which is what the midwife goes by), I'm actually 33 weeks. Either week is fine since we will not be inducing and the baby will come when it comes.
Weight gain - 12 lbs! I have already gained the same amount as in Christian's pregnancy. If I keep up this one pound per two weeks, I'm looking at 16ish pounds. I predicted a 15-20lb gain so I'm right on!
Morning sickness/nausea - Not at all.
Movement - This baby is the BIGGEST mover of all three of my pregnancies! I am thrilled to bits that the movement is so good and strong but goodness! Give momma a break once in a while (preferably in the middle of the night so I don't have to wake up to you tap dancing on my bladder)!
Contractions - I usually get 3 or 4 a day that I notice. I like to concentrate and practice breathing through them even though they aren't painful. Anything I can do to help get ready for the real deal.
Pain - Seeing the chiropractor has helped a lot with my back pain. When it hurts between my shoulder blades, Gabe will crack it and that helps. He will not however, touch my lower back because there's just no easy way to do it.
I have started having pain in my hips while laying in bed. I frequently have to switch sides which means I'm waking up more at night.
This is only minor but right around my belly button, I can really start to feel the skin stretching. I'm praying for no stretchmarks!
I am having more and more pain in my pelvic area. It hurts the most when I have to use my legs for anything, like switching positions while sitting or laying, standing up, or even when getting pants on and off.
Sleep - This is getting much more difficult for me. With my hip pain, I have to move around more and I get up more to pee. This means I get less of the restful sleep I need. Also, I will wake up and realize that the baby is going crazy in my belly!
Stretchmarks - No. Thank God!
Maternity clothes - Of course. I've even started to wear some of Gabe's t-shirts because my maternity shirts don't quite cover the bottom of my belly and I don't like the draftiness of that.
Food cravings/aversions - I get cravings but rarely act on it because that would involve going out to eat and we just cannot spend all that money. Not really any specific aversions.
Eating/drinking - Not much to say about this. I can eat and drink pretty much what I want and feel fine. Caffeine is iffy because it can upset my stomach but I try not to have too much of it anyway. There are times where I have to remind myself to eat a snack or a meal when I'm just a tiny bit hungry. My hunger can go from barely there to raging in no time.
Boy or Girl - I am constantly calling this baby "she and her". Don't know if that's some sort of sign or what.
Lowlights of the week - The difficulty in sleeping and sitting comfortably. We found out that Gabe has two more business trip before the baby comes. I'll be 36 & 37 weeks so we're praying this baby stays in!
Highlights of the week - Gabe came home from a two week business trip this past weekend! I was happy to have him home because I am exhausted! I don't quite know if I would classify this as a "highlight" or TMI but it's exciting nonetheless. I've started leaking from my breasts which excites me because I know that my body is preparing for the baby and I am so looking forward to breastfeeding again!
Anything to add - We still have not gotten anything ready for this baby. No car seat yet either. We're honestly not stressing out about it. Maybe because this is our third time going through all this? I don't know but it feels good to be this calm about everything.
|This is the only 31 week picture I took.|