Monday, April 18, 2011

32w1d: Thirty-Two Weeks!

How far along?
32 Weeks!
Total weight gain/loss? Not much change...I think I'm supposed to be gaining about a pound or two a week, but the doctors and dietitian don't seem to be too concerned if I lose a pound or two here and there too. The overall goal is still around 50 pounds total, so I'm not there yet.
Maternity clothes? Yup. My coworker (who only had one baby) had loaned me some, and she asked for hers back to give to a friend, which is no problem because they stopped fitting me a couple of weeks ago. My wardrobe is going to become more limited as I continue to grow!
Stretch marks? All quiet on the stomach front. I finished my first jar of cocoa butter and am on to a different kind. I know "they" say there's nothing you can do to prevent them, but I can't imagine staying moisturized hurts.
Sleep? Last night was my first experience of insomnia. I woke up to go to the bathroom around 3, and I just could not fall back to sleep. It was miserable. Part of it is that I'm so congested and I can't breathe properly, and if I try to blow my nose I just get a nosebleed. Oh, the glamour of it all.
Best moment last week?
All the progress David and his dad made in the babies' room!
Movement? Frequent and strong. Love it! I am going to miss feeling them wiggle.
Food cravings? Cupcakes. I have a gift card to a fantastic cupcake place nearby, and as (hopefully) the babies will be born just before my 30th birthday and we won't have much energy for much of anything, I'm going to ask David to use it.....only a couple more weeks!
Gender? Girl and a boy!
Labor signs? Same old Braxton-Hicks.
Belly button in/out? I think it's as out as it's going to get. It feels soooo funny.
What I miss: Non-online shopping. I know it gets old for most women, but I'd like to have a couple of the random stranger-pregnant interactions everyone talks about. But since no one ever sees me, no one ever comments on how big I am or asks when I'm due. I like attention and I like talking about my babies!
What I am looking forward to: Assuming everything goes well with my appointments this week, I am planning to go to church on Sunday. I haven't missed church on Easter in my life (I asked my dad, and he thinks they did take me when I was a baby), and I'd like to go. So long as I get there early enough to get a decent seat I think it will be okay.
Milestones: "
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."

1 comment:

  1. I've been getting insomnia so I feel your pain! I usually wake up at 2-3am and am awake for hours. It will happen to me a few times per week. I hope that last night's insomnia was a one-off for you! Best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy :)