Thursday, December 4, 2014

32 Weeks Pregnant

I'm a week late posting this update.  Better late than never!
32 weeks 2 days
(Sorry about the bad lighting!)

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Last time when I was pregnant with Maggie.

How far along: 32 weeks

Size of Baby: 16.7 in & 3.75 lb

Fruit/vegetable comparison: Large Jicama

Total weight gain: 8 pounds (Last time at this week I had gained 23 pounds!  I attribute the less weight to chasing a toddler around, not sitting at a desk all day, not having access to my American junk food, and I'm still getting sick from time to time.)

Sleep: Is not so great.  I get up at least 2 to 3 times a night to use the loo, and every time I reposition I usually have to pop a tums because my heartburn will kick in.  Luckily, all I've had to take are tums so far to keep it in check.  Over the last month my left hip has been bothering me off and on (like last pregnancy).  I finally broke down and took some Tylenol (Paracetamol here) a few weeks back and magically I haven't had to take it again!  Hopefully that was the end of that!  Also, I feel like my mind is always racing so I have a hard time settling down and falling asleep.

Movement: This little lady definitely moves way more than Maggie ever did.  She is getting more cramped in there so her movements aren't as big as they were last month.  But she definitely knows how to throw a party in my belly!

Unglamorous body changes: Still getting out of breath easily.  I've also noticed after walking a short distance (like from the couch to the restroom) my leg muscles will burn like I just walked up several flights of stairs!  So strange!  It's definitely getting harder to bend over and pick up Maggie's toys.  Luckily, the swelling hasn't kicked in yet.  I know I had already started swelling at this point last pregnancy (as you can tell from the picture above).

What I miss: Getting around easily!

Best moment this month: Seeing our little girl on a 3D ultrasound.  We had to go twice because the first time she was breech and had her hand over her face.  The second time she was head down (ya!) so we could see her a little better.  She was already pretty low so one part of her face was smooched by my uterus and the other side was smooched by my placenta.  But we did get a couple of good looks and from what I can tell she totally looks like her sister.  She definitely showed off her pouty lips!  
Earlier in my pregnancy they noticed my placenta was a little too low but at this last ultrasound it looks like we are in the clear!  Woo hoo!  Finding out she was head down was great but now we just need her to spin from posterior to anterior.  :)  
We have a name!  But we are keeping it under wraps until she's born.  It will be a fun surprise!

Looking forward to: All the Christmas activities and getting all the last minute things before baby sister arrives.  We are also super excited for Ryan's little sister, Sally, and her husband, Evan, to visit us over Christmas & New Years.  

We are in the home stretch!


I'd love to hear from you!