Friday, February 6, 2015

Baby Special: 32 Weeks

Weeks:  32 weeks!  Hallelujah!!

Baby's Size:  Baby Special is three and ¾ pounds and 16 ¾  inches.  The size of a jicama apparently! 

Trimester: THIRD!

Cravings: Still none!  It’s kind of funny – I expected to have the “I MUST HAVE THIS RIGHT NOW” type cravings that I've read about or seen in movies, and I really haven’t had any.  Maybe they will come towards the end, but as of yet – still nothin’!  I have had a taste for smoothies recently – Scott has made a ton of them for me in our Vitamix (Kale, Spinach, Protein powder, apples, berries, Greek yogurt or soymilk).

How I'm Feeling: I’m feeling good!  I’m starting to feel more pregnant (which is a good thing!) and it’s slowing me down a bit, but nothing too dramatic.  Just moving a little slower than I like to move.  :)  I had some pretty severe back pain this week – it really knocked me out.  I’m not certain if it was pregnancy related or snow storm related – but it was horribly painful and I have a new found respect for my normally healthy back.  I've really taken it easy this week – lots of R&R and ice packs – and it’s helped quite a bit.  I hope to be back to my normal self soon (knock on wood). 

Movement: Lots!  Baby is moving and shaking.  Scott has been able to feel him or her more frequently, and I am counting on my mom getting a good kick out of the babe this weekend.  It feels so real!  

My thoughts:  Another wonderful week is in the books.  This past week brought a lot of really wonderful progress on my infamous “to-do” list – we paid the deposit and locked in our paperwork for our first choice daycare facility (and, gulp, renewed our savings plan with the reality of how much A+ care costs!).   Scott and my parents got their TDAP shots.   I ordered a new robe/pajama set for the hospital.  I packed my hospital bag and completed the hospital intake documents for me and baby.   I asked my physician for Pediatric referrals, and researched the three practices that he recommended.  We selected our child’s primary pediatrician and worked on the new patient pre-registration.  While this to-do list is the longest I've ever worked on, it's also the most fun one, because although there is a LOT to do (and a lot we have done!)  it’s such joyous work.  Each thing tackled is one step closer to meeting our new love. 
I also had a (blessedly uneventful) 32 week OB check.  Now that I’m going every two weeks it seems like I’m at the doctor’s office a lot (and a month from now I’ll upgrade to once weekly!).  Baby is “perfect” (I’ll go ahead and toot my own horn here: while luck can get some of the credit, I deserve a lot of it too.  I've worked really hard to make Baby Friendly choices.  While the sacrifices have of course been worth it, it’s wonderful to know that my healthy choices are paying off).  I’m eternally grateful for these 32 weeks of health for both mom and baby.   While I sure hope baby stays put for a bit longer, I am eagerly awaiting the day that we’ll meet him/her!  

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