It’s pregnancy update time! In my weekly update I share what’s happening in my pregnancy journey with you. This includes general stats such as how I’m feeling, any symptoms I’m experiencing, food cravings and aversions, weight gain, bump shots, etc., as well as what’s going on in my life that’s pregnancy-related and any baby things we’ve purchased or received as gifts. Here’s the scoop at 32 weeks:
We’re growing! 😀
Here’s the current status:
❊ How Far Along – 32 weeks (8 months/3rd trimester)
❊ Baby Size Comparison – Head of Lettuce (19″ Head to Toe and 3.9 pounds)
❊ Movement – Baby Girl has started to run out of room to do a lot of fluttery kicks and such, but she’s just as active as ever! I feel a lot of movement throughout the day, especially before and after meals and when I’m sitting or lying down. She’s doing quite a bit of pushing/stretching in there!
❊ Symptoms – I still thankfully don’t have a lot going on in terms of uncomfortable symptoms and haven’t even had any noticeable Braxton Hicks contractions in the past week. I do feel as if Baby Girl has grown enough that she is now pressing more on my ribs and lungs, which sometimes leaves me feeling a bit short of breath. I don’t mind so long as she has all the room she needs to grow strong and healthy.
❊ Physical Changes – That belly is getting bigger by the day! I feel like there was a huge growth spurt in just the past two days even.
❊ Weight Gain – 2 pounds (27 total)
❊ Mood – I had a great week in general, but was very affected by the terrible tragedies that took place in Paris on Friday. As a new Mommy-To-Be I can’t help but worry about what kind of world our daughter will be born into, but I know in my heart that she will be ok because she will know unconditional love. We will teach her kindness and compassion and how to have hope and be a light to others in dark times.
❊ Sleep – Most nights I sleep about 8–9 hours. I’ve started getting up about 2-3 times per night to relieve my teensy tiny pregnancy bladder, but I fall back to sleep immediately so it’s no biggie.
❊ Food Cravings – Grilled cheese and chicken tenders. I’m 32 going on 8 apparently! 😉
❊ Food Aversions – Fish and Chinese Food (but mostly just the smell).
❊ Missing – My full lung capacity, but as I already said, it’s worth it.
❊ Looking Forward To – All of the nursery bits and bobs I ordered that should come in soon, including the area rug and window treatments. I’ve figured out how I want to design the closet and hope to have a chance to pick up the Elfa pieces I need from The Container Store to put that together sometime in the next week. I also ordered a new cozy reading chair for our bedroom that’s big enough for two if one is small.
❊ This Week’s Happenings – I had a doctor’s appointment last week, which are now every other week. It was a standard appointment where they checked my urine, blood pressure, and weight, listened to the baby’s heart rate (mid 140s) and measured my fundal height (31.5 cm – right on track!). Everything looks good!
My sister-in-law, Emily, and mother-in-law, Suzanne, threw me a tea party baby shower this past weekend, which was just lovely in every way. It was me to a T! I plan on sharing an in-depth post all about it as soon as I have the professional photos back and edited. I feel incredibly blessed to be surrounded by such supportive, caring, and loving women and cannot wait for Baby Girl to know how loved she is already.
I talk more about my week in this video if you’re interested:
Thank you so much for your well wishes, kind words, and helpful advice. I appreciate your support so much!
* This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are genuinely my own. *