How far along?Â 32 weeks.Â I can’t believe there are only (approximately) 8 weeks to go!
Total weight gain:Â I’m up to a total weight gain of 23 pounds. The majority of people who know me say that I still look pretty small for 32 weeks. However, I have gotten my first “Oh, you’re going to deliver wayyy before the end of July” reaction, so I guess that means I’m starting to plump up. I’m actually really happy with the changes in my body, so the weight gain makes no difference to me at all.
Maternity clothes?Â Still wearing a mix of â€œnormalâ€ clothing and maternity clothes.Â It’s that weird transition time in a New England spring whenÂ long sleeves and short sleeves are both appropriate, so I find myself either layering up (and removing layers) or changing during the day.
Stretch Marks? None yet.
Sleep:Â I’ve actually been sleeping a little better since the last update. I’m still (mostly) not getting up in the night to go to the bathroom, though that happens maybe 1-2 times a week. I cannot complain about my sleep in any way. I’m so fortunate to get this amount of sleep this late in the pregnancy.
And yes, I’m trying to enjoy it while I have it.
Miss Anything?Â Since the last update, I actually thought to myself once, “I would love an iced coffee right now,” and also, “Man, I could go for a beer.” Both feelings subsided about as quickly as I thought them, so…yay!
Movement:Â This little lady is all over the place most of the time. She’s been making some more pronounced movements, and I can tell there is an elbow or a foot or something moving right under my skin. Unfortunately, I can never pull up my shirt in time to sneak a peek at my belly, and see if I can see it happen. Also, today was the first time I felt hiccups. That was fun.
Food cravings or aversions:Â I don’t think I really have cravings in this pregnancy. I think cravings for me are more similar to really enjoying a certain snack or food. In the past two weeks I’ve been really grateful for orange juice, guacamole, cherries, raspberries, green apples, and that ice cream sandwich that is made up of two cookies with vanilla ice cream in between.
Gender:Â I think at this point we’re all pretty aware the baby is a girl. I doubt that is going to change. I just had my baby shower this past weekend, and I cannot tell you how much people love buying baby clothes for girls. We got so many cute outfits, and I can’t wait to dress this little lady up.
Symptoms:Â The heels of my feet really hurt if I do too much. We started moving around our apartment this past weekend to make room for baby (and for all of the baby stuff we were given at the baby shower) and wow, I really felt achy. Â I had to take a few breaks throughout the day because I was just too sore, and my feet still really hurt.
Belly button in or out? In still
Wedding rings on or off?Â I’ve been wearing them sporadically since the last update, and I think that’s going to be my new normal. Whether or not I wear my rings usually depends on the weather. If it’s a really hot day, I don’t wear them, because I know my fingers will swell a little during the day. Luckily it’s been nice enough that I’m still wearing my rings the majority of the time.
Mood:Â Still happy and loving being pregnant. I’ve got a little teary a few times since the last update, but only really cried once. The other times tears just came to my eyes (for silly reasons) and left just as quickly as they got there. Thank goodness for this. I can be a crier, so not crying throughout my pregnancy is awesome.
Looking forward to:Â getting all the baby gear set up and my apartment back in order and organized. Everything is pretty well cleaned since our rearrangement, but since we removed some storage to make room for a crib, etc now we need to sort and find new homes for some items.
Thoughts:Â This weekend was a bit overwhelming. First was my baby shower, and then we took a family trip to go to a Red Sox game, and finally we did an incredible amount of reorganization in our apartment and storage. It’s times like this that I’m so grateful for Mr. O. When I get overwhelmed with projects like sorting/cleaning/organizing an immense amount at once, he’s level-headed and has a plan. It’s so great to have a husband who is so helpful in times like these.