Hand In Hand

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

32 Weeks 6 Days Update

How far along: 32 weeks 6 days
Symptoms: Heartburn (ugh...), frequent potty trips, heavy/achy boobs, stretch marks, tiredness, lots of baby movement, random nausea

Total weight gain: 19 lbs as of my last OB appointment. Next appointment is Friday.

Maternity clothes: I'm loving my dresses. Okay, so half of them aren't maternity, they still work and I love them, especially my long ones. I need to get some shorts, I only have two pairs. And I got a taste of how hot it is going to be (it was nasty over the weekend!), so I definitely need a few more pairs.

Stretch marks: They are my mark of the journey. I use Palmers massage lotion for stretch marks, but I still have them and they are bad. But they are only on my belly, so I'm thankful for that.

Sleep: Although I am still sleeping through most of the night, I am getting up before the alarm for a potty trip. I don't sleep the best every night. My sleep habits are very inconsistent. I sleep well for two nights and then I toss and turn for a night or two. I'm hoping to enjoy the last 7 weeks of sound sleep...
Best moment this week: Being told by my OB that he truly believes I'll make it all the way to the 40-week mark, even with the chronic hypertension. I had Pre-eclampsia blood work done the past Thursday and (praise the Lord) it was negative. So I'm chugging along just as I should.

Movement: Tons. My placenta has moved further up, so last week, she started punching me near my ribs. She's still breech, though, so she's not kicking me in the ribs, thankfully!

Food cravings: Salads, fruit, and cereal (not just any cereal. Multigrain Cheerios with fresh banana slices!). Yum! Still nothing sweet, I have no sweet tooth. It randomly died when I got pregnant.

Belly Button in or out: It's still an inny, but I think part of it is starting to turn itself out. I guess we'll see. Hubby thinks that it will pop just in time for the baby to come.

What I miss: Being able to paint my own toe nails or put on socks. I can't really reach to do that.

What I am looking forward to: Today's appointment with the MFM. I have another non-stress test and a growth scan. So I'm looking forward to seeing Isabella again. Hubby can't come, so my mom gets to see Isabella on the ultrasound monitor.
Milestones: Starting the non-stress tests. It means I really am almost ready to hold my baby girl in my arms!
How is daddy? He's really excited, but he's also very nervous. He's especially nervous about my health. Spending a few hours in Labor and Delivery last week made him realize how scary it can be when my blood pressure suddenly goes up. It's been fine lately, though. I take it at least 5 times a day.

How are the grandparents? They are getting more and more excited. This grandchild is long awaited. After all the hard work that went into conceiving her, the joy of being so close to holding her is hard to contain!

Here are my latest pictures of my belly. These were taken on Sunday at 32 Weeks 4 Days. Enjoy!


  1. I can't believe you don't have a sweet tooth!! ( I have fights with myself over the amount of sugar I crave! :) So glad things are stable for you and I am so rooting for you to make it to 40 weeks!!! You look great!! xox

  2. So adorable! I am jealous that you aren't craving sweets...I could eat them all day long! But I'm working hard to avoid lots of poundage, so I try to be good most days.

    Thanks for the suggestion of the short shapers for under dresses..has been a lifesaver for me. Really, it just helped to smooth things out when I was in the awkward in-between stage, but as my tummy starts getting heavier I have a feeling that I'll be wearing it a lot more often!

    Anyway, you're looking too too cute!

  3. You look great!! My belly button is turning itself inside out too. It is starting to look kind of odd!

  4. You look absolutely lovely. I hope you and your little one continue to thrive and that your BP behaves itself.


  5. So exciting! I am glad your OB thinks you can make it full term! I hope you get some sleep and rest up before your little one gets here!!