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My Pregnancy: 32 Weeks

Chris and I were having a chat last night and we both agreed that this pregnancy has just been floating along nice and smoothly…but now that we sit here with only 8 weeks to go, we feel the steamroller effect is going to commence very soon as we reach the end of this stage!!!  This is good because we couldn’t be more excited to meet the little lady, however it’s also a little nerve-wracking to know that we’re actually going to be parents in about 8 weeks give or take! :O

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What Baby Is Up To:

“By now, your baby weighs about 3lbs 9oz and is about 42cm (16.5in) long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. From this point onwards, babies born early have a good chance of surviving and thriving.  Your baby’s skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.  Some babies have a head of hair already, others have only a few wisps.  Thick hair at birth doesn’t necessarily mean thick hair later on. But children with fine hair in childhood also tend to have fine hair when they’ve grown up.  Babis is also gaining weight fast.  She will put on more than half her birth weight between now and when she’s born.” From Baby Center

How I Am Feeling:

I am still pretty tired ALL THE TIME due to lack of sleep, but overall I’m feeling ok.  I’m starting to find it hard to realize that I still have 5 more weeks of work after this one though…I wish I could implement my own personal nap time in the afternoons because between feeling tired and having a sore back simply from being uncomfortable in my chair, I’m starting to find it VERY hard to get through these afternoons in the office lately.  Some women say they get a burst of energy towards the end of the third trimester.. I’m patiently waiting for that to hit me! 😉

How My Body Is Changing:

I actually didn’t think that my belly was really that big until I saw this week’s photo!!! I definitely look WAAAAY bigger than I realized. LOL  Considering how much baby girl is supposed to be growing now though, the faster belly growth doesn’t surprise me.  I’m still finding it hard to imagine how big it’s really going to get now knowing that she’ll most likely double in weight between now and the end!! I’ll be toppling over! 😉

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And because I’m finding it interesting to compare now… here’s what a 2 week change looks like!

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Weekly Stats:

Weight Gained: 2 lbs in the past week, making it 24 lbs so far — (starting = 122.8 lbs/current = 146.8 lbs
 
Food Cravings: I craved chocolate chip cookies this past week…so I made some using coconut oil instead of butter! They were awesome. ;)
 
Food Likes/Dislikes: Only thing that sounds bad to me is a filet of salmon… everything else is fair game!
 
Baby Items Purchased This Week: I ordered a diaper to go towards our stash.. just waiting for it to arrive!
 
Clothes For Me: No new clothes this week, but just might have to hit a store this Saturday!
 
Workouts/Activity This Week: I actually managed to do some prenatal pilates this week!
 
Sleep: My body still seems to be sticking firm to the 12-1am and 2-3am pee breaks… this past weekend there was even a 5am wake up. UGH… I can’t wait until my 2 weeks off before the due date. My only plan for that time = SLEEP!!
 
Movements: The little lady tends to be on the move almost all the time now.  I can tell she’s getting bigger and her current home is getting tighter as some movements are starting to hurt!! Her little limbs are so bony and hard making it feel like she’s bruising me from the inside-out at times! But that’s ok. I still LOVE feeling her. 😉
 
Appointments: Had another easy peasy appointment last week. Baby is nice and happy and I measured 32cm.  We learned a bit about group B strep (something we hadn’t heard of before) and left with homework to research our little hearts out!  I also had my blood taken (I hate blood work!!) to be tested for iron and expect to hear that result when we go back next week.
 
Nursery Progress: Oooo the nursery!! We got a lot accomplished this weekend, but I decided that because it’s SOOOOOOO good, I think I’m going to keep this main part a secret until the final reveal.  I promise it’s worth the wait! 😉
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11 thoughts on “My Pregnancy: 32 Weeks

  1. You are too cute! I can definitely see a jump in just two weeks time, but I’m feeling it on my end too. It’s like how big is this thing going to get? LOL! I’m really really excited to see the final nursery reveal!! 🙂

    • I seriously can’t imagine this belly getting any bigger… but then realize that it just IS considering how much weight she’s supposed to gain still. LOL

  2. Found you in a search for Ripped in 30 pictures and because I am a doula I have of course caught myself up on your journey. I love your personality! You look amazing!!

  3. It is crazy how i can relate so much to how you are feeling. Not only when it comes to feeling tired and lookin forward to nesting mode to kick in, but also about the realization that baby will be here soon and it is so exciting and freakin scary at the same time. this anxiety has definitely contributed to my lack of sleep as well as body discomfort

    • Yeah, it’s definitely a crazy feeling to know that after all of this excitement, there actually is REALLY a big change coming up for us.. REALLY fast!!

      • Thats true. Even tho we have know it is coming for the last 8 months, once they come the change is literally for pone minute to another. I just want to have this baby already tho lol

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