Friday, June 29, 2018

32 Week Bumpdate

Happy Friday to y'all and happy Bump day to me! Actually, my bump day is on Thursday, but it's easier for me to share it on Fridays with y'all most of the time. I feel like I just posted my 30 week bumpdate, and here I am sharing my 32 week bumpdate today! We have a lot of exciting things coming up and I can't wait to share with y'all!


How Far Along? 
32 weeks yesterday!

Size of Baby:
It depends on who you ask! This week he is the size of a squash, a head of lettuce, a Florida Pomelo or a backpack. What that really means is that most babies of this gestation weight between 3-4lbs and are 15-17 inches long! Since we had a weight estimate at 30 weeks and baby boy is gaining about a half a pound a week, it's safe to say our little man is probably closer to 4.5 lbs. Getting closer to that birth weight!

Weight Gain:
Up about 24 lbs according to yesterday's appointment!
It's funny because I appear to be on track to gain exactly the same as I did with Chloe.


Symptoms: 
I feel incredibly fortunate because I don't have much to can truly complain about. Except for one thing...sciatica and back pain. I'm proud to say that I've actually done something about it! I started seeing a chiropractor last week and he is working wonders. My pelvis was tilted and putting too much pressure on my sciatica, so he's helping me to even it back out which will also help when it comes time to deliver. I still have a sore and aching back at the end of the day, but that's just part of having a large bump and larger than life boobs all on the front side of my body!

Cravings: 
Pretty much the same over the last month. Fruit, yogurt, ice cream, cereal and milk, more ice cream, more fruit, smoothies, snow cones, etc. I also am still obsessed with tacos. {I had them for dinner last night!} Oh and one really weird craving for me has been Pop-Tarts. Y'all the brown sugar ones are the bomb. Until I impulse bought this box, I couldn't tell you the last time I had a Pop-Tart!

Mood:
I feel like I've been in a really good place lately. I'm a little emotional from time to time and my poor husband gets the brunt of those outbursts. Otherwise, I'm feeling really confident about adding this baby to our family. I'm also feeling confident about his impending birth and I'm kind of excited about labor and delivery. I haven't mentioned this on the blog, but I am hoping to have a natural delivery. I have nothing against pain management and if I feel I need it, I will ask for it, but I'd like to avoid an epidural. I've been preparing myself mentally and physically for this! I've learned so much more about birth and a woman's body since I gave birth to Chloe and I'm kind of obsessed!


Nursery: 
I'm itching to get in there and hang pictures, put on his sheets, organize his bookshelves and put together his toy bin, but I can't. I've been waiting on his baby shower which is TOMORROW! Which means that hopefully next week, I'll be sharing a nursery post with y'all. This momma is in nesting mode, so I bet I'll be in there putting everything together as soon as possible.

Movement: 
All day, every day. He is a busy little man. His jumpy movements have become more controlled and much stronger! Sometimes I fight him and push back on whichever limb is jabbing me. It's fun to feel and interact with him. Feeling baby is by far my favorite part of pregnancy. Now if only he'd keep him limbs out of my ribs!

Sleep:
I'm exhausted at night and have no trouble falling asleep! I'm actually pretty good at staying asleep...until about 6 or 6:30am. It doesn't matter what time I go to bed, by 6:30am I'm awake and can't go back to sleep. I know, I know it's not that bad. It really isn't, I'm just trying to soak up all the sleep I can until this baby comes because I know I'll be sleep deprived for the next year at least!



Workouts: 
Same old, same old! Walking is my friend and the more I move and stay busy, the better I feel. Here's what my last week looked like:

Thursday: 2.1 mile walk
Friday: Rest day
Saturday: 2.15 mile walk
Sunday: Cleaning workout! 
Monday: 45 minute cycle class + 30 minute Tabata class
Tuesday: 4 mile walk
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Chase your toddler around the splash pad workout

What I Miss:
Laying on my stomach! I can lay on it on a special table at the chiropractor which made me realize just how much I miss being able to do it! 

Belly Button in or out?
It's out there.


Labor Signs:
Occasional Braxton Hicks, but that's about it!

Anything making you queasy or sick: 
Not really these days. I will say that cooking is pretty much the last thing I want to do. If I was cooking more, I may say that things like raw meat bother me.

Best Moments The Past Weeks: 
Our family day trip to the beach, long days spent at the pool and surprising one of our best friends with an engagement party!


Looking forward to:
Our baby shower this weekend which also means some of my best friends are coming in from out of town. I'm so excited, I can hardly stand it! 

Well I'm off to clean my house, meet up with some besties for breakfast, go to the chiropractor and then wait for another bestie to arrive at my house for the weekend! Let the baby festivities begin!

Mommas, have you ever considered or accomplished a natural birth? 
If so, I'd love any resources or tips you have for me!


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