Today marks the 32 week mark in my pregnancy! I thought I would mark the occasion with this questionnaire that I saw over at Not So Newlywed.
How far along:
32 Weeks, wow!
Total weight gain/loss:
I have gained 9 kilos so far, and with 8 weeks to go I think this is going to get a lot worse.
I have some maternity clothes (which I love), but the best two things I have bought are a belly-belt kit (pants extenders) and two belly bands. Both from the maternity section at target. With these I have been able to keep on wearing most of my pre-pregnancy pants and skirts. Although I can't fit into my regular jeans anymore... I think this has more to do with the size of my bum though.....
Not too bad most nights. Lots of trips to the bathroom each night and aching hips are the two major sleep problems that I am experiencing at the moment.
Best moment this week:
Realising that the baby could be arriving anytime in the next 6 to 10 weeks :)
I have been able to feel him move since about 16 weeks, the Big Man has been able to feel him since about 23 weeks. I have been able to see him move since 27 weeks. This last week the amount of movement that I have been feeling is a lot less, I think this is because he is running out of space and is a bit crowded.
Basically if I hear about a certain food I start craving it. This morning a twitterer that I follow tweeted that he dreamed about Orange Sherbet Sandwiches.... yep, now I'm craving orange sherbet (my mouth is watering as I type). Another twitterer that I follow has a plate of nachos as his picture and everytime he tweets I crave nachos. Unfortunately the Big Man has no interest in going out and buying me food at odd hours of the day, so most of the time my cravings go unfulfilled.
Lots of braxton-hicks contractions. These combined with nausea, back pain and diarrea (sorry if TMI) have had me stressed out and up at the hospital.
Belly Button in or out:
Still in, looks like its probably staying in.
What I miss:
Soft cheese, coffee, caffeine of any description, champagne and being able to see my toes
What I am looking forward to:
My baby showers in a few weeks and meeting the little guy :)
Weekly Wisdom: Sleep in at every opportunity and make the most of your husband. Last night I called the Big Man out from his office because I wanted him to bring Cooper to me so that I could hug him. Cooper was only on the other end of the couch, but I was so comfy that I didn't want to move. The Big Man wasn't overly impressed, but brought me Cooper anyway because he loves me :)
Starting my third trimester was a big one, going part-time at work last week was another one. I think the next big one will be the start of my maternity leave.
At out regular check up last week, our obstetrician was away so we met with the midwife. She had a good feel of my belly and decided that he was the size of a 34 week baby (and that was almost a week ago!). I don't know if this means that he is going to come early of if it means that I am going to push out a big baby. I guess we just have to wait and see...