April 13, 2011
I’m starting to look a bit disfigured. 😉
Seriously though, I’ve been carrying this baby low from the beginning, and it seems like whenever I have a growth spurt, the bottom gets big first and then the top rounds out…last week was definitely a large and low phase, and this week I’m just BIG. I think the way I’ve been carrying is why I’ve been having trouble bending over/shaving/putting on socks/shoes – because I know plenty of people who can do those things right to the very end – but I end up in serious pain when I attempt to bend over.
It has gotten so bad lately that I am even having trouble sitting on the toilet to go to the bathroom! TMI, I know, but I almost have to straddle the toilet to be able to pee now. Seriously…where am I supposed to put the belly, and what happens when I “drop”?? Yes friends, the future does not look pretty. 😉
And here’s our 32–week update:
How am I feeling? Surprisingly good! Legs are still about the same, but nothing new to report…which is nice. 🙂 I’ve been having a few crampy twinges low and to the right, but I think it’s just more growing and stretching pains.
Weight gain? +24 (the same as I weighed at the dr’s office last week)
Cravings/aversions – For the past several weeks, I have needed to have a corn muffin and a tea/iced tea from DD for breakfast EVERY morning. Even if we have breakfast food in the house… I usually have a yogurt smoothie while I’m getting ready and then get breakfast #2 on my way to work. And even better than corn muffins? ICE CREAM! Our local, home-made, ice cream stand opened a week and a half ago, and we’ve already been there three times, lol!
Movement – The baby has gotten even more active and wiggly lately and can now reach a few places that I REALLY wish they couldn’t! Sternum, rib, bladder…and two places very deep and low that make me feel pretty violated, lol…especially when I’m in public or talking to somebody at the time! 😉
- I bought my first nursing gear this weekend! Took a trip to Tar.get and got two nursing bras and two tanks. Can I tell you how weird it was to try on a tank top with holes for your boobs? ;-P
- I think I jinxed S and I with my last few “my husband is awesome” posts. We ended up in another stalemate last night re: daycare and me going back to work. Can’t go into too much detail here, but ugh…we need a mediator for this one. We have big plans to work through things tonight, so wish us luck!
- I just started working on our birth preferences doc, and I’m finding it really tricky to find the right tone (balancing firmness with respect)…suggestions welcome!
- My baby shower! It’s still more than 2 weeks away, but I’m so excited to celebrate with friends and family and be “allowed” to start buying and washing baby clothes! 🙂
And a photo, per request!