Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bump Update: 32 Weeks

32 Weeks

Baby Size: 16.7 inches (so crazy he is only going to grow another 2-3 inches in the next 8 weeks) and around 3 and 3/4 lbs, about the size of a large squash. 

Feeling: This week started off with my baby shower which was so fun and such a welcome distraction from thinking about Sebastian. Molly, my Aunt Sandy, cousin Angela and her beautiful girls and Preston's family traveled to be here for the celebration which was so special. My sister, mom, and Lisa put so much thought into the shower and Samuel and I felt truly so loved the entire day. 

We also had our 32 week appointment this week. I had been praying and hoping that Samuel would be head down (even though he really has until 36 weeks to get in position) and thankfully HE WAS. Everything was measuring right on track and his heart tones were great, I am so thankful for a healthy baby and a healthy pregnancy.

Food Cravings/ Aversions: I fully indulged all weekend long! So many of my favorite foods were at the shower - delicious cheese, Round Rock Donuts, mini quiches, fresh fruit and then Molly and I had to of course fit in P. Terrys and Amy's ice cream while she was here. It was maybe my favorite food week ever, though my workouts this week are going to be much needed. :)   

Symptoms: Feeling great! I've mentioned my yoga ball before, but it is worth saying again that it really is awesome (and bonus - it helps keep your core engaged which is really important for pregnancy!).  I forget how helpful it is until I'm in situations where I sit in a chair for more than a few minutes and quickly remember why I love the ball so much. I also got a belly band a few weeks ago for some added support and I try to wear it for a couple hours a day. I was having some upper ab discomfort when I would go to bed at night a few weeks ago and wearing this seems to really help! My other one last little bit that has really helped me whenever there are things that are uncomfortable is to remind myself that it means my body is working and preparing to deliver this sweet boy into the world. Saying this in my mind has been so helpful and really puts things in perspective for me.

Weight Gain: Up 20 lbs exactly at my 32 week appointment! Truthfully I did have to repeat that sentence above to myself "Weight gain is part of a healthy pregnancy. My body is doing exactly what it should to prepare for this baby and make sure he is well nourished."

Projects: Enjoying and savoring time with family and friends?! That was definitely our biggest project this week. :) I did get to wash all of our baby clothes we were generously gifted at the shower and get them all folded and hung. Preston and I also did a big shopping haul for our car seat, bassinet, pack and play and miscellaneous baby items using our registry completion discount (you get a one time coupon between 10-20% off at the store you register at, I highly recommend loading up your cart and buying every thing at once to get the most savings even though you may cry RIP tears for your bank account). Everything should be delivered this week which is great news for the planner in me. I also picked up some post-partum supplies so I can start to get everything in place. 

I also got my t-dap shot this week, which while it may not be a project it was definitely something on my 32 week check list so I am happy it is taken care of! 

We have taken two our of four part child birth prep class and it is going well so far! Every week that we go I am reminded how lucky I am to get to go through all of this with Preston.

Dear Samuel: We are pretty much all ready for you, Samuel Jacob! But please stay in there cooking for at least seven more weeks (really feel free to as long as you want, I love carrying you with me everywhere I go). Your dad and I have had such an incredible four years of marriage getting to know each other, figuring out our communication style, traveling, laughing, crying, disagreeing, embarrassing each other, playing games with each other (you should know that I win most of the time), exploring - but we are SO ready and excited to have you join our party. I hope you always know just how wanted you are. I pray for you everyday and can't wait to see you face to face in two short months my little love!

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