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Monday, December 19, 2011

32 Week Update

Another week has come and gone...does anyone else find it hard to believe that Christmas is on Sunday?!  At least the weather has cooled down a little and it finally feels like Christmas.  I'm going to attempt to keep it short and sweet (I know I always say that, but I mean it this time) this week - Meagan and I went to Moe's for dinner and something did not sit well, yuck.  So without further ado, here are my 32 week stats:

Size of Geronimina: Baby girl is the size of a large jicama this week:
She is weighing in at about 19 of my 20 gained 3.75 pounds and is measuring around 16.7 inches long.  Mom is supposed to be gaining a pound per week (ugh), half of which goes straight to baby - she will gain 1/3 to 1/2 of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks because she's fattening up to prepare for survival once she leaves the womb.

Weight Gain So Far: Toss up.  My home scale, post first-breakfast at 5:30 a.m. and workout, said 20.5 lbs.  I hope that's true but seriously doubt it based on my consumption of junk over the past two weeks.  I'll report back after my weigh in at the doctor on Thursday.

Cravings: Nada.

Aversions: Still nothing, except for Moe's after tonight.  Yuck.

Symptoms: Lots of repeats here - exhaustion is still number one, along with frequent bathroom trips and stiff joints.  I am also sad to report that the swelling has begun - not only did I develop the worst case of cankles in the history of the world over the weekend, but as of last week my rings no longer fit.  Luckily the ring I normally wear on my right hand still fits on my left, so that's where I've been wearing it, but it feels strange not to be able to wear my own rings.  Mom's are a little bigger than mine, so I borrowed one of her bands and her engagement ring over the weekend when we were going to be in public so as not to get judged.  She found it hilarious.  :-)

Movement:  Loads.  I have been reading that it may be more pronounced and sometimes painful as she runs out of room, but so far I haven't had any of that.  Also, since I reported her hiccups last week, she's had them every day.  I need to look into whether there is something I am inadvertently doing that causes it, or whether she's just growing, or what!

What I Miss: Energy.  I know that feeling the lack of it is only going to get worse, but I sure do wish I could make it through a day without my eyes burning from being so tired.  I know it will be worth it, though!

Things I am Thankful For: The best family and friends a girl could ask for - you all made me feel so special on Saturday and this may have been the best birthday yet!  Also Mom and Dad for all of their help over the weekend.  My firm, for giving us an extra day off after New Years.

What I’m looking Forward To:  Christmas!  I am officially all done shopping except for Layla, but she won't take long.  Spending time with family and nice break from work where I can sleep a lot over the next week.  Baby Hadley's birthday (come on out, little one!).  My upcoming baby showers - can't believe they're so close!

Signs of a Bump: I am scared of how much bigger this thing is going to get.  Plus, I realized today that it is now getting really cold and I only have two sweaters.  We're going to have to do something about that - sorry, Dan.

Next Doctor Appointment: Thursday!  Scared of the weigh-in, but other than that everything should be pretty routine.  I'm seeing the last doctor in the practice that I haven't yet seen, but I've heard wonderful things about her so I'm excited to meet her.  Plus, I've been saving up a lot of questions that I've thought of since my last visit and the birthing classes.

Not really sure I succeeded in making this shorter than normal, but while I was writing this blog Dan and I agreed on two paint colors to get samples of and try out in the nursery, which is a serious accomplishment.  One step closer to getting this thing finished - so exciting!  Hope the start to your week was fab.


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